Voicing: SA and piano
Text: Traditional Spiritual
Published by: Colla Voce #20-96570 (Henry Leck's Indianapolis Children's Choir Series - 2004)
Retail: Musical Resources Online Store; J. W. Pepper
Notes: The famous spiritual in a short and straight forward arrangement for two-part voices, including an evocative role for the piano. A good piece for children's and women's choirs, or two-part mixed voices. Composed in 1994. Deep River is often featured at choral reading sessions in the USA, (e.g. the 2014 WA ACDA Summer Institute).
See the Deep River score, listen to a sample and read more at Colla Voce Music
Performed by: Cantare Children's Choir, Catherine Glaser-Climie, conductor
Performed by: The Cincinnati Boychoir, conducted by Dr. Randall N. Wolfe, recorded on America Sings!
Deep River, arr. Bevan - The Contemporary Choir of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Baltimore, Maryland
Deep River arr. Bevan on Choral Tracks
The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God,
see the complete score at classica Music Publishers
2) Voicing: SATB a cappella
Published by: Cypress Choral Music, Vancouver CP 1075
Retail: J. W. Pepper; Foxes Music
Notes: This is an SATB scoring of the original TTBB version above. Text is identical but the ending is different. You may view this score at Cypress Choral Music.
Listen to Ensemble Phoebus of Montreal sing The Souls of the Righteous at CBC Music. This beautiful recording is from the 2015 CBC Choral Competition.