Iowa Choral Directors Association
R&S – High School Choirs

Octavo of the Month (4th in a series)
Mike Walag, Iowa High School R&S Chair

True Light
Gospel
Words & Music by Keith Hampton
earthsongs
Soprano Solo/SATB

Duration: 4:30
Medium to Difficult Difficulty

 

Keith Hampton combines the African-American spiritual, “This Little Light of Mine” with a Gospel solo (melody as sung by Maria L. Moore) in this high-energy arrangement. The highly syncopated and staccato choral parts are accompanied by a straight-forward gospel-style piano part that is not overly difficult and supports the singers harmonies. Homophonic and call and response sections are the primary textures, alternating with 2 verses of the ad lib solo part. Another great multi-cultural publication from earthsongs. Check it out (in the Summer 2003 convention packet).