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Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel

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A traditional negro spiritual. 

Tags: Spiritual, Ucla, Moses, Hogan, Chorus, Choir, see all
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An exceptional arrangement by the great Moses Hogan!

  • Sep 11, 2010
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Moses Hogan was a genius in his own right. This arrangement of "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel" is incredibly exciting, using dynamic range and rhythmic variety to great effect. This choral arrangement certainly has the presence of a concert piece but it still retains the sentiments of traditional negro spirituals, where the music serves the words.

This is a challenging a cappella piece for the rhythmic vitality and percussive diction it requires among other things, but it is a wonderful piece to perform because of how fun it is too. Nothing is fun unless it is challenging! And one always loves it when a soprano hits a high D with energy and excitement!

If you sing in a choir and want to learn/are learning this piece, it requires three soprano soloists in addition to a chamber choir. It takes a lot of discipline to really perform with great diction and energy for a piece such as this and calls for a high caliber of singing by all. 

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September 14, 2010
Thanks for your recommendation! I'm not familiar with Moses Hogan but I'll be sure to look out for his works in future!
January 04, 2011
me too! =)
 
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