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Down to the River to Pray

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By Aaron Robinson

Choir, SATB - Intermediate - Digital Download
Arranged by Aaron Robinson. Christian, Contemporary Christian, Gospel, Sacred, Folk. 7 pages. Published by Music at Immanuel (S0.15170).

Item Number: S0.15170

This Anthem is a traditional American song variously described as a Christian folk hymn, an African-American spiritual, an Appalachian song, and a Gospel song. It can be sung by a simple Gospel quartet, in a large Choral setting, or with a full Congregation. The message makes for a grand Processional Introit.

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  • 5

    Dereham, UK
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  • March 26, 2016 Lovely song and easy to learn

    Because this arrangement has the same chordal structure in all the five verses, it was easy for my choir to learn it by heart (few reading music). You can create a mesmerising build up of volume and rhythmic intensity with this song, pulling the audience in like joining a procession...

    . I like the fact that the song was sung by the southern slaves to initiate an escape up or down the river, leaving no traces for the sniffer dogs.

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