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Down to the River to Pray (Piano Solo)

By Traditional

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Piano Solo - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Traditional. Arranged by Sharon Wilson. Christian, Gospel, Spiritual, Jazz, Folk. Sheet Music Single. 6 pages. Published by Sharon Wilson (S0.17543).

Item Number: S0.17543

This piano solo arrangement incorporates a variety of moods as it progresses through 5 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 flows a little faster adding left hand arpeggios and the right hand up an octave; verse 3 adds syncopation to give a jazz sound; verse 4 transitions to a minor key (F minor with 4 flats) adding a melancholy feel; verse 5 transitions to the key of G major and returns to the syncopation 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 67 after playing measure 47. Duration for all 5 verses: 4:00.

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