Shall We Gather at The River, Gospel Hymn for Violin and Viola Duet (arr. David McKeown) by Robert Lowry Sheet Music for Instrumental Duet at Sheet Music Direct
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Shall We Gather at The River, Gospel Hymn for Violin and Viola Duet (arr. David McKeown) Digital Sheet Music
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Shall We Gather at The River, Gospel Hymn for Violin and Viola Duet (arr. David McKeown)by Robert Lowry Instrumental Duet - Digital Sheet Music

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Shall We Gather at The River is an American nineteenth century hymn often sung in a gospel style. This version is arranged as a duet for one Violin and one Viola.

Shall We Gather at The River was composed in 1865 by a Baptist minister from New York, Robert Lowry. As well as becoming a gospel standard, the melody of Shall We Gather at The River has found its way into compositions by Charles Ives and Aaron Copeland and has often been used in classic Western movies.

Shall We Gather at The River is simply arranged in keys and range best suited to the instruments. The hymn is played three times in a slow swing style, with a key change on the final verse and chorus. Click the link above to listen to a full Youtube performance of the Clarinet version of this duet.

Shall We Gather at The River is suitable for players at an intermediate level and above, though the key change may require extra work for less experienced players. With a performance time of around three minutes, this version of Shall We Gather at The River is perfect for worship and concert performances, both formal and informal.

There are many more top quality arrangements and compositions by David McKeown for you to browse at http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/publishers/david-mckeown/6203

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