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Death shall not destroy my comfort

No. 2 of Four American Folk Hymns

By Mack Wilberg

Mixed Choir (SATB) & Piano Duet (Full orchestra: [2, 1, english horn, 2, 2-4, 3, 3, 1], strings / Chamber orchestra: 3 trumpets, 3 solo violins, 2 solo violas, strings)
No. 2 of Four American Folk Hymns. Arranged by Mack Wilberg. Mixed Voices. Sacred. Vocal score. 12 pages. Duration 6'. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193860513).

Item Number: OU.9780193860513

ISBN 9780193860513. Sacred.

For SATB and piano (4 hands) or chamber or full orchestra. This is No. 2 of Four American Folk Hymns which draw on the rich folk traditions of New England and rural Southern United States. Mack Wilberg has taken a low-key approach in his arrangements allowing the pure folk flavour to shine through. Orchestral material is available on hire from the publisher.

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  • October 29, 2005 Sing this when I die

    I love this arrangement! I have never had the chance to perform it (I hope to some day), but I assume it is typical of other Wilberg arrangements--best done with a large, talented choir. The haunting minor key and rejoicing lyrics combine (and clash a little) to create a...

    beautiful, bittersweet musical painting.

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