Near to the Heart

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Near to the Heart

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A warm and expressive reworking of a well-known gospel classic. This arrangement follows the current trend of ‘updating’ familiar songs to fit the contemporary context. The verse features an original melody with gentle syncopation to freshen the feel. However, the chorus follows the shape of the original McAfee tune with rhythms altered and phrases reiterated to conform to the style of the new model. An easy teach for groups used to contemporary turns of phrase. And traditional groups are assured of embracing the new clothing without undue effort.

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When you purchase music for your choir, purchase the quantity of print copy licenses that is equal to the number copies required to rehearse and perform to work. For example, a typical church choir of 26 voices with a piano accompanist and conductor must purchase 28 copies of the music.

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About the music

This music product is a digital download - instant access after purchase.

Preview Music: PDF Sample (click to open, right-click to save)
Words by: Cleland B. McAfee; adapted L.B.
Music by: Len Ballantine / Cleland B. McAfee


  • Uncomplicated

Duration: 3:36
Orchestration: SATB & Piano


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