← Back To List/Index

Downloads:


If you sing/use this song, please contact the composer and say thank you to Justin K. Reeve!

Voicing/Instrumentation: Piano Duet/Piano Ensemble, Piano Solo


See more from Justin K. Reeve.

Visit composer's personal website.

Related song categories are:
Christmas
Flute Optional Obbligato/Flute Accompaniment

No user ratings for this song yet. Leave yours by clicking the button above!



More about Justin K. Reeve:
Justin Reeve has played the piano since he was a young child. He loves performing in the community now and then, but especially loves it when the Christmas season comes around. Playing Christmas music is one of his favorite things to do.
Song background:

John Jacob Niles was traveling through a raucous revivalist meeting in North Carolina on July 16, 1933. A group was about to begin street preaching, when a girl stepped out of the entourage. She was unkempt and ragged, but once she started singing she had a beautiful voice. She smiled as she sang a single line of a song: "I wonder as I wander out under the sky..." with the reasons for Christ's death as the central question and message of the poignant, yet simple tune.

Niles asked the girl to sing the song fragment seven more times over again, paying her a quarter each time she did, while he jotted it down in his notebook. From this, he composed "I Wonder As I Wander," with four phrases and three stanzas. The song was completed on October 4, 1933, and premiered at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina.

You can also visit the author's original page for this piece (opens in a new window).
You can also bookmark/save this song arrangement to your personal freeldssheetmusic bookmark save list.
Sheet_music_picture

Sheet_music_picture

Sheet_music_picture

Sheet_music_picture

Sheet_music_picture

Sheet_music_picture

Sheet_music_picture

Sheet_music_picture


This song has been viewed 449 times on this site. This song's pdf has been viewed/downloaded 53 times.
Report a problem with this song.