Dr. Lim Swee Hong is the Deer Park Assistant Professor of Sacred Music, and Director of the Master of Sacred Music Program at Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto, Canada. As C. Michael Hawn writes in the foreword, "Composing tunes...is a skill that requires much more insight than most would realize...Swee Hong brings theological insight, poetic knowledge, an understanding of the assembly's vocal skills, and musical artistry to this task." Included here are 59 original hymn tunes set to contemporary texts.
Intentionally aiming to give words to those whose voice has been denied, this collection includes 70 new hymns addressing social justice issues. There are hymns for children, the elderly, women, LGBT persons, migrants, immigrants, refugees, victims of human trafficing, victims of violence, persons with mental illness, the poor and oppressed, people with disabilities, and people of other faith traditions. About these hymns Dan writes, "I hope you will find songs to sing in this collection that will move all people toward the prophet's vision of a just and peaceful world."
Following up on the success of last year's gospel Christmas cantata, Joy!, Joel Raney once again brings his masterful ability to compose new and creative rhythms that showcase his grasp of the gospel style to Hope! The Christmas story unfolds through six compelling choral settings for SATB voices. Scripture readings guide us to the manger and reflect on the promise of hope we find in Christ's birth. Accompaniment can be provided by just piano, or Ed Hogan's lively orchestration, or a smaller set of rhythm parts. Performance time is 25-minutes, making this ideal for fitting into a Christmas worship service or as a separate musical program. Rhythm parts: Conductor's Score, Percussion, Piano, Synth, Guitar/Bass, Capo Guitar (3 songs), Drums and String Reduction for Keyboard. Orchestrations: Conductor's Score, Flute, Oboe (or Soprano Sax* or Clarinet*), Clarinet, 2 Trumpets (or Alto Sax*), Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, 2 Trombones (or Tenor Sax* or Baritone T.C.*), Percussion, Piano, Synth, Guitar/Bass (Capo Guitar on 3 songs*), Drums, Violins 1 & 2, Viola, Cello/Bassoon (or Bass Clarinet*)and String Reduction for Keyboard. *Parts are included on the CD-ROM. The publisher grants permission to the purchaser to print parts from the CD-ROM for use in your church's performance.
This collection of 50 vocal solos includes top-selling settings from, Joel Raney, Lloyd Larson, Mark Hayes, Mary McDonald, Jack Schrader, Natalie Sleeth, Larry Shackley, Jay Althouse, Hal Hopson and Jane Holstein.
This collection includes ten hymns and songs wide-use in today's church. Arranged for two medium voices, this collection of duets continues Lloyd Larson's successful series of vocal duets. Available alone or in a book/CD combo with accompaniment tracks useful for rehearsal and performance.
This Christmas prelude for piano is from Joel Raney and includes the option to have an SATB choir entering at the conclusion for an optional choral introit. A perfect beginning to a Christmas service, this setting combines three melodies: Joy to the World!, Rejoice, Greatly from Handel's MESSIAH, and O Come, All Ye Faithful.
With this new edition based on popular songs and hymns of today, Larry Shackley now has four piano collections of settings in a Celtic style. Like the others, this one is filled with the charm, grace, and energy characteristic of the classic Irish melodies.
This collection of piano solos arranged by Lloyd Larson contains 55 popular contemporary titles for the church year. The wide selection of titles brings together useful settings, in a variety of music styles, for preludes, offertories and special occasions. A useful topical index offers easy referencing, as well as a quick glance at the liturgical church year. The difficulty level ranges from moderately easy to moderately advanced.
Finding effective choral introits/worship openers that captivate and inspire the beginning of worship can be a challenge. Extracted from some of the choral 'gems' in the Hope catalog, this collection features twelve introits that really do work! Each can be accompanied by piano, but several lend themselves to the organ as well.
Arr. Jack Schrader Mark Hayes, Lloyd Larson, Mary McDonald, Joel Raney
Here is the 7th volume in our successful series of settings for women's choirs. Included are ten top-sellers composed and arranged for SSA voices. A CD of Orchestral Accompaniment tracks is available for rehearsal and performance.
This 60-page collection includes sixteen of our best-selling arrangements of recent years, all for 3 octave choirs. Levels range from 1+ to 2+. These tried and proven winners come from a variety of composers and arrangers, represent a wide range of styles and, are useful throughout the church year. Single copies of these 16 titles far exceed the cost of this one book which you can then reproduce for all your ringers!
The hit song from "Fiddler on the Roof" is set here in a minor mode, at a slow lilting waltz tempo. It should be played with careful observance of the dynamics with sensitivity to the 'weeping motif' in measures 19-20 and ebb and flow in measures 39-40, careful to bring out the emotion of the piece expressing a sense of nostalgic longing and the poignant observance of the passage of time.
This 60-page collection includes seven of our best-selling arrangements of recent years, all for 3-5 octaves, Level 3. These tried and proven winners come from a variety of composers and arrangers and represent a wide range of styles and are useful throughout the church year. Seven great pieces for the cost of 3 makes this a real budget stretcher!
This holiday classic was made famous by Burl Ives as the title track from his 1965 Christmas album. The charm and nuances that make this favorite tug at the heartstrings and call up fond memories from Christmases past are perfectly captured in this enchanting setting. The addition of handchimes, synth strings and percussion further enhances the feeling of this magical time of the year.
This creative arrangement of a traditional Irish tune starts off with a Renaissance flair featuring open harmonies and tenor drum, then gives way to a sedate middle verse introducing handchime accompaniment with the melody in the middle octaves before returning to the festive feel of the opening. You can't miss with this energetic and engaging choice for your Christmas season. Percussion Parts: Tenor Drum and Wind Chimes.
This Advent medley begins with LV and the hymn "Savior of the Nations, Come," then moves into a gently syncopated accompaniment supporting "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel." Then with subtle touch, the chant DIVINUM MYSTERIUM, sneaks into the mix via handchimes. The overlapping and interweaving of the tunes in minor mode creates an ethereal effect fitting for the season of anticipation.
This Monkees' hit from 1966 surged back into the collective pop consciousness when it was covered by Smash Mouth for the soundtrack to Shrek. The driving rhythms and that ever-popular, catchy tune will surely be uplifting for both ringers and audiences of all ages. Fun, malleted sections and chimes adding background "fill," create a trip back in time where you'll find it hard not to sing along.
This powerful setting of the beloved hymn "To God Be the Glory" opens with a fanfare featuring driving rhythms, and full, rich harmonies which lead to a triumphant finish. The optional organ part adds extra depth and breadth to this striking, creative arrangement.
Reflecting the mystery, anticipation, and excitement of the journey we will all one day take, this setting incorporates a myriad of techniques, as well as, a few tempo changes. This is a great teaching piece sure to bond your ensemble together as a group while learning and executing the techniques.
This delightful presentation of this well-loved Christmas song is a dynamic fully developed setting that is perfect for Christmas concerts in schools, communities, and churches. The optional parts for synth and percussion add nuance and festive charm...pa-rum pum pum pum!
Inspired by the text, "Prone to wander, Lord I feel it," the opening segment in this setting creates a quieter, more contemplative mood. The momentum eventually builds for the following rousing verse, followed by another more thoughtful verse on chimes. Always anchored by the well-known hymn tune and surrounded by more contemporary harmonies, the listener is filled with a sense of wandering by the end - reminding one of the daily reflection to "Bind my wandering heart to Thee."
Using mallets to create an energetic mood, this setting is designed to reflect the celebratory atmosphere of the Thanksgiving season. While mallets are the dominating technique, care should be exercised so as not to create a "heavy" feeling but rather an upbeat, cheerful character expressing joyful thanks to God.
Mykola Leontovich Arr. Expanded scoring by Michael Ryan Douglas E. Wagner
This Christmas classic begins with the effect of tower bells ringing throughout the countryside, then gracefully transitions into the familiar, quintessential tune for a handbell setting. The charm of this dynamic arrangement is matched with its carefully crafted level of difficulty making this accessible to many bell choirs.
Bringing together a number of familiar carols this Christmas medley combines piano with 3-5 octave handbells in a powerful back-and-forth dialogue between the two instruments. This is the second setting from Joel for piano and bells following his best-selling "Thine Is the Glory," code no. 2713.
Lloyd Larson / Words By: Lloyd Larson Louis F. Benson
Incorporating the 19th-century hymn text "For the Bread Which You Have Broken" with original music, this communion anthem reflects on the remembrance of the Last Supper. Easily learned, this comes from Lloyd and Joel Raney's 2017, Lenten cantata, Hope in the Shadows, code no. 8801. Instrumental parts: Conductor's Score, Flute, Oboe, Soprano Sax or Clarinet (Sub for Oboe), Clarinet, Horn, Alto Sax (Sub for Horn) Clarinet (Sub for Horn), Cello/Bassoon, Bass Clarinet (Sub for Cello/Bassoon) and Piano.