How can I keep from singing?

How can I keep from singing? : Vocal score

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for SATB (with divisions) unaccompanied Helvey's skilful arrangement of the popular hymn by American Baptist minister Robert Wadsworth Lowry is joyous and affirmatory. The anthem is suitable for performance throughout the liturgical year, and the sweeping melodies, contrasting textures, and rich harmonies complement the celebratory nature of the text.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 12 pages
  • 178 x 253 x 1mm | 28g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193415933
  • 9780193415935

About Howard Helvey

Howard Helvey lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he is active as a composer, arranger, and pianist. He is organist and choirmaster of the historic Calvary Episcopal Church. He is in frequent demand as a guest choral composer, conductor, and speaker.show more

Review quote

The text is perfect for an encore, and the setting is commendably straightforward given the beauty of the original melody, with only one change of key and no added accidentals. * Geffrey Webber, Choir & Organ, November 2016 * Howard Helvey is one of the most protean composers active today, with an impressively diverse toolbox of compositional approaches, techniques, and resources. His setting of this American folk-tune draws upon several of these voices, synthesizing seemingly disparate veins of treating a pre-existing melody . . . Even as Helvey harmonizes the familiar tune with completely diatonic additive harmonies, his structure of chords consistently surprises and enthrals the ear. Adding to the interest, he varies textures and makes an effectively startling unprepared key change from G major to B flat major that heightens the import of the text . . . This is not music for half-hearted singers. For choirs with a sense of adventure, whatever their technical aptitude, Helvey's take is well worth the effort. * Jason Overall, Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians (US), Sept 2016 *show more