An African American Spiritual arranged by Moses Hogan
Performed by the Troubadors, Changed Voices and Continuum of the Pacific Boychoir on Sunday, May 22, 2022. Below see notes by conductor Andrew Brown.
Steal Away is a spiritual arranged by Moses Hogan. The music, written by enslaved people, describes the commitment to escape into freedom. “Steal away, to Jesus. Steal away My lord calls me, he calls me by the thunder. The trumpet sounds within my soul. I ain’t got long to stay here.”