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I’M TROUBLED IN MIND For Chorus (SAA) and Piano

an A f r ic an- A m e r ican Sp ir itu al ar r ang ed b y B r ax to n B lake

BRAXTON

BLAKE MUSIC


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I’M TROUBLED IN MIND For Chorus SSA and Piano A

an A fr i c a n - Ame r i c a n S p i r i t u a l a r r a n g e d by Br a xt on Bl a ke

Braxton Blake was raised in Galveston, Texas where he first studied composition and theory with Francis J. Pyle. He then attended the University of Houston from 1972-1976, studying composition with Michael Horvit and Thomas Benjamin, with additional concentration in piano and conducting. He enrolled at the Eastman School of Music in 1976, where he studied composition with Samuel Adler, Warren Benson, and Joseph Schwantner. At Eastman, he served as music director of the Musica Nova Ensemble (1978-1979). He received the degrees Master of Music in 1979 and Doctor of Philosophy in 1990.

Mr. Blake has participated in various music festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival (1978), the Bayreuth Festival (1980), and the Dartington Festival, (1984, studies in composition with Peter Maxwell Davies and conducting with Diego Masson). While living in Stuttgart, he studied composition with Milko Kelemen at the Staatliche Musikhochschule from 1984-1986. His professional engagements include serving as music director for the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, New York (1981-1984), with which he toured extensively throughout the United States, as well as guest appearances with Ensemble Modern, Frankfurt, Musik Fabrik, Düsseldorf, the Stuttgart Philharmonic, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the South German Radio Choir, the Contemporary Music Alliance Stuttgart, the Koechlin Ensemble, Ensemble 20, the Stuttgart Ballet, the Studio Ensemble Stuttgart, and Musica Nova Stuttgart. He has recorded extensively for the South German Radio and has recorded for Muza and for Col Legno recordings.

Mr. Blake’s commissions include those from the Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester, Denmark (Four Songs), the Philharmonic Brass, Stuttgart (Brass Quartet), the Vail Valley Foundation, (Piece of Cake) the City of Mannheim (Saxophone Sonata), Ensemble 20 (Three Preludes), the Stuttgart Philharmonic (Viola Concerto), the City of Stuttgart (Octet), the West German Radio, Cologne (Creole Folksongs), the Stuttgart Ballet (Salome), and the John Cranko School of the Stuttgart Ballet (Alice in Wonderland). Recently, seven works of his have been recorded for broadcast and CD release by the Südwest Rundfunk (Baden-Baden) and both the Albany and Ars-Musici labels have released CDs of his music. His compositions are published by Theodore Presser and Columbia University Music Press. Mr. Blake is the recipient of the 2001 Wladimir and Rhoda Lakond Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

BRAXTON

BLAKE MUSIC http://braxtonblake.com 1508 Longshore Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Tel/Fax 734/332-9277


3 PHOTOCOPYING

I’M TROUBLED IN MIND

PROHIBITED

African-America Spiritual arrranged by Braxton Blake

Slowly Soprano I’m

Alto I I’m

Alto II I’m

Slowly

Piano

5

trou

bled,

I’m

trou

bled,

I’m

trou

bled

in

mind,

If

Je

sus

don’t

trou

bled,

I’m

trou

bled,

I’m

trou

bled

in

mind,

If

Je

sus

don’t

trou

bled,

I’m

trou

bled,

I’m

trou

bled

in

mind,

If

Je

sus

don’t


4

10

help

me

I

sure

ly

will

die.

Oh,

Je

sus

my

help

me

I

sure

ly

will

die.

Oh,

Je

sus

my

help

me

I

sure

ly

will

die.

Oh,

Je

sus

my

Sav

vior,

on

Thee

I’ll

de

pend,

When

trou

bles

are

Sav

vior,

on

Thee

I’ll

de

pend,

When

trou

bles

are

Sav

vior,

on

Thee

I’ll

de

pend,

When

trou

bles

are

14


5

20

18

Solo

near

me,

You’ll be

my

true

friend.

near

me,

You’ll be

my

true

friend.

I want Je sopranos (tutti)

I’m

trou

sus

to walk with

bled,

I’m

altos (tutti)

near

me,

You’ll be

my

true

friend.

I’m

trou

bled,

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me

trou

I

bled,

I’m

want

I’m

trou

bled,

Je

sus

trou

bled

I’m

to walk

in

trou

bled,

with

me;

All

mind,

a

If

in

mind,


6

25

long

my

Je

sus

pil

grim

don’t

If

Je

jour

ney,

help

me

sus

don’t

I want Je

I

help

sure

me

sus

to

ly

I

walk with

will

sure

ly

30

Tutti

28

Lord,

me.

When

lad

dened

with

trou

ble,

and

bur

dened

with

die.

When

lad

dened

with

trou

ble,

and

bur

dened

with

When

lad

dened

with

trou

ble,

and

bur

dened

with

will

die.

sempre sostenuto


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32

grief;

To

Je

sus

in

se

cret,

I’ll

go

for

re

grief;

To

Je

sus

in

se

cret,

I’ll

go

for

re

grief;

To

Je

sus

in

se

cret,

I’ll

go

for

re

bled,

I’m

Soprano solo

36

I

lief.

lief.

lief.

want

Je

I’m

trou

sus

bled,

I’m

I’m

trou

trou

bled,

I’m

I’m

trou

bled,

trou

bled,

I’m


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I

trou

bled

I’m

trou

in

trou

want

Je

mind,

If

bled

bled,

I’m

in

trou

sus

Je

mind,

bled

sus

If

in

don’t

Je

mind,

help

sus

If

don’t

Je

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I

sure

ly

I

help

me

will

sure

die.

ly

I

want

will

sure

ly

die.

will

die.

Je

me

sus

sus

I

help

me

don’t

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