I'm Goin' Up a Yonder (CME Gospel Music Experience). By Walter Hawkins. Arranged by Martin Sirvatka. For Choral, Chorus, Piano (SSAA). Gospel Music Experience. 8 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051464517. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48004224).
This spiritual begins softly with a soloist (or small ensemble) and continues to crescendo in texture and dynamics, climaxing at the key change with the addition of a soaring descant. The repetition of the text, “I'm goin' up a yonder,” helps to amplify the longing to go “home.” Duration: ca. 4:00. Instrumental parts sold separately for drum set and strings.