Swing Down, Chariot (Based upon a traditional spiritual). Arranged by Jerry Ray. Choir Sacred. SATB choir. Choral (Sacred); Choral Octavo; Worship Resources. All Saints Day; Lent; Sacred; Spiritual; Spring; Summer; Transfiguration. Grade 3. Choral Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.21618).
Great fun! After a slow, "soulful" opening for unison voices (opt. solo), this energetic adaptation of a traditional spiritual "shifts gears" into a driving, syncopated "chariot ride"! Blues harmonies and call and response highlight the choral texture. In three voicings for singers of all ages, terrific for school concerts and for church choirs throughout the year, especially All Saints', Lent and Transfiguration. Parts for brass, percussion, synthesizer and rhythm, and a full performance/accompaniment CD, are available separately.
Inst. Parts Available (choral); Recorded Acc. Available.