- Text Source: Shaker
- Tune Source: Shaker
- Arranger: Carol McClure
- Worship Use: General
- Vocal Part(s): Two-part
- Vocal Range: Pt. I, a-g’; Pt. II, e-e’
- Key: A minor
- Meter: 6/8
- Accompanying Instrument: Organ (or piano) OR can be performed a cappella
Target Age Group: Grades 3-6
Description: Followers of the Lamb is an appealing anthem, ideal for a baptismal service, appropriate for the seasons after Epipany or for Pentecost/Trinity, or for a Spring concert. The text is straightforward and easily memorized by choristers. One of six Shaker source anthems offered in the Viva Voce 2011-2012 curriculum, this anthem provides an opportunity to work on tuning intervals between the two parts.
- bars 7-8: Part II, pitch accuracy
- random phrases, sung a cappella: staccato singing of parts for pitch accuracy
- Rhythm/Meter: Sustaining a dance-like momentum in 6/8 time
- Vocal Production: Sustaining a lovely unified tone on Treble I (e’) in bars 1-8
- Musical Understanding: Performing 4-bar melodic/rhythmic phrases; shaping phrases
- Intervallic Tuning: Tuning harmonic intervals between the two parts
- Music History: Learning about early Shaker tunes and texts
O brethren, aren't you happy, ye followers of the Lamb?
Sing on and dance on, followers of Emmanuel,
Sing on and dance on, followers of the Lamb.
O sisters aren't you happy, ye followers of the Lamb?
Be joyful in the Lord, O ye followers of the Lamb.