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Catalogue No: M051472734
ISMN: 9790051472734
Shop Product Code: 1647384

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Series: Choral Music Experience

Department: Choral - Choral Mixed Voices

Instrumentation: SATB

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (New York)

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The title is Carribean slang for "don't be pushed around; stand up for yourself". A molten swamp of gospel/funk/blues, this is designed to get the choir down and dirty, and the audience up and roaring. If your pianist wants to stir up some deep gumbo, this is the piece for you. The vocal parts aren't very hard, but your pianist should be ready to rock.

-Stephen Hatfield

For mixed choir (SATB) and piano. Piano setting by Jennifer Greene.

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`A marvellous gospel-funky type of piece, which has an `in your face,' aggressive style throughout, but is nonetheless most enjoyable. Contrasts are provided more by the different voicings within the choir than by dynamics, although a full tone is required more or less throughout. What makes it for me is the superb piano accompaniment by Jennifer Greene. A confident choir is needed here, with the ability to be flexible with the rhythms and syncopations which abound, not to mention the odd swoops in the vocal line. An exciting piece.'

(Music Teacher May 2004)

"I love this song! I am 14 and in the Annapolis Vally hounor Choir and we sing "Don't Bend Down". You can fell the energy at practice. This song is so insperational. Im an alto an love soinging the small alto solos I really give it! I want this on my iPod its so good. Best choral peice ever!"

Rating:    5/6/2006

"I'm 13 and I'm in Cantabile Youth Singers in the Bay Area in California. I loved this song when we performed it! We liked it so much we performed it in our tour of Russia, Estonia and Finland. Every part had chances to really give everything and it was just an inspirational, fun song that really lets you connect with the audience and each other!"

Rating:    3/12/2010

  

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