Zion's Walls

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Zion's Walls

Anthem Information

Season
Voicing
Year Published

Ordering Information

Catalog No.
M051460700

Zion's Walls (Revivalist Song). Arranged by Glenn Koponen and Aaron Copland. For Choral, Chorus, Piano (SATB). Boosey & Hawkes Sacred Choral. 12 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051460700. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48003920).

The original melody and words of this popular revivalist song are credited to John G. McCurry, compiler of the Social Harp (1855).
Other arrangements available: SSA (48003921) and TTBB (48003922).

Editor review

1 review

Driving rhythm and Appalachian feel ... barn-burner!
(Updated: April 25, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Choral Integrity 
 
5.0
Textual Quality 
 
4.0
Teachability 
 
4.0
Audience Response 
 
4.0
Students tends to eat this anthem like candy. Once conquered, the student choir is anxious to give its full energy to making this piece dance. Shifting meters keeps the music "on its toes" at all times, keeping the energy flowing from beginning to end. Again, the accompanist is key to success.

Selected for the 2014 Labor Day at the Cathedral (for adult singers), this anthem will be sung by 200 adults in the National Cathedral with full orchestra.

The Bottom Line

Pros
Enjoyable, challenging, and downright fun!
Cons
None noted
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User reviews

1 review

Overall rating 
 
4.5
Choral Integrity 
 
5.0  (1)
Textual Quality 
 
4.0  (1)
Teachability 
 
4.0  (1)
Audience Response 
 
5.0  (1)
Standard Choral Work
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Choral Integrity 
 
5.0
Textual Quality 
 
4.0
Teachability 
 
4.0
Audience Response 
 
5.0
Works better with choirs that can put out a lot of sound. This is a standard American choral work. fun to sing, fun to learn, audiences enjoy it.

The Bottom Line

Pros
Fun to sing
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