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A small selection of Gospel, Christian and Spiritual vocal repertoire books and sheet music collections for beginners to professional singers. Also browse Gospel and Spiritual Repertoire Page 2, plus the Audition Repertoire, Choral and FACH sections. Please Note: All external links open in a new window.




The Rise of Gospel Blues: The Music of Thomas Andrew Dorsey in the Urban Church
Most observers believe that gospel music has been sung in African American churches since their organization in the late 1800s. Yet nothing could be further from the truth, as Michael W. Harris's history reveals. Working through the blues and gospel movement. Harris reconstructs the rise of gospel blues within the context of early twentieth century African American cultural history. After a nervous breakdown and a subsequent religious conversion in 1928. Dorsey began to write gospel songs with blues accompaniments. His introduction of these "goals" into Chicago's Afro-Baptist churches during the 1930s stirred clashes between recently arrived southern migrants who felt comforted by the new spirituals and old-line members who dismissed the songs as sacrilegious echoes of the slave past. After years of writing and publishing hudnreds of "songs with a message"-- such as "Take My Hand", "Precious Lord", and "There Will Be Peace in the Valley"-- and training gospel singers such as Mahalia Jackson, Dorsey had earned the title of "father" of gospel blues by the early 1940s. Delving into the life of the most prominent person in the advent of the gospel song movement. Harris illuminates not only the evolution of this popular musical form, but also the thought and social forces that forged the culture in which this music was shaped.
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2 Negro Spirituals (TTBB Arr. Marshall Bartholomew)
'Old Ark's A-Moverin' and 'Steal Away' arranged for TTBB Choir A Cappella by Marshall Bartholomew.
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A Gospel Christmas - SATB Accompanied
These christmas spirituals from North America and the Caribbean have been arranged in the Gospel style by Daryl Runswick. This collection is perfect both for the well-seasoned gospel choir and for choirs looking to extend their repertoire and try something new. Daryl Runswick has included some hints on singing in the gospel style for those who are attempting this for the first time.
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A Gospel Noel
Soundtrax Cd For choir. Choral/Vocal (Choral Performance Music). Published by Alfred Publishing. What a treat: a gospel style original choral piece that fills the holidays with excitement. The infectious melody and full harmonies are highlighted by dynamic contrasts which add to the inherent power of the piece. Feature your best singers on two short solos backed up by choral "oo's." The strong choral writing and the easy, yet full sounding piano accompaniment make this a winner for your December concert. Great SoundTrax recorded accompaniment CD also available.
SATB Sheetmusic at SheetMusicPlus
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America Sings: Community Songbook
Edited by Carol Cuellar. Piano/Vocal/Chords collection: Piano/Vocal/Chords (arranged for piano and voice, with guitar chords). For schools, clubs, assemblies, camps and recreational groups. The perfect size for group singing, the perfect collection of almost 200 songs.
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Bantock: Nobody Knows De Trouble I See (TTBarBB)
(No.3 From 'Ten Negro Spirituals')
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Bantock: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
(No.2 From 'Ten Negro Spirituals')
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Because He Lives - The Songs of Bill and Gloria Gaither
Partners in poetry and melody, Bill and Gloria Gaither have been touching the lives of millions with their music for many years. This special songbook, containing 25 songs, is a companion to the video title Because He Lives: The Songs of Bill and Gloria Gaither and includes all of the songs featured in that video. Whether you are a follower of the video series or a long-time lover of classic Gaither gospel songs, this songbook will provide many hours of musical enjoyment. Song titles: Center of My Joy, The Longer I Serve Him, The King Is Coming, I Am a Promise, There's Something About That Name, He Touched Me, God Gave the Song and many more!
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Best of Spirituals and Gospel
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. 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, Every 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 The Battle Of Jericho, Kum ba yah, Let Me Fly, Listen To The Lambs, Lord, I Want To Be A Christian, Mary And Martha, Michael, Row The Boat Ashore, More And More, My Lord, What A Morning, Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen, Oh Freedom, Oh, By And By, Oh, Father Abraham, Oh, Happy Day, Oh, My Soul, My Soul, Oh, Sinner Man, Oh, The Foxes Have Holes In The Ground, Oh, When The Saints, Oh, Won't You Sit Down, Oh, You Got Jesus, Over In The Gloryland, Rise And Shine, Rock My Soul, Roll, Jordan, Roll, Singin' With A Sword In My Hand, Somebody's Knockin' At Your Door, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Steal Away, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, The Angel Rolled The Stone Away, This Train Is Bound For Glory, Wade In The Water.
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Best-Loved Negro Spirituals (Lyrics Only)
Complete lyrics to 178 of the best-loved spirituals, an excellent source ideal for sing-alongs, community programs, church functions and education use.
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Budget Books: Gospel
Over 100 songs, including: Behold the Lamb * Down by the Riverside * Daddy Sang Bass * He Giveth More Grace * I Am Not Ashamed * In Times like These * Midnight Cry * We Are So Blessed * The Wonder of It All * and many more.
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Carl Davis: Three Spirituals (Medium Voice/Orchestra Score)
The Three Spirituals contained in this volume, Go down, Moses, 'Deep River and Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, were written and first performed in 1998.
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Common Worship Gospel Acclamations SA Men
Common Worship for the celebration of Holy Communion introduces a Gospel Acclamation to be sung before the reading of the Gospel. In this collection of Acclamations, there is a common Alleluia setting (or Praise to You O Christ from Ash Wednesday to Maundy Thursday) followed by the proper text for singing by the choir. CONTENTS: Timothy Blinko: On Saints' Days, Rosalie Bonighton: From Ash Wednesday until the Saturday after the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Ordinary Time 1, Andrew Fletcher: Ordinary Time 2, Michael Higgins: Ordinary Time 3, Robert Jones: All Saints' Day, John Jordan: From Easter Day until the Eve of the Ascension, Richard Lloyd: From Christmas Day until the Eve of the Epiphany, Ordinary Time 4, The Annunciation of Our Lord, Colin Mawby: From the day after All Saints' Day until the First Sunday of Advent, From the Fifth Sunday of Lent until the Wednesday of Holy Week, Ordinary Time 5, Andrew Moore: Maundy Thursday, Ordinary Time 6, June Nixon: Ordinary Time 7, Trinity Sunday, Abbot Alan Rees: From the First Sunday of Advent until Christmas Eve, Betty Roe: From the Epiphony until the Eve of the Presentation, Martin Setchell: The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Norman Warren: Ascension Day, Andrew Wright: From the day after Ascension Day until the Day of Pentecost.
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Deep River/Dig My Grave (SATB)
Two Negro Spirituals arranged for SATB Choir (with divisi) by H.T. Burleigh.
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Down to the River to Pray (Collection)
Appalachian Gospel Favorites. Arranged by Sheldon Curry. If you enjoyed singing “Down to the River to Pray” as arranged by Sheldon Curry, you'll absolutely love this collection! Containing five new arrangements (plus the title song) with the same Appalachian gospel flavor, this collection is unbridled fun. Songs include: The Unclouded Day/Will the Circle Be Unbroken; O Come, Angel Band (My Latest Sun Is Sinking Fast); We Shall Rise; Dear Little Stranger; Precious Memories.Available separately: SATB, ChoirTrax CD, Preview CD, Instrumental Pak (score and parts for Rhythm (Number Charts included), Violin 1 & 2, Viola and Cello) and Preview Pak (one book and one Preview CD).
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Eight Negro Spirituals (SSA)
Arranged for unaccompanied SSA choir by John C. Phillips.
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Famous Negro Spirituals
Includes twenty-four selections, transcribed and arranged by Hugo Frey: Deep River, Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.
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Favorite American Spirituals
Songs: Goin To Set Down & Rest Awhile, Walk Together, Children, Don't Be Weary, Traveler, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Deep River
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Favourite Gospels For SSA Choir (Novello Youth Chorals)
A collection of five hymns arranged in traditional Gospel style for SSA choir with piano accompaniment. Includes Standing In The Need Of Prayer, and Amazing Grace. Includes these songs: Amazing Grace, Down By The Riverside, Lean On Me, Soon And Very Soon, Standing In The Need Of Prayer.
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Feel The Spirit for Mixed Chorus by Moses Hogan
This collection of contemporary arrangements of well known Spirituals includes Abide with me, The Battle of Jericho and Steal Away.
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Feel The Spirit: Volume 2
A second collection of Spirituals by the late Moses Hogan that provides a wealth of repertoire for worship and concert performance. 28 wonderful gospel and religious songs, all set for SATB full mixed choir and the track list includes: Blind Man , Give Me Jesus and I Am A Poor Pilgrim . With a foreward by Mormon Tabernacle Choir Director, Craig Jessop, this new collection of Moses Hogan originals and arrangements is essential for every director's library and is a fitting tribute to to this great American composer and conductor.
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Git On Board / The Gospel Train SSAA
This piece is so much fun that singers will be eager to learn it - a fabulous spiritual set for unaccompanied SSAA voices.
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Go Tell It On The Mountain/He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
A quodlibet based on Two Negro Spirituals.
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God Bless America - A Gospel Medley
By Irving Berlin. Arranged by Ed Lojeski. Contemporary Choral. Prepare to be moved! Set in a soulful gospel style, this gospel-flavored medley is guaranteed to lift hearts, minds and spirits! Includes God Bless America, America the Beautiful, The Battle Hymn of the Republic. Available: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, IPak (C) and ShowTrax CD.
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Gospel Of Thanks
Choral/Vocal (Choral Performance Music). A refreshing gospel swing arrangement of two traditional hymns, including the harvest favorite, Kremser (We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer, Creator) and Revive Us Again, a popular gospel tune. It is appropriate for worship throughout the year, and especially for harvest, Thanksgiving, Christ the King or patriotic celebrations. Recorded Accompaniment available.
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Gospel Mass By Robert Ray
Daybreak Choral Series. For centuries, the world's great composers have set the Ordinary of the Mass in a wide variety of styles. Ray has surrounded these texts with the joyous styles of contemporary African-American music. All six movements work well as individual anthems, but collectively they form a truly powerful performance experience. Available separately: SATB, ShowTrax CD (w/Rhythm Section) and Score/Parts for Full Orchestra.
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Gospel Rock (SAB)
These fabulous gospel arrangements, by Gwyn Arch, are directed at the young or developing choir. Pieces have been specially chosen to enable successful program planning and a manageable piano accompaniment is also provided. The optional third line is designed for boys with newly changed or unstable voices. These pieces are fun and straightforward, allowing young singers to experiment with different styles. Gospel Rock is sure to be a hit with both choir and audience alike. Titles: Walk in Jerusalem Just Like John/By an' By, Just a Closer Walk with Thee, Daniel Was a Prayin' Man.
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Gospel Sing-along Songbook, The
Choral/Vocal (Christian elementary collections). The Gospel Sing-Along Songbook is the first collection in our new anthem series for 2-part mixed voices, The Sacred Sing-Along Series. The Gospel Sing-Along Songbook includes 12 gospel classics, arranged in five easily-prepared medleys. With reproducible congregational songsheets included in the book, these medleys are great for congregational hymn sings and for praise worship. OR, use them as emergency anthems during the summer or throughout the year! A full performance/accompaniment CD recording is available separately. Don't miss the money-saving Choir Kit!!
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Mark Brymer: Great Day A-Comin' (SAB)
This is a great piece in the Gospel style that will really build some excitement in your concert. The piece is easy-to-learn and a great fun for both choirs and their audiences!
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Mark Hayes Vocal Solo Collection - 10 Hymns and Gospel Songs For Solo Voice
Available in both Medium High and Medium Low voicings, it includes Accompaniment recordings with Mark Hayes at the piano. A Listening (Full Performance) CD is available separately. Wonderful for concerts, contests and recitals, ideal for worship throughout the year, weddings and funerals. Titles: On Eagle's Wings, Bright and Beautiful (A Children's Suite: Praise Him, All Ye Little Children, All Things Bright and Beautiful and Jesus Loves Me), Take My Life, and Let It Be Consecrated, Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing, Make Me a Channel of Your Peace, Lord of the Dance, Safe Within Your Arms, Alleluia, Sing to Jesus (Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus), Marchin' On Up (Marching to Zion), Battle Hymn of the Republic.
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Mark Hayes Vocal Solo Collection - 10 Spirituals For Solo Voice
Award-winning composer, arranger, pianist and recording artist Mark Hayes has crafted a superb anthology of ten traditional spirituals for vocal soloist with piano accompaniment in true art-song style, ideal for school or church singers. Titles: Deep River, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, Steal Away to Heaven, I Feel the Spirit Moving, There is a Balm in Gilead, Behold the Star!, My Lord, What a Morning, The Gospel of Grace, Give Me Jesus, Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho.
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Mark Hayes Vocal Solo Collection - 7 Psalms and Spiritual Songs for Solo Voice
Available in both Medium High and Medium Low voicings, inspired by some of the most beloved scripture passages of all time, Mark has composed seven new songs with piano accompaniment, reflecting his extraordinary genius. Each offers a wide range of mood, emotion and style that is certain to delight performer and listener alike. Titles: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, How I Love Your Word, Refuge and Strength, A Time for Everything, Prepare the Way of the Lord, Arise, My Love and Come Away, Make a Joyful Noise. Recorded Acc. Available.
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Mark Hayes Vocal Solo Collection - 10 Folk Songs for Solo Voice
Award-winning composer, arranger, pianist, and recording artist Mark Hayes has crafted a delightful addition to his popular vocal solo series. 10 Folk Songs for Solo Voice offers traditional tunes from Scotland, Wales, and the United States, ranging from the plaintive (I Know Where I'm Going) to the passionate (Aura Lee); from the Civil War (Goober Peas) to the nineteenth century American frontier (Railroad Medley); and from comic courting songs (Billy Boy) to early popular song (Stephen Foster's Beautiful Dreamer). Available in both medium high and medium low voicings with accompaniment CD recordings. A full performance Listening CD, featuring all ten titles in a mixture of voicings, is also available. Titles: Railroad Medley (The Wabash Cannon Ball / She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain / I've Been Working on the Railroad), I Know Where I'm Going, Simple Gifts, Beautiful Dreamer, The Erie Canal, The Ash Grove, The Arkansas Traveler, Aura Lee, Billy Boy, Goober Peas. Recorded Acc. Available.
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Mark Hayes Vocal Solo Collection - 10 Christmas Songs for Solo Voice
For Concerts, Contests, Recitals, and Worship. Award winning composer, arranger, pianist and recording artist Mark Hayes has crafted an exquisite anthology of Christmas arrangements for solo voice, including traditional carols, art songs, masterworks and spirituals. Reflecting the arranger's mastery of vocal accompaniment, the piano partners with the voice in true art song style. Available in medium high and medium low voicings. Titles: Bring a Torch, Away In A Manger, Normandy Carol and Cradle Song, Sing Joy! Joy to the World, For Unto Us a Child is Born, and O Come, All Ye Faithful, Midnight Noel It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, and The First Noel, Gesu Bambino, Silent Night, Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming, O Holy Night, The Coventry Carol, Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child
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Maurice Jacobson: 6 Negro Spirituals (TTBB Tonic Sol-Fa)
Jacobson's choral arrangements of six spirituals for men's voices, presented in Tonic Sol-Fa notation.
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Michael Tippett: Five Negro Spirituals (A Child Of Our Time)
This edition contains Five Negro Spirituals from A Child Of Our Time arranged for SATB (Divisi) Chorus a cappella.
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My First Book of Hymns and Spirituals
This new collection features words and music for 26 favorite hymns and spirituals.
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