Peter Go Ring-a Dem Bells

Published by Colla Voce Music
catalog #36-20154

 

SATB (with divisi)/piano
African-American Spiritual
Difficulty rating (1-5): 3


 
 listen to Peter Go Ring-a Dem Bells

P
erformed by the Shorter College Choir,
Matthew Hoch, director

This piece was premiered by the Shorter College Choir directed by Matthew Hoch in October 2006.

This is another spiritual arrangement, and the goal here was to create a rousing concert-ender type piece. This is another spiritual arrangement of which I am not ashamed to admit that my model comes from the late Moses Hogan, thus the choral chords thickened by divisi, the driving up-tempo feel, etc.




 


TEXT

Oh, Peter, go ring-a dem bells
Peter, go-a ring dem bells
Peter, go ring-a dem bells
I heard f'om Heab'n to-day.
 
Oh, Peter, go ring-a dem bells
Peter, go-a ring dem bells
Peter, go ring-a dem bells
I heard f'om Heab'n to-day…
I  thank you God an' I thank you too,
I heard f'om Hea-b'n to-day.
 
I wonder where sister Mary is gone
I wonder where sister Mary is gone
I wonder where sister Mary's gone
I  heard f'om Heab'n today.  
I wonder where my Mother is gone
I wonder where my Mother is gone
I wonder where my Mother's gone
I heard f'om Heab'n to-day.
 
Oh, Peter, go ring, etc
 


 
 

  

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