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Robert Lowry arranged by Alan Riley Jones

SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER? for SATB(B) chorus and piano

2013


Robert Lowry arranged by Alan Riley Jones

SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER? for SATB(B) chorus and piano This lively arrangement in 7/4 meter re-fashions Lowry’s familiar hymn into a rhythmically-charged spiritual, using an unequal four beats per measure to carry the listener along on a joyous spiritual journey along the celestial river. Composer and arranger Alan Riley Jones has written for a variety of choral groups and theaters, including the Oakwood Waits caroling ensemble, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (Durham, N.C.), and the Durham Savoyards, Ltd., for which Jones is music director.

www.arjentium.com Copyright © 2013 Alan Riley Jones, all rights reserved. Unauthorized photocopying or reproduction of any part of this material is prohibited.


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Shall We Gather at the River? for SATB(B) chorus and piano

                    Allegretto q=140

Piano

   

mp

    3

Words and music by Robert Lowry arr. by Alan Riley Jones

                 

SOPRANOS - ALTOS unis. mp



                                                                    

      

 

Shall we



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gath - er

 



at the

riv

         



TENORS - BASSES unis. mf

Shall we

gath - er

        

mp

           

at the

riv

-

er

 -

er

            



    

Where bright an - gel feet have



    

Where bright an - gel feet have

    

Copyright © 2013, Alan Riley Jones, all rights reserved.

        


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     8

trod;

With its

     

trod;

                   

crys - tal

 

tide

 

for - ev

-

er

Flow- ing

With its crys - tal tide for - ev

-

er

Flow- ing

   

  

          



    

  

    

   

   

   

    

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by

   

by

the throne

 

of

the throne

of

            

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 God?

  

div. mf

 

On the

  

  

  

  

  

 

 

          On the mar - gin of the mar - gin of the

riv riv

      

 

On



the mar - gin of the

riv

 

  -

er, er,

 

div. mf

              

                    

   

God?

 

  



 

-

er,

      

      

       

       

mf


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              16

Wash - ing

up its sil - ver

 

spray,

                Wash - ing

               

up its sil - ver

spray,

   

          

      19

er er

All the hap - py, gold - en

ev

-

er

All the hap - py, gold - en

            

               

     

 

   

   

  

  

day.

      

  

day.

Shall we gath - er?

                     

  

 

we'll gath - er

     

at



the



riv

 

-

we'll gath - er

at

the

riv

-



 

 

Shall we gath - er?



 

   

    



           



  

Yes,

Yes,

  

  

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       

            -

     

We will walk and wor - ship ship We will walk and wor

We will walk and wor - ship

ev ev

    

 

            

 

   



er,

 

 

  

er,

The

The

                        


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     24

     

         

       Gath - er with         

beau - ti - ful, beau - ti - ful

riv - er;

beau - ti - ful, beau - ti - ful

riv - er;

            

     

   

 

    

      

     

27

Gath - er with

   





     

   

     the

 

at

the

the saints

at

the



 



throne

of

     

-

-

er

 

That

flows

 

by

 

the

riv

-

-

er

That

flows

by

the throne

       

  

  

     

 

  



God.

 

 

 

  

 

 

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

 

riv

 

 

       

  

saints

 

of

 

           God.                                        

  

mp

  

  



 


8 mp SOPRANOS - ALTOS

      31

At

    

 

the



mp TENORS only

At

the







 

smil - ing

of

the

riv



smil - ing

of

the

riv

 

  -

er,

 -

er,

                        

   

 

mp

      33

  





Rip - pling



with

the

Sav - iour's

Rip - pling

with

the

Sav - iour's







 

 

 



 

 

 

face,



   

face,

                                     

      35

 





 



   

Saints,

whom



death will

nev - er

sev



-

er,

Lift their

Saints,

whom

death will

nev - er

sev

-

er,

Lift their

    

                                


9

    

 

songs

of sav

37

    

songs

 

-

of sav

-

        



   

    39



 

ing





grace.

ing

grace.

                  

 

  

SOPRANOS - ALTOS

  

 

TENORS - BASSES opt. div.

  

    

      

Ere p

we reach the shin - ing riv

Ere

we reach the shin - ing riv

   

      44

Lay

    

Lay

  

p

  



      

we

ev- ery bur - den

  

we

ev- ery bur - den

 

down;

          down;

-

            

Slower h=60

 

Slower h=60 a cappella p

                               

 

 

er,

   -

er,





Grace our

 

 

  

  

Grace our

    spir - its will de-

            spir - its will de-


10

     50

liv

-



er,

And

  

      liv



-

er,

Tempo primo q=140

        54

 

crown.

And





  

a

robe

 



 

pro - vide

a

robe

and

 

 

pro - vide

 

    Shall we

       



  

unis. Shall we gath - er?

crown.

Tempo primo q=140

                           mp (resume piano)

       

  

       56



 

 

    

 

Yes,









we'll gath - er

at

the

     





we'll gath - er

at

the

    mf

and



 

 



       ti - ful, beau - ti - ful          

 

   

riv -



er;

Gath - er

beau - ti - ful, beau - ti - ful

riv -

er;

Gath - er

     

   

riv

     

-

er,

 

    

riv

-

er,

The

The beau -

                         

 

mf



  

mf

Yes,

gath - er?

 

  



  

    

          


11

     59

     

with

the

with

          

   saints

 

the saints

 

 

at

the

riv

at

the

    

    



That

riv

-

er

That

 

 

  

  

of

 

God.

flows

by the throne

of

God.

 

       

                  

  

mf

    63    

  

 

                          

   f

f

  

er

 

     

  

 

-



by the

throne



  

flows

     





         



     





     

61



  

 

 

         

   

Soon we'll reach the sil - ver

riv

-

er,

Soon we'll reach the sil - ver

riv

-

er,

      

 

     

       

     

     

f


12

                 66

                   Soon our

pil - grim - age will

cease,

Soon our

pil - grim - age will

cease,

   

       

          

    

     69

quiv

    

quiv

  

 -

-

er

  f      72

      

Yes,

     

Soon our hap - py hearts will

  

   

  

 

er

With the mel - o - dy

of

peace.

 

  

 

peace.

               

  

  

  





 

we'll gath - er

at

the

riv

     

we'll gath - er

  

  

  

  

  

  

  



 



 

 

   

        

  

     

Soon our hap - py hearts will



  

f

 

of

Yes,

f

       

With the mel - o - dy

                   





at

the

 

riv

  

 

 -

   

 

er,

  -

The

  

er,

The

                

 

  

 


13

      74

        

beau - ti - ful, beau - ti - ful

     

riv - er;

            

beau - ti - ful, beau - ti - ful

       Gath - er with

riv - er;

  

 

 

   

  

  

 

 

77

riv

-

      riv

-





er

That

 

 

er

That

  

    



the

  at

the

       

 

at



2.

              

flows by the

 

throne, Oh,

     

flows by the throne,

1.              

  

the saints

      

1.

saints

 

Gath - er with

 

      

the

        

       

    

 

 

    

flows by the

      Oh,

throne of

     

flows by the throne

  

2.

  

  

 

  of


14

     

 

 

       

  

  

80

God.

God.

  

                                      

  

  

  

                     

            

  

  

82

  

  

 

 

 

rit.

  

 

     

mp



   

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