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Wade In The Water

Music by John Wesley Work

"Wade in the Water" is the name of a spiritual first published in New Jubilee Songs as Sung by the Fisk Jubilee Singers (1901 by John Wesley Work II and his brother, Frederick J. Work. It is associated with the songs of the Underground Railroad. The song relates to both the Old and New Testaments. The verses reflect the Israelites' escape out of Egypt as found in Exodus 14. The chorus refers to healing: see John 5:4, "For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had."

"Wade in the Water" is one of the songs featured in Alvin Ailey's 1960 signature ballet, Revelations.[5] One version of the song performed by The Staple Singers became a part of the civil rights movement in the US. "Wade in the Water" was a popular instrumental hit in 1966 for the Ramsey Lewis Trio, which prompted further instrumental recordings by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass and Billy Preston in 1967. The melody was used for the 1988 Tony! Toni! Toné! hit, "Little Walter". The version by Golden Gate Quartet appears on the 2009 compilation album Bad Seeds - Nick Cave: Roots & Collaborations.



Wade In The Water

Wade In The Water

Sweet Honey In The Rock

Sweet Honey In The Rock perform "Wade in the Water" during sound check at Koerner Hall in Toronto. This performance was shot for an episode of "God's Greatest Hits" on Vision TV.


Wade in the Water

Wade in the Water

Voicing: SATB


Wade in the Water

Wade in the Water

Voicing: SSA


Wade in the Water

Wade in the Water

This a cappella arrangement of the traditional spiritual pulses with rhythmic energy in this setting for mixed voices and baritone soloist. Vivid contrasts, layered vocal phrases and varied textures make this a superb showcase for choirs in church, school and community.

Voicing: SATB



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Barrie Carson Turner : Just Voices - Gospel : SSA. / SAT : 01 Songbook : 884088627454 : 1846099293 : 14041563

Barrie Carson Turner : Just Voices - Gospel

Ten easy three-part a cappella arrangements of inspirational songs, for either SSA or SAT choirs, with a piano part for convenient rehearsal. All of these rousing pieces are presented in new arrangements by Barrie Carson Turner. Bringing together ten timeless songs of faith, celebration and inspiration, Just Voices: Gospel is an ideal introduction to mastering the a cappella style. Perfect for your next concert or as a fun treat for your choir.

Songlist: Amazing Grace, Down By The Riverside, Lean On Me , Let It B, O Happy Day!, Redemption Song, Soon And Very Soon, Standing In The Need Of Prayer, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Wade In The Water

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Voicing: SSA. / SAT | 7264b | Songbook | $14.95 | A Cappella


Bob Chilcott (Edited by) : Spirituals For Choirs : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : 9780193435377

Bob Chilcott (Edited by) : Spirituals For Choirs

An exciting collection of 20 specially commissioned SATB arrangements almost all of which are a cappella. The contents reflect the richness and diversity of the spiritual tradition, including many much-loved favourites like "All My Trials". "Joshua fit the Battle of Jericho" and "Steal Away" alongside exquisite discoveries that are less well known. All burst with freshness and invention to provide singers with inspirational, moving and above all enjoyable repertoire. As well as contributing five new pieces, the compiler Bob Chilcott has assembled a top selection of arrangers including Joseph Jennings, JohnWashburn and Steve Barnett. The result is a dazzling array of styles, from the introspective to the estatic (including a stylish gospel-influenced song or two along the way). With a mixture of large and small-scale pieces, there's something here for every choir whatever its forces or level of expertise.

Songlist: All My Trials, Balm in Gilead, By an By, Deep River, Didn't It Rain, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Goin' Home to God, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, I Got A Robe, I Want Jesus To Walk With Me, Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen, Peter, Go Ring Them Bells, Steal Away, Surely He Died On Calvary, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Wade In The Water, Way Over In Beulah-lan', Were You There?

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 6702b | Songbook | $22.95 | Primarily a cappella


Brenda Rattray : The Joy of Singing : 01 Songbook & 2 CDs : 9780571524396 : 12-0571524397

Brenda Rattray : The Joy of Singing

The Joy of Singing is for teachers and leaders in elementary schools, high schools, youth groups and churches who would like to build a singing community. Whether you are just starting out or have some experience, the 20 songs in this book will bring variety and confidence to your choir - regardless of whether you read music notation. Featuring: Unison songs, simple part-singing and four or more parts, Arrangements of well-known spirituals, Original songs in a range of styles, including African and gospel influences, Material ideal for elementary - intermediate choirs, Detailed teaching notes on each song, including discussion points and extension activities, Warm-ups , Audio backing and performance tracks on 2 CD's , PDF of lyrics included on CD for easy printing.

Songlist: Warming Up, Teaching the Songs, How to "Find a Harmony", Pattern in the Song, Keep the Rhythm, Work of Art, Tue Tue, Isn't It Nice, Flutter, Flutter, Miss Jones, Heartfelt Praise, They Took Her Child, Help Me To Change, Oo E Chi Wamma, Iye Iya, Babethandaza, What Will It Take?, I Feel Your Pain, Kumbaya, Joy, Swing Down Sweet Chariot, Wade in the Water, Rocka My Soul

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7305b | Songbook & 2 CDs | $59.95


Cathy Delanoy : 8 Steps to Harmonization : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 888680041878 : 1495008614 : 35030101

Cathy Delanoy : 8 Steps to Harmonization

Lay the foundation for successful part-singing with this unique and valuable resource designed to aid music teachers by providing a step-by-step path for teaching young choirs how to sing harmony, building a bridge that transitions between elementary and high school music reading. Perfect for middle school, this resource can be easily adapted for younger and older singers. Each step in this book offers several songs that will give choirs the practice they need to master each type of harmonization. The enclosed CD-ROM includes mp3 recordings of piano accompaniments and PDFs of the piano/vocal scores for projection or printing. The progressive steps used to teach harmonization involve these familiar song styles: unison, ostinato, echo songs, descants, partner songs, rounds, polyphonic songs and homophonic songs.

Songlist: Sarasponda, Gloria, All Through The Night, This Old Hammer, African Noel, Mary Ann, Water Is Wide, I Love The Mountains, Wade In The Water, When The Saints Go Marching In, Au Clair De La Lune, Tina Singu (Sing It!), Battle Hymn Of The Republic, Zum Gali Gali, Joshua (Fit The Battle Of Jericho), Shenandoah, More We Get Together, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Every Night When The Sun Goes Down, Frere Jacques (Are You Sleeping?), Spring Has Come, Coffee/With Laughter/All Things Shall Perish, Ezekiel Saw The Wheel/There's A Little Wheel A Turnin', Good Night Ladies/Someone's In The Kitchen, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot/All Night, All Day, When The Saints/This Train, Missus O'Grady, The Little Bells Of Westminster, Where Is John?, Farewell Dear, and more

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4252b | Songbook & 1 CD | $49.95


Cristi Cary Miller : Pentatonic Partners (A Collection of Songs and Activities) : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 073999702538 : 063403345X : 09970253

Cristi Cary Miller : Pentatonic Partners (A Collection of Songs and Activities)

Based on the 5-tone pentatonic scale, here is a creative collection of folksong partners for voice and piano arranged by music specialist, Cristi Cary Miller. These well-crafted arrangements incorporate simple Orff accompaniments and vocal ostinati for instant harmonic fun! Planning and preparation will be a breeze with the easy-to-follow teaching plans, movement suggestions and a variety of innovative activities. Reproducible songsheets are an added bonus! Available: Teacher's Manual. For Gr. 2-6.

Songlist: Oh Won't You Sit Down?, Good News, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Goodbye, Old Paint, This Old Hammer, In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin', Wade In The Water, Chatter With The Angels, Heave Ho Me Laddies, Josey, Pentatonic Partners, Sing All Along The Way, Yonder Mountain, The Old Ark's A-Moverin', One More River, Pretty Saro, This Train, Charlie, Li'l Liza Jane (Go Li'l Liza), Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Sandy Land, Land Of The Silver Birch, Cape Cod Chantey, Cedar Swamp, The Crawdad Hole, Hurry Up, Liza Jane, Shake That Little Foot, Sun Don't Set In The Mornin', My Horses Ain't Hungry

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2758b | Songbook & 1 CD | $19.95


Jonathan Strommen Campbell : <span style="color:red;">Wade in the Water</span>: Easy Choral Music for All Ages : 2-Part : Songbook : 9780800678616

Jonathan Strommen Campbell : Wade in the Water: Easy Choral Music for All Ages

This dynamic collection of two-part and three-part choral music is sure to be a favorite! Ideal for youth or adult choirs with limited rehearsal time or small numbers, this collection of fifteen pieces offers a wide variety of styles including spirituals, folk songs and original contemporary tunes. All selections feature keyboard accompaniment and select pieces have downloadable instrumental or percussion parts.

Songlist: Brighter than the Sun, Come, My Way, Come, Now Long Expected Jesus, Hosanna!, I Will Bless You, Lord, Jesus, What a Wonderful Child, Laudate Dominum, Lord, We Sing to You, Maybe the Rain, Now the Green Blade Rises, One Star, Prepare the Royal Highway, The Beauty of Your Holiness, Wade in the Water, Wind of the Spirit

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Voicing: 2-Part | 7748b | Songbook | $9.95


Kirby Shaw : Women's Spirituals Vol 1 : SSAA : Sheet Music

Kirby Shaw : Women's Spirituals Vol 1

The treatment of the classic spiritual 'Wade In The Water" by Kirby Shaw includes the elements that always seem to "work": a soulful solo, supportive choral parts that have their own interest, and new verses that are seamless in the story. Designed to showcase that special soloist in your choir, "Down By The Riverside" gets an upbeat a cappella treatment that allows for an optional audience sing-/snap-along. John Newton's famous and beloved hymn "Amazing Grace" is perhaps one of the most well-known song in the world. This traditional setting will surely have a profound effect on your singers and audiences. Hold on to your choir robes! The invigorating a cappella adaptation of "Sinner Man", one of the great traditional spirituals, will bring your audience to their feet!

Songlist: Amazing Grace, Wade In The Water, Sinner Man, Down By The Riverside, Plenty Good Room (On the Glory Train)

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Voicing: SSAA | 9013b | Sheet Music | $7.50 | A Cappella


Mary Goetze : Simply Sung : Treble : 01 Songbook : 073999695335 : 49012148

Mary Goetze : Simply Sung

'Simply Sung' is a collection of a cappella arrangements for classroom use through which young singers can develop the ability to maintain a vocal part in a texture of two or more voices. Suitable for the classroom and for beginning treble choirs. It is a supplement to "Music for Children". The author is a Professor of Music at the Indiana University School of Music where she teaches music education courses and directs a vocal ensemble.

Songlist: Wade in the Water, My Good Old Man, Kol Dodi, There's a little wheel a-turnin' in my heart, Dodi Li, Shoo Fly, Shenandoah, The Ole Ark's a-moverin', Shine like a Star in the Morning, The Boll Weevil

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Voicing: Treble | 9438b | Songbook | $12.95 | A Cappella


Moses Hogan : Feel The Spirit : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : Moses Hogan : 073999437034 : 0634058444 : 08743703

Moses Hogan : Feel The Spirit

With a foreward by Andre Thomas, this collection of Moses Hogan spiritual arrangements is a welcome addition to any director's library and is a fitting tribute to to this great American composer and conductor. Includes: Ain't That Good News, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Ezekiel Saw the Wheel, I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, Joshua (Fit the Battle of Jericho), My Soul's Been Anchored in De Lord, Ride the Chariot, This Little Light of Mine, We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace and 26 more.

Songlist: Abide With Me, Ain't That Good News, The Battle of Jericho, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Do Lord, Remember Me, Down By the Riverside, Elijah Rock, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, God's Gonna Set This World on Fire, Good News, the Chariot's Comin', Great Day, Hear My Prayer, I Can Tell the World, I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, I Got a Robe, I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands on Me, I Stood on the River of Jordan, I Want Jesus to Walk With Me, I Want to Be Ready, I Want to Thank You, Lord, I'm Gonna Sing 'til the Spirit Moves in My Heart, Jesus Lay Your Head in the Window, Little David, Play On Your Harp, Lord, I Want To Be A Christian, My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord, Oh Mary, Don't You Weep Don't You Mourn, Ride the Chariot, Standing in the Need of Prayer, Steal Away, and more

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 2833b | Songbook | $18.95 | A Cappella


Moses Hogan : Steal Away : SATB : 01 Songbook : 073999444742 : 08744474

Moses Hogan : Steal Away

The inimitable Moses Hogan created stunning arrangements of many spirituals during his all too brief lifetime. In this new collection, seasoned church music arranger John Purifoy has edited five of Hogan's arrangements from their original multi-layered voicings to SATB with piano accompaniment, making them completely accessible to all sizes of choirs. Titles include Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?, Down by the Riverside, Steal Away, Wade in the Water and We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace.Available separately: SATB, Preview CD and Preview Pak (one book and one Preview CD).

Songlist: Steal Away (Steal Away To Jesus), Wade In The Water, We Shall Walk Through The Valley In Peace, Down By The Riverside, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel

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Voicing: SATB | 4245b | Songbook | $6.95


Peter Hunt : Voiceworks - Young Choirs: A Handbook for Singing : Songbook & 2 CDs : Peter Hunt : 0193435490

Peter Hunt : Voiceworks - Young Choirs: A Handbook for Singing

Choir directors will be delighted with Voiceworks, a superb resource for leaders of choral groups aged 11 to 14 ... This handbook covers all the areas a leader needs to know about. A detailed introduction is followed by sections on how to warm up the voice and rehearse. The section on boys' changing voices is particularly useful. The undoubted triumph of the publication is the very approachable material: 60 songs, from unison to four-part harmony.

Songlist: Abeeyo, Adio mama, Allunde, Amazing grace, Amen siakudumisa, Away in a manger, Azikatale, Baby one, Certainly, Lord, Chan mali chan, Da doo ron ron, Didn't my Lord deliver Danuel?, Doubletalk, Drumkit, Drunken sailor, Echo, Elijah Rock, Father, father goodbye, Gaudete, Glowing candle light, Good news!, Green trees, rocky road, Halle halle, halle, Hear the wind, Hepa hepa nay nay, Hey ungua, Hill an' gully rider, I'll fly away, In the bleak midwinter, John Kanaka, and more

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5565b | Songbook & 2 CDs | $53.45


Various : Really Easy Chorals : UNIS/2PT : Songbook & CD : 884088984526 : 9781849384629 : 14041862

Various : Really Easy Chorals

Really Easy Chorals is the easiest introduction to choral singing! Five contrasting songs are arranged for unison singing in a comfortable range with an optional second part.

Songlist: Thank You For the Music, Wade in the Water, Rule the World, The Salley Gardens, The Climb

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Voicing: UNIS/2PT | 4543b | Songbook & CD | $12.95 | With Piano


Various Arrangers : Men's Spirituals : TTBB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Men's Spirituals

A fine collection of traditional and modern spirituals that are bound to get your group swayin' and a prayin'. These stiring and heartfelt songs will inspire audience and singers alike.

Songlist: In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin', Keep In The Middle Of The Road, My Lord, What a Mornin', Old Arks A Moverin' / Steal Away, Don't Touch My Garment , Wade in the Water

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Voicing: TTBB | 4408b | Sheet Music | $10.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Spirituals for Mixed Voices Vol 3 : SATB divisi : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Spirituals for Mixed Voices Vol 3

In Witness, the men and women start in a call and response fashion, the next change comes with a fun walkin bass line with the rest of the voices singing beautiful harmonies... this is a fun tune! The rhythmic and expressive setting of the well known Spiritual, 'Rockin' Jerusalem' is a tribute to the work of Dale Warland. This arrangement will make an inspiring concert work for a skilled A Cappella choir. Originally, 'Wade in the Water' was a code song of the African-American slave that cautioned slaves to travel by water on their journey to freedom. Powell's arrangement captures the drama with beautiful harmony and powerful dynamics. The light humming of harmonies that start 'Somebody's Knockin' At Yo' Do'' will give you an idea of how exciting this piece could become, and sure enough it doesn't faulter from that expectation once throughout the song, this is a fantastic arrangement!

Songlist: Witness, Rockin' Jerusalem, Wade in the Water, Somebody's Knockin' at Your Door

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Voicing: SATB divisi | 9550b | Sheet Music | $6.95 | A Cappella


Voces8 : A Cappella Songbook : SSAATTBB : 01 Songbook : EP72443

Voces8 : A Cappella Songbook

Eight songs for eight-part vocal groups. The VOCES8 A Cappella Songbook includes many of the group's favorite songs - ranging from folk and classical through spiritual and pop.

Songlist: Feeling Good, Nobody Does It Better, Folksong Medley, Erlkoenig, Shenandoah, Opera Medley , Wade in the Water, The Luckiest

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Performed by Voces8 | 6916b | Songbook | $16.95 | A Cappella


Andy Beck : Spirituals for Solo Singers Vol. 2 Medium Low : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081150727  : 00-16916

Andy Beck : Spirituals for Solo Singers Vol. 2 Medium Low

Jay Althouse has compiled an outstanding collection of eleven spirituals arranged for solo voice and piano by some of Alfred's finest composers and arrangers. Perfect for recitals, concerts and contests, this compilation includes songs such as "Ezekial'sWheel," "Kum Ba Yah," and more!

Songlist: Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Kum Ba Yah, My Lord, What a Mornin', Wade In The Water, Amazing Grace, Climbin' Up The Mountain, Little David, Play On Your Harp, Let Us Break Bread Together, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen, Rise Up Shepard and Follow

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Voicing: Solo | 9532b | Songbook & CD | $24.95 | Accompanied


Harry T. Burleigh : 25 Spirituals - High Voice : Solo : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 884088616724 : 1458418227 : 00230110

Harry T. Burleigh : 25 Spirituals - High Voice

25 spirituals arranged by American composer Harry T. Burleigh (1866-1949), including: Balm in Gilead, Deep River, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Steal Away, Wade in the Water, and more.

Songlist: Steal Away, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Deep River, Balm in Gilead, I Want to Be Ready, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, The Gospel Train, My Lord, What a Mornin', Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, By an'By, Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, Don't You Weep When I'm Gone, Go Down Moses, Go, Tell It on the Mountain, I Stood on the River of Jordan, Let Us Cheer the Weary Traveler, Little David, Play On Your Harp, Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen, O Rocks, Don't Fall on Me, Oh, Didn't It Rain, Sinners, Please Don't Let This Harvest Pass, 'Tis Me, O Lord, Wade in the Water, Weepin'Mary, You May Bury Me in the East

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Voicing: Solo | 3053b | Songbook & 1 CD | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Harry T. Burleigh : 25 Spirituals - Low Voice : Solo : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 884088616731 : 1458418235 : 00230111

Harry T. Burleigh : 25 Spirituals - Low Voice

A collection of the best-loved spirituals arranged by Harry T. Burleigh. Includes: Balm in Gilead - Deep River - Go Down, Moses, Go - Tell It on the Mountain - Little David, Play on Your Harp - My Lord, What a Mornin' - Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen - Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child - Steal Away - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Wade in the Water - and more. The CD includes piano accompaniments of each piece.

Songlist: Steal Away, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Deep River, Balm in Gilead, I Want to Be Ready, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, The Gospel Train, My Lord, What a Mornin', Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, By an'By, Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, Don't You Weep When I'm Gone, Go Down Moses, Go, Tell It on the Mountain, I Stood on the River of Jordan, Let Us Cheer the Weary Traveler, Little David, Play On Your Harp, Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen, O Rocks, Don't Fall on Me, Oh, Didn't It Rain, Sinners, Please Don't Let This Harvest Pass, 'Tis Me, O Lord, Wade in the Water, Weepin'Mary, You May Bury Me in the East

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Voicing: Solo | 3054b | Songbook & 1 CD | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Jay Althouse : Ready to Sing... Spirituals : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081179773  : 00-19811

Jay Althouse : Ready to Sing... Spirituals

A wonderful variety of 11 favorite spirituals are featured in this new songbook.

Songlist: Gospel Train, Ride the Chariot, Kum Ba Yah , Down by the Riverside, Wade in the Water , Yes, My Lord!, Amazing Grace, Go, Tell It on the Mountain, Joshua, Good News!, Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen

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Voicing: Solo | 5449b | Songbook & CD | $24.95


Jay Althouse : Spirituals for Solo Singers Vol. 1 Medium High : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081150710  : 00-16915

Jay Althouse : Spirituals for Solo Singers Vol. 1 Medium High

Jay Althouse has compiled an outstanding collection of eleven spirituals arranged for solo voice and piano by some of Alfred's finest composers and arrangers. Perfect for recitals, concerts and contests, this compilation includes songs such as "Ezekial'sWheel," "Kum Ba Yah," and more!

Songlist: Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Kum Ba Yah, My Lord, What a Mornin', Wade In The Water, Amazing Grace, Climbing Up The Mountain, Little David, Play On Your Harp, Let Us Break Bread Togther, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen, Rise up Shepard And Follow

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Voicing: Solo | 9530b | Songbook & CD | $24.95 | Accompanied


Patrick Liebergen : Spirituals for Young Voices : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088908058 : 1480342637 : 35029028

Patrick Liebergen : Spirituals for Young Voices

Spirituals for Young Voices is a collection of fifteen spirituals for solo voice and is suitable for both male and female young voices. The included accompaniment CD allows your young singers excellent opportunities to rehearse on their own or use the piano accompaniments in performance situations if needed. All songs in this collection are appropriate for use as recital repertoire or solo, festival, and contest use. Songs include: All My Trials; Amen!; Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?; Do, Lord, Remember Me; Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit; Go Tell It on the Mountain; He's Got the Whole World in His Hands; Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho; My Lord, What a Morning!; Rock-a My Soul; Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child; Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; There Is a Balm in Gilead; This Little Light of Mine; Wade in the Water. For Grades 6-12.

Songlist: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, This Little Light Of Mine, All My Trials, Amen, My Lord, What a Mornin', Wade In The Water, Go, Tell It On The Mountain, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, There Is A Balm In Gilead, Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, He's Got The Whole World In His Hands, Rock-A-My Soul, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Do, Lord, Remember Me, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel

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Voicing: Solo | 20390b | Songbook | $29.95 | Voice and Piano


Various Composers : Best Of Spirituals & Gospels : Solo : Songbook : 073999789775 : 3795757541 : 49008419

Various Composers : Best Of Spirituals & Gospels

An anthology of some of the most beautiful and most popular tunes in this genre in new and fresh arrangements, all with easy piano accompaniment. The separate voice part contains an optional part for a second voice. For guitarists there is fingering notation as well as chord symbols.

Songlist: Amazing Grace, Amen, And I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, Come And Go With Me , Deep River, Didn't It Rain, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Down By The Riverside, Dry Bones, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Gimme That Old Time Religion, Glory, Hallelujah, Go Down Moses, Go, Tell It On The Mountains, God Told Hezekiah, Good News! The Chariot's Comin', Hallelu', Hallelu' , Have You Got Good Religion , Heaven, Heaven Is So High, He's Got The Whole World In His Hands , I Am Weak, But Thou Art Strong, If I Could I Surely Would, If You Want Joy , I'll Fly Away , I'm Gonna Sing, It Is Me , Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, Kum ba yah, Let Me Fly, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5224b | Songbook | $19.95


Individual Folios

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Wade in the Water : Dan Davison : Traditional Spiritual : Songbook : BL961

Dan Davison : Wade in the Water

Wade In the Water was written specifically to bring success to male choirs of all ages. With comfortable vocal ranges for young tenors and basses, Davison's arrangement has a strong, driving beat, and serves to highlight the male choirs' masculine sound.

Arranger: Dan Davison | Composer: Traditional Spiritual

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| Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| BL961


Wade In The Water : SSAATTBB : Jim Clements : Voces8 : Sheet Music : EP73267

Jim Clements : Wade In The Water

Arranged by Jim Clements for Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir and adapted for VOCES8, this is a beautiful song of faith and hope which is as enjoyable to listen to as to sing.

Arranger: Jim Clements Performed By: Voces8

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $4.00 | A Cappella |
EP73267


Wade in the Water : SATB : John Conahan : Sheet Music : 00140714 : 888680040925

John Conahan : Wade in the Water

This a cappella arrangement of the traditional spiritual pulses with rhythmic energy in this setting for mixed voices and baritone soloist. Vivid contrasts, layered vocal phrases and varied textures make this a superb showcase for choirs in church, school and community.

Arranger: John Conahan

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00140714


Wade in the Water : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00154146 : 888680098605

Rollo Dilworth : Wade in the Water

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00154146


Wade in the Water : SSA : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00154149 : 888680098612

Rollo Dilworth : Wade in the Water

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00154149


Wade in the Water : SATB : Stacey V. Gibbs : Sheet Music : 00232930 : 888680679750

Stacey V. Gibbs : Wade in the Water

Stacey Gibbs, the undisputed master of Spiritual arrangements, has produced another winner. Bringing us harmonies and rhythms we didn't even know we wanted, we are charmed by his ideas. A great festival piece, concert closer or encore number, advanced high school choirs, college and community choirs will enjoy this selection. Medium in difficulty.

Arranger: Stacey V. Gibbs

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.65 |
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| 00232930


Wade in the Water : SATB : Roger Emerson : Sheet Music : 08552193 : 884088455262

Roger Emerson : Wade in the Water

The subdued opening unfolds into a high energy contemporary setting of the traditional spiritual. Well-crafted vocal lines and accessible call and response harmonies are sure to be a hit with developing choirs! Discovery Level 2. Available separately: SATB, 3-Part Mixed, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:30.

Arranger: Roger Emerson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
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| 08552193 | Voicetrax CD Available


Wade in the Water : SATB : Gary Walth : Sheet Music : 08703362 : 884088239084

Gary Walth : Wade in the Water

This setting of the classic spiritual is full of energy and life propelled by powerful rhythms and contemporary jazz-infused harmonies. Easily learned in a short rehearsal time, it will create an emotional impact in performance. Available: SATB. Duration: ca. 4:42.

Arranger: Gary Walth

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
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| 08703362


Wade in the Water : SATB divisi : Rosephanye Powell : John Wesley Work : Sheet Music : 08739075 : 073999390759

Rosephanye Powell : Wade in the Water

Rosephanye Powell exploded onto the choral market scene with "The Word Was God", and has had a following ever since. This a cappella setting uses divided vocal parts and a rhythmic playfulness that captures a fresh spirit. Her gift is to create music that sounds complex, but is solid for the singers to grasp.

Arranger: Rosephanye Powell | Composer: John Wesley Work

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08739075


Wade in the Water : SATB : Moses Hogan : Sheet Music : 08741180 : 073999382389

Moses Hogan : Wade in the Water

Featuring solo with choral accompaniment, this exciting setting captures the true essence and artistry of the spiritual. Available: SATB a cappella. Performance Time: Approx. 3:30.

Arranger: Moses Hogan

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
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| 08741180


Wade in the Water : SATB : K Shaw : Sheet Music : 08742628 : 073999426281

K Shaw : Wade in the Water

This treatment of a classic spiritual by Kirby Shaw includes the elements that always seem to work: a soulful solo, supportive choral parts that have their own interest, and new verses that are seamless in the story. A winner!

Arranger: K Shaw

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
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| 08742628


Wade In The Water : SSAA : Kirby Shaw  : John Wesley Work : Sheet Music : 08742629 : 073999426298

Kirby Shaw : Wade In The Water

This treatment of a classic spiritual by Kirby Shaw includes the elements that always seem to "work": a soulful solo, supportive choral parts that have their own interest, and new verses that are seamless in the story. A winner!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: John Wesley Work

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.40 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08742629


Wade in the Water : TTBB : Kirby Shaw : John Wesley Work : Sheet Music : 08742630 : 073999743388

Kirby Shaw : Wade in the Water

This treatment of a classic spiritual by Kirby Shaw includes the elements that always seem to "work": a soulful solo, supportive choral parts that have their own interest, and new verses that are seamless in the story. A winner!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: John Wesley Work

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.40 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08742630


Wade in the Water : 3-Part : Moses Hogan : Sheet Music : 08749732 : 884088325084

Moses Hogan : Wade in the Water

Now your younger choirs can experience the true essence and artistry of this classic Moses Hogan spiritual in a well-crafted accompanied setting. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part. Duration: ca. 2:45.

Arranger: Moses Hogan

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
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| 08749732


Wade in the Water : 2-Part : Moses Hogan : Sheet Music : 08749733 : 884088325091

Moses Hogan : Wade in the Water

Now your younger choirs can experience the true essence and artistry of this classic Moses Hogan spiritual in a well-crafted accompanied setting. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part. Duration: ca. 2:45.

Arranger: Moses Hogan

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08749733


Wade in the Water : SSAA : Ruth Morris Gray : Sheet Music : 35028166 : 884088615765

Ruth Morris Gray : Wade in the Water

This arrangement of the traditional spiritual is a powerhouse women's selection for your concert! Partner-style singing and full four-part singing go hand-in-hand along with a solo opportunity for your soprano. Available: SSAA; PianoTrax CD.

Arranger: Ruth Morris Gray

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028166


Wade in the Water : SAB : Roger Emerson : Sheet Music : 40323050 : 073999230505

Roger Emerson : Wade in the Water

(Emerson) 3-part Mixed

Arranger: Roger Emerson

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
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| 40323050


Wade in the Water : SATB divisi : Alexander Lloyd Blake : Alexander Lloyd Blake : Sheet Music : SBMP1223 : 608938360106

Alexander Lloyd Blake : Wade in the Water

Featuring a cool flugelhorn and vocal solo, this colorful rendition of the beloved spiritual is a unique blues gem. This intense and strongly rhythmic arrangement will have your audiences swaying along in their seats.

Composer: Alexander Lloyd Blake

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
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| SBMP1223


Wade in the Water : SAB : Joanna Forbes : Sheet Music : 12-0571538177 : 9780571538171

Joanna Forbes : Wade in the Water

Wade in the Water is a lively and infectious spiritual. Its features include a call-and-response texture, jazz "scat" vocalization and finger clicks on beats 2 and 4 of the measure. This arrangement remains true to the spirit of Eva Cassidy's well-loved version, adapting the instrumental improvisation on the recording to create a fun scat section. Listen to Eva Cassidy's version and aim for the same passion and commitment, allowing the voices as much freedom of expression as is possible in a choral texture. Faber Choral Singles offer a series of beautifully crafted arrangements in a diversity of musical styles for today's choirs. From Broadway, pop and folk to spirituals, gospel and original works, the Faber Choral Singles series guarantees the perfect repertoire for every occasion.

Arranger: Joanna Forbes

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 12-0571538177

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