Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child (Clarinet and Strings)

Composer
Traditional Spiritual. Arr :- Johnny Jones.
Year of composition
2004
Arranger
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
3 minutes
Instrumentation
String orchestra

"Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child" is a traditional Negro Spiritual. The song dates back to the time of slavery in the United States, when it was common practice to sell children of slaves away from their parents.

The song is clearly an expression of anguish and despair as it conveys the hopelessness of a child who has lost its mother.

It has been recorded by many notable artists. Van Morrison, Eric Clapton and the trumpeter WYNTON MARSALIS, just to name a few.

Also arranged for Clarinet Choir; and, as a Clarinet solo with piano accompaniment. Please see my homepage for further details. Also for Brass and Saxophone instruments.

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