OH SUSANNAH, a traditional song composed by Stephen Foster in 1840 is a song that lends itself to choral part singing. I arranged this in a jazz style as I have a real interest in unusual chords and the jazz genre.
The setting is for five parts, Soprano 1, 2 & 3, Alto 1 and Alto 2. This is a recording of the Iona College Chorale performing the arrangement which is available from my publisher, Middle C associates in Geelong Victoria.
From the publisher: This stunning treatment of the 1848 Stephen Foster classic was crafted by one of Western Australia’s most talented composers and arrangers of choral music. Featuring tight jazz influenced chords and interesting harmonies, Christian achieves an uplifting, reflective, almost spiritual sound. The arrangement contains an optional piano part and is available for treble SSAA or mixed SATB choirs.
Iona College Chorale, Perth Western Australia 2012 (pictured) are featured on this track.
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