Gather by the River to Pray arr. by Pepper Choplin

Composer: Traditional Spiritual

Arranger: Pepper Choplin

Lyrics: Traditional Spiritual

Publisher: Lorenz


Arrangement: SATB (or SAB – same arrangement)




River Choir Comments:

This is a mashup of Down to the River to Pray and Shall We Gather at the River.  I have mixed feelings about this arrangement, and have tried a few modifications.  It is easily accessible by most choir, but has a sugary sweet bent that you’ll find in most YouTube recordings.  I’ve modified the piece by substituting an intro from “O Brother Where Art Thou” which helps, and I keep the piece moving. Make sure you keep your sections from swooping into the entrances.


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