Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   traditional spiritual
Arranger:   David Cherwien
Publisher:   Lorenz
Edition:   AM-3013
Voicing:   SA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Julie Aune
Gustavus Adolphus College 2004
R&R Chair Children & Youth

David Cherwien has arranged a 12/8, laid-back, blues style version of a traditional spiritual. He has added a simple counter-melody for Voice II that complements the melody effectively and is not difficult for young singers. The composer’s writing and keyboard skills shine through in an accompaniment that allows the pianist to sound like an accomplished improviser. The optional jazzy clarinet part is a nice addition and is available separately.