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CoverDeep River [level: Medium]
arr. Karen P. Thomas | Giselle Wyers Choral Series

voicing: SATB div | catalog number: SBMP 924 | duration: 4:25 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

A glorious, dramatic and classy arrangement of this favorite. Suitable for the mature ensemble.

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CoverDone Made My Vow to the Lord [level: Medium]
Marques L. A. Garrett

voicing: SSAATTBB | catalog number: SBMP 841 | duration: 3:15 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

The talented arranger brings his own special nuance to this spiritual. The women start, then the men have a turn; joining together they build the spiritual to a grand conclusion. Based on a traditional spiritual.

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CoverDown in the Valley to Pray [level: Medium]
arr. Michael Cleveland

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 477 | duration: 1:35 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

This spiritual was featured in the movie, “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” For the film, the title and text was changed to Down to the River to Pray. To be sung with great fervor , the melody is in the pentatonic mode. Also available for SATB.

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CoverEzekiel [level: Difficult]
arr. Stacey V. Gibbs | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
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voicing: SATB/SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1267 | duration: 3:35 | price: $2.50
accompaniment: a cappella

The double choir feature is designed to double the excitement of this outstanding arrangement. It offers great fun for the singers as they “have at it.” Allow some space between the two choirs to add to the visual drama of the performance.

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CoverFollow the Drinking Gourd [level: Medium]
arr. Allen Koepke

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 756 | duration: 3:00 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella

The composer has achieved great notoriety for his spiritual arrangements; his fans will delight to discover another great one. This setting is poignant with its message, and highly rhythmic in its design as it and builds to a dramatic conclusion. The text contains coded lyrics as is typical of many spirituals; their significance and meaning is documented in the printed score.

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CoverFollow the Drinking Gourd [level: Medium]
arr. Stacey V. Gibbs | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1400 | duration: 3:40 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

Stacey strikes again with another dramatic winner. Need we say more!

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CoverGive Me Jesus [level: Easy]
arr. Ron Kauffmann

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 247 | duration: 3:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: keyboard

Easy, yet very effective, this arrangement will appeal to high school choirs, and to church choirs with limited rehearsal time.

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CoverGive Me Jesus [level: Medium]
arr. Marques L. A. Garrett

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 869 | duration: 3:30 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

A sensitive, dramatic, innovative take on this favorite spiritual.

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CoverGo Down Moses [level: Easy]
arr. Tom T. Shelton Jr. | Terry J. Barham Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 494 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Perfect for middle school or the young high school choir, this rousing arrangement begins with a chordal "vroom" supporting a soloist.

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CoverGo Down Moses [level: Easy]
arr. Daniel Mattix
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1290 | duration: 3:55 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

Here is a chance to really swing away while performing this jazzy arrangement, accompanied by a piano that truly sets the mood. Not difficult, and great fun to sing, this is a winner.

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CoverGo Down, Moses [level: Medium]
arr. Paul Carey | Daniel Hughes Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 657 | duration: 3:30 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano, shakers

A unique arrangement of this well known spiritual. The piano and shakers play a big role in setting the stage; a clever choral piece, not overly difficult, and very effective.

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CoverHold On [level: Easy]
arr. Jay Broeker

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 321 | duration: 3:36 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: bass, percussion

Treble choirs will delight in the opportunity to indulge in this program winner. Percussion and bass join the a cappella singing which begins quietly and innocently, and builds to a dramatic flair at the ending.

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CoverI Got a Home In-a Dat Rock [level: Medium]
arr. Stacey V. Gibbs | Bowling Green State University Choral Series
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1340 | duration: 4:40 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

Another creative arrangement from the pen of Stacey Gibbs, he here stacks the voices, one section at a time, for a highly dramatic ending.

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CoverI'm A-Rollin' [level: Medium]
arr. Paul Rardin | Jerry Blackstone Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 475 | duration: 4:40 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano

Rardin again creates an upbeat winner. A great closer. Also available for TTBB.

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CoverIn His Care-O [level: Difficult]
arr. Stacey V. Gibbs | Bowling Green State University Choral Series
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voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1276 | duration: 4:20 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: a cappella

This challenging spiritual arrangement will put the advanced choir to their test. The result is bound to be a wow from the audience!

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CoverI’ve Been Buked, Children! [level: Medium]
arr. Rollo Dilworth | Mary Alice Stollak Choral Series

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 547 | duration: 5:08 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: piano, percussion

A spiritual with a real life story. The percussion sets the tone and plays up the drama. Bound to be a huge winner. Also available for SATB.

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CoverI’ve Been Buked, Children! [level: Medium]
arr. Rollo Dilworth

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 550 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano, percussion

A spiritual with a real life story. The percussion sets the tone and plays up the drama. Bound to be a huge winner. Also available for SSA.

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CoverJoshua Fit the Battle of Jericho [level: Medium]
arr. M. Susan Brown

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 957 | duration: c. 2:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

This clever, stylish arrangement injects new life into the spiritual. Upbeat and fun, singers will love this.

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CoverJoshua Fought the Battle of Jericho [level: Medium]
arr. Manuel Antonio
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voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1413 | duration: 2"20 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

A great closer, this arrangement really rocks, with clever treatment of the text at the forefront, and the melody tossed about so all singers get their turn to shine.

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CoverLittle David, Play On Your Harp [level: Medium]
arr. Kevin S. Foster

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 939 | duration: 2:45 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

A high-spirited setting, the song builds energy as it progresses, adding playful rhythmic layers underneath the rmelody. Clever and fun.

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CoverMarchin' to Freedom [level: Medium]
arr. Rollo Dilworth

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 520 | duration: 3:30 | price: $1.70
accompaniment: piano

Swing out with this exciting piece that takes us on a vigorous march climaxing with the beloved spiritual OH FREEDOM. Also available for SSA.

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CoverMarchin’ to Zion [level: Medium]
arr. Tim Harbold

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1074 | duration: 5:40 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

Starting very innocently, gospel quickly takes hold and the piece gets to marchin’ all the way to a rousing conclusion. This one is a great closer.

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CoverMy God is So High [level: Medium]
arr. Nancy Grundahl

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 513 | duration: 3:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: piano

A sprightly spiritual for the treble choir. Lots of interest in each vocal part, and a robust, rhythmic piano part.

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CoverMy Soul Is a River [level: Medium]
Ben Allaway

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 535 | duration: 3:20 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

Poet/composer Ben Allaway adds his own thoughts to a biblical verse and creates a spiritual that swings with a strong message of hope.

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CoverMy Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord [level: Medium]
arr. Stacey V. Gibbs | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1213 | duration: 4:00 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella

Gibbs pulls out all the stops on this blockbuster arrangement. Great closer!

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CoverOh, What a Beautiful City [level: Medium]
arr. Stacey V. Gibbs | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1054 | duration: 3:30 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

The master arranger of spirituals has created a special rendering of this beloved piece. It has a glorious ending, making it a great closer for a concert or a stunning addition to church repertoire.

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CoverPlenty Good Room [level: Medium]
arr. René Clausen

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 536 | duration: c. 3:00 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella

Guaranteed to bring down the house, this arrangement really swings with classy jazz elements including a scat soloist (the part is written out in the score).

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CoverRide it All Aroun’ [level: Medium]
Ben Allaway

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 148 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

A rousing spiritual with call and response which may involve the audience, or can be done with a soloist and the choir alone.

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CoverRide the Chariot [level: Medium]
Stacey V. Gibbs | Lori Hetzel Choral Series

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1202 | duration: 2:50 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

Lots of up-beat rhythm and drama make for a thrilling performance potential for this special a cappella arrangement.

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CoverRockin’ Jerusalem [level: Medium]
arr. Stacey V. Gibbs | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1164 | duration: 2:10 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella

Another dramatic arrangement from talented, Mr. Gibbs, this has great rhythmic drive, lots of interplay among the voices, and a powerful ending. Yes, it really rocks!

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CoverRoll, Jordan, Roll [level: Medium]
arr. Ken Berg | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 819 | duration: 3:00 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: piano

This one “rolls” to a dramatic, upbeat conclusion. A baritone soloist is featured for much of the piece; the piano provides a driving, exciting accompaniment; the choir adds great rhythmic and melodic interest. This is a blockbuster arrangement that will thrill audiences.

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CoverSinner Man [level: Medium]
arr. Matthew Culloton | Matthew and Michael Culloton Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1059 | duration: 2:15 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

A clever arrangement of this minor key American folk song, it often plays the women against the men, and vice versa, as they tell the story of “where you gonna run to,” thereby creating drama and fun as the story evolves. Conservative ranges and little divisi make this accessible to many choirs.

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CoverSinnuh, Please Don’ Let This Harvest Pass [level: Medium]
arr. Stacey V. Gibbs | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
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voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1337 | duration: 5:00 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella

Mr. Gibbs has done it again, and again, and yet again, creating extra special, highly creative arrangements. What has become his signature ending is here evident, the voices building to a dramatic conclusion making this a great concert closer.

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CoverSit Down Servant [level: Medium]
arr. Stacey V. Gibbs | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1135 | duration: c. 3:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

Composer Gibbs lends his magic touch to this favorite spiritual giving us a fresh approach that is bound to please both singers and audiences.

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CoverSit Down Servant [level: Medium]
arr. Stacey V. Gibbs | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
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voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 1368 | duration: c. 3:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

Four part harmony with divisi only at the spectacular ending, men’s groups small and large can enjoy this spirited arrangement.

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CoverSomebody’s Knockin’ at Your Door [level: Medium]
Traditional, arr. Kevin S. Foster

voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 1008 | duration: 4:20 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

The arranger has taken clever to the top of the charts with this arrangement. An audience participation clap-fest is part of the mix. A tenor solo on occasion highlights the melody. A slow, tender beginning is soon replaced by fast and rhythmic fun. This one will bring the house down. Also available for SATB.

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CoverSomebody’s Knockin’ at Your Door [level: Medium]
Traditional, arr. Kevin S. Foster

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1010 | duration: 4:20 | price: $2.25
accompaniment: a cappella

The arranger has taken clever to the top of the charts with this arrangement. An audience participation clap-fest is part of the mix. A soprano solo on occasion highlights the melody. A slow, tender beginning is soon replaced by fast and rhythmic fun. This one will bring the house down. Also available for TTBB.

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CoverStand by Me, Lord [level: Medium]
Tindley, arr. Ruth Butterfield-Winter | Daniel Hughes Choral Series

voicing: SATB/solo | catalog number: SBMP 864 | duration: 4:10 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

Stand By Me, Lord has been arranged and recorded in different forms by many gospel singers, including Elvis Presley. This arrangement was inspired by the Mavis Staples version where she sings unaccompanied on two tracks, to create an aleatoric duet with herself. The opening phrases are sung by the solo voice. As the chorus joins in, the arrangement builds to a strong climax, which is followed by a beautiful and hopeful conclusion, sung once again by the solo voice.

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CoverSteal Away [level: Medium]
arr. J. Edmund Hughes

voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 94 | duration: 3:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

Effectively combines a chant with the beloved spiritual.

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CoverSteal Away [level: Medium]
arr. J. Edmond Hughes

voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 429 | duration: 3:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

The traditional spiritual is joined by the liturgical Kyrie chant for a stunning concert piece.


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CoverSwing Low, Sweet Chariot [level: Medium]
Ashley Nelson | Randy and Rachel Stenson Choral Series
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voicing: SSA or TTB | catalog number: SBMP 1261 | duration: 2:35 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: a cappella

This arrangement really swings as it creatively generates a feeling that it is being improvised. Not difficult, it will be within the reach of most treble or male choirs.

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CoverThere Is a Balm in Gilead [level: Medium]
arr. René Clausen

voicing: SATB div; S &/or T s | catalog number: SBMP 611 | duration: 6:20 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella

Composer Clausen wrote this arrangement for his Concordia Choir to take on their tour. Loaded with sensitive feeling, this piece is guaranteed to have an impact on the audience.

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CoverThis Train [level: Medium]
arr. Nina Gilbert | Jerry Blackstone Choral Series

voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 178 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: trombone

Train sounds emanate from the choir. The trombone adds a bit of seemingly improvised jazz. Pure fun.

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CoverWade in de water [level: Medium]
arr. Allen Koepke

voicing: SSAATTBB | catalog number: SBMP 227 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella

Hold your hats, this one will raise the house. A favorite of honor choirs.

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CoverWade in the Water [level: Medium]
arr. Nina Gilbert | Jerry Blackstone Choral Series

voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 179 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: tuba

The tuba opens this setting with a simple rendition of the melody. Later as the piece progresses and the choral writing gets more involved, the tuba is there to help build the drama.

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CoverWade in the Water [level: Medium]
arr. Marion Verhaalen | Sharon Hansen Choral Series

voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 690 | duration: 4:00 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: opt. piano

The arranger has woven a subtle, flowing accompaniment, breathing new life into this spiritual. The solid vocal writing can stand alone without the piano should the need or the spirit of the moment demand.

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CoverWade in the Water [level: Medium]
arr. Alexander Lloyd Blake | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series

voicing: SATB div. | catalog number: SBMP 1223 | duration: 4:00 | price: $1.95
accompaniment: flugelhorn or trumpet

A cool flugelhorn or trumpet with a blues vibe sets the mood for this unique, colorful rendition of the beloved spiritual.

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CoverWake up, Ollie Brown! [level: Medium]
Ben Allaway

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 45 | price: $2.10
accompaniment: a cappella

A variety of African-American musical styles join in this choral drama. Four soloists are featured and are backed up by a “chorus of angels.” A dramatic piece.

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CoverWalk in Jerusalem [level: Difficult]
arr. Paul Rardin | Jerry Blackstone Choral Series

voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 348 | duration: 6:00 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano or a cappella

Arranger Rardin is at it again, here with a gospel rock setting of the wonderful spiritual. Dig in and enjoy the fun this one provides. Audiences are guaranteed to love it. (Note: the recording is a cappella - the piano version was created after this recording was made)

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CoverWalk in Jerusalem [level: Medium]
spiritual, arr. Paul Rardin | Jerry Blackstone Choral Series

voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 352 | price: $2.35
accompaniment: piano

Arranger Rardin is at it again, here with a gospel rock setting of the wonderful spiritual. Dig in and enjoy the fun this one provides. Audiences are guaranteed to love it.

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