Freedom (A Medley of Spirituals). Composed by Mark Hayes. For SATB choir, piano (with optional Solo, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, rhythm). Sacred Anthem, Christ the King, Eastertide, General, Lent, Reformation. Octavo. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.10-3750L).
Oh, freedom! Mark Hayes's inspired medley of spirituals is a remarkable tribute to courage in the face of adversity, the triumph of the human spirit, and the amazing grace that guides and sustains each of us through hardship. Opening with a slow, prayer-like setting of Oh, Freedom, this medley gradually builds in intensity through a thoughtful series of spirituals, including Guide My Feet, I Want Jesus to Walk with Me, and Jesus Is a Rock in a Weary Land, closing exuberantly with tenor solo and choir singing Free at Last. Great for school concerts, it's also a terrific choice for worship throughout the year, especially Christ the King, Eastertide, Lent and Reformation. Don't miss Mark's outstanding optional orchestration!