Let Us Break Bread Together

From Plank Road Publishing

arr. Paul Jennings

This wonderful old spiritual wears two faces. It is a rich, fun-to-sing song that can either speak of sharing a meal in a general way or breaking bread together as one does in a church service.

Then there is the underlying meaning that was prevalent for several generations of African Americans during the Civil War and before. This was a well-known slave "code song." Words and phrases took on double meanings, usually having to do with scheduling meetings, methods of escape, and directions for finding one's way to freedom.

Our arrangement of this tune opens as a solemn folk tune for a verse, then it transitions up a step adding an underpinning of an African beat. The verse begins with recorders playing the melody while the rest of your performers clap and patsch. Halfway through the verse, voices take over, with recorder joining the singers for a big ending. There is an easy to perform divisi at the end, though it is optional. (from Music K-8, Vol. 29, No. 3)

(Run time: 3:05)

What's in a Singles Reproducible Kit?These are single song kits that include: a Piano/Vocal Part; a Singer's Part with full rights to reproduce, perform, and use it as many times as you need for your students; and high-quality full performance and accompaniment (instrumental) recordings.

About the Downloadable OptionThe downloadable version contains all the components the print version would, but in electronic format. (Visit the Download Help page for more info.)

About the Audio RecordingsAudio recordings contain full performance and accompaniment only (instrumental) tracks.

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Let Us Break Bread Together - Downloadable Kit
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