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 new classical arrangement of this quiet hymn of prayer, featuring piano, acoustic guitar, strings, and horns. The lyrics clearly show the connection between what God does for us and our own service in the world, which makes it a perfect song for themes of responsibility or service.
Contemporary version of this hymn of praise and appreciation. Perfect for themes of appreciating what we have, or our environmental or natural world. Four verses, with the fourth modulating up a step. Upbeat contemporary sound features guitars and keyboards.
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.
A medium tempo ballad arrangement of the Lent hymn My Song Is Love Unknown. This 18th century Italian text recounts the love of Christ and his sacrifice on the cross. Perfect for Lent, Holy Week, and the Easter season. Piano, bass, light drums, and guitar. Three verses.