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Down in the Valley to Pray

Traditional American Folk Ballad, Incorporating "Jesus Walked That Lonesome Valley"

By Jay Althouse

Choir Sacred (SATB choir) - Grade 3
Traditional American Folk Ballad, Incorporating "Jesus Walked That Lonesome Valley". Arranged by Jay Althouse. Choral (Sacred); Choral Octavo; Worship Resources. Alfred Church Choral Series. All Saints Day; Ash Wednesday; Easter; Lent; Movie; Sacred; Spiritual; Spring. Choral Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Jubilate Music Group (AP.23637).

Item Number: AP.23637

Psalm 23, Matthew 6:5-14, Luke 11:1-4, John 14:1-6, Revelation 6:9-11, Revalation 7:9-17.

This is a simple yet stunning arrangement of the captivating folk ballad popularized by the movie, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Jay Althouse has re-introduced its original text, quietly underscored by a haunting, Copland-esque keyboard accompaniment. After the ballad is sung in canon, it segues quite naturally into the traditional spiritual, "Jesus Walked That Lonesome Valley." Easy to prepare, yet unforgettable for the entire church year, especially All Saints', Ash Wednesday, Eastertide and Lent, as well as school concerts and festivals. Available in 2 voicings.

About Alfred Church Choral Series

The Alfred Church Choral Series (ACCS) includes scripture references and seasonal applications in every octavo. The series includes original works, choral masterworks, and folk, gospel, hymn, and spiritual arrangements.

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  • 2012-02-12 00:00:00.0 Good addition to your library

    This arrangement will make a good addition to your music library. The scoring of the opening vocal solo allows for the choir to sing in unison, and in a perfect range for most voices. The choral arranging of "Down in the Valley" is historically accurate (open 4ths and 5ths). Nice...

    job incorporating "Jesus Walked" as well.

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