I was obliged to learn When Israel was in Egypt's land
at the behest of Ralf Barysch who I met in the
and must say it was well worth the effort. It has become my favourite gospel and I love singing it. The version that I sing can be found in Lieder, Songs und Gospels 1
This version is has just four verses compared with the massive 25 verses given in The Story of the Jubilee Singers
. It would be terrific to sing the original version but which of today's audiences could put up with it?
There is a choral SATB arrangement of When Israel was in Egypt's land
by Siegfried Macht in Chor Liederbuch
published by Scott Publications