12 Spirituals for Piano Solo arranged by Gail Smith. For Piano. Saddle-stitched, Solos. Gospel-Black. SMP Level 6 (Late Intermediate). Book. 48 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.98258).
ISBN 9780786650163. Gospel-Black. 8.5 x 11 inches.
This collection features songs that originated from the slave population of North America in the 19th Century. Beset by trouble, sickness and backbreaking labor, these songs bear witness to the slave longing for heaven, where they might find freedom and comfort. As a musical form, the Spiritual stands as a classic expression of religious emotion. Includes: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Go Down Moses, and more.
This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 5-6.
About SMP Level 6 (Late Intermediate)
4-note chords in both hands with large stretches and leaps. Irregular and complicated rhythms.