Oscar Peterson "Hymn to Freedom"


Oscar Peterson "Hymn to Freedom"


Although COVID-19 has restricted churches from gathering since mid-March, many have resorted to live streams and recordings. Music is an essential part of worship and services. There are still people who gather to conduct worship and services for the online community. From a musician's perspective, social connection is essential to artistic performance. Even though performance opportunities are slim to none at the moment, some musicians take whatever opportunity they can get.

This video was recorded by music education student Samantha Kochis during a livestream at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Zelienople, Pennsylvania. The clip is from a solo excerpt of Oscar Peterson's "Hymn to Freedom".


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