Reija Lang in contemporary gospel

Contemporary Gospel for Big Band

Big Band Suite For Vocals, Violin and Big Band

”Every Time I Feel The Spirit” presents a modern interpretation of gospel music, which is accompanied by contemporary European jazz tones, and is based on well-known original spirituals and gospels. Arranger Uwe Steinmetz is a respected German composer, arranger and saxophonist. In his compositional work he often tackles biblical or theological themes.


  • Every Time I Feel The Spirit
  • His Eye Is On The Sparrow
  • Go Down Moses
  • Hard Trials
  • Free Improvisation Cadenza for vocals and violin
  • Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
  • Nobody Knows The Trouble I´ve Seen
  • Precious Lord, Take My Hand
  • Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho
  • Abide With Me

Concert Review:

“Every Time I Feel The Spirit” is an ambitious, inspiring and manysided composition covering jazz from original swing styles up to experimental free elements. It looked and sounded truly handsome. The solos were courageous and bright – provided with the top musicians. Therefore this should absolutely be heard again.

– Jukka Hauru, Helsingin Sanomat –

The premier was held on June 16, 2011

Opera Big Band, conductor Jukka Linkola
Featuring Reija Lang (vocals)
Mikko-Ville Luolajan-Mikkola (violin)
Organ Night and Aria Church Music Festival
Espoo, Finland,