Mark Hayes (b. 1953), arr. Douglas E. Wagner (b. 1952) — Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow (2014) for organ
Mark Hayes (b. 1953) is an American composer and arranger, particularly well-known for his sacred piano and choral works. Educated at Baylor University, Hayes has lived in Kansas City since 1977 where he has worked since 1980 as a freelance composer, arranger, and pianist. He has traveled throughout Europe, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, and South Africa to concertize, conduct and lead workshops, and is a frequent guest conductor at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
Douglas E. Wagner (b. 1952) was born in Chicago, Illinois and educated at Butler University. After a 35 year career as a high school music educator and administrator, he has devoted his activities exclusively to composition. Wagner has published over 2,500 works as a composer and arranger since 1973, which have collectively sold over 15 million copies throughout the world. His work spans many genres, from sacred choral to secular concert band. Wagner has also worked as a church musician in several denominations and has served as an editor for the Lorenz Corporation.
Published by Lorenz Publishing Co. in "Carols for Organ, Vol. 3"