Composer/producer Gary Powell wrote this a cappella arrangement in 2001 immediately following the 9-1-1 attacks. From his site:

"If war is a natural state of humankind, then it’s time to own it and change it. If war is unconsciously taught through the trauma of its victims to their children, it’s time to heal it. However, simple platitudes will not affect change until our enmeshment with violence transitions into a balanced coexistence with whatever the truth is about us. This is my best effort to musically represent that balance."

garypowell.com/blogs/listen/battle-hymn

LEAD VOCALS: Rayvon Foster, Alicia Jones
WOMEN’S CHORUS: Alicia Jones, Chris Martin, Robin Huston
TENORS: David Stephens, Gary Powell
BASSES: John White, Gary Powell

Recorded January, 2002
Musical Arrangement Copyright 2002 Jesmax Music, BMI

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