Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Greg Gilpin
Publisher:   Colla Voce
Edition:   20-96425
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Reid Larsen
Cottage Grove Middle School
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High
reid.larsen@gmail.com

Also available, SAB 20-96435 and SA 20-96430

We have all sang arrangements of “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burnin.’” With a few twists and a well-written counter melody, the Gilpin arrangement is a favorite with my students. My students and I (ok, mainly just me) always end up dancing to the syncopated counter melody that has a sort of half time, hip hop sampling feel. There are teachable moments to study dynamic contrast and word stress throughout the piece. With SATB, SAB, and SA arrangements available, it can fit into any type of choral program.