Jubilate Music Group
22839, SAB, $7.95
Date released: 2004
Mark Hayes has created contemporary classics with these arrangements of popular traditional spirituals and gospel songs. Enlivened by jazz rhythms and harmonies and dynamic accompaniments, these arrangements are fun to learn and perform. This collection is a perfect choice for school, community, and church choirs and is accessible to almost any mixed chorus. Within the collection, you’ll find the upbeat and rhythmic “Old Time Religion Medley” and “Marchin’ on Up,” as well as the gently introspective “Steal Away to Heaven,” “Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow!” really swings, and the partnering of “Amazing Grace” with “I’m New Born Again” revitalizes the time-honored hymn. Present each piece separately for concerts, contests, or worship, or sing the collection in its entirety as a special program.
Perform with keyboard alone or with Mark’s outstanding instrumental accompaniments. Orchestrations for each title are available as well. A must for every choral library!
- Old Time Religion Medley: Old Time Religion; Standin’ in the Need of Prayer; Down by the Riverside; Do, Lord
- Steal Away to Heaven: Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen; Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child; Steal Away
- Marchin’ on Up (We’re Marching to Zion)
- Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow!
- The Gospel of Grace: Amazing Grace; I’m New Born Again