Saints Bound for Heaven
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.
and four-part variable voicing charts
indicate how to perform the piece with different age groups.
Words from Elliott's Sacred Lyre,
Music by J. King and William Walker,
Arranged by Buen Suerte
Three- or Four-part Variable Voicing
Cambiata Press Catalog #S97560