Swing Low, Sweet Chariot for flute ensemble

$11.00

This very well known American Negro spiritual was first popularized in 1909. Wallace Willis, a Choctaw freedman in Oklahoma “prior to 1862” wrote of the Prophet Elijah’s being taken to heaven by a chariot as noted in the Bible in II Kings 2:11.

This flute quartet arrangement offers the theme and two variations; one an energetic jazzy version and the other a sweet lilting waltz. It might be performed on 4 C flutes, 3 C flutes and an alto or bass, or 2 C flutes with 2 altos or one alto and a bass. Flutists of the hour should enjoy putting their own personal touches on their interpretation!

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Title:
How Far is it to Bethlehem?
Composer:
Wallace Willis
Arranger:
Ann Cameron Pearce
Tempo/Style:
Larghetto, Moderato
Length:
2 minutes to 3 minutes
Parts:
4 parts
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Instruments:
4 C flutes
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3 C flutes
1 Alto flute or 1 Bass flute
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2 C flutes
1 Alto flute
1 Bass flute

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