Roger Dean Publishing, 45/1632R, SATB/SSA with solo, $7.95
Inspired by a familiar passage of scripture, this 15-minute work is written in three movements, one exploring each theme of the title. “This Is Faith” begins with a treble solo. After growing into soaring passages sung by both choirs, the movement ends with a reprise of the beginning solo and the statement “I believe dawn will rise again. This is faith.” “While I Breathe, I Hope” is an energetic and rhythmic contrast to the first piece, full of syncopation and joyous lyrics that communicate a message of hope. “Love Conquers All” celebrates the beauty of creation and that love is what binds us all together. Set in a dance-like 6/8 meter, it builds to a momentous climax and then concludes with a quiet, unaccompanied “Amen” set in a polyphonic style. “Faith, Hope, and Love” may be performed in its entirety or as individual pieces. Either way, this music is perfect for concerts, festivals, or worship services, whether performed with Mark Hayes’s own orchestration or piano alone.
Instrumentation 30/3508R $ 179.95
2 Fl/Picc, 2 Oboes, 2 Clar, 2 Bssns, 4 Horns, 4 Tpts, 2 Tbns, BassTbn, Tuba, Perc, Timp, Harp, Vlns I & II, Vla, Cello, Dbl. Bass