This classic Easter hymn is given a dynamic treatment for four-part choir with optional brass quintet. The text is sprinkled with biblical illusions from I Corinthians 15: "O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting," and from Romans: "we are more than conquerors through him who loved us," making it an ideal choice for Resurrection Sunday.
This exuberant Easter anthem opens with a joyous, hymn-like melody, harmonized in a straightforward manner. This leads to a statement of the majestic hymn "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today" in a comfortable key, making it ideal for having the congregation join in. Returning to the original melody for a powerful conclusion makes this an accessible, uplifting musical presentation for Easter Sunday.
This Michael W. Smith "classic" is ideal for any worship occasion and especially communion services reflecting on Jesus, the Lamb of God. The inclusion of a portion of "How Great Thou Art" expands and reinforces this anthem of praise to the Lord God Almighty.
Joshua Neil Farro Jeremy Riddle, Phil Wickham Arr. Lloyd Larson
This popular contemporary title expresses the majesty and power of Jesus, the King of glory who conquered the grave. The refrain will have everyone singing along about the amazing grace that Jesus offers through his sacrifice on the cross - ideal for the Easter season. Rhythm Parts: keyboard (synth), acoustic guitar, bass & drums.
Kristyn Getty Stuart Townend, Keith Getty Arr. Lloyd Larson
This dynamic hymn setting calls for the church of Christ, both young and old, to rejoice in the risen King. A verse of the Charles Wesley hymn "Rejoice, the Lord Is King!" is seamlessly woven into the fabric and heightens the impact of this celebration of Christ our Lord and King. Rhythm Parts: Conductor's score, horn, violin, piano, synth, acoustic guitar, electric bass, percussion 1 & 2.
This lively folk song is paired with a text that tells the story of Jesus' life from birth to his death and resurrection, reminding us that "he's there when we call him, bringing health, love, and laughter to life now and ever after, for the good of us all." The optional flute and handbells embellish the charming Irish flavor.
Built on the popular Natalie Sleeth title, and incorporating the tunes, EASTER HYMN, PASSION CHORALE and DIADEMATA, this festive Easter prelude is the latest addition to Joel Raney's exciting series of piano/organ worship openers with SATB choir entering at the conclusion for an optional choral introit. The optional part 3-5 octave handbells with optional 3-5 octave handchimes is a fully developed Level 2 setting that greatly enhances the overall presentation.
Both Keyboard Parts (Reproducible SATB Choral Introit Included)
Daniel Mattix has written an original Call to Worship that will serve as a joyful, triumphant opening to any Easter celebration. Included in the middle is a responsive litany. There are six versions for each Sunday of Eastertide. To accommodate a wide variety of needs, the composition features a variety of options and a flexible instrumentation. It can be realized with piano or organ, optional trumpet, optional 6 handbells, and any combination of singers: women only, men only, children, teens, or SATB voices.
SATB w/opt. B-flat Trumpet & 6 Handbells (Included)
Proclaiming "He is risen! Alleluia!" here is Allen Pote's exuberant Easter Day anthem for SATB choir, with optional organ, brass and percussion. The story of the tomb unfolds and leads up to an impressive display of contrapuntal "alleluias" between the voice parts, all making for a festive celebration of the risen Lord.
This Tom Fettke original is based on Revelation 5:12, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches, wisdom, and strength." The memorable choral lines make this anthem especially easy to learn and chord symbols have been added for the option of adding rhythm.
Keith Getty Stuart Townend / Words By: Stuart Townend / Arr. Lloyd Larson
This Keith Getty and Stuart Townend song is useful anytime of the year and especially for Pentecost Sunday. Lloyd Larson's masterful setting features an elegant piano accompaniment and optional cello part. Set in three verses, the first is a prayer for personal renewal, the second is a prayer for the gifts of the Spirit "to show Christ in all I do," and the third is for the universal church to "hunger for your ways."
From the Quick Study Choral series, Joel Raney's Palm Sunday original features flowing choral lines that are easily learned with a minimum of rehearsal. This setting's original incarnation was in Joel's popular Tenebrae service, The Seven Last Days (#8591). Instrumental parts: Conductor's Score, Flute, Oboe, Violin & Cello.
Sparkling with excitement and joy, this Easter anthem by Charles McCartha is accessible to choirs of all sizes and skill levels. Blending in the familiar "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today" with original text and music, the anthem serves as an inspiring celebration of Christ's resurrection.
This Easter anthem reflects on the love and peace that will live again on resurrection morn, when joy will come at daybreak and hope will be reborn! With lyrics by Jan McGuire and an engaging choral setting by Joel Raney, this is a sure winner for the Easter season.
This paraphrase of Psalm 86 is beautifully paired with Hal Hopson's familiar tune GIFT OF LOVE, offering a prayerful ballad for SATB choirs. The final verse acclaims that all nations will worship and glorify God, making this doubly useful for World Communion or mission Sundays.
Michael R. Newbolt George W. Kitchin Arr. Thomas E. Fettke
This classic hymn takes on new life in arranger Tom Fettke's hands! A powerful choral proclamation in its introduction, along with a contrasting middle section based on John 3:16, "God so loved the world," allowing for a poignant solo moment, makes this a stunning anthem for the Lent and Easter season.
This latest addition to our new Concertato Series is a festival hymn setting perfect for the Easter season. Arranger, Paul Leddington Wright, has crafted a majestic setting of the Handel tune for SATB choir with Organ, optional Brass, Timpani and Congregation. This stunning arrangement brings out the wonderfully accessible harmonic possibilities in this time honored hymn. The Brass packet includes a Conductor's Score and parts for: Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Horn in F, Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, and Percussion.
Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, here is a festive offering from Jay Althouse, ideal for opening your Easter Day service. It begins with a fanfare-like section followed by a flowing melody. The voice parts are easily learned and the accompaniment works equally well on piano or organ. Optional brass and timpani add an exuberant touch for your Easter celebration. Brass parts include conductor's score, trumpets, French horn, trombone, and tuba.
SATB w/ opt. Brass
David Haas / Words By: Brian Wren / Arr. Mark Hayes
Hear the joy of Easter morning with Mark Hayes' festive setting of this Brian Wren hymn text paired with David Haas' regal tune, HOSANNA. From the opening line "Christ is risen! Shout hosanna! Celebrate this day of days!" this expression of Easter joy captures the triumph of the resurrection. Brass parts include a Conductor's Score, B-Flat Trumpets 1 & 2, Trombones 1 & 2, and Horn in F in lieu of Trombone 1.
SATB w/ opt. Brass
The story of Easter unfolds in this festive celebration by Allen Pote with a contrasting middle section featuring text from the hymn "Now the Green Blade Riseth." The conclusion is a triumphant exaltation of "Christ is risen, alleluia!" Optional parts for Brass (trumpets, trombones) and Timpani make this a glorious celebration of the resurrection.
The perfect opening to your Easter Day worship, this introit from Joel Raney on Gloria and Bill Gaither's beloved Easter hymn says it all, "Because he lives, I can face tomorrow." Optional Brass, Timpani and Handbells add to the glory. The 3-5 octave Handbell Part is included.
Sydney H. Nicholson / Words By: Michael R. Newbolt George W. Kitchin / Arr. Paul Leddington Wright
Launching a new Concertato Series, this festival hymn setting for SATB choirs with optional Brass and Congregation is ideal for Palm Sunday, Easter, and general worship. Arranger, Paul Leddington Wright, who is well-known in the UK for the BBC television series, Songs of Praise, is a master at leading congregational song. With this flexible, straight-forward setting, he offers plenty of dignity and poise, all capped by a brief but grand instrumental coda. Brass parts include conductor's score, trumpets (2 B-flat), trombone, horn (in F), tuba, and percussion.
Charles V. Stanford / Words By: Fred Pratt Green / Arr. Joseph M. Martin
From the late 20th century hymn writer, Fred Pratt Green, here is one of his most significant contributions to modern day hymnody. In this robust choral setting by Joseph Martin, the grand majesty and scope of worshiping God through music is revealed. Colorful word painting by use of carefully placed chromatics sets the tone for the fourth stanza depicting Jesus singing a psalm on the night of his betrayal. An array of "alleluias" completes this marvelous anthem with every instrument and voice raised in song.
Sydney H. Nicholson John Hatton / Words By: Brian Wren George W. Kitchin / Arr. Lloyd Larson
This powerful resurrection anthem comes from Lloyd Larson's Easter musical, Lift High the Cross, and features the two Easter hymns, "Lift High the Cross" and Brian Wren's "Christ Is Alive." Additional instruments effectively add to the impact of this Easter celebration. The Orchestration contains a Conductor's Score and parts for: Flute, Oboe, Horn, B-flat Trumpet, Violin, Cello, Bass Guitar, Synth String Reduction, and Percussion.
For Easter day, this spirited anthem by Joel Raney combines voices with organ or piano and optional brass and handbells in a glorious exclamation that the risen King lives! An appearance of Beethoven's HYMN TO JOY in the middle section adds to the joyous effectiveness of this dynamic setting. The Instrumental packet contains a Conductor's Score and parts for: B-flat Trumpets 1 & 2, Trombones 1 & 2 (or Horn in lieu of Trombone 1), and 3 octave handbells (D5-C7).
Melchior Vulpius / Words By: Cyril Alington / Arr. Jane Holstein
"This marvelous text reflects Easter joy and commands us to tell the good news to all. It serves equally well as a text appropriate for the celebration of church music, as each verse encourages us to sing!" These words come from arranger/composer, Jane Holstein, who is the Editor of the Hope Publishing Company keyboard catalog. Jane's setting here for mixed voices features an exciting organ accompaniment which calls for rhythmis precision and sets a dynamic mood; a joyous and stately Easter morning celebration.
The story of Easter unfolds in this gorgeous Joel Raney ballad that begins quietly at the tomb when the angel asks, "Why are you crying; why do you weep?" then builds with intensity and emotion as the stone is rolled away and the choir sings "open your eyes and see, open your heart and know Jesus is risen, he is alive!" A hint of "In the Garden" is cleverly woven into the music, making this an ideal Easter morning ballad. The violin part is included and effectively adds to the drama.
Driving rhythms and syncopations express the joyous excitement of Easter day in this dynamic Allen Pote original, which features either organ or piano accompaniment with optional brass and handbells. This festive setting is charged with energy and bursting with a multitude of joyful "alleluias!" The Brass packet includes a Conductor's Score and parts for: 2 Trumpets (C or B-flat) 2 Trombones (opt. Horn) & Timpani.
Keith Getty and Stuart Townend's contemporary hymn gets a stunning new choral treatment from arranger, Lloyd Larson, just in time for the Easter season. This theologically driven anthem builds from the simple affirmation, "In Christ alone my hope is found; he is my light, my strength, my song," then traces the birth, death and crowning glory of the resurrected Lord, who "bursting forth in glorious day, up from the grave rose again," culminating with the final return of Christ. The hint of "The Solid Rock" that Lloyd drops in at the end is a perfect coda to this powerful presentation. The addition of brass and percussion heightens the dramatic impact and sets this arrangement apart from all the rest. The Brass packet contains a Conductor's Score and parts for: 2 B-flat Trumpets, Trombone, Horn, Tuba, Percussion and Timpani.
Jack Schrader / Words By: Fred Pratt Green / Arr. Lanny Allen
"Christ has died! Christ is risen! Christ will come again!" This glorious Easter Acclamation stems from the hymn "This Is the Threefold Truth" with text by Fred Pratt Green and tune by Jack Schrader. Lanny Allen's dynamic setting with its majestic opening and powerful ending is an ideal way to begin or conclude your worship celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord. The recording is by The Sanctuary Choir of First Baptist Church of Amarillo, Texas. The Brass packet contains a Conductor's Score and parts for: 2 B-flat Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Horn, Tuba and Timpani.
Corrected Horn Part