Very faithful to recorded version3/14/2015 2:55pm
The sheet music does include the background vocals, but the arrangement and song WILL work even with a lone singer for live performances. I rated the difficulty at least a 4 because it does take an strong and confident singer because those chords will not really help anyone who requires a melody line in the accompaniment. There is also a spot that requires acapella singing. This is on the recording too, but sometimes with the vocals people dont notice how much on your own you are. Musicnotes also offers two easy piano versions for those who want to have the melody played along while they sing. Having said that, I learned this for karaoke night (and it was very easy to transfer to the recorded track), and hope to find an occasion to sing this inspirational anthem live with a pianist.