Think “O Holy Night” meets a black gospel church service, and you’re on the right track! This soulful arrangement features a rhythmic gospel piano accompaniment and optional brass and sax parts with full rhythm – very “hip”! Vocal parts are of moderate difficulty and feature an extended baritone solo with choral back-up for the first verse and chorus. The partwriting is straightforward and well-devised with few range challenges, so the piece is appropriate for most 4-part men’s choirs. There are two endings: the first is a “big finish,” and the second features a soulful, quieter coda which builds in a quasi-improvisatory style to a satisfying conclusion.
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O HOLY NIGHT (TTBB)
Think “O Holy Night” meets a black gospel church service, and you’re on the right track!