Give Me Jesus

Sacred Spirituals arranged for High and Medium Solo Voice and Piano

Arranger: Norah Duncan, IV

Arr. © 2021 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: Solo

Accompaniment: Piano

Text Source: African American sprituals

Music Source: African American sprituals, arr. Norah Duncan IV

Difficulty Level: E/M


Born out of the sufferings of Black people during slavery, spirituals express sorrow, hope, despondency, faith, and joy. These songs reflect the conditions in which slaves found themselves and are relevant to the conditions in which we all find ourselves at various times in our lives. Norah Duncan IV arranged these pieces during such conditions, as the pandemic raged and Black Lives Matter marches exploded throughout our country in the summer of 2020.

While retaining the essence of these spirituals, Norah has raised them to the category of art songs, making this collection an amazing source of repertoire for the gifted singer.

CONTENTS: City Called Heaven • Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel • Give Me Jesus • Here’s One • I Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray • I’ve Just Come from the Fountain • I Want Jesus to Walk with Me • Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen • Oh What a Beautiful City • Ride Up in the Chariot

Categories: African American, Choral/Vocal, Keyboard, Piano

Seasonal: Lent

Liturgical: OT 20 C, OT 27 B, Mary, Mother of God, Lent 1 A, Lent 4 A, Easter 6 C

Rites: Anointing of the Sick, Baptism, Commissioning of Ministers, Order of Christian Funerals, Ordination / Holy Orders, Penance / Reconciliation, RCIA / Christian Initiation, Religious Profession

Topical: Comfort, Conversion, Discipleship, Eternal Life, Freedom, Funeral, Grief, Guidance, Homegoing, Jesus Christ, Journey, Lament, Love for God, Ministry, Petition, Prayer, Presence of God, Suffering, Trust

Number of Pages: 90

Language: English

Format: Softcover