The Gift to Sing



  • MusicL Marianne Forman
  • Lyrics / Text: James Weldon Johnson
  • Choral MusicSATBSecular

  • Languages: English
  • Accompaniment: Piano accompaniment
  • Format: Octavo – Choral
  • Catalog #: BP121
  • Publisher: Beckenhorst Press, Inc.

  • Publisher: Beckenhorst Press, Inc.
  • Prices and availability subject to change without notice.

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Receiving an Honorable Mention in the 2020 King's Singers New Music Prize, this sparkling arrangement sets James Weldon Johnson's text about singing through adversity:

“…and if the way grows darker still, shadowed by Sorrow's somber wing, with glad defiance in my throat, I pierce the darkness with a note, and sing … no nights are dark, no days are long, while in my heart there swells a song, and I can sing.”

Deeply encouraging, and suitable for a variety of performance situations.

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Weight 0.065 lbs


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