Deep River by James Swearingen. Concert band. Heritage of the March Series. Audio recording available separately (items CL.WFR196, CL.WFR186 & CL.WFR184). Sacred. Grade 3. Score and set of parts. Composed 1998. Duration 3 minutes, 53 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.012-2917-00).
Swearingen's lush harmonization of the familiar hymnsong creates a beautiful chorale prelude that will be a welcome addition to any band concert. Displaying the more contemplative and subtle qualities of Swearingen's writing talents.