Spirituals are popular with audiences for one simple reason: they are direct in emotional and textual appeal. Such is the case with Richard Lakey’s arrangement of My Lord What a Mornin’. Mr Lakey has set the for a large choir (SATB with divisi) to enrich the harmonic palate, while the soprano solo exploits both a rich middle range and a brilliant top for the deep emotion of the work. The rhythm of the piece is quite free and the choir members will want to feel comfortable with chromatic writing. This is a moving setting of this popular text that will especially useful for college as well as choir members.