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Hymn To Freedom

Music by Oscar Peterson


    Release Date: 1962


Hymn to Freedom

Hymn to Freedom

One of Oscar Peterson's most heartfelt compositions and now once again available in the classic arrangements by Paul Read (SATB) and Seppo Hovi (SSA), this song has been embraced by choirs throughout the world. Now available with concert band and strings accompaniment arranged by Robert Buckley

Voicing: SATB


Hymn to Freedom

Hymn to Freedom

One of Oscar Peterson's most heartfelt compositions and now once again available in the classic arrangements by Paul Read (SATB) and Seppo Hovi (SSA), this song has been embraced by choirs throughout the world. Now available with concert band and strings accompaniment arranged by Robert Buckley

Voicing: SSA



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Bach Children's Chorus : The Dream Ship : 00  1 CD

Bach Children's Chorus : The Dream Ship

Founded in Toronto in 1987, the Bach Children's Chorus is made up of 190 children and youth from throughout the greater Toronto region. It performs three full concerts per season and appears as a guest choir in many Toronto events. "The Dream Ship" is the sixth CD to be released by the BCC, directed by award-winning Founder and Artistic Director Linda Beaupre. There are 22 lovely, all accompanied tunes here, and many favorites, performed by parts of the BCC and the Bach Chamber Youth Choir, separately and together: Malcolm Dalglish's "Sail Away," Eleanor Daley's soaring title tune, John Rutter's "For the Beauty of the Earth," John Berger's "Oh! Spring (The Caterpillar)," the Spiritual "If I Got My Ticket," the Kentucky folk song "Bright Morning Star," the Chain gang song "Rainbow Round my Shoulder," "Careers Medley," Mary Lynn Lightfoot's "A Jubilant Song," Stewart Stott's "Music in My Mother's House," Z. Randall Stroope's "Inscription of Hope" and Oscar Peterson's "Hymn to Freedom." The Choir has a sweet, soaring sound that fits perfectly with the upbeat, innocent, inspirational material. Take a ride on "The Dream Ship," and enjoy!

Songlist: Sail Away, The Dream Ship, For The Beauty Of The Earth, Consider the Tiny Ant, Oh! Spring (Caterpillar), Leisure, If I Got My Ticket, Bright Morning Star, Music Comes, The Spinning Wheel, Rainbow Round My Shoulder, Gentle Mary Laid Her Child, Heaven Somewhere, Careers Medley, - When I Am Big, - Carpenter, Carpenter, - The Clown, - The Doctor, - Some Day, A Goblin Went A-Hiking, A Jubilant Song, Roads Go Ever On, I'm On My Way, Music In My Mother's House, Agnus Dei, Inscription of Hope, Hymn to Freedom

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2085c | 1 CD | $15.95


Northwest Girlchoir : Inscription of Hope : 00  1 CD : Rebecca J. Rottsolk : 109

Northwest Girlchoir : Inscription of Hope

Over 100 members of the Girlchoir, directed by Rebecca Rottsolk, bring together this concert of songs and simple, elegant texts that celebrate the resiliency of the human spirit against great adversity. The essence of the CD comes from the first song, the words taken from a cellar wall where Jews were hiding from the Nazis in WWII: "I believe in the sun even when it is not shining and I believe in God even when God is silent." There are 3 songs from "I Never Saw Another Butterfly," a musical memorial to the 15,000 children who passed through the town of Teresienstadt on their way to Auschwitz. 14 songs, all lightly accompanied, that touch the heart from these talented young voices!

Songlist: Inscription of Hope, Nigra Sum, Adonai Ro'i, The Butterfly, On A Sunny Evening, Birdsong, Bashana Haba'Ah, Hava Nagila, Sure on this Shining Night, Precious Lord, Take My Hand, Hymn To Freedom, African Celebration, I'm Going Up Yonder, Light One Candle

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6626c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Some a cappella


Northwest Girlchoir : Heart & Soul : 00  1 CD : Sara Boos

Northwest Girlchoir : Heart & Soul

Seattle, WA-based Northwest Girlchoir provides extraordinary music education and concert experience to 190 girls and young women ages 4-18, who hail from throughout the Puget Sound. Choristers participate in concerts, community events; regional, national and international festivals and tours, touching thousands of audience members with their artistry and critically-acclaimed choral sound. For this live recorded concert at Seattle's Meany Theatre, the ensemble was joined on the last three selections (the traditional European chant and S. African anti-apartheid song "Hope for Resolution," Sarah Hopkins' "Honour the Earth," and Oscar Peterson's "Hymn to Freedom") by over 50 NWGC alumnae and veteran accompanist Dwight Beckmeyer. There are 18 songs here, mostly accompanied by piano, a "best-of" selection from the group's concert performances. John Muehleisen's commissioned piece "Glory! (A History Lesson), Carolyn Jennings' 4-part "Cat and Mouse," the sweet "Manx Lullaby," Bob Chilcott's "Like a Singing Bird," Marta Keen's "Homeward Bound," the traditional Zambian song "Bonse Aba," the English folk song "Scarborough Fair," and the Stephen Hatfield-arranged spiritual "First to Know." A beautiful collection from this wonderful ensemble from the North country!

Songlist: Glory! (A History Lesson), Cat and Mouse, Where is Love?/Who Will Buy? (from Oliver!), Manx Lullaby, The Trolley Song, Like a Singing Bird, Give Us Hope, Homeward Bound, Mandoline, Bonse Aba, Cantate Domino, Vocalise, Scarborough Fair, Heart We Will Forget Him, First to Know, Hope for Resolution, Honour the Earth, Hymn to Freedom

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9017c | 1 CD | $15.95 | Some a cappella


Phoenix Boys Choir : Let Freedom Sing : 00  1 CD : Georg Stangelberger : 353

Phoenix Boys Choir : Let Freedom Sing

Winner of a Grammy for Best Choral Performance, The Phoenix Boy Choir sings its patriotism through its performance. They carry this message of freedom and hope through this collection of patriotic choral music. A celebration of America through the exaltation of song and lyric The timbre of this ensemble breathes new life into the already colorful repertoire, and offers the listener new musical perspectives and possibilities.

Songlist: America, The Beautiful, This Is My Country , God Bless America , Alexander's Ragtime Band , Working on the Railroad , Gentle Annie , The Water Is Wide, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Hymn to Freedom , My Lord, What a Mornin', How Can I Keep From Singing , When the Saints Go Marching In , Battle Hymn of the Republic, George M. Cohan Patriotic Fantasy , Star Spangled Banner

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7114c | 1 CD | $14.98 | Primarily a cappella


Individual Folios

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Hymn to Freedom : SATB : Kirby Shaw :  1 CD : 00124837 : 884088984724

Kirby Shaw : Hymn to Freedom

One of Oscar Peterson's most heartfelt compositions, this song has been embraced by choirs throughout the world for its inspirational lyrics and the simplicity and directness of the melodies and harmonies as derived from the great heritage of the African American spiritual. Duration: ca. 4:45

Arranger: Kirby Shaw

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00124837 | Showtrax CD Available


Hymn to Freedom : SAB : Kirby Shaw : Sheet Music : 00124838 : 884088984748

Kirby Shaw : Hymn to Freedom

One of Oscar Peterson's most heartfelt compositions, this song has been embraced by choirs throughout the world for its inspirational lyrics and the simplicity and directness of the melodies and harmonies as derived from the great heritage of the African American spiritual. Duration: ca. 4:45

Arranger: Kirby Shaw

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00124838 | Showtrax CD Available


Hymn to Freedom : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Sheet Music : 00124839 : 884088984755

Kirby Shaw : Hymn to Freedom

One of Oscar Peterson's most heartfelt compositions, this song has been embraced by choirs throughout the world for its inspirational lyrics and the simplicity and directness of the melodies and harmonies as derived from the great heritage of the African American spiritual. Duration: ca. 4:45

Arranger: Kirby Shaw

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00124839 | Showtrax CD Available


Hymn to Freedom : SATB : Paul Read : Sheet Music : 00225384 : 888680672577

Paul Read : Hymn to Freedom

One of Oscar Peterson's most heartfelt compositions and now once again available in the classic arrangements by Paul Read (SATB) and Seppo Hovi (SSA), this song has been embraced by choirs throughout the world. Now available with concert band and strings accompaniment arranged by Robert Buckley

Arranger: Paul Read

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00225384


Hymn to Freedom : SSA : Paul Read : Sheet Music : 00225430 : 888680672584

Paul Read : Hymn to Freedom

One of Oscar Peterson's most heartfelt compositions and now once again available in the classic arrangements by Paul Read (SATB) and Seppo Hovi (SSA), this song has been embraced by choirs throughout the world. Now available with concert band and strings accompaniment arranged by Robert Buckley

Arranger: Paul Read

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00225430


Hymn To Freedom : SATB : Jim Clancy : Oscar Peterson : Sheet Music : 00325446

Jim Clancy : Hymn To Freedom

This arrangement was premiered by 2018 BHS International Chorus champion Vocal Majority to conclude their "swan song" set at the 2019 Barbershop Harmony Society International Convention in Salt Lake City, UT. Clancy's arrangement of this Oscar Peterson composition is simple, elegant, and powerful. Harriette Hamilton's lyric beautifully captures and communicates the spirit of inclusion and harmony of Peterson's composition, which has become a core characteristic of the BHS "Everyone in Harmony" initiative.

Arranger: Jim Clancy | Composer: Oscar Peterson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.20 | A Cappella |
00325446


Hymn To Freedom : SSAA : Jim Clancy : Oscar Peterson : Sheet Music : 00325447

Jim Clancy : Hymn To Freedom

This arrangement was premiered by 2018 BHS International Chorus champion Vocal Majority to conclude their "swan song" set at the 2019 Barbershop Harmony Society International Convention in Salt Lake City, UT. Clancy's arrangement of this Oscar Peterson composition is simple, elegant, and powerful. Harriette Hamilton's lyric beautifully captures and communicates the spirit of inclusion and harmony of Peterson's composition, which has become a core characteristic of the BHS "Everyone in Harmony" initiative.

Arranger: Jim Clancy | Composer: Oscar Peterson

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $3.20 | A Cappella |
00325447


Hymn To Freedom : TTBB : Jim Clancy : Oscar Peterson : Sheet Music : 00325448

Jim Clancy : Hymn To Freedom

This arrangement was premiered by 2018 BHS International Chorus champion Vocal Majority to conclude their "swan song" set at the 2019 Barbershop Harmony Society International Convention in Salt Lake City, UT. Clancy's arrangement of this Oscar Peterson composition is simple, elegant, and powerful. Harriette Hamilton's lyric beautifully captures and communicates the spirit of inclusion and harmony of Peterson's composition, which has become a core characteristic of the BHS "Everyone in Harmony" initiative.

Arranger: Jim Clancy | Composer: Oscar Peterson

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $3.20 | A Cappella |
00325448

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