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Swing Down Chariot

Traditional African American Spiritual

"Swing Down Sweet Chariot" is a traditional spiritual song, a humorous variation of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" Popularised by the Golden Gate Quartet in the 1940s, it was recorded by Elvis Presley for his 1960 album His Hand in Mine, and was re-recorded for his 1969 film The Trouble with Girls. The 1960 version featured backing vocals by The Jordanaires, and the re-recording featured the Mello Men on backing vocals. The version of the song from The Trouble with Girls was reissued in the 2010 boxed set The Complete Elvis Presley Masters, but this time, it features an all-female group singing background vocals. The funk band, Rufus, did a version on their 1974 recording, Rags to Rufus, on ABC records. The six band members: Murphy, Fischer, Khan, Stockert, Belfield, Ciner, are credited with composition.


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Close Harmony For Men : <span style="color:red;">Swing Down Chariot</span> : TTBB : Sheet Music : 812817020245 : 00137961

Close Harmony For Men : Swing Down Chariot

A close relationship between the barbershop and gospel quartet styles has been apparent for many years and this arrangement is a fine example. This particular arrangement was made popular by the Vagabonds quartet, 1976 silver medalists. Excellent performance notes included.

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Voicing: TTBB | 8334b | Sheet Music | $3.20 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Barbershop Spirituals : TTBB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Barbershop Spirituals

Raise the roof with the vibrant close harmonies found in this fun collection of spiritual favorites! A close relationship between the barbershop and gospel quartet styles has been apparent for many years and these arrangement are fine examples. Spirituals sung in the barbershop style can be very moving for both singers and audiences alike and this collection is highly recommended.

Songlist: Amazing Grace, Ride the Chariot, Swing Down Chariot, This Little Light of Mine with Do Lord

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Voicing: TTBB | 2780b | Sheet Music | $11.95 | A Cappella


Ysaye Barnwell : Singing in the African American Tradition : SATB : 01 Songbook & 4 CDs : 073999870626 : 0634000012 : 00740112

Ysaye Barnwell : Singing in the African American Tradition

Anyone who loves to sing will be thrilled by the material on these four CDs! A founding member of Sweet Honey in the Rock teaches multiple part-singing - melodies, harmonies, rhythms and counter-melodies - to more than 20 inspiring songs: African chants, spirituals, gospel songs and anthems of the American Civil Rights and African freedom movements. Includes historical data and is perfect for individuals, choirs, church, camp and community groups who want to participate in this uplifting singing tradition.

Songlist: Rhythm, Chants, Chant To Elegba, Somagwaza, Soon I Will Be Done, Steal Away, Balm In Gilead, Sheep, Sheep, The Lord Is My Shepherd, I'll Fly Away, Swing Down Chariot, The Storm Is Passing Over, Sing 'Til The Power Of The Lord Come Down, I Feel Like Going On, We're Marching On To Freedom Land, Dog Dog, Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around, Songs Of Resistance And Protest

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by Sweet Honey In The Rock | 6433b | Songbook & 4 CDs | $44.95


Individual Folios

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Swing Down Chariot : SATB : Stacey V. Gibbs : Songbook & 4 CDs : 00144371 : 888680061586

Stacey V. Gibbs : Swing Down Chariot

Here's another outstanding Spiritual arrangement from Stacey Gibbs. Stacey always delivers just what you want to hear plus some delightful surprises that exceed expectations. This one rocks through in 4-parts (with an occasional split) with personality and drive. The final section ramps up and offers the exuberant finish that only Stacey can provide. A good school piece for high school, college and community choirs, it will also work well in church. Medium difficulty.

Arranger: Stacey V. Gibbs

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.45 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00144371


Swing Down Chariot : SATB : The Vagabonds : The Vagabonds : Sheet Music : 00325465

The Vagabonds : Swing Down Chariot

Arranger: The Vagabonds Performed By: The Vagabonds

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.50 | A Cappella |
00325465


Swing Down Chariot : SSAA : The Vagabonds : Sheet Music : 00325466 : 812817022096

The Vagabonds : Swing Down Chariot

Four-part a cappella harmony SSAA arrangement. Order minimum of 5.

Arranger: The Vagabonds

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $3.20 | A Cappella |
00325466

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