Followers of the Lamb – SATB

SATB Voices and Piano, with Descant

Words and Music by Sister Clarissa Jacobs (1833-1905)
Arranged by Earlene Rentz
Shaker Revival Hymn
Countermelodies, descant, key change
Medium Difficulty
Free with purchase: Accompaniment MP3, Rehearsal Preparation Sheet
Also Available: SAB, 3-Part Mixed, SSAA, SSA, 2-Part, Unison
Duration ca. 2:30

The Shaker lifestyle was very simple (“Simple Gifts”). Yet, their culture and religion did include celebration with movement…dance! Singing and dancing were huge components of their expression of life and religious beliefs. This Shaker revival hymn is a joyful arrangement, filled with musical components that bring life to the melody; independent countermelodies, a descant, a key change that propels it to the end, etc. Enjoy this arrangement of Sister Clarissa’s gem as it sings and dances along to a glorious ending.