Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child – SA/SSA/SSAA
Rosephanye Powell released a gripping arrangement for mixed voices in 2004 that has enjoyed steady use. This SSAA arrangement remains true to the unique qualities of the previous voicing – heart-wrenching harmonies and soulful blue notes that mourn gracefully. The inclusion of the two brief West African texts adds years of history and depth to this somber Spiritual. The surprising “Picardy” ending provides a pleasant reassurance. School or church – Medium difficulty.