Here is the 8th volume in our successful series of accessible voicings of top-sellers. All of these nine titles are proven winners set for SAB voices. There are selections for Advent, Christmas, Palm Sunday, Lent and general occasions throughout the year.
The beloved spiritual, "Were You There," was the inspiration for this original Holy Week anthem. The lyrics, which contain many familiar phrases from the source, and the expressive choral arrangement, work together to remind us of the experience of the cross and the price paid by Christ for our salvation.
This inspired choral setting pairs Isaac Watts' well-known hymn text, "Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed," with the tune GREENSLEEVES. The familiar text and tune engage us anew bringing fresh insight to this dramatic Lenten lament. This piece comes from Mary's musical My Savior's Love, code no. 8701.
This compelling Good Friday anthem depicts Christ's suffering and crucifixion, reflecting on the enormity of our Savior's sacrifice. The drama builds to the poignant phrase - "such agony he faced so that I might live in grace." Easily learned with straightforward vocal writing, this powerful anthem will be a compelling addition to any Holy Week service.
Arranger Victor Johnson makes his debut in the Hope choral catalog with this earnest, reflective setting of a beloved Lenten spiritual. Featuring an expressive piano accompaniment and well-crafted choral writing, this sensitive arrangement stays true to the text and is sure to enrich your Holy Week worship or any service during the Lenten season.
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.
Ideal for the Lenten season, this original from Susan and Lee Dengler recounts the life of Jesus as he performed miracles among those who needed his touch of healing, mercy, and forgiveness. The ancient words of the Kyrie, "Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy" have been used and combined with contemporary lyrics. The gentle Celtic feeling is further enhanced by a flowing piano accompaniment and an optional part for flute or C instrument (included).
SATB w/opt. Flute or C Instrument (Included)
Marty Haugen / Words By: Marty Haugen / Arr. Joel Raney
Similar to Joel's popular series of Advent Candle Lighting Ceremonies, here is a worship experience for the six Sundays of Lent. It includes a choral opening followed by a chorus by Marty Haugen that beautifully summarizes the meaning of the journey of Lent. The congregation is invited to join in the chorus, and then to participate in a responsive litany followed by a prayer of confession, after which the congregation and choir reprise the chorus. The litanies and prayers, as well as parts for the congregation, a C instrument part and chord symbols are all included and may be reproduced.
Two-Part Mixed w/opt. C Instrument (included) & Congregation
With an original text and tune from Herb Frombach and Heather Sorenson this powerful ballad was created as a "new psalm," crying out to God for help in the midst of life's storms. The message that God's promise is greater than any storm, shines through in this compelling ballad as a reminder of the grace and mercy bestowed on all.
SATB w/opt. Female Solo
This emotional ballad focuses solely on the cross of Christ as the symbol of grace of the crucified Jesus. Composer Tom Fettke weaves the John Stainer song, "Cross of Jesus, Cross of Sorrow" in with his own lyrics to create a poignant reflection on The Mighty Cross.
Charles H. Gabriel Lloyd Larson / Words By: Timothy Dudley-Smith
This powerful yet contemplative text for Holy Week comes from the master hymn writer, Timothy Dudley-Smith, and is set with all of the deserved emotion to a new melody for SATB choir by Lloyd Larson. The journey to the cross is expressed with emotional phrases that parallel poetically: "I see my Savior stand; I see my Savior go; I see my Savior die; I sing my Savior's name."
Lovingly familiar yet pleasantly fresh, this Emily Lund hymn arrangement retains the richness of the original text and tune while bringing new emphasis to both. Building on accessible part-writing, a supportive piano accompaniment, and an optional a cappella section, this setting embodies quiet assurance, thankful admiration, peaceful trust, and finally, triumphant joy.
From Allen Pote and Tom Long this scriptural paraphrase poses the question, "Lord, where have you gone?" - and answers - "when you love the weak and when you lay down your life, I am revealed in you." The question is sung by a soloist, and the answer comes from the choir. The flowing melodic lines, alternating between unison and harmonized singing, lends itself to a poignant and moving treatment of the Matthew 25 text.
Jesse Reeves Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carson, Ed Cash Arr. Lloyd Larson
This popular CCLI title provides a powerful scripture-based text useful for Lent, communion services, and even post-Easter, all focusing on the Redeemer and Lord of all. Choirs will enjoy the emotional build that is presented and impacted even further with the final modulation.
This Communion original from Joel Raney speaks through the voice of Christ saying, "come and follow me;" "my life I give so you may live." Useful for any Communion service, it is particularly useful during the season of Lent and Holy Week as it builds to the scene at Calvary with the words, "Father, let this cup please pass from me." Choirs will appreciate the melodic lines and the intensity that it builds to before finally returning to the key phrase, "think of me and remember."
Quoting fragments of the well-known hymn, "Ah Holy Jesus," as well as the text from the Sanctus, this is an anthem of worship to the Savior who suffered for the world's salvation. Undergirded with an expressive and flowing accompaniment, the gradual layering of vocal parts builds, in each of the verses, to lush four-part writing which creates an intensity reflecting Jesus' sacrificial love. The soprano descant serves to further enhance the final, dramatic "Holy, holy, holy Lord."
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.
Packed with exuberance and spirit, this Joel Raney original anthem is a call for dedication to serve the Lord with gladness! Several Psalm references highlight the opening text, while the middle section serves as a prayer to teach us how to love each other and serve in unity. For SATB and piano with an optional organ part which adds sparkle to the uplifting theme.
Heather Sorenson / Words By: John Parker Jay Parker
This thought-provoking Lenten anthem begins with the stirring question, "O God, what have we done?" Stunningly scored for SATB voices and piano, with optional oboe and cello, the authors and composer take us on a journey down the Via Dolorosa with Jesus. The drama builds as we see the Savior beaten, crowned with thorns and ultimately crucified. The optional parts are included and reproducible.
For SATB voices, John Parker and Joel Raney collaborated to give us this thought-provoking Lenten ballad. The rich text transports the listener to several Biblical scenes underscoring the solitude of Christ as he faced death. Joel Raney's impassioned original music evokes the drama of the sacrifice.
Words By: Patrick M. Liebergen / Arr. Patrick M. Liebergen
Pairing a Biblical text from Psalm 41 and I Corinthians 15 with a well-known canon, arranger Patrick Liebergen give us an accessible Lenten anthem, especially useful during Holy Week. In it, we are reminded that the victory of salvation is won through Christ's death at Calvary. Adding to the pensive and tuneful melody is the obbligato part for either flute or oboe, which is included in the octavo.
SATB w/ opt. Flute or Obeo
Here is a triumphant setting of this powerful hymn by Lloyd Larson. The Fred Pratt Green text covers the life of Christ making this a fitting selection for the Easter season. The optional Brass Parts (trumpets, trombone, tuba, timpani) sound out in support of the concluding refrain, "Glory to God on high!"
John H. Hewitt Ralph E. Hudson / Words By: Isaac Watts / Arr. Cindy Berry
Arranger, Cindy Berry, gives this time-honored hymn a slower, reflective treatment that portrays the various emotions of the deeply personal lyric. Lovely and accessible, this is essential music for the Lent and Easter season.
For Holy Week, this moving anthem paints the dramatic image of Jesus awaiting his fate praying alone in Gethsemane. Parts for an instrumental ensemble are available and greatly enhance the passion of the moment. This piece comes from John Parker and Joel Raney's Lenten cantata, One Sacrifice. Instrumental parts include conductor's score, flute, oboe, horn (in F), cello, guitar, bass, and percussion.
The songwriting team of Keith Getty and Stuart Townend collaborated on this passionate hymn for Holy Week creating a meaningful account of Jesus praying in the garden of Gethsemane. Through the compelling choral arranging of Lloyd Larson, the anguish and wretchedness of Christ's fateful death comes full circle by segueing into "The Power of the Cross." The music moves from dramatic and minor to tender and major, ending prayerfully, making this a perfect anthem for Good Friday.
Recalling the events of Jesus gathering with his disciples in the Upper Room for their last meal, Jay Althouse tenderly depicts this familiar scene in a gentle, communion ballad. Reminding us that when we break the break and drink the wine, we are remembering Jesus, makes this perfectly appropriate for all Lenten and communion services
The words of Christ, as he hung on the cross at Calvary, are artfully depicted in this Lenten text by J. Paul Williams with music by C.J. Adams. The Savior's prayer, "Thy will be done," is wrapped in anguish and grief as the Good Friday story is recalled in this deeply moving setting, which features an optional part for C instrument (included).
The pilgrimage of Holy Week leads us to the ultimate question "What have they done?" in this thought-provoking anthem from Jay Althouse. The somber tone and minor key perfectly captures the anguish of Good Friday and the ultimate sacrifice. The choral writing is expressive yet straightforward, and the optional clarinet part (included) adds warmth and color.
This Lenten anthem comes from Joel Raney's new contemporary tenebrae service, We Remember Calvary. Blending the classic hymn by Fanny Crosby & William Doane with Keith Getty & Stuart Townend's contemporary song creates a rewarding contrast uniting the prayerful words "Jesus, keep me near the cross. . .we stand forgiven at the cross." The optional instrumentation offers splendid texture and color in this affecting medley. The Instrumental packet contains a Conductor's Score and parts for Flute, Clarinet, 2 Violins, Cello, Synth String Reduction and Electric Bass.
Using the time-honored text by Robert Lowry, David Rasbach's compelling hymn setting breathes new musical life into this beloved classic. A delicate piano accompaniment underscores beautiful choral lines that allow for great expressive singing highlighted in a few a capella sections.