Leaning on the Everlasting Arms arranged by Joel Raney. For SATB choir. Hope's Recent Best Sellers Series. Blues-Gospel-Spirituals, Hymntune, Comfort, Confidence, Encouragement, Faithfulness, Gospel, Jazz/SwingStyle, Promise, General, Sacred. Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.C5546).
Set in a blues-gospel style, Joel Raney provides an exciting rhythmic, yet surprisingly accessible, treatment to this time-honored, 19th century hymn. The setting begins with a fresh change to 3/4 time and a dramatic use of rests and silence for the singers -- creating a rousing effect. From there this powerful arrangement builds throughout, and culminates in a soul-stirring ending. The Rhythm packet contains parts for: B-3 Organ/Synth, Electric Bass and Drums.