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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With a delightful "Latin American" feel, original music is paired with the familiar words by Josiah G. Holland "There's a Song in the Air." A strain of "Away in a Manger" is dropped in to round out the story of the manger in Bethlehem. This upbeat Christmas anthem from Joel's best-selling cantata, Joy! (code no. 8721) can be accompanied by piano, orchestration or rhythm.
Rhythm parts: Conductor's Score, Percussion, Piano, Synth, Guitar/Bass, Drums & String Reduction for Keyboard. Orchestration: 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 and String Reduction for Keyboard.
William M. Runyan / Words By: Thomas O. Chisholm / Arr. Mary McDonald
Fully expressing God's unchangeable faithfulness in any circumstance, this epic choral setting displays the power and grandeur of this cherished hymn. The orchestration by Michael Lawrence magnifies the dramatic sweep of this ebullient, "raise the rooftops" setting. Orchestration: Conductor's Score, 2 Flutes, Oboe, 2 Clarinets, Bassoon, 3 Trumpets, 2 Horns, 2 Trombones, Tuba, Percussion, Harp, Piano, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello and String Bass.
This 20th century hymn is useful for so many occasions during the church year including Epiphany, Transfiguration, Discipleship, and even the Advent and second coming of Christ. It is rich with scriptural references and set for SATB voices, piano, and solo trumpet in a straightforward, solid presentation.
Ideal for both church and school Christmas celebrations, this high energy arrangement also includes the spiritual "Amen," and comes from Joel's best-selling cantata, "Joy!" (Code No. 8721). It may be accompanied simply with piano, or with an added rhythm section, or full orchestra. Any way you choose, choirs will enjoy the upbeat rhythms and joyous proclamation of the birth of Jesus. 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 and String Reduction for Keyboard.
Timothy Dudley-Smith's text is a wonderful retelling of the Christmas story through the wise men, the shepherds, the song of Mary, and the angels. The beautiful original music and poetic lines build to the angel's "Gloria" and the closing refrain of adoration, "O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord!"
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 festive setting of the well-known hymn text incorporates the hymn tunes, ST. ANNE and ST. COLUMBA. The options to add 4-hand piano accompaniment and trumpet heighten the excitement and proclamation of Psalm 90, "our hope for years to come."
Children's and adult choirs join forces in this original antiphonal anthem calling for all to "rejoice" in Emmanuel's coming. The addition of seven handbells answers the exuberant invitation to "let the bells ring out!"
Combining two familiar Spirituals this dazzling arrangement utilizes an abundance of rhythmic energy to express the need to lay down our burdens and stand before the Lord in prayer. Rhythm Parts: Conductor's Score, Piano, Synthesizer (Rhodes Patch), Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass, Percussion & Drums.
This compelling ballad by Joel Raney perfectly reflects the words from Micah 6:6-8 when he is standing before God asking, "what can I offer, what can I bring?" The familiar words build to a strong, highpoint as the choir sings, "to strive for justice, to act with mercy, and to walk humbly with your God." The addition of violin and cello creates a sweeping and emotional anthem useful for stewardship and services of dedication.
One of today's most popular hymns, from our neighbors in Mexico, is Pues Si Vivimos (When We Are Living). The Latin American rhythms of the tune SOMOS DEL SENOR complement the lyrical lines of the instrumental obbligato and SATB voices. The text quotes Paul's words to the Philippians that "to live is Christ, to die is gain," making this anthem of assurance and hope especially powerful in the face of suffering or loss.
Marty Haugen / Words By: Marty Haugen / Arr. Susan Naus Dengler Lee Dengler
This bright and upbeat arrangement of Mary Haugen's well-loved "You Are Salt for the Earth" features a delightful keyboard accompaniment which provides a joyful backdrop to the very accessible choral writing. Quoting the direct words of Jesus found in Matthew 5:13, this anthem of encouragement is fitting for any service that focuses on missions, outreach, or discipleship.
Scott Wesley Brown & Jeff Nelson Arr. Molly Ijames
With lush harmonies and multiple textures this popular hymn is set for SATB voices and piano with optional violin, and cello. With a theme of grace and discipleship, it is ideal for confirmation, graduation, or any service of faithful commitment.
Based on Psalm 145 this stately anthem for choir, organ and trumpet, is ideal for Thanksgiving as a praise psalm. Alternating between a strong unison line and 4-part harmony, the anthem moves toward an exciting climax. The addition of the solo trumpet adds to the majesty of the presentation.