Lift Every Voice (Johnson)

Price: 
$112.50

Lift Every Voice (Johnson)

Arranger/Composer: 

Leavell, Cedrick

Item Code:
29850
Publisher: 
C. Alan Publications

Lift Every Voice is a contemporary arrangement of what has been deemed the African American Anthem. This arrangement takes the listener on a journey: From the song‘s origins through the tumultuous times of the Civil Rights Movement to a sense of hope and progression to a reminder that the fight is not over.

Program Notes

Lift Every Voice is a contemporary arrangement of what has been deemed the African American Anthem. This arrangement takes the listener on a journey: From the song‘s origins through the tumultuous times of the Civil Rights Movement to a sense of hope and progression to a reminder that the fight is not over. While this piece would be a superb addition to any Black History Month program, it also works effectively as a contrasting piece for a concert program at any time of the year. The song is very relevant today, as people are trying to find their voice in the world. It’s a reminder that all voices have value and add to the beautiful tapestry of our society. The contemporary harmonies portray this, thus making the arrangement refreshing while staying true to the traditional melody and familiarity of the original work. – C.L.

Grade Level: 3.5
Copyright: 2022
Number of Players: Standard
Duration: 4:00

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    Instrumentation

    Flute
    Oboe
    Bassoon
    B-flat Clarinet 1
    B-flat Clarinet 2
    B-flat Clarinet 3
    B-flat Clarinet 4
    Bass Clarinet
    Alto Saxophone
    Tenor Saxophone
    Baritone Saxophone

    B-flat Trumpet 1
    B-flat Trumpet 2
    F Horn 1
    F Horn 2
    Trombone 1
    Trombone 2
    Euphonium
    Baritone T.C.
    Tuba

    Timpani [4 drums]
    Bells
    Vibraphone
    Marimba [1-2 players]
    Percussion 1 [2 players]: Snare Drum, Bass Drum
    Percussion 2: Ride Cymbal, Triangle
    Percussion 3 [2 players]: Suspended Cymbal, Tam-Tam