Climbin' Up the Mountain by Linda Spevacek. For 2-part voices and piano. Sing Out Series. Concert, Multicultural. Octavo. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.15-2187H).
Linda breathes new life into this spiritual with her bright, lively arrangement, complete with optional solo, interesting dynamic contrasts, and fresh, rhythmic word painting, all supported by a spirited accompaniment. The 'climbin' higher' sections fuel the modulations and propel the piece to its dynamic conclusion.