Inspired by the gospel songs of an extraordinary generation of nineteenth-century writers, Mark Hayes has arranged an exceptional collection of eight vocal solos partnered with distinguished piano accompaniments in an art-song style. Incorporating twelve gospel classics, these musical treasures, available for both medium-high and medium-low voices, are worthy of concerts and worship alike. As an added bonus, Mark has recorded accompaniments in both voicings, as well as "Mark's Musings," which are narratives that offer the performer insight into the arranger's inspirations for each song. All are contained on the included CD. Titles: On Higher Ground; When He Cometh; Near the Cross; How I Trust Him; Wonderful Words of Life; My Faith Has Found a Resting Place; Joyful Sound and To God Be the Glory.