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Hallelujah. Gospels and Spirituals for mixed choir

By Anonymus

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Composed by Anonymus and John Hoybye. Edited by Volker Hempfling, Stanley Engebretson. Choral collections. Editionchor. Sacred vocal music. Choir Book. 96 pages. Carus Verlag #CV 02.104/05. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.210405).

Item Number: CA.210405

ISBN 9790007187668.

The choral collection "Gospels and Spirituals" transports us into the fascinating world of African American folk songs. Around 30 gospels and spirituals have been arranged for mixed choir, unaccompanied or with piano. The choral parts sometimes divide, and occasionally solo parts (or even a small choral group) are required. As well as American classics (e.g. Amazing grace, Go down Moses, Kumbaya, Deep river, Down by the riverside, Good News, O when the saints, Nobody knows, Joshua fit the battle of Jericho), the collection also contains some discoveries from the beginnings of the genre. Just under half the arrangements were specially commissioned for the collection. Young composers from the USA (such as Courtney Carey, Marques Garrett) and arrangers from Canada, Denmark, and Germany (including Mark Sirett, John Hoybye, Thomas Gabriel, Carsten Gerlitz, Gunther Martin Gottsche, and Hans Ludemann) have contributed to this stylistically extremely varied choral collection. The medium difficulty level will enable many choirs to get to grips with the gospel style, something which perhaps few of them are very familiar with. Tips from the editors on performance, and a CD recording with a selection of the arrangements will help with learning the pieces. With their deep and emotional symbolism of captivity and repression on the one hand and redemption and freedom on the other hand, these Gospel settings are well-suited for many uses in concerts and church services. The arrangements with their catchy rhythms, groove, their blue notes and other elements from Jazz and Blues and the principles of call-and-response will move performers and audiences in equal measure. * arrangements of around 30 spirituals and gospels for four-part mixed choir * a cappella or with keyboard accompaniment * medium difficulty level * a good introduction for choirs with little previous experience of this repertoire * includes popular classics such as Amazing grace, Deep river, Go down Moses, Good News, Nobody knows, Joshua fit the battle of Jericho * wide variety of styles with many new arrangements * CD recordings helps with learning and rehearsing the pieces. Score available separately - see item CA.210400.

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