Gather by the River to Pray (Down to the River to Pray/Shall We Gather at the River). Composed by Pepper Choplin. For SATB/SAB choir, piano. Sacred Anthem, All Saints' Day, Baptism, General, Lent. Octavo. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.10-4047L).
Pepper Choplin's popular, unique style is on perfect display with this arrangement of two traditional folk hymns. Accessible choral writing delivers warm texture throughout as each song is first presented separately and then in tandem. Just as a river, the text flows gently above a simple, yet supportive keyboard accompaniment.