There Is a Balm in Gilead

VERSION FOR SATB CHOIR AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Instrumentation

 

2 Flutes
Oboe
English Horn
2 Clarinets in B
2 Bassoons
3 Horns in F
Timpani
Suspended Cymbal
Harp
Celesta
SATB Choir
Violin I
Violin II
Viola
Cello
Contrabass

 

Program Notes

An expressive and richly harmonized orchestral accompaniment is a striking feature of this setting of the traditional African-American spiritual, “There is a Balm in Gilead.” The original version of this arrangement, for solo voice and piano, is also available.