On the Pulse of Morning
From Like Dust I Rise (A Choral Song Cycle)

Text by Maya Angelou, music by Mark Hayes Choral Octavo SoundTrax CD Item: 00-46414
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In 1993, Maya Angelou recited this poem at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton, making her the first African American and the first female poet to deliver an inaugural recitation. Subsequently, Angelou's audio recording of "On the Pulse of Morning" won a Grammy Award® for "Best Spoken Word" in 1994. Mark Hayes opens with a resounding "See Me Rise" choral fanfare before presenting the hope-filled latter half of the poem with rhythmic exuberance. This is the opening movement from the song cycle Like Dust I Rise.



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Series: Alfred Choral Designs
Composed by: Mark Hayes
Ensemble: Choir
Version: SoundTrax CD
Format: CD
Item Number: 00-46414
UPC: 038081527932

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