A Heavenly Celebration
SATB choir, piano (with optional 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, rhythm)
Composed by Mark Hayes. Sacred Anthem, All Saints' Day, Eastertide, General, Lent. Octavo. Lorenz Publishing Company #10/3872L. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.10-3872L).
Item Number: LO.10-3872L
With a theme of "our heavenly home," Mark Hayes has combined five celebrated gospel hymns and spirituals, including "There's a Land That Is Fairer Than Day," "O That Will Be the Glory," "Do, Lord," "When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder," and "When the Saints Go Marchin' In." Expertly shifting key, tempo, and meter, he creates a medley that builds in momentum from the relaxed gospel shuffle of the opening chorus to the exuberant Dixieland style of the finale. Optional brass and rhythm parts add to the celebration.