Six Negro Spirituals have been arranged by Maurice Jacobson for TTBB Male Voice Choir. Included are the classic songs I want to be ready; Oh, wasn't that a wide river?; Didn't my Lord deliver Daniel; Steal away; Roll, Jordan, Roll; and Gwine to ride up in the chariot.
Maurice Jacobson (1896-1976) was a British composer, pianist and adjudicator. He studied composition with Charles Villiers Stanford and Gustav Holst at the Royal College of Music, before joining J. Curwen and Sons - a music publishing form that he remained with for almost fifty years, eventually becoming director and chairman.