As you prepare for your first concert of the school year, Stanton’s Sheet Music suggests that you consider one of these outstanding selections for your high school choir:
From master arranger Jack Halloran, who gave us Witness, Camptown Races and many other all-time favorites, comes a previously undiscovered arrangement of The Gospel Train. This arrangement displays Jack’s mastery of the a cappella sound and his ability to make a piece connect with the audience.
Exciting choral writing, strong rhythmic textures, and dramatic dynamic contrasts all characterize Hold Steady with the Gate, an exuberant original spiritual from Greg Gilpin. Optional solos for all parts offer opportunities for individual singers to shine in this incredible show stopper that is certain to bring audiences to their feet.
Add some zest to your next concert and pull out all the stops with this playful, hoedown-like arrangement of Old Dan Tucker. The inventive accompaniment sparks new life into this well-known tune and enhances the ever-present creative choral writing.
With an optional part for snare drum, the original spiritual On My Way to Jordan features a steady walking-tempo and an uplifting text. “When we cross that river to the other side, what a meeting it will be.”
In this contemporary setting of Sure on This Shining Night, the beauty of James Agee’s iconic text is reflected in rich choral sonorities and an engaging accompaniment. An exquisite choice for more advanced ensembles.