This beloved Christmas spiritual is set in a soulful, gospel blues style and comes from Joel Raney's popular gospel Christmas cantata, Joy!, code no. 8721. The syncopated rhythms and dynamic choral parts make this a perfect choice for school concerts and church programs.Rhythm Parts: Conductor's Score, Percussion, Piano, Synth, Guitar/Bass, Drums & 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, Drums, Violins 1 & 2, Viola, Cello/Bassoon, String Reduction for Keyboard.
A new writer in the Hope catalog, Brad Croushorn provides an original anthem for the Advent season complete with the option for a "soulful" vocal soloist and finger snaps. This jazzy number is contagious in melody and words and even has a hint of the spiritual, "Keep Your Lamps," in the middle. Choirs are sure to have a great time with this musical offering!
This hymn is used to open the Service of Lessons and Carols, heard annually in the chapel of Cambridge College each Christmas Eve. That event is what Joel Raney had in mind when he crafted his new setting for SATB and children's choir. The pairing of the familiar words along with bits of "O Little Town of Bethlehem," plus Joel's original themes, join together for a powerful anthem.Instrumental Parts: Conductor's Score, Flute & & Handbells.
This lovely, Christmas spiritual is given an infusion of both jazz and gospel elements in this dynamic new setting. The augmented choral line provides a slow, smooth ballad that almost sings itself - ideal for worship and Christmas concerts. Accompaniment options include Ed Hogan's orchestration, rhythm parts, or CD which included a split-track.Rhythm Parts: Conductor's Score, Percussion, Piano, Synth, Guitar/Bass, Drums & 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; Drums, Violins 1 & 2, Viola (or Clarinet), Cello/Bassoon (or Bass Clarinet) Strings for Reduction for Keyboard.
This compelling gospel setting pairs the familiar hymn text with original music to capture the alluring, early Americana feel, similar to Mary's setting of "Down to the River to Pray." This is a toe-tapper that draws everyone in on an expression of the vast love of God.Rhythm Parts: Conductor's Score, Piano, Synth (B3 Organ Pathc), Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass, Percussion & Drums.
With a text adapted from Psalm 95 and 96, here is a powerful rhythmic setting for SATB choir, piano, optional trumpet. The theme of worshipping before God makes this a useful anthem anytime of the year, and especially for festive occasions. The subtle change in meter creates easily learned word patterns and heightens the overall energetic impact.
A bright, jazzy style provides an energetic, gospel setting for this beloved hymn. Choirs will enjoy the light, syncopated rhythms and four-part harmony that is both catchy and accessible.Rhythm Parts: Conductor's Score, Piano, Synth (B3 Organ Patch), Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Percussion & Drums.
This Quick Study Choral is easily learned and has a simple accompaniment provided by six handbells. The exquisite hymn melody is presented in a simple three-stanza form with a minimum of parts singing, and the transparent bell accompaniment gives it an effective, chant-like feel.
This popular contemporary song is set here for SATB voices and creates an impactful expression of worshipping before God, as we sing, "holy, holy, holy." The light rhythm adds another element to the overall majestic presentation.Rhythm parts: Conductor's Score, Piano, Synth, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass, Percussion & Drums.
Sara Groves William M. Runyan / Words By: Thomas O. Chisholm
Both accessible and straightforward, here are two settings of Sara Groves' contemporary reworking of "Great Is Thy Faithfulness," available in both SATB and SAB opt. Two-Part Mixed with piano accompaniment, this is an easily learned piece for traditional and contemporary worship.
This dynamic setting features the French carol NOEL NOUVLET and the familiar words "Sing we now of Christmas, sing we now Noel," which lead beautifully into a refrain of "What Child Is This." Culled from Lloyd's top-selling cantata, Were You There on That Christmas Night code no. 8611, this regal carol is available in both SATB and SAB opt. Two-Part Mixed settings with piano or orchestral accompaniment.Orchestrations: Conductor's Score, Flute, Oboe (or Soprano Sax or Clarinet), Clarinet, Bassoon (or Bass Clarinet), Horn (or Clarinet), 2 Trumpets (or Alto Sax), 2 Trombones (or Baritone T.C.), Percussion, Piano, Harp, Violins 1 & 2, Viola, Cello, String Reduction for Keyboard.
This lively Christmas anthem begins with the familiar Latin phrase translated as "Glory to God in the highest and good will to all people on earth." Including contrasting verses depicting angels singing to the shepherds with an accented, syncopated accompaniment, the music builds to an exciting climax with voices in full, rich harmonies. This is a perfect way to incorporate the song of the angels into a Christmas worship service or school concert.
The text of this original gospel anthem takes on the voice of God speaking in the first person to his children and provides confidence and assurance that through any trial, he is there. "When you pass through the water, when you walk through the fire, when the rivers overflow, I will be with you." The dynamic vocal writing and optional rhythm and synth parts all work together to create a powerful presentation.Rhythm Parts: Conductor's Score, Piano, Synth, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass, Percussion and Drums.
George D. Elderkin / Words By: Charles Wesley / Arr. Lloyd Larson
The seed to this enchanting, Christmas gospel hymn is provided by "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing." Set here as a gentle ballad with light rhythm and easily learned choral parts, it's an ideal selection for the Christmas and Epiphany season.Rhythm Parts: Conductor's Score, Piano, Synth, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass and Percussion 1 & 2.
This medley for Holy Week includes many of the significant hymns and songs that center on the cross: "The Power of the Cross," "Beneath the Cross," Beneath the Cross of Jesus," "Near the Cross," and "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross." This "Holy Week Experience" is an extended work (7:30 mins.), with optional scripture narration and instruments, as well as an opportunity for the congregation to join in on at the end of "When I Survey."Instrumental Parts: Conductor's Score, Flute, Oboe (or Soprano Sax or Clarinet), Horn (or Alto Sax or Clarinet), Piano, Cello/Bassoon (or Bass Clarinet).
This dynamic anthem opens with original music that sests the stage and introduces the theme, that at the name of Jesus every tongue will say: "Jesus is Lord." Ed Hogan's orchestration lifts it to a whole other level of majesty and proclamation. Orchestration: Conductor's Score, Flute, Oboe (or Soprano Sax or Clarinet), Clarinet, Horn (Alto Sax or Clarinet), 2 Trumpets (or Alto Sax), 2 Trombones (or Tenor Sax or Baritone T.C.), Percussion, Piano, Violins 1 & 2, Viola (or Clarinet), Cello/Bassoon (or Bass Clarinet), Double Bass and String Reduction.
Ideal for Pentecost Sunday, here is a prayer for our eyes to be opened as the Holy Spirit descends, reflecting on the power of the Spirit to "shape us and change us," to "give us awareness of neighbors in need," and "move us to action from thought into deed."
With comfortable vocal ranges for a variety of singers, while maintaining vitality and energy, here is an Easter Day anthem with optional solo trumpet. Brian Wren's "Christ Is Alive" appears in the middle with the option to include congregational singing.
This popular text, which has found its way into many modern day hymnals, recognizes our role as creator of justice and joy, compassion and peace. Paired with an original gospel melody, this is a catchy re-imagining of a modern hymn.Rhythm Parts: Conductor's Score, Piano, Synthesizer (B3 Organ Patch), Capo Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Percussion and Drums.
From the fist notes, and the sound of the organ chime, the tone is set in the garden, as Mary is searching for Jesus. Learning that "He is risen and the tomb is empty," the music swells forward with dynamic energy and compelling rhythm. The addition of piano, brass and percussion further heightens this triumphant Easter Day exaltation.Brass Parts: Conductor's Score, Piano, 2 Trumpet, 2 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani & Glockenspiel.
This powerful Kristyn Getty song is centered on discipleship and what it means to follow Christ. Set to the familiar Irish Melody, the text builds to the final refrain, "So I will go wherever he is calling me; I lose my life to find my life in him. I give my all to gain the hope that never dies, I bow my heart, take up my cross, and follow him."
Perfect for church and school choirs alike, here is a dynamic combination of two traditional spirituals in a light-jazzy style. The additional rhythm parts heighten the presentation as it builds to "Sweet chariot, swing low and carry me home!"Rhythm Parts: Conductor's Score, Piano, Synth (Jazz Organ), Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Percussion & Drums.
This Easter celebration serves well as an introit for Resurrection Sunday (it's 24 measures). With optional trumpet, it is sure to heighten the spirit of the congregation as it proclaims the great triumph of God's mercy and grace.
"All Things Bright and Beautiful," set to a new melody, opens this musical montage, which quickly moves into strains of the Doxology, then "For the Beauty of the Earth," and "Holy, Holy, Holy." The thread that hold it all together is the refrain "Lord of all, to thee we raise this, our grateful hymn of praise." Easily learned, and ideal for Thanksgiving or general occasions.Instrumental Parts: Conductor's Score, Flute, Oboe (Soprano Sax or Clarinet), Clarinet, Horn (Alto Sax or Clarinet), Piano, Violin, Cello.
This uplifting and energetic Palm Sunday anthem, with words based on Matthew 21:9, depicts the triumphal entry of Christ into Jerusalem. Beginning in unison, the music builds momentum through a joyous canonic treatment, mixed meter, and divisi, all culminating in fortissimo on a full chord!
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.
The familiar words of "When in Our Music God Is Glorified" are the basis of this distinctive gospel anthem. The piano accompaniment sets the groove and builds to the choir singing a strong, rhythmic chorus of "Alleluias!" The combination of a fabulous hymn text with an inventive, new melody makes this a sure winner. Rhythm parts: Conductor's Score, Piano, Synth (B3 Organ Patch), Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass, Percussion & Drums.
Kristyn Getty Stuart Townend, Keith Getty / Words By: Stuart Townend / Arr. Lloyd Larson
This stirring anthem celebrates the wonders of God's creation and reminds us that all of creation sings "Hallelujah!" and that "we must tell the wonders of creation's King." Compelling vocal parts are supported by a solid rhythmic accompaniment with options to add violin, cello and percussion. Instrumental parts: Conductor's Score, Violin, Cello, Acoustic Guitar, Upright Bass, Percussion & Piano.
This charming communion anthem celebrates the unity of sharing the act of breaking bread with all believers worldwide proclaiming, "there is room for everyone." Imbued with a unique global flavor enhanced by flute and light percussion, this is the ideal anthem for World Communion Sunday. Percussion Part: Cabasa or Shaker, Congas or Bongos.
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 readings, one for each candle. Reproducible parts for the congregation and 6 optional handbells are included.
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