16298, SATB, $2.25
Date Released: 1996
This exciting setting of the well-known spiritual starts with a slow, four-measure introduction, calling the listener to “Keep your hand on the plow, hold on.” Quickly moving to a fast jazz swing, the rest of the piece features jazz harmonies, syncopated rhythms, and tight 4-part voicings as well as substantial unison sections. With its dynamic ending, applause is guaranteed. This piece is perfect for school concerts and sacred spiritual programs. The piano accompaniment is “hot” in true Hayes fashion.