HMC1690, SATB with organ acc., $2.45
Date released: 1999
Set for SATB voices and organ, this hymn arrangement captures the beauty of the text in a way only Mark Hayes can achieve. The opening measures feature the men in unison with a florid organ accompaniment which evokes images of the morning dawn. The second verse features a cappella SATB writing with a creative polyphonic development section that builds toward the stirring final stanza. The congregation may join the choir in singing unison melody on the last stanza. This majestic hymn concertato then builds to a stirring conclusion. Hayes’ festive brass and percussion parts will further enhance your performance of this favorite hymn.