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Hold On!

Traditional African American Spiritual

Stacey Gibbs wants to “bring life” to the spiritual for use in the concert hall. This arrangement confirms why his arrangements are so popular: the rhythms and harmonies are fun to sing and he builds things up to a rousing finish. This arrangement for women's voices reminds us to “keep your hand on the plow as you climb higher and higher...just hold on.”


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Clayton White : Tryin' to Get Ready  : SATB : 01 Songbook : G-6808

Clayton White : Tryin' to Get Ready

"My primary purpose in this effort is to preserve the rich heritage and the expressive power of the spiritual, while making the music accessible to most amateur and professional choral groups." -Clayton White From the Forward. These are some of the finest and most practical arrangements of spirituals ever published. Superbly arranged with an authentic choral sound. Priced to be affordable for the entire choir, with quality printing to last for years to come.

Songlist: Been in the Storm So Long , Blin' Man Stood on the Road and Cried, Calvary, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Done Made My Vow to the Lord, Fix me, Jesus, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, Good News, Guide My Feet, Lord, Heavy Burdens, Hold On!, Hush! Somebody's Callin' My Name, If Anybody Ask You, In Bright Mansions Above, King Jesus Is A-listenin' , Lord, Don't Move the Mountain, Lord, I Ain't No Stranger Now, My Lord, What a Mournin', My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord, O Lord, Done Done What You Tol' Me to Do, Oh, Freedom!, Over My Head, Ride On, King Jesus, Rise Up, Shepherd, Steal Away, There Is a Balm in Gilead, This Train, Tryin' to Get Ready, Who Is That Yonder?, Yonder Come Day

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Voicing: SATB | 7673b | Songbook | $10.95 | A Cappella


Moses Hogan : Feel The Spirit Vol 2 : SATB : 01 Songbook : Moses Hogan : 073999658613 : 0634098314 : 08744710

Moses Hogan : Feel The Spirit Vol 2

With a foreward by Mormon Tabernacle Choir Director, Craig Jessop, this new collection of Moses Hogan originals and arrangements is a welcome addition to the first volume. Essential for every director's library it includes Certainly, Lord - Climbin' up the Mountain - Give Me That Old Time Religion - I'll Make the Difference (A Song of Hope for Singers Around the World) - Like a Mighty Stream - Music down in My Soul - Ride On, King Jesus and 28 more.

Songlist: Cert'nly Lawd, Clibin' Up the Mountain, De Blin' Man Stood On De Road An' Cried, Deep River, Give Me Jesus, Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King, Hold On!, I Am His Child, I Got A Home in-a Dat Rock, I'll Make the Difference, Let the Heaven Light Shine on Me, Lift Every Voice for Freedom, Like a Mighty Stream, Mister Banjo, Music Down In My Soul, My God Is So High, No Hidin' Place, O Magnify the Lord, Old Time Religion, Reide On, King Jesus, Spiritual Reflection, A, Stand By Me, Surely he Died On Calvary, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, There's a Man Goin' Round, We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace, Who Built the Ark?, You Better Min' How You Talk

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Voicing: SATB | 2847b | Songbook | $18.95


Robert DeCormier : The Music of Counterpoint : SAB Divisi : Sheet Music

Robert DeCormier : The Music of Counterpoint

Commissioned by the Vermont Arts Council, this moving setting of 'Everything is Music' (from Pulitzer Prize winner Romain Rolland's text) is a substantial work for advanced ensembles. Expressive vocal lines tell the hallowed story of the Christmas spiritual 'The Glory Manger.' 'The Friendly Beasts' beautifully captures the beloved story of the gentle donkey, pompous cow and sweet dove. The exciting setting of the African-American spiritual, 'Hold on' is inspiring. "Keep your hand on that plow - hold on!"

Songlist: Hold On!, The Glory Manger, Everything Is Music

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Voicing: SAB Divisi | 9387b | Sheet Music | $6.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : A Cappella Spirituals for Female Voices : SSAA : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : A Cappella Spirituals for Female Voices

"Bright Mansions" - This SSAA setting displays K. Lee Scott's adaptability. His command of vocal writing is excellent, and his arranging style is never overdone. A refined reserve to his technique make this an elegant spiritual setting for high school, college and church treble choirs. "Hold On!" - Stacey Gibbs wants to "bring life" to the spiritual for use in the concert hall. This arrangement confirms why his arrangements are so popular: the rhythms and harmonies are fun to sing and he builds things up to a rousing finish. This arrangement for women's voices reminds us to "keep your hand on the plow as you climb higher and higher...just hold on." "Keep Your Lamps" - Here is the traditional spiritual in a contemporary and dramatic setting for women's unaccompanied voices, opening with a beginning unison melody, performed in a slow, heavy manner. When the tempo picks up, the melody is supported by the other voices and a recurring rhythmic groove that adds to the urgency of the text. "Shout All Over God's Heaven" - Let your women's choir loose in this swinging spiritual! It is easy and fun to sing, building to an impressive ending. A good closer or encore in your concert program!

Songlist: Nothin' Gonna Stumble My Feet, Bright Mansions, Over My Head, Hold On!, Keep Your Lamps

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Voicing: SSAA | 7807b | Sheet Music | $9.80 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Hold On! : SSAATTBB : Marques Garrett : Sheet Music : WW1402 : 884088222277

Marques Garrett : Hold On!

Here is a spiritual that will please your choir and the audience alike! This festival arrangement stresses the rhythms and asks you to express the dynamics, to bring out the contrasts of this fun arrangement! Keen attention in the rehearsal work may be required, but it is well worth it. For worship, good high school and beyond. Duration: ca. 2:20.

Arranger: Marques Garrett

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $2.15 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1402


Hold On! : SATB divisi : Moses Hogan : Sheet Music : 08703351 : 073999650914

Moses Hogan : Hold On!

All the brilliance and virtuosity you've come to expect in a Moses Hogan spiritual are included in this exciting and dramatic setting. Keep your hand on that plow - hold on! Avaiable for SATB div. a cappella. Performance Time: Approx: 3:10.

Arranger: Moses Hogan

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08703351


Hold On! : SATB divisi : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 08745571 : 884088074388

Robert DeCormier : Hold On!

This exciting setting of the African-American spiritual is inspiring. Keep your hand on that plow - hold on!

Arranger: Robert DeCormier

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.60 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745571


Hold On! : 2-Part : Ken Berg : Sheet Music : 08750072 : 884088364526

Ken Berg : Hold On!

The rhythmic percussiveness, exciting syncopations, bluesy lines and powerful contrasts of this spiritual all work together to create an impressive showcase for treble choirs through high school and up. A fantastic closer or encore! Available for 2-Part Voices and Piano. Duration: ca. 3:45.

Arranger: Ken Berg

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08750072


Hold On! : SSAA : Stacey V. Gibbs : Sheet Music : 08753147 : 884088565732

Stacey V. Gibbs : Hold On!

Stacey Gibbs wants to "bring life" to the spiritual for use in the concert hall. This arrangement confirms why his arrangements are so popular: the rhythms and harmonies are fun to sing and he builds things up to a rousing finish. This arrangement for women's voices reminds us to "keep your hand on the plow as you climb higher and higher...just hold on."

Arranger: Stacey V. Gibbs

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.35 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08753147

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