Let Me Be There by John Rostill (1942-1973). Arranged by Jay Althouse. Choir Secular. SATB choir. Choral Octavo. Pop Choral. Choral Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.28488).
This Olivia Newton-John hit from the '70s translates perfectly as a gospel-edged pop piece for today's choirs. There's a little hint of Elvis, too. Well-crafted choral writing combines with rhythmic drive to make your group come alive. There's a brief hand clapping a cappella section as the piece builds toward the big finish.
Inst. Parts Available (choral); Recorded Acc. Available.