Little David, Play on Your Harp by Lynn Shaw Bailey. For unison/2-part choir and piano. Sacred Anthem. Octavo. Published by Chorister's Guild (LO.CGA1182).
This charming arrangement of the popular African American spiritual tells the story of David tending his sheep, slaying Goliath, and serving as king while remaining "God's faithful child and shepherd boy." The lighthearted piano accompaniment imitates sounds of a harp playing and a giant falling before the anthem concludes with a playful partner-song. An optional scripture-based narrative provides a creative introduction to the piece, highlighting David's anointment as king and verses of praise from the Psalms.