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Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit (trombone sextet)

This arrangement starts off moving very quickly with a strident bass line. One can almost see Cab Calloway striding across the stage in his zoot suit.

After one stanza and one chorus, there is a transition to a higher key and a slow blues feel. One stanza is followed by two choruses where the full sonority of six trombones is explored with some jazz-inspired harmonies, followed by a brief coda.

Same item for sax sextet.


Upon the mountain my Lord spoke,
Out of His mouth came fire and smoke.
All around me looks so fine,
I ask my Lord if all was mine.

Ev'ry time I feel the Spirit
Moving in my heart I will pray.
Ev'ry time I feel the Spirit
Moving in my heart I will pray.

The Jordan river is chilly and cold,
It chills the body, but not the soul.
There ain't but one train upon this track,
It rolls to heaven and don't come back.

Ev'ry time I feel the Spirit
Moving in my heart I will pray.
Ev'ry time I feel the Spirit
Moving in my heart I will pray.


MP3 sound sample: entire piece (synthesizer/midi).

EV'RY TIME I FEEL THE SPIRIT, arranged by Tom Kirkland for trombone sextet consisting of five tenor trombones and one bass trombone, comes in a pdf file of 882K, with a ten-page score, six two-page parts, and a license page, twenty-three pages in all. Performance time should be just over three minutes.

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