Rise Up! (Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow). By Mark Hill. For SATB choir (a cappella). Sacred Anthem, Christmas. Octavo. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.10-4255L).
Mark Hill has created an exciting, swing-style arrangement of the popular Christmas spiritual "Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow." Blues harmonies and regular syncopation make the spiritual come alive, yet he repeats patterns so that it's easy to teach and fun to sing for churches and schools alike. A modulation ramps up the excitement and propels the piece towards a stellar finish.