From Plank Road Publishing
by Teresa Jennings
This majestic, uplifting, iconically American-sounding piece makes a perfect addition to any concert. It also makes a grand closing piece for your choral performance.
Right out of the gate, the powerful symphonic arrangement you hear on the recording lifts you with beautifully singing violas and celli punctuated by low brass, piano, and percussion. The motif is handed off to soaring trumpets and horns, and you know you're in for something good.
While the melody is not particularly challenging, the optional second part adds a nice boldness to the song, and the kit includes an isolated track of this second part to help you teach it to your singers. (from Music K-8, Vol. 19, No. 1)
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