String trio (violin, viola, cello)
Composed by Spiritual. Arranged by Adolphus Hailstork. Traditional. Score and parts. With standard notation. Duration 9 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #114-41532. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.114415320).
Item Number: PR.114415320
ISBN 1598064096. Key: B-flat major.
Adolphus Hailstork's Three Spirituals for string trio is the "perfect storm," as his inspirations from African-American and European traditions cross-pollinate. Hailstork's elegant setting of We Shall Overcome is treated like a Bach chorale prelude, Kum Ba Yah is a meditation tinged with gospel harmonies, and Great Day is a no-holds-barred exuberant finale!