Child of God is a traditional Black gospel hymn that doubles well as a song for Christmas worship services. The song captures the essence of enduring faith through hardship in its title verse, and was used as a song for slaves to communicate on the underground railroad as they escaped to freedom; undoubtedly, the song today is a testimony to spiritual freedom through faith. Our version is a simple, easy going swing, which is great for Jazz and Gospel services, and the arrangement sings through five times, with the fifth verse being a powerful restatement of “tell them I’m a child of God.”
A soulful, gospel-infused accompaniment of the anonymous traditional African American spiritual Deep River. The spiritual's main theme is freedom and escaping from hardship, both physically from slavery and spiritually through faith. Our track sings twice through in ABA form.
An accompaniment of the classic gospel hymn, featuring piano, electric keyboard and strings. One verse and two choruses, with lots of room for soloists to show their stuff. This is an original arrangement, but close enough to many popular arrangements to be easy to follow.
This heartfelt spiritual about standing with God is presented here in a simple folk style with two acoustic guitars, upright bass, and drums. Adopted by the civil rights movement as "We Shall Not Be Moved", the melody now conjures images of standing against injustice.
Sometimes called "Up Over My Head", this simple, powerful gospel tune was made famous by Sister Rosetta Tharpe. During the civil rights era it became a protest song by substituting the words "freedom" and "justice" for "music". This traditional gospel arrangement featuring piano and church organ is perfect for a soloist, a choir, or both! Choirs behind a soloist can echo the first three lines of each verse immediately after the soloist for instant easy harmony, and sing the last line with the soloist in unison. Verse four goes up a whole step for dramatic effect, and slows down at the end for a big finish.
This traditional spiritual speaks of leaving this world and moving on. Arranged here for full orchestra plus rhythm section. Moderate tempo, three verses. Could work well for a soloist, a choir, or a congregation.
A traditional solo piano accompaniment to the classic gospel hymn. Great for either a soloist or choir, and the verses have built-in call and response sections too. The pianist plays stride left hand during the choruses, often in a ragtime style.
An upbeat gospel accompaniment to this spiritual, perfect for Easter or any time of year. Piano, upright bass, and drums. One verse by the band as an introduction, and then three verses for the choir or soloist.
A moving spiritual about letting Jesus walk with you, in an arrangement featuring piano, bass, drums, organ, and guitar. Begins slow and dramatic, and then picks up to an moderate bluesy tempo. Four verses.
This famous civil rights anthem is fun to sing, with stirring, powerful lyrics. A rubato piano introduction for a soloist is followed by six uptempo verses for the congregation or choir, accompanied by a full band.
An acoustic contemporary version of this simple, powerful spiritual about peace and love. The simple text and water metaphors make it deep but still approachable and meaningful for all ages. Acoustic guitar, piano, bass, drums, and organ, four verses.
A fun reggae accompaniment track to the popular spiritual Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. Now the most sung song by English Rugby fans, this song is probably one of the most well-known spirituals ever written. Great for kids.