There Is a Balm in Gilead

VERSION FOR SOLO VOICE (OR UNISON CHOIR) AND PIANO

Instrumentation

 

Solo Voice (or Unison Choir) with piano

 

Program Notes

Vocal Solo Version

This imaginative setting of “There Is a Balm In Gilead” features the traditional spiritual’s lyrical vocal line accompanied by rich harmonies and shifting tonalities, offering the pianist a rewarding challenge. Additional arrangements for unison choir and piano and for SATB choir and chamber orchestra are also available.

Unison Choir Version

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 versions of this arrangement, for solo voice and piano, and for unison choir and piano, are also available.