Festival of American Spirituals

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Jerry Nowak

Traditional, arranged by Jerry Nowak

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General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 7:20
Difficulty: IV-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Northeastern Music Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $125.00   |   Score Only - $25.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A beautiful collection of the following songs are woven into one seven minute and forty second composition: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Little David, Play Your Harp, Sometimes I Fell Like a Motherless Child, Ezekiel, Saw The Wheel, Were You There? Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen, and Ev'ry Time I Feel The Spirit.

- Program Note from publisher

Dedicated to the Kogarah Concert Band, Sydney, Australia, Ian Brown, musical director and principal conductor.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria, Calif.) Concert Band (Greg Stoll, conductor) – 10 November 2018
  • Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria, Calif.) Concert Band (Greg Stoll, conductor) - 10 May 2014

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Nowak, J. (1990). Festival of American Spirituals [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee.