Balm In Gilead
The setting of this comforting spiritual is sensitive and soothing, appropriate for church service or concert program. The five measure introduction leads into the first verse with treble melody accompanied by eighth note runs and arpeggios. The mid-section features melody on handchimes, accompanied by whole note chords using the Echo technique. The arrangement closes with a return to the treble melody accompanied by the running eighth note and arpeggio patterns. Scored in C Major, this piece is 52 measures.