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James Fast’s (b. 1962) musical career has spanned some 25 years. His passion for music has provided an eclectic mix of musical experiences including solo performance, vocal instruction, choral conducting and music education in public school and college settings. His studies at Steinbach Bible College, University of Manitoba and the University of Toronto have opened many doors. James has performed as a vocalist in numerous engagements with orchestras and choral groups across Canada and the United States. His warm lyrical voice has been appreciated in both oratorio and recital performance alike. James currently lives in Steinbach, Manitoba together with his family where he is the director of the music program at the Steinbach Christian High School.

When You Cross Over Water

by James Fast

SATB  with piano – –   CP 1289   – 3:10

When You Cross Over Water is an SATB choral anthem which has compelling harmonies, naturally accessible vocal lines, and a powerful ancient text about hope and comfort through difficult times. These factors combine to make a choral piece which will be sung time and time again by ensembles ranging in ability from amateur to professional. 
The piano accompaniment falls nicely under the the fingers.