recommended by Jen Sper, School Choral Specialist
Run, Mary, Run by Brian Tate
Encouragement, determination and fundamental human rights sing out in this spiritual with the powerful line, “You got a right to the tree of life!” Sung with diverse range of vocal sound in a loose, gospel-like style, adding the optional percussion and solo builds the piece with intensity and drive throughout. Easy harmony and repetitive form make this an excellent choice in teaching culture and style.
This exciting piece has also already been selected for performance at this year’s OMEA Professional Development Conference in Cincinnati!
About the Author:
Jen Sper has been with Stanton’s since 2006. A former middle school and high school choral director, she holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music. An active choral singer and accompanist throughout the Central Ohio area, she also enjoys good food, running (to counteract the good food…) and the Muppets.