Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
Spirituals are sometimes placed in two
categories: hardships encountered on earth or
rewards expected in heaven. This spiritual exemplifies the former. In the 20th century, this spritual became well-known due to recordings by Louis
Armstrong and Lena Horne. It remains a poignant melody and text with which many early adolescents can empathize.
Melody-part style compositional technique
characterizes this arrangement. The students will learn it quickly because
of the melodic nature of each part. The
four-part variable voicing chart
indicates how to use the piece with different age groups.
Arranged by Don L. Collins
Four-part Variable Voicing
Cambiata Press Catalog #S97320