Deep River (choral)
From Plank Road Publishing
arr. Karl Hitzemann
The first known publication of this spiritual dates back to 1876. In 1917, African American composer and singer Harry T. Burleigh, a student and friend of Antonin Dvorak, created a very popular version of the song, and it has since become one of the best-known and best-loved spirituals of our time. It would be ideal for historical discussions, especially during African American History Month. Our setting is a traditional 3-part mixed arrangement, with two treble parts and a part in the bass clef that works well with boys' voices that have changed or are in the process of changing, and girls with a lower range. The piece can also be done in unison.
Choral now available. Estimated CD release by August 31, 2017