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Catalogue #:JMK-001
Duration:approx 4'
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Composer Anthem of Independence
Mikhail Johnson

Anthem of Independence

for Mixed Chorus, SATB (divisi.) and Piano

It was on August 6, 1962 Jamaica received its independence from the United Kingdom. This choral anthem is an exuberant proclamation of the date that we now commemorate as Independence Day, thanking God for the freedom we now behold and for the lives of our forefathers that have paved the way for this now independent country.

Anthem of Independence was commissioned in the summer of 2008 by Andrew Marshall who was director of choral activities at Northern Caribbean University, Manchester, Jamaica.

Premiered at the “Land of my birth” concert on October 5, 2008, by the Northern Caribbean University Chamber Chorus under direction of Mr. Andrew Marshall, at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Chapel, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica.


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