Beginning with “The Word Was God,” Rosephanye Powell has become one of the best-known choral writers in America. Her setting of African-American spirituals has further added to her fame. This piece displays her skills for original composition. A yearning melody and grappling harmony engulf the listener with this compelling piece. A Choral Rehearsal Track (JGRD2353) and Choral Rehearsal Track 10 Pack (JGRD2353CP) are also available.