Category:   SSAA CHOIRS
Composer:   Ysaye Barnwell
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   The Musical Source Publishing
Edition:   YMP109
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella


Kari Douma
Eagan High School 2011
R&R Chair SSAA Choirs

I am completely OBSESSED with this piece after hearing the UWEC Women’s Concert Chorale perform this at their choral festival. Ysaye Barnwell, the musical leader of Sweet Honey In the Rock, has written several lovely pieces for women and this one is my favorite. The rocking feel of the piece, the empowering, universal message, and the beautiful partnered harmonies make this a “favorite piece of the year” selection. Do not be scared of the SATB voicing; this is easily adapted for a women’s or mixed choir of any age. YouTube has several great video clips of this piece to use as a reference as well.