Soon And Very Soon is a contemporary gospel song by Andraé Crouch.
This is the second of the two Mass Choir selections for the District Choral Festival. All voices sing.
This YouTube video features the original recording artist and composer of Soon And Very Soon. Although Andraé Crouch sings it as a solo with female backup singers, it is very similar to our choral version.
SSA – Soprano I, Soprano II, and Alto parts together:
This recording has all three parts that we are learning played at the same time. Do not use this recording until you think you can sing your part pretty well. Since three notes are often being played simultaneously, it can be harder to hear your note – but it’s there. Listen closely, and you will hear…
Altos are taking the middle note whenever the women’s parts divide into 3 parts. At the ending, in measures 53 and 54, altos are singing the top note of the alto notes, which are all stems down. (The sopranos have the tied whole notes above.)
“SAB” is an abbreviation (the first letter of each word) for “Soprano Alto Bass.” This recording has all three parts that we are learning played at the same time. Do not use this recording until you think you can sing your part pretty well.
“Piano accompaniment” means only the actual piano part written in the music is played. There are NO vocal parts being played. This is what you will hear during the performance. Before using this, you should be able to sing your part independently, that is, without help from the piano.
“The Star-Spangled Banner” is the national anthem of the United States.
We will be singing the Star-Spangled Banner in three parts. Each individual part is recorded on the piano and can be played back from this web page by clicking on the embedded audio players found below.
There are also download links so that you can have the mp3 for yourself. After downloading it, you can put it on any phone, device or computer you want. It’s quite convenient to have the actual mp3 recording so that you can play it back wherever and whenever you want, and you won’t need an Internet connection.
PDF link – Copies of the music are available in class. The following link will open up a PDF of the music, if your browser supports PDF viewing, or it may download it, if your device recognises PDF files: