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McGaughey, Fran

PDF Balm in Gilead Duet and Ensemble

ALL HARPS LOWER INTERMEDIATE - Here is soft-to-jazzy piece for playing anytime and often! Download version only.

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There is a Balm in Gilead / Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Ensemble Version - scroll to read the Duet Version Description (both versions include in the download)

arr. Fran McGaughey 2013

Here is soft-to-jazzy piece for playing anytime and often!

The parts are not difficult.  Harp I is intermediate in Verse 3. It could be divided.

This music combines two favorite Negro Spirituals using Harp I and Harp 2 with a Solo Instrument (Cello or Harp 3) plus possible hand-drumming Harp 2 or Bodhran and Voice.  This music is very flexible to fit your duet or ensemble.  

A separate copy of the Drum or clap Part is included.  Should no drummer be available, it is also in Harp 2.  It can be beaten on the harp soundboard by Harp 2.

A Balm in Gilead comes directly from Jeremiah, Chapter 46, v. 2 and 11.   The first appearance of the spiritual in something close to its current form is uncertain. A version of the refrain can be found in Washington Glass's 1854 hymn "The Sinner's Cure,"  according to Wikipedia.

For most people, upon hearing Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. the music becomes embedded!  In my thinking, it flows nicely with Balm in Gilead--given a few harmonic twists.

Warning:  listeners may spontaneously join in with the dance-like rhythms.

Duet Version

arr. Fran McGaughey 2013

Here is soft-to-jazzy piece for playing anytime and often!

The parts are not difficult.  Harp I is intermediate in Verse 3. It could be divided.



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PDF Balm in Gilead Duet and Ensemble

PDF Balm in Gilead Duet and Ensemble

ALL HARPS LOWER INTERMEDIATE - Here is soft-to-jazzy piece for playing anytime and often! Download version only.

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