Choral & Classroom

The Journey of Harriet Tubman

SATB Choral Score

The Journey of Harriet Tubman

SATB Choral Score

Series: Pavane Secular Publisher: Pavane Publishing Format: Downloadable SATB Composer: Ron Kean

This 5-movement, multi-media, Choral Drama honors one of the great heroes of the emancipation era.

Scholars have no idea how these spirituals were performed before the Civil War, but they agree that there was probably very little European influence. Dr. Kean's goal was to compose and arrange music in a style that is evocative of the enslaved Africans' frame of mind based upon their west African musical heritage and in their sociological context.

He chose to accompany the spirituals with kalimba (thumb piano) to honor the west African tradition of connecting with ancestors and the marimba to sound like the west African balafon. Medium to difficult.

  • MVT 1 FOLLOW THE RIVER (WOUNDED AND DREAMING)
  • MVT 2 STEAL AWAY (CHAIN GANG STYLE, STEAL/STEEL)
  • MVT 3 GO DOWN MOSES (ESCAPE)
  • MVT 4 SWING LOW/FOLLOW THE RIVER (SELF-RESCUE)
  • MVT 5 FOLLOW THE RIVER/EPILOGUE (RESUING OTHERS)

Inventory #HL 00268959 UPC: 888680737146 Publisher Code: P8001D

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Series: Pavane Secular Publisher: Pavane Publishing Format: Softcover Full Score Composer: Ron Kean

This 5-movement, multi-media choral drama honors one of the great heroes of the emancipation era. The journey of those who sacrificed becomes a story we can relive and honor. Dr. Kean's goal was to compose and arrange original music and traditional spirituals in a style that is evocative of the enslaved Africans' frame of mind. The spirituals are accompanied with kalimba (thumb piano) to honor the west African tradition of connecting with ancestors and with the marimba to sound like the west African balafon. This is a work that will move an audience to tears. Medium to difficult.

  • MVT 1 FOLLOW THE RIVER (WOUNDED AND DREAMING)
  • MVT 2 STEAL AWAY (CHAIN GANG STYLE, STEAL/STEEL)
  • MVT 3 GO DOWN MOSES (ESCAPE)
  • MVT 4 SWING LOW/FOLLOW THE RIVER (SELF-RESCUE)
  • MVT 5 FOLLOW THE RIVER/EPILOGUE (RESUING OTHERS)

Inventory #HL 00268960 UPC: 888680737153 Publisher Code: P8002 Width: 8.5" Length: 11.0" 112 pages

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Series: Choral Publisher: Pavane Publishing Format: Downloadable Instrumental Parts Composer: Ron Kean

This 5-movement, multi-media choral drama honors one of the great heroes of the emancipation era. The journey of those who sacrificed becomes a story we can relive and honor. Dr. Kean's goal was to compose and arrange original music and traditional spirituals in a style that is evocative of the enslaved Africans' frame of mind. The spirituals are accompanied with kalimba (thumb piano) to honor the west African tradition of connecting with ancestors and with the marimba to sound like the west African balafon. This is a work that will move an audience to tears. Medium to difficult.

  • MVT 1 FOLLOW THE RIVER (WOUNDED AND DREAMING)
  • MVT 2 STEAL AWAY (CHAIN GANG STYLE, STEAL/STEEL)
  • MVT 3 GO DOWN MOSES (ESCAPE)
  • MVT 4 SWING LOW/FOLLOW THE RIVER (SELF-RESCUE)
  • MVT 5 FOLLOW THE RIVER/EPILOGUE (RESUING OTHERS)
Instrumentation Number of Parts Pages Per Part
MARIMBA 1 0
KALIMBA 1 0

Inventory #HL 00268961 UPC: 888680737160 Publisher Code: P8003

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Series: Pavane Secular Publisher: Pavane Publishing Format: Octavo SATB Composer: Ron Kean

This 5-movement, multi-media, Choral Drama honors one of the great heroes of the emancipation era.

Scholars have no idea how these spirituals were performed before the Civil War, but they agree that there was probably very little European influence. Dr. Kean's goal was to compose and arrange music in a style that is evocative of the enslaved Africans' frame of mind based upon their west African musical heritage and in their sociological context.

He chose to accompany the spirituals with kalimba (thumb piano) to honor the west African tradition of connecting with ancestors and the marimba to sound like the west African balafon. Medium to difficult.

  • MVT 1 FOLLOW THE RIVER (WOUNDED AND DREAMING)
  • MVT 2 STEAL AWAY (CHAIN GANG STYLE, STEAL/STEEL)
  • MVT 3 GO DOWN MOSES (ESCAPE)
  • MVT 4 SWING LOW/FOLLOW THE RIVER (SELF-RESCUE)
  • MVT 5 FOLLOW THE RIVER/EPILOGUE (RESUING OTHERS)

Inventory #HL 00288342 UPC: 888680910907 Publisher Code: P8001 Width: 6.75" Length: 10.5" 68 pages

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Series: Pavane Video Publisher: Pavane Publishing Format: General Merchandise Video Composer: Ron Kean

Dramatic video to play behind your choir as you perform The Journey of Harriet Tubman.

  • MVT 1 FOLLOW THE RIVER (WOUNDED AND DREAMING)
  • MVT 2 STEAL AWAY (CHAIN GANG STYLE, STEAL/STEEL)
  • MVT 3 GO DOWN MOSES (ESCAPE)
  • MVT 4 SWING LOW/FOLLOW THE RIVER (SELF-RESCUE)
  • MVT 5 FOLLOW THE RIVER/EPILOGUE (RESUING OTHERS)

Inventory #HL 00298788 UPC: 888680954086 Publisher Code: P8004 Run time: 0:12:00

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