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Staging Suggestions

RIDE UP IN THE CHARIOT

by Donald Moore

Positioning:

Women vs. Men (SATB or SAB) or Men center (Sop/Men/Alto).

   

INTRO

Reach R jazz hand above (Vol. 2, 4 w/jazz hand), clap in, then both jazz hands out (Vol.1, 53), clap in. Repeat L.

 

M3: R up, clap, L up, clap, then clap up, up, in (piano rhythm).

CHORUS

 

MEAS. 5

IF RESTING: throughout, pulse shoulder to singers (Vol. 1, 52).

 

IF SINGING: R arm circle pan (Vol. 1, 80-81), L arm circle pan, double arm circle pan.

 

M11: 2nd half of IntroŚR up, clap, L up, clap, clap up, up, in.

VERSE 1

 

MEAS. 13

IF RESTING: pulse shoulder to singers.

 

IF SINGING: swing trumpet up to R and L (Vol. 2, 8).

 

M15: gather audience in w/both hands low to high.

 

M16: point R index up to heaven (Vol. 2, 114).

 

M17: shake R index across R to L (Vol. 2, 108) 8X (4 stops -- shake index 2X in each location).

 

M19: 2nd half of Intro.

CHORUS

 

MEAS. 21

Shoulder pulse if Oo, circle pans R, L and double if lyrics.

 

M27: 2nd half of Intro.

VERSE 2

 

MEAS. 29

VOCAL: point R index up to heaven, then point over head to

 

shoes down to the left 2X w/L toe tap.

 

M31: 1st half of IntroŚR over, clap, both out, clap, repeat L.

 

M33: shake R index across 8X as before R to L.

 

M35: 2nd half of Intro.

CHORUS

 

MEAS. 37

MELODY: repeat as before w/circle pans.

 

BACK UPS: turn to singers, lifting outside hand on rest, then reach w/palm down towards singers on Ride. Flip palm back and pull back across shoulders on early in the mornin'.

 

M43: 2nd half of Intro.

MEAS. 45

R circle pan on vocals - others pulse shoulder in.

 

M47: L circle pan on vocals. M49: all double circle pan.

 

M51: 2nd half of Intro.

MEAS. 53

VOCAL: smaller 2nd half of Intro - others pulse shoulder in.

 

M55: 1st half of Intro.

 

M57: If singing Lord, shake both jazz hands high then lower. If singing Early in the mornin', 2nd half of Intro.

 

LAST NOTE: hands up to heaven up R (Vol. 1, 11).

 

SATB, Level 4....18621, SAB, Level 3....18622, TTB, Level 3....18623

SoundTrax CD....18624, SoundPax....18625

Copyright 1999 Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.