You are here: Music    Printed music    Kum ba yah

Kum ba yah

Accompanied; SATB

This moving and prayerful arrangement of the well-known traditional song was written in memory of Nelson Mandela. Rutter treats the melody in simple yet varied ways, with a mixture of unison and four-part choral textures, into which the organ is gently interwoven. The piece reaches a dynamic and emotional peak in the fourth and final verse, before a quiet and reflective ending.

For SATB and organ

Buy from OUPJohn's music is available to buy or hire from OUP (or other publisher), but not directly from this site. Click this button to link straight to the relevant page for this piece on their site.


Duration: 2 minutes
Difficulty: Very Easy
Published: 08 May 2014
ISBN: 9780193403666

WordPress Image Lightbox