This World Is Not My Home
SATB choir, solo voice (a cappella) (with optional piano)
Composed by Russell Mauldin. Arranged by Josh McPheeters. Sacred Anthem. Octavo. Crystal Sea Music Publishing #9780834182981. Published by Crystal Sea Music Publishing (LO.9780834182981).
Item Number: LO.9780834182981
Who would have thought that foot-tapping southern gospel could be combined with rich a cappella choral writing? Award-winning arrangers Russell Mauldin and Josh McPheeters prove that it can be done and remain within easy reach of just about any choir. This American folk song has inspired a variety of artistic treatments over its long history, having been recorded by the likes of Merle Haggard, the Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, and the Monroe Brothers. The exuberant joy of the music, along with the bright hope in the words, has made it a bluegrass, country, and southern gospel classic. A beautiful and sensitive tenor solo, powerful bass lines, and tastefully stylized harmonies round out this truly special anthem. An optional keyboard accompaniment is also provided.