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Bonds: We Shall Overcome

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  • Composer: Margaret Bonds
  • Editor: John Michael Cooper
  • Instrumentation: SATB Choir, Soprano, Percussion
  • Work: We Shall Overcome (1969)
  • Work Language: English
  • UPC: 680160685929
  • Size: 8.1 x 11.0 inches


We Shall Overcome for Soprano solo, SATB Chorus, Tambourine, and Bongo

This work is typical of the unrelenting originality of Margaret Bonds' arrangements of spirituals. It was composed in 1969 for legendary soprano Leontyne Price and the A Cappella Choir of Rust College. This setting is a tour de force of increasing energy and inspiration – a musical call to arms for the cause of social justice that was central to Bonds' creative persona.