Song: We’re Gonna Have A Good Time

This is my composition based on an old African American church song. There are, of course, several gospel songs with similar lyrics and similar concise structure, but I was inspired by the Two Gospel Keys (guitar/tambourine and two female voices) who recorded a version of‘We’re Gonna Have A good Time’ in 1947. The semi-improvised lead line functions as the call, the choir responds. (In some verses, one could do without the lead to create more dynamics.)


Composer: Tony Backhouse

Country or Culture: Gospel

Language: English

Number of parts: 5

Difficulty: Medium