BP1598, SSAA, $2.15
Date released: 2000
A best-seller in the finest tradition of Beckenhorst Press! In another lovely arrangement for the Singing Church Women of Oklahoma, Hayes utilizes the folk melody commonly known as “The Water is Wide,” integrating a haunting piano accompaniment with some of his most innovative, stark harmonizations that set the popular Newton text, “Amazing Grace,” in a totally fresh style. Soloists will want to include this arrangement in their concert repertoire as well. Your SSAA library needs this anthem as a staple to be sung again and again!