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Composition Spotlight: All God's Children

(Each week we look at a piece of useful repertoire from the ChoralNet Community Composition Showcase.  A variety of voicings and levels of difficulty will be presented.  Enjoy!)
All God's Children by Wallace De Pue SAB or SAT and piano (click for PDF and audio)
Level: Middle School or higher
Uses: General Concert Use
Program Themes: Songs of Travel, Robes, Crowns and Things You Wear, Spirituals, 
This Piece Would Program Well WithThe Rhythm of Life SAB arr. Richard Barnes available from JWPepper and Sheet Music Plus
Some works in the Composition Showcase are arrangements of Folk tunes and spirituals.  The text and melody of All God's Children may be known to you as I Got Shoes or Walk All Over Heaven.  Wallace De Pue is an experienced composer and carefully created this arrangement for middle school use.  The easy piano part and cautious men's range of a minor 6th makes this an excellent choice for the choir with limitted musical resources.  The cheerful text and upbeat rhythms make this a winning concert finale.  
This work is available from Picardie Court Publications, by messaging the composer or calling (419) 352-4372.
(Original publication: December 2, 2012)