Where the Soul Never Dies – SATB

SATB Voices and Piano

Words and Music by William M. Golden (1914)
Gospel/Bluegrass Style
Arranged by Earlene Rentz
Moderate Difficulty
Free with Purchase: Accompaniment MP3, Individual Voice Parts MP3s, and Rehearsal Preparation Sheet
Also available: SSAA, SSA
Duration ca. 3:30
Video for additional insight: https://youtu.be/ITUM-2-vjUs

A fun gospel song, with independent lines, two key changes, and lots of repetition. Many bluegrass groups have sung this as an audience participation piece, as it has an easy, catchy tune. The melody is sometimes doubled, and the choir should bring out the melody while other countermelodies are going on around it. The more religious references are absent, so it is likely fine for public school concerts. Have fun with this old gospel song!