Rise Up and Follow That Star

Rise Up and Follow That Star

Traditional Spiritual / arr. Ruth Morris Gray SATB Choral Octavo Item: 00-37841
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A quote from the traditional carol anchors this Christmas spiritual. Singers will love the gospel-style chords and occasional blue notes. An exciting seasonal standout!

In December 2011, I directed my intermediate-level mixed choir in a performance of two of my new Alfred publications. We opened with the traditional "Carol of the Bells," then performed "Winter Has Come" and "Rise Up and Follow that Star." The set worked really well. "Winter Has Come" was a lovely lyrical contrast to the quick opening piece, and allowed me to feature an outstanding student flutist. "Rise Up and Follow that Star" made a terrific closer! I had the choir open singing forte (instead of mezzo-forte as marked) and all 60 singers lifted up their hands on each "rise up!" We grabbed the audience's attention with the first line--I saw several people almost jump out of their seats. They loved it!

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Series: Alfred Choral Designs
Arranged by: Ruth Morris Gray
Ensemble: Choir
Voicing: SATB
Format: Choral Octavo
Page Count: 12
Item Number: 00-37841
UPC: 038081423135

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