- Brand Augsburg Choral Library
- Difficulty Easy-Medium
- Pages 8
- Season/Occasion Christmas
- Voicing Organ; SATB/4-part mixed
- Publication Date Mar 18, 2015
- Item Number 9781451498820
Composed for a hymn festival at the Park Central Presbyterian Church in Syracuse, New York, this was premiered by the choir there and has since been used by numerous choirs on many occasions. I was looking for a new take on this great spiritual, and settled on a jazzy style, with choir singing the stanzas a capella while the bass section imitates a pizzicato string bass. The final refrain is complete with a rhythmic and memorable descant. A choral coda bring the setting to a festive close.