Wade in the Water
Arr. Joanna Forbes L'Estrange
Faber Choral Singles
Wade in the water is a lively and infectious spiritual. Its features include a call-and-response texture, jazz ‘scat’ vocalization and finger clicks on beats 2 and 4 of the measure. This arrangement remains true to the spirit of Eva Cassidy’s well-loved version, adapting the instrumental improvisation on the recording to create a fun scat section. Listen to Eva Cassidy’s version and aim for the same passion and commitment, allowing the voices as much freedom of expression as is possible in a choral texture.
Faber Choral Singles offer a series of beautifully crafted arrangements in a diversity of musical styles for today's choirs. From Broadway, pop and folk to spirituals, gospel and original works, the Faber Choral Singles series guarantees the perfect repertoire for every occasion.