On to Higher Ground (When the Morning Comes and Higher Ground). By Mark Hayes. For SATB choir, piano (with optional rhythm, fiddle). Sacred Anthem, Ascension, Eastertide, General, Lent. Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.10-4096L).
A bright, light-hearted folk feel permeates this pairing of two favorite nineteenth-century gospel songs, adapted from the vocal solo collection "Mark Hayes: The Art of Gospel Song" (Medium-high--30/2641L; Medium-low--30/2642L). Harmonic surprises delight the ear, and the expert choral writing is easy to prepare and fun to sing. Add to the fun with the optional rhythm and country fiddle.