Go Down, Moses
Sheet music for Cello Trio


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About 'Go Down, Moses'



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Traditional Music of unknown author.
Composed:1800s
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"Go Down Moses" is an American Negro spiritual. It describes events in the Old Testament of the Bible, specifically Exodus 7:26: "And the Lord spoke unto Moses, go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, thus saith the Lord, Let my people go, that they may serve me", in which God commands Moses to demand the release of the Israelites from bondage in Egypt. The opening verse as published by the Jubilee Singers in 1872:

When Israel was in Egypt's land: Let my people go,
Oppress'd so hard they could not stand, Let my People go.

Go down, Moses,
Way down in Egypt's land,
Tell old Pharaoh,
Let my people go.

In the song "Israel" represents the African-American slaves while "Egypt" and "Pharaoh" represent the slavemaster.
Score Type:Arrangement for Cello Trio
Score Key:E minor (Sounding Pitch) (View more E minor Music for Cello Trio )
Tempo Marking:Andante cantabile ( = c. 92)
Time Signature:4/4 (View more 4/4 Music)
Duration:2:30
Number of Pages:2
Difficulty:Easy Level: Recommended for Beginners with some playing experience
Tags:
 spiritual    gospel  


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