Down to the River to Pray
by Sharon Wilson
Piano Solo - Digital Sheet Music

Item Number: 19971701
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Piano Solo - Level 3 - Digital Download

SKU: A0.564585

By Sharon Wilson. By African American Spiritual, African-American Spiritual, Traditional, and Traditional Spiritual. Arranged by Sharon Wilson and Sharon Wilson Music. Folk,Jazz,Praise & Worship,Sacred,Spiritual. Score. 6 pages. Sharon Wilson #2023175. Published by Sharon Wilson (A0.564585).

This piano solo arrangement incorporates a variety of moods as it progresses through 4 verses of the popular spiritual "Down to the River to Pray." Each verse adds a unique interpretation: verse 1 begins soft and legato in the key of F major; verse 2 picks up the pace in a little more jazzy style; verse 3 transitions to a minor key (F minor with 4 flats) adding a melancholy feel; verse 4 transitions to the key of G major and returns to the jazzy style for an upbeat conclusion.

For those needing a shorter song or wanting to eliminate the minor key verse, this arrangement is easily adapted by skipping to measure 53 after playing measure 32. Duration for all 4 verses is just over 3-1/2 minutes.
This arrangement is one of the 12 songs in the collection of favorite spirituals titled "Give Me Jesus (A Collection of 12 Spirituals for Solo Piano)." 
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