Songs of Celebration and Joy - Medium-low Voice (Vocal Solos for Weddings, Baptisms, and Other Festive Occasions). By Mark Hayes. For medium low voice, piano. Sacred, Baptism, General, Wedding. Vocal score and accompaniment CD. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.30-2828L).
This extraordinary collection is an exuberant ode to the solo voice, with songs for weddings, baptisms, memorial services, and patriotic occasions, plus selections for seasonal observances like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. A sequel to Mark's wildly popular "Songs of Comfort and Hope," this volume showcases his great understanding of the solo voice. The songs are lyrical, and the piano accompaniments complement them in true art song style. Those accompaniments were recorded by Mark himself and are included as handy rehearsal or performance aids.