Holmes Street Publishing HSP1027, SATB, $2.10 2016
Mark Hayes has crafted a compelling anthem that calls us to be the peace the world needs based on the words of Lao-Tzu, a Chinese philosopher who lived in the 6th c. BC. After the beautifully melodic A section, he uses the word “peace” in twenty foreign languages juxtaposed against a counter melody that states emphatically, “Peace is not a dream. It can be achieved one person at a time.” After the return of the final, inspiring chorus, the piece ends with the quiet but heartfelt promise, “I will be that peace.” This anthem is perfect for school, community, and church choirs and is particularly appropriate for concerts and services about peace and justice.
Acc. CD HSP1032 $24.95 Acc. CD MP3 HSP1032-M $24.95 Instrumentation HSP1033-D $17.50 Piano, El. Bass, Drums, Ac. Gtr, Synth, Perc