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Saints Bound for Heaven


Three-Part    Four-Part


This energetic piece comes from the Sacred Harp tradition. As with many works of this genre, it uses a pentatonic scale. Conceived in a contrapual texture, every part is melodic in nature.

HIghly accessible to the beginning part-singer, the arrangement has an optional Part IV, allowing it to be sung in three-part (SSC, SAC, or SSA) or four-part (SSCB or SSAB). 

This work will also fit an adult church choir with more women than men. Assign the women to Parts I, II, & III (SSA) and combine the men on Part IV.


The three-part and four-part variable voicing charts indicate how to perform the piece with different age groups.


White Spiritual

Words from Elliott's Sacred Lyre, 1828

Music by J. King and William Walker, 1840

Arranged by Buen Suerte

Three- or Four-part Variable Voicing Acappella

Cambiata Press Catalog #S97560


This work is available in E-Print.

Please remember the copyright law.

It is illegal to purchase a single oactavo, then photocopy it.

Order hard-copy scores from your favorite music distributor, J.S.Pepper, Inc. or directly from Cambatia Press



When you click on the voicing to Saints Bound for Heaven below you will access an engraved copy of the piece.  You may need to download a little "Scorch" plug-in to view and hear it.  Just respond to the requests on the webpage when it appears. 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.  Minimize your audio window as it begins to play and 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. 


Saints Bound for Heaven

Sung by the

Cambiata Singers of the

Arkansas Boys Choir

Don L. Collins, Director


Three-Part    Four-Part

They are singing the four-part arrangement.






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