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(click the voicing  to view and hear  the score online)


Ride the Chariot


Three-Part    Four-Part

This well-known Spiritual is a standard in the Cambiata Press catalog.  This arrangement has an optional Part IV, so it may be sung as a three-part piece (SSC) (SAC) or (SSA) or a four-part mixed piece (SSCB) or (SACB).  If you haven't performed this arrangement with your choir, try it; -- they'll love it. 

There is a "sister" piece. It is the same musical arrangment, with a secular (and a bit silly-fun) text: I'm Gonna Ride.


Access the Three-part or Four-part Variable Voicing Chart to ascertain the different voicings that are available to various age groups.

Music:  Spiritual

Arranger: William Melton

Voicing: Three- and Four-part Variable, Acappella

CP Catalog number -- S117450




When you click the title or Ride the Chariot below, you will be able to access an engraved copy of the piece.  When the new page appears, if you haven't already downloaded the scorch plug-in, you will be asked to do so. This plug-in gives you access to all the scores on the Cambiata Press website.  After the music appears on your screen, there are TWO WAYS to view and hear it:


1.  Click the "play" icon and you will hear the piece played electronically, and as it plays, the cursor will lead your vision through the piece.  Read the text as you listen to the music.


2.  Click the "Hear Choir Audio" link (upper right hand corner) to hear a choral ensemble sing the piece.  Use the Sibelius "page" icon to move the pages of the engraved copy manually as you listen.  Do not click the "play" icon while the ensemble is singing or you will hear both renditions simultaneously.




Please use the following link to hear the choral rendition by the

Greenville, S.C. "Spring Sing"

Festival Chorus

directed by Don L. Collins


Ride the Chariot


They are singing the four-part setting.







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