Fred Pratt Green's text, "For the Fruit of All Creation," begins with traditional Thanksgiving themes but then goes beyond that, gradually incorporating themes of stewardship, interdependence, and ecological responsibility. Russel Schulz-Widmar has set these words to the traditional Welsh melody AR HYD Y NOS, arranged for SAB choir and six handbells. The music begins simply and builds gently as the text unfolds.
This arrangement of Chris Rice's popular contemporary Christmas song comes from Lloyd's best-selling cantata, Were You There on That Christmas Night?, code no. 8611. The SAB setting is also included in Lloyd's collection, Easy Settings III and may be sung as either SAB or as a 2-part mixed setting by simply omitting the alto. Orchestration: Conductor's Score, Flute, Oboe (Soprano Sax or Clarinet), Clarinet, Bassoon (Bass Clarinet), Horn (Clarinet), 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones (Baritone T.C.), Percussion I & II, Piano, Harp, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello and String Reduction.
This upbeat anthem is sure to be a toe-tapper with a message to "let your light shine, shine, shine!" Set in a gospel style, Mary McDonald has created an original anthem that is perfect for the season of Epiphany or any worship service centering on being the light of Christ in the world. Rhythm Parts: Conductor's Score, Percussion, Piano, Guitar, Synth (or B3 Organ), Electric Bass and Drums.
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."
This Quick Study Choral is easily learned using the familiar tune NETTLETON set to a Mary Kay Beall text based on I Corinthians 3:9. The theme calls for the Christian community to walk together with others on the road of life: worshipping together, singing together, serving together, praying and comforting one another on the journey.
This sensational David Haas hymn is now available for SATB choirs in this new choral setting by the talented arranger Mark Hayes. Abounding with energy, this anthem centers on the words of Micah 6:8 "to act with justice, to love tenderly, and to serve one another." This central message of our faith makes this useful for themes of unity, social concerns and commitment.
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.
This Welsh lullaby is gaining popularity today with a variety of texts and recordings, and beautifully lends itself here to this meditative text by Mary Kay Beall. The many attributes of the Holy Spirit are referenced as comforter, counselor, helper, advocate and spirit of truth. The music is easily learned and makes this an ideal selection for Pentecost.
Here is the 3rd volume in our successful series of accessible voicings of top-sellers in our catalog. All of these are proven winners from the pens of top choral writers. These SAB settings are easily learned with a minimum of rehearsals and will make your choir sound great! A CD of Piano Accompaniments useful for rehearsal and performance is available separately.
Various/Compiled & Edited by Joel Raney Arr. Jack Schrader Lloyd Larson, Mary McDonald, Joel Raney
Here is the 2nd volume in our successful series of best-selling choral arrangements, collected in accessible three-part (SAB) settings from arrangers Joel Raney, Jack Schrader, Lloyd Larson & Mary McDonald. A Performance/Accompaniment CD is available, as well as a Preview Pack which includes a book and a listening CD.
Designed to support the lighting of the Advent candles, this includes a choral opening followed by a call and response litany with piano underscore, then a text to be read with the lighting of the candle. As that concludes, the choir comes back in with the option of adding the congregation. The candle lighting portion of your service concludes with the provided prayer. There are five variations, one for each candle. Reproducible parts for the congregation and 4 optional handbells (G6, A6, C7 & D7) are included.
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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).
Stuart K. Hine / Words By: Stuart K. Hine / Arr. Mary McDonald
Our top-selling anthem in 2011 is now available as a vocal solo! Inspired by what is considered to be one of the greatest hymn texts of the 20th century, Mary McDonald has crafted an exceptional, new anthem for SATB choirs. With altered melody and lush harmonies, this fresh treatment awakens a new breadth and splendor into this timeless hymn, giving rise to the greatness that it invokes in worshiping God, our Creator. The gorgeous orchestration, by Michael Lawrence, is a true complement to Mary's splendid choral writing. This includes a Conductor's Score and parts for: Flute 1 & 2, Oboe, Clarinet 1 & 2, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2 & 3, Horn 1 & 2 (opt. Alto Sax), Trombone 1 & 2 (opt. Tenor Sax/Bariton T.C.), Trombone III/Tuba, Percussion, Timpani, Harp, Piano, Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello and String Bass (opt. Bass Clarinet).
With a text based on Psalm 46:10, Isaiah 43:1 and John 14:27 this popular David Haas song has quickly risen to the top as one of the most important hymn contributions of the last decade. The scripturally rich words, sung in the first person as though by God, are filled with hope and assurance making this useful for general worship, discipleship, confirmation, baptism and many other occasions. This elegant Mark Hayes setting stays true to the original hymn while incorporating colorful choral writing and a stunning piano accompaniment with optional flute (part included & reproducible). Our top-selling anthem in 2011 is now available for SAB choirs. Orchestrations: Conductor's Score, 2 Flutes, Oboe (or Soprano Sax or Clarinet), 2 Clarinets, Bassoon (or Bass Clarinet), 2 Horns in F (or Alto Sax or Clarinet), 2 Trumpets (or Alto Sax), 2 Trombones (or Baritone T.C. or Tenor Sax), Percussion, Piano, Harp, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Double Bass and String Reduction.
Using only three handbells for accompaniment, this lovely folk hymn is exquisitely set for SAB voices by Russell Schulz-Widmar in a transparent format, capturing the simplicity of the early American melody. Accessible and uncomplicated, this is an ideal anthem for the smaller church choir and especially useful for the theme of heaven and life eternal. The reproducible handbell part is included.
With Celtic underpinnings, Joel Raney has turned this gripping, contemporary ballad into a perfect worship anthem, paired with John Newton's classic hymn, "Amazing Grace." Its crowning glory is found in the powerful refrain, "My chains are gone, I've been set free. My God, my Savior has ransomed me." The additional rhythm parts are completely optional, but highly recommended. These contain parts for Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Drums & Synth.
An essential component of every Christmas service or concert is the inclusion of "Silent Night," and this is sure to become a choral favorite with its authentic Celtic rhythms and unique harmonies. The choral writing is straightforward and easily learned, and the instrumental parts add breathtaking enjoyment to this refreshing approach to the beloved carol. The violin part is included. This top-seller is now available in SAB with a new 3-5 octave handbell setting that can serve as the accompaniment to the choral settings or stand alone as a piece for handbell choirs. The reproducible violin part is included. The separate Rhythm packet contains parts for Violin, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar & Synth. The Handbell accompaniment, by Joel Raney, can be used with the choral piece or can stand alone.
Drawing on familiar "faith" stories from the Old Testament, this text by J. Paul Williams lists only a few of the many before us who have walked by faith and encourages us to do the same. Joel Raney's original melody, set in minor mode with steadfast rhythm and progressive modulations between each of the verses, escalates the excitement up to the very end. A blockbuster in SATB now available in SAB. The Rhythm packet contains parts for: Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, B3 Organ (or Synth) and Drums.