The text by Mary Kay Beall talks of the hope, love, peace, and joy of Christmas day. Lloyd Larson has set these meaningful words in a pleasant ballad and you might want to add some rhythm instruments, as was done on the recording, to embellish the light calypso feel. A great number for adult and youth choirs alike.
Here is a piece that can be used as a choral introit or a processional during the Christmas season. It also functions as a seamless introduction to the congregational singing of "The First Noel." A simple ostinato pattern for 6 handbells provides the accompaniment as Unison and SATB choirs sing an 'echo and response,' welcoming in Christmas with their joyous "noels."
As arranged by Lloyd Larson, this blues-gospel rendition based on the traditional Christmas spiritual is richly soulful and power-packed. The addition of the Adeste Fideles "O come, let us adore him," enhances the drama while the dynamic rhythm parts heighten the impact of the retelling of King Jesus' birth in a manger. Rhythm parts: Conductor's Score, Percussion, Piano, Synth, Electric Bass and Drums.
"We praise you, we bless you, we worship you, we glorify you" are presented in antiphonal effect using both Latin and English exchanged between men and women's voices. The middle section echoes the message of the angels singing, "Glory to God." Memorable melodies, lush part writing, and accessible vocal ranges all combine with a flowing piano accompaniment calling for all the world to bring their praise to God at this holy season.
Mary McDonald and Rose Aspinall team up for this sensational Christmas Eve selection which is part love song, part lullaby, part ballad. God made a promise that he would make a way, and this quiet example of trust still speaks to us today "on this quiet, silent night."
This Christmas ballad by Joel Raney takes a fresh approach to an old carol by pairing the familiar text with a new, original tune. All three verses are incorporated with the middle verse using the carol GREENSLEEVES, but in common meter. This is the title selection from Joel's top-selling cantata from 2015, What Child Is This (#8661). Orchestrations: Conductor's Score, Flute, Oboe (or Soprano Sax or Clarinet), B-flat Clarinet, Horn in F (or Also Sax or Clarinet), 2 Trumpets (or Alto SaX0, 2 Trombones (or Baritone T.C. or Tenor Sax), Percussion 1 & 2, Piano, Synth, Electric Bass, 2 Violins, Cello/Bassoon (or Bass Clarinet)and String Reduction.
For SATB choir with an optional part for children's choir, this new Christmas offering from Joel Raney provides all of the sparkle and joy of the season with loads of options. It can be performed with a single pianist or a 4-hand piano accompaniment. A further option is a simple 3 octave handbell part to bring out the sounds of the Christmas bells ringing!
SATB w/opt. Unison Choir(or Soloist), 3 oct. Handbells & 4-Hand Piano
The American folk song "Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head" is a gentle lullaby portraying the irony of the Christ Child sleeping in a lowly manger while "evil folk" sleep on feathers at their birth. The lyrical tune is simple and beautifully realized with a solo violin as the introduction. Sweet, colorful sonorities from the choir illustrate the awe of the animals at the incarnation, while the harp is evoked in the piano accompaniment - perfect for any Christmas service.
Here is the 6th volume in our successful series of accessible voicings of top-sellers in our catalog. There are pieces for Advent, Christmas, Palm Sunday, Lent, Communion and general occasions in a variety of styles. All of these are proven winners from composers and arrangers: Joel Raney, Lloyd Larson, Joe Martin, John Carter, Jay Althouse, Marty Parks, and Ruth Schram. Each is set for SAB or Two-Part Mixed choirs.
Here is the 6th volume in our successful series of accessible voicings of top-sellers in our catalog. All of these are proven winners from arrangers Joel Raney, Lloyd Larson, and Jack Schrader. Each is set for SAB choirs.
Drawing on the beautiful Scottish folk melody, Loch Lomond, this intimate and tender depiction of the story of Jesus' birth is beautifully set by Charles McCartha. A tasteful obbligato complements the gently flowing Gaelic melody. The optional part for Violin or C Instrument is included.
This original composition from Dave Foley is a gentle, contemplative setting of Mary's Magnificat from Luke 1:46-56, useful during Advent, Christmas, or general worship. The option for a female soloist at the start lends itself to Mary's praise and thanks to the Lord for her child to come. Along with simple but lush accompaniment, this hymn of praise quietly glorifies God for the gift Mary carries that is about to change the world.
The 19th-century poet, Philips Brooks, was inspired on his journey to the Holy Land when he travelled to the town of Bethlehem one Christmas Eve. It became the basis of his famous poem, "O Little Town of Bethlehem," for which Lloyd Larson has crafted a new melody in this charming choral anthem. The text also draws from William Neidlinger's "The Birthday of a King." This setting comes from Lloyd's cantata Were You There on That Christmas Night (code no. 8611). Orchestrations: Conductor's Score, Flute, Oboe (or Soprano Sax or Clarinet), Clarinet in B-Flat, Horn in F (or Clarinet), 2 Trombones (or Baritone T.C.), Tuba, Percussion 1 & 2, Piano, Harp, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, String Reduction.
Joel Raney "pulls out all the stops" for a festive rendition of this Christmas favorite which includes SATB choir and piano, with optional organ, handbells and brass. Retelling the events of Christ's birth in "Royal David's City," the text looks ahead through Christ's life and death finally "leading his children on to the place where he has gone."
All "jazzed up" for Christmas, here is a dynamic presentation of the traditional spiritual as arranged by Tom Fettke and Thomas Grassi. The effective vocal solos, plus electrifying brass parts combine for a memorable musical moment in any worship service or concert setting.
Showcasing the well-known 19th-century hymn text by Philip Bliss, this original ballad by Charles McCartha has the charming flavor of an Appalachian folk song. The fresh and memorable melody is ideal for these words that express the price Jesus paid to gain our redemption. The accompaniment is uniquely supported with optional guitar, bass, fiddle and accordion (or synth).
This tender song of the angels is combined with another sweet folk melody, "All Through the Night" to create a Christmas lullaby to the Christ child. This setting comes from Joel's top-selling cantata, Sing with the Angels! (# 8571)
Focusing on the angels' chorus found in Luke 2, Lee and Susan Dengler have created a joyful offering for the Christmas season. Sometimes soaring above the original lyrics, and often sung by the entire choir in rich 4-part harmonies, the "Gloria in excelsis Deo" is, indeed, the shining star of this work. The beloved French tune, GLORIA, makes an appearance as this exciting piece moves to its triumphant conclusion.
With the winning combination of two beloved Christmas melodies along with adult and children's voices, here is an intergenerational experience filled with familiarity and charm. For Christmas worship or concerts, this is a lovely addition in a refreshing approach, all in adoration of the Christ child.
A Celtic lilt flavors this Joel Raney setting of Christina Rossetti and Gustav Holst's beloved Advent/Christmas carol. A quote of "Still, Still, Still" makes an appearance before returning to the song's timeless closing, "What can I give him? Give him my heart." This arrangement first appeared in Joel's top-selling Christmas musical, Let the Whole World Sing (#8541). Instrumental parts consists of Conductor's Score, Flute, Clarinet, 2 Violins, Cello, French Horn, Bass, Synth & Percussion.
The story of the shepherds unfolds in this delightful choral setting with words and music by Joel Raney. Choirs will enjoy the rhythmic energy and memorable refrain: "Run to Bethlehem and bring praises to the newborn King. Fall down on your knees and worship him." A snippet of "What Child Is This?" lends a touch of the familiar to this Christmas celebration. This setting comes from Joel's cantata, Sing with the Angels! (# 8571). Orchestrations consists of Conductor's Score, Violin I and II (Divisi), Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, French Horn, Electric Bass and Percussion.
Lewis H. Redner / Words By: Phillips Brooks / Arr. Kevin Boesiger
This setting by Kevin Boesiger takes the familiar and invigorates it with a fresh treatment. Opening with the choir singing Lewis Redner's well-known tune on "oo," the piece then moves to syncopated rhythms and the development of a new melody. The singable choral lines and interesting harmonies help to make this anthem one choirs will easily learn and enjoy. Optional rhythm parts add interest and drive to this refreshing take on a familiar carol.
SATB w/opt. Rhythm
From Mary Kay Beall and John Carter, this inspired ballad depicts the involvement and protection the angels provided from the very beginning of the Christmas story. "From a place of peace and promise to a world of war and woe, Jesus came that winter evening, came to save us long ago." A quote from "Of the Father's Love Begotten" brings a hint of the familiar into this rich musical offering.
Joanne Sherman / Words By: Joseph Mohr / Arr. Mark Patterson
Arranger Mark Patterson takes the text from "Silent Night," and makes it come to life with a beautifully lilting, original melody. Voices sing first in unison, and then expand into two- and three-part harmony. A lush piano accompaniment supports throughout and an optional Horn or C Instrument Part adds the perfect finishing touch. The optional Instrumental Part is included.
John Parker's text tells the story of Mary and Joseph arriving in Bethlehem just in time for the birth of the Christ child. Joel Raney's pastoral composition gently weaves in the refrain of "Angels We Have Heard on High'" supporting a tender, peaceful reflection on Christmas Eve. The opt. C Instrument Part is included.
Brimming with energetic choral writing, this new Christmas collaboration from Mary Kay Beall and John Carter retells the story through the angels' hymn of praise, "Gloria in excelsis Deo!" The final verse calls for all of us to "come kneel before him, let your heart rejoice" in celebration of the Christ child.
John F. Wade / Words By: John F. Wade / Arr. Joel Raney
For the Christmas season, here is a joyful choral introit that is ideal for opening a worship service or concert. The piano and organ combine with voices and optional handbells in a festive introit urging all to come and adore Christ, the Lord.
SATB, Organ & Piano w/opt. 3-5 oct. Handbells (Included)