A Spiritual (Op. 29a, no. 1)
Lyrics of Paul Laurence Dunbar, Set 1, no. 1
Paul Laurence Dunbar, A Spiritual
(b. 1962) Byron Christopher Mayes studied trombone and composition at Indiana University and the University of Hartford's Hartt School of Music. Mayes has compositions for big band, vocal and choral, symphonies, and chamber works. Mayes has received honors from the Virginia United Methodist Church for his choral-orchestral work Hymn Anthem: A Thousand Tongues, and he received an honorable mention in the 1992 National Association of Composers, USA Young Composers’ Competition for his Patrick Nagel Suite for string quartet and vibraphone.
Mayes, Byron Christopher, "A Spiritual (Op. 29a, no. 1)" (2000). Dunbar Music Archive. 303.