I Been in the Storm So Long arranged by Vicki Tucker Courtney. Choir Sacred. SATB choir. Choral Octavo. Choral Designs. Sacred; Spiritual. Choral Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.23407).
A dramatic rubato solo paves the way for the basses to lay down their walking line under the minor-key theme of this familiar spiritual, initially sung by the women. And when the tenors add their rhythmic interjections, the piece really takes form. This new arrangement is handled with time-tested traditional a cappella sensibilities, and its chromatic modulations, dynamic inflections, and SSA final descant are right on the mark.
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The Alfred Choral Designs Series provides student and adult choirs with a variety of secular choral music that is useful, practical, educationally appropriate, and a pleasure to sing. To that end, the Choral Designs series features original works, folk song settings, spiritual arrangements, choral masterworks, and holiday selections suitable for use in concerts, festivals, and contests.