SATB choir, clarinet & piano - Moderately Easy
Composed by Gwyneth W. Walker (1947-). 21st Century. Octavo. E.C. Schirmer Publishing #6430. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.6430).
Item Number: EC.6430
8.5" x 11" inches.
"Walk On Up to Heaven is based on the traditional American song, 'I Got Shoes.' The song starts with the shoes and the image of walking up to heaven. However, the focus then switches to the energetic and active aspects of living a positive life right here on earth: 'Gonna shout for joy... gonna speak my mind... gonna agitate...gonna follow my dreams... gonna fly...' "
"And, with homage to the dedicatee, Helen Lutes (a sports enthusiast, with the softball field at Mansfield University named in her honor), the joy of playing baseball is woven into the lyrics. 'One of these days, I'm gonna hit a homer... round the bases... fly on up to heaven.' "
"It is envisioned that the Clarinet will express the qualities of lightness and bounce, within a swing rhythm, which are the essence of this music. Perhaps the Clarinet represents each of us, joyously, walking on up to heaven!" - Gwyneth Walker
Use: concerts; high school, college, community, professional choruses
Clarinet part is notated above the vocal parts.