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Better Day 'A Comin': Songs of Hope from the Gospel & Spiritual Traditions

BETTER DAY 'A COMIN' is an ECMC concert CD recorded live on Friday, December 10, 2010 at The Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan, New York.

With Special Guests

The Will Buthod Trio
Soprano Diana Solomon-Glover
The Young Men’s Division of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy 
(David Harris, Director)

Join the Empire City Men's Chorus in this uplifting and exciting concert experience, as we celebrate an essential component of our uniquely American musical canon with works from African-American and Appalachian roots, including spirituals that often served as veiled forms of socioeconomic protest, rousing gospel favorites, and other traditional expressions of faith and hope. Featuring works by DawsonBurleigh,Hogan.

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Playlist

1
Steal Away
Hughes        
Aldrin J. Arche, Chant 
Nathan D. Fuhrman, Baritone soloist
Ronald Languedoc, Bass soloist

2
Processional

3
We Sing Praises
With the Will Buthod Trio

The Music of Appalachia

4
As I Went Down to the River to Pray

Poole

5
Poor Wayfaring Stranger
Johnson

6
I Wonder As I Wander
Niles  |  Horton
Phillip Cotty, Baritone soloist

7
Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal
Parker
Diana Solomon-Glover, Soprano soloist

The Music of H. T. Burleigh

8
Behold That Star
Diana Solomon-Glover, Soprano soloist

9
Deep River
With the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy Young Men’s Ensemble

The Music of William L. Dawson

10
There is a Balm in Gilead
Diana Solomon-Glover, Soprano soloist

11
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Diana Solomon-Glover, Soprano soloist
With the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy Young Men’s Ensemble
David Harris, Conductor

The Music of André Thomas and Moses Hogan

12
Swing Down, Chariot
Thomas, arr.

13
Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy Young Men’s Ensemble
David Harris, Conductor

14
Witness
Aldrin J. Arche, Tenor soloist

15
Go Down Moses
Diana Solomon-Glover, Soprano soloist
With the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy Young Men’s Ensemble
David Harris, Conductor

16
There is No Way
ECMC with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy Young Men’s Ensemble

17
Soon and Very Soon
ECMC with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy Young Men’s Ensemble and audience

18
Mary Had a Baby
Parker  |  Shaw
Diana Solomon-Glover, Soprano soloist

19
Order My Steps
Burleigh
ECMC with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy Young Men’s Ensemble

20
Work On Me, Jesus
With the Will Buthod Trio

21
Recessional