I thought in honor of our final Easter choir rehearsal tonight at 7:30, I would post one of the arrangements we are doing on Sunday for you all to enjoy / mock. This is an early American Hymn called “Shout On” which I have known for some time.
This is the demo that Erica and I do for the choir, so it’s not exactly ready for primetime. You can hear the air conditioner in the background if you really listen hard. We go through and bump up each part and print a version for each.
This arrangement is mine, but on the sheetmusic it reads, “With apologies to Robert Shaw.” Shaw was the great American choral arranger and conductor. This arrangement began as a transcription of his arrangement of the same piece, and basically became mine the second I hit the first chorus. However, I would be remiss not to tip my hat to the gentleman who inspired me.