Soon I Will be Done with the Trouble of the World

Soon I Will be Done with the Trouble of the World

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for Mezzo-soprano or Baritone solo and SATB unaccompanied This is one of the most powerful spirituals in the repertoire, in a wrenching setting which features a passionate wail of a melody set over a relentless funeral march ostinato. The divisi are easily mastered and add richness and more

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  • Sheet music | 15 pages
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • 0193864444
  • 9780193864443

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This is a first-rate arrangement of this well-known spiritual and it reflects the gloomy melancholy of the words with particularly telling modulations. The work is not easy to learn at all but I think you will find that it is well worth the effort involved. Michael Hoeg, Ensemble, January 03 It is difficult to imagine that it is possible to add anything of worth to the many superb arrangements of spirituals that already exist. OUP has excelled itself however and has added three further numbers to the spirituals collection, each of which has something worthwhile to offer. Soon I will be done with the trouble of the world, though not without its technical and musical difficulties, is a most expressive and emotional setting. Scored for mezzo-soprano or baritone and eight-part unaccompanied choir, the writing is imaginative and full of intense pathos, capturing the essence of the text most effectively. Set in the minor mode, a solo wailing melody heavily influenced by the blues, choral chanting in the manner of a funeral-march ostinato and cascading wails interspersed throughout the choral writing, all contribute to the richness and emotion of the work. Music Teacher March 2003show more