Deep River from River Songs

Composer
Gwyneth Walker
Composer Nationality
American
Text
Traditional Negro Spiritual
Year Composed
1996
Pages
33
Minutes
4
Difficulty
3 (Advanced high school collegiate or community chorus)
Language
English
Voicing
4 part mixed chorus
Divisi
No
Instruments
Piano or orchestra
Extended Techniques
Yes
Sacred or Secular
Sacred
Mood
Dramatic, with dynamic contrasts
Description

A classic spiritual with modernist influences; piano imitates the sound of running water; soloists and choir exchange parts dramatically, and the climax is absolutely gorgeous.

Group
Infinitus
Performances
Infinitus: Nov 2021 (CHOICE&)