20192, SATB divisi w/solos, unacc. voices, $3.50
Date Released: 2001
This favorite spiritual receives an electric charge in Mark Hayes’ arrangement for 8-part a cappella chorus. Energy and excitement pervade the entire piece; dynamic levels run the gamut from soft to very loud, and the tempo is a lively 132! Three solo verses are supported by syncopated backup provided by the choir, and unique settings of each appearance of the chorus ensure sustained interest throughout the whole song. Your choir won’t be able to stand still while performing this one, and the audience will be on its feet when it’s over. An experienced church or college choir is needed to do it justice. It is challenging, but it is well worth the time and effort to prepare. A real showstopper!