Choral (SATB choir divisi a cappella) - Difficulty: medium-difficult
The First Songbook of Sweet Honey in the Rock. By Sweet Honey in the Rock. Arranged by Ysaye M. Barnwell. Choral Collection. Contemporary Vocal and African. Vocal score. With vocal score notation, introductory text, performance notes, black & white photos and discography. 170 pages. Published by Contemporary A Cappella Publishing (HL.8742049).
Item Number: HL.8742049
ISBN 9780634012747. 9x12 inches.
Sweet Honey in the Rock's musical sound has been described in High Fidelity magazine as breathtaking excursions into harmony singing and in Down Beat as neck-hair raising. This six-member African-American a cappella women's group has just celebrated its 25th anniversary. This wonderful collection compiled and edited by Ysaye M. Barnwell features three original compositions and one traditional song arrangement by each of the five singing members. The songs are presented in choral score for easy use by vocal ensembles. Also includes a moving foreword by Harry Belafonte, an introduction by Horace Clarence Boyer, the group's Her-story, a discography with album covers, photos, and extensive composer's and performance notes.