Go Down Moses
"Go Down Moses" is a 2 octave setting of the traditional African American spiritual. This arrangement, in g minor, uses the melody in a different way than is traditionally done, and includes syncopation and rhythms which are African in nature. Another feature of this arrangement is that it includes a soprano descant-solo. The soprano needs to be a real soprano, and the soprano part is used both instrumentally and vocally. The handbell parts are not especially difficult, except for the syncopation. "Go Down Moses" is 33 measures.