A moving arrangement of the African-American National Anthem, co-arranged by Jarrett Johnson and Alvin Chea (of Take 6)
2021 GRAMMY® Award Nominee for Best Arrangement: Instrumental or A Cappella
Winner of the 2020 NAACP "Lift Every Voice and Sing" contest
Featured during the 57th anniversary of the "March on Washington" virtual celebration
"My beloved brother Jarrett Johnson has been doin’ his thang since I can remember, and he ain’t about to stop now!! Big-time props to you on this release that touches the heart and soul of our current culture." - Quincy Jones
Below, view Jarrett Johnson's original video (featuring Alvin Chea). The original recording was sung in the key of G-flat.
Notes on this published version, edited by J.B. Craipeau and Kerry Marsh:
- Written in A-flat to better suit mixed-voice ensembles
- Lowest note of the vocal bass part is E-flat, for greater accessibility
- Brief moments of divisi in the alto and tenor parts
- Demo recording, SkyTracks Mixer, Part Tracks, Minus-One Tracks and Stems all feature vocals by Alvin Chea, Jarrett Johnson and Julia Dollison.
Click below to preview the score and demo for the published edition.
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Choose the "SkyTracks Mixer PLUS Chart" package and receive access to:
1. Sheet music and demo
2. SkyTracks Mixer access
3. Vocal Part Tracks
4. Minus-One Tracks
5. Recording Stems (for those who wish to use their own Digital Audio Workstation)
Choose the "SkyTracks Mixer MINUS Chart" If you've purchased the chart in the past and would like to buy only the SkyTracks Mixer package (still including all the learning tracks listed above).
The SkyTracks Mixer gives you access to a special webpage with a MIXABLE Multi-Track player of all of the recorded parts of the demo for this arrangement. You will receive a link to this page which you can share with your students so they can remotely access this versatile new learning tool, which works in browsers on desktops and laptops as well as mobile devices. Detailed instructions for how to use SkyTracks Mixers, including specific instructions about mobile device use, are included in the SkyTracks info pdf file you'll receive with your order.
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