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Gospel Songs: Steal Away (Piano/Choral Score)

By Gwyneth W. Walker

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SATB choir and Piano - Moderately Easy - Digital Download
Composed by Gwyneth W. Walker (1947-). Secular, 21st century. Downloadable piano/choral score. 14 pages. Duration 3 minutes, 40 seconds. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers - Digital Sheet Music (MQ.8228-E).

Item Number: MQ.8228-E

English.

Steal Away interprets the traditional spiritual, "Steal Away to Jesus," as a song of alternating sorrow and strength. The refrains are presented quietly and mournfully: "Steal away to Jesus. I ain't got long to stay here." In contrast, the verses are sung with conviction: "My Lord calls me, calls me by the thunder." Similarly, the accompaniment varies from florid arpeggiations (for the refrains) to rhythmic chordal entrances (for the verses).

Of special interest is the use of scale patterns. In the opening refrain, and on every occurrence of the words "steal away," the scales descend, marked as falling tears, or stealing away. At the conclusion of the song, the scales rise, as the soul ascending to heaven. "My Lord calls me, calls me home." Duration: 3:40.

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