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How Can I Keep From Singing? Publication Details
 

 
  Catalogue Number -
PEL2034 SSA

Voicing/Instrumentation -
SSA Choir and piano
with optional  organ or strings,
and trumpet.

Level of Difficulty - Easy

Uses/Season -
Festival, Concert

 

Duration -
3:00 mins

Pages Music -
6 pages - 12 page booklet
Format -
SSA/piano choral octavo

Copyright Year - 2002

Perusal Score PDF
SSA perusal only
 
 
Description/Remarks

PEL2034 How Can I Keep From Singing?


The beautiful Shaker hymn, that speaks of soaring faith and grace in the midst of tyranny and oppression, is given a very American sound here in the simple, clean harmonies Halley uses to echo the meaning of the text. The use of antiphonal voices throughout furthers the plaintive quality of the song. Piano with trumpet and organ, or strings, are the perfect accompaniment. Halley's arrangement of this beloved song may be the new favorite.

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  Sound Clip ◙♫
'How Can I Keep From Singing?' Arr. Halley
Elora Festival Singers
'Songs of Folk and Lore'

'SongsOfFolkAndLore'_cover

 
 
 
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CHORAL SCORES SSA - PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ORDERING THE CORRECT FORMAT
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Choral score SSA/piano PDF
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Choral score SSA/piano 
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INSTRUMENTAL PARTS
 

PEL2034 IP PDF
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Text
 

How Can I Keep From Singing?

 

My life flows on in endless song;
Above earthís lamentation
I hear the real though far-off hymn
That hails a new creation.

Through all the tumult and the strife,
I hear that music ringing;
It sounds an echo in my soul;
How can I keep from singing?

When tyrants tremble, sick with fear,
And hear their death-knell ringing;
When friends rejoice, both far and near,
How can I keep from singing?

In prison cell and dungeon vile
Our thoughts to them are winging;
When friends by shame are undefiled:
How can I keep from singing?

What though the tempest loudly roars,
I hear the Truth, it liveth!
What though the darkness round me close,
Songs in the night it giveth.

No storm can shake my inmost calm
While to that Rock Iím clinging;
Since Love is Lord of heavín and earth:
How can I keep from singing?

Quaker Folk Hymn