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SING ALLELUIA, CLAP YOUR HANDS
by Sally K. Albrecht
Positioning: SATB version: S B T A preferred. SSAB version: S SS B A. Pray low until vocal enters.
SOPRANOS: R hand reaches to R, L joins it, clap to the R side near ear (clap, clap down, clap up), follow w/L jazz hand traveling across and above head to L side. Repeat to L side. Keep repeating.
BASS/BARI: Lift head on vocal. Lift both hands to R side near ear. Clap down and up, follow w/L jazz hand traveling across and above head to L side. Repeat to L side. Keep repeating.
3rd VOICE: Circle clap followed by pop clap (Vol. 1, 10) and lower hands and body. Keep repeating facing center 8X.
4th VOICE: Clap swing up, down, up and explode out, lowering body down. Repeat 3X.
MEAS. 32 ALL clap in and up on beats 2 & 3.
MEAS. 33 All pray (or hold songbook) with a pulse/lunge (Vol. 1, 17) 2X, hold lunge, lift pray up to center and clap 2X high above.
  M37: repeat pray lunge to L 2X, hold, clap in and up center.
MEAS. 41 Repeat as before. DESCANT: long R arm circles from low L over top to T, repeat w/L.
MEAS. 49 SHOUTERS: Shout leaning center 2X w/inside hand at mouth (Vol. 1, 67), slowly stand, repeat to outside w/outside hand, clap above, repeat to center. OTHERS: low on rests, reach both up to the mountain center, low, reach up then clap above, low, drop palms down from shoulders.
  M55: sign language for "peace" (R palm in L, L palm in R, lower down) 3Xóhigh, medium, low, circle palms up into pray.
MEAS. 62 All do claps as SOP. above (opt. just SOP. do claps for dynamic balance with pp vocals.)
MEAS. 70 All do claps as before. DESCANT: clap 4X to R side low to high, repeat to center, repeat to L, repeat to center (opt. repeat tilt claps to R and L).
2nd ENDING: Clap in and upóhold clasp above.
  M79: drop into low pray or songbook front on vocal.
  M81: lift pray up above head.
  M82: open arms above (touchdown look), clap and hold clasp above, looking up.
   
SATB, Level 4.....17763
SSAB, Level 3.....17764