Anthem for SATB voices, a cappella and piano; traditional gospel; arranged by Jerry Ulrich.
Ulrich has provided an effective setting of this tune, solidly arranged in the traditional gospel/spiritual form. The SATB voicing includes suggestions for foot stomps and vocal scoops to enhance the style and performance. Ain gonna let nobody turn me round opens the anthem, answered by a lighter Its a highway to heaven. The second half gradually adds voices, building the texture, volume, and intensity of the refrain. A built-in repeat allows for improvisation above the vocal material.
All ranges are well-suited to the parts. Explore the interpretation as indicated in the score for a more authentic performance. Performance options include singing the entire anthem a cappella or adding an improvised piano part beginning in measure 44. Measures 1-43 or measure 44 to the end may be sung independently or together. The second half may be sung as a call to worship and works well as a processional. Consider using this with youth or adults. An A/P CD is available for this anthem - item # 0687335779.
Appropriate days: General worship.show more