Down by the Riverside – Traditional – Brass Band
“Down by the Riverside” for Brass Band,
(also known as “Ain’t Gonna Study War No More” and “Gonna lay down my burden”) is a Negro spiritual song. Its roots date back to before the American Civil War, though it was first published in 1918 in Plantation Melodies: A Collection of Modern, Popular
and Old-time Negro-Songs of the Southland, Chicago, the Rodeheaver Company.
The song has alternatively been known as “Ain’ go’n’ to study war no mo’”, “Ain’t Gwine to Study War No More”, “Down by de Ribberside”, “Going to Pull My War-Clothes” and “Study war no more”
This arrangement is very ideal for school concerts. The level is Intermediate and the duration is 2.39minutes.
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