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Click to listen – Rise Up Shepherd and Follow – MP3

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Jefferson Presents Gospel Music Sheet
Rise Up Shepherd and Follow

SATB Voices, a cappella, published by Carl Fischer.
Robert L. Jefferson, shares his wonderfully rich arrangement of one of the most beautiful African-American Christmas spirituals. The lush harmonic texture announcing “good tidings of great joy” along with Jefferson’s benevolent choral summons to “follow” is sure to add depth to any holiday concert or festival performance.

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Jefferson Presents Gospel Music Sheet
Soon I Will Be Done with the Trouble of the World

for SATB unaccompanied
This is one of the most powerful spirituals in the repertoire, in a wrenching setting which features a passionate wail of a melody set over a relentless funeral march ostinato. The divisi are easily mastered and add richness and emotion. Published by Oxford University Press.

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Jefferson Presents Gospel Music Sheet
Dry Bonz

for SATB unaccompanied; published by Theodore Presser Company.
This is a challenging piece written in the style of the “old school” MenĀ“s Quartet. Written for SATB mixed voices, this arrangement captures the essence of the style down to the last note. The challenge in learning this piece is well worth the effort. This piece, along with Jefferson’s, “Soon I Will be Done with the Trouble of the World” has been performed both nationally and internationally in music festivals, concerts, and choral competitions. Great “show stopper” or encore piece!

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Jefferson Presents Gospel Music Sheet
A Pilgrim and a Stranger

for unaccompanied SATB chorus
This is one of the great questing spirituals, in a driving arrangement that brings out all its drama. All four voices divide, but in perfectly
straightforward ways, producing rich, sometimes spectacular chordings that are nevertheless easy to learn and to tune.
Published by Oxford University Press.

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Jefferson Presents Gospel Music Sheet
I am on the battlefield for my Lord

for TTBB (and two soloists) unaccompanied
This is a stirring arrangement of the gospel classic I am on the battlefield for my Lord by Robert L. Jefferson for unaccompanied male voices, with two idiomatic solos. The popular text uses the imagery of combat to express faithfulness to God, and Jefferson’s characterful arrangement of the familiar melody features swing rhythms, jazz harmonies, and scat-style accompaniments.
Also available in SATB version.

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