Celtic Communion composed by Mark Hayes. For SATB choir, piano (with optional flute (penny whistle), bass, guitar, percussion). Sacred Anthem, Eastertide, Holy Communion, Maundy Thursday. Octavo. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.10-3749L).
A brilliant inspiration! Mark Hayes has paired the beloved Gaelic melody BUNESSAN (commonly sung as "Morning Has Broken") with traditional texts that are a perfect match! Opening with two verses of the traditional hymn text "Bread of the World in Mercy Broken," it closes with the famous text from "St. Patrick's Breastplate." Mark's remarkable keyboard accompaniment supports the Irish folk flavor, which is further enhanced by the optional orchestration for flute or penny whistle, bass, guitar, and percussion. A must for every church choir library!