Traditional spiritual arranged by Moses Hagan. Moses Hagan, born in New Orleans in 1957, has earned an international reputation as one of America's most gifted pianists, conductors and arrangers. His contemporary choral settings of spirituals and other works have been praised by the American Choral Directors Association and Gramophone magazine. Audiences have responded with standing ovations upon hearing these unique and sensitive arrangements. The world renowned Philip Brunelle Chorale of Minnesota and the Boy's Choir of Harlem have both performed Hogan's arrangements for national audiences on television and radio.
My High School Concert Choir is performing this piece tonight (May 7th, 2003) and it proved to be a real challenge for us. If you want to wow your crowd, and show off each part of your choir, I highly recommend this piece. It is highly difficult, breaking into 9 parts in one section, so perform at your own risk!
J. Dougherty - (Chamberlain South Dakota)
Having sung this song with 90 other individuals, this piece has been excruxiatingly enjoyable to perform! Audience members and performers alike are sucked into the passion, rhythms, and harmonies in this intricate selection. It is challenging, but doable for a variety of levels. Elijah Rock is a great way to unite choir and bring out the singers' best, while having a dangerous amounts of fun!
Ask - (Earl)
This piece is a very exciting Chorale arrangement. Great piece to show off your higher voices of the group. A complex piece, but not too busy.
VERY VERY VERY FUN TO PERFORM!
C. J. Garbo - (Colorado)
Elijah Rock is outstanding! Very well done by Moses Hogan and a must for every choral event. Mixed with great harmony and the effect it leaves on people is priceless, I did this song this year (2002) in my choral class and its awesome.
Quinton - (Atlanta, Georgia)