Let the River Run

Composer:  Carly Simon

Arranger:  Craig Hella Johnson

Lyrics:  Carly Simon

Publisher:  J.W. Pepper

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Arrangement:      SATB

Click here to a music video of Carly Simon singing “Let the River Run”

River Choir Comments:

Let the River Run is the rock hymn for the film, Working Girl, which won an Oscar for Carly Simon.  This particular arrangement is as large as the New York skyline it evokes, and will bring down the house.  Make sure you have a great percussionist and pianist to give this piece what it deserves.  You’ll also need a soprano who can hold her own against the big choir sections and do justice to Simon’s rendition – your audience will make comparisons, as this song is well known.  The only problem with this arrangement is its length.   Johnson eliminated the second verse and the bridge (which allows your pianist to shine).  I restored them for our choir.  Let me know if you want directions on how to do this…I’ll send you a cheat sheet, and save you a lot of time in figuring it out.

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