Here is the 6th volume in our successful series of settings for men's choirs. Included are nine top-sellers composed and arranged for TTBB voices. A CD of Orchestral Accompaniment tracks is available for rehearsal and performance. Arrangers include Joel Raney, Mark Hayes, Mary McDonald, Jack Schrader and Doug Wagner.
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.
Continuing our successful series of choral collections for men's choirs, Joel Raney offers eight TTBB settings of some of his best-selling choral anthems. These are proven winners sure to make your singing men sound great! An accompaniment CD is also available.
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.
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.
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.
The PASSION CHORALE is perhaps the best known 'timeless' hymn which is synonymous with Holy Week and the journey to the cross. This emotion-filled rendition by Joel Raney builds intensity through a dramatic piano accompaniment, impassioned choral writing and a lush optional cello part.
This setting of Charles Wesley's perennial text uses the familiar tune by John Darwall as well as some original material by Joel Raney. Joyful and exciting, this SATB setting has a lively piano accompaniment and optional parts for organ and 3-4 octave Handbells.
Joel Raney captures a truly soulful, gospel groove with this new anthem based on Philippians 2: "At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, every tongue confess Him the King of glory now." The optional rhythm track truly captures the style.
Singing Men III, like its two predecessors, is an eclectic offering with anthems, ballads, spirituals, hymns, and contemporary songs. Two of the settings are a capella, and five are Christmas titles. The arrangements are by Jack Schrader and Dr. H. E. Singley III, Conductor of the Men's Collegiate Choir at Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.
An infectious, jazzy holiday song, with a dash of handbells thrown in for text-painting and a middle section verse of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel," this Joel Raney original is a joyful, fun-filled number that will be a highlight on any Advent or Christmas program. The handbell part is included.
Hal Hopson's best-selling arrangement of the popular Zulu song "Siyahamba" is now available in a new TTBB setting for men's choirs. The addition of the verses based on Psalm 27:1-4 is inspired and adds substance to this catchy multicultural song. Hopson's inspired arrangement is an enduring classic in the Hope catalog -- also available in SATB, SAB and Two-Part Mixed (C 5330) voicings. A reproducible congregational part is included.
Andraé Crouch has a well-deserved reputation for creating phenomenal original spirituals and Jack Schrader's arrangement maintains all the flavor of the original. The accompaniment CD is of superior quality, yet your pianist may want to tackle the authentic gospel 'soul' style. A top seller in SATB, TTBB and SAB settings.
The full orchestration contains a Conductor's Score and parts for: Horns 1, 2 & 3; Trumpets 1, 2 & 3; Trombones 1 & 2; Trombone 3/Tuba; Percussion, Rhythm, Bass Guitar, Violins 1 & 2, Viola and Cello.
The brass packet contains parts for Horns 1, 2 & 3; Trumpets 1, 2 & 3; Trombones 1 & 2; Trombone 3/Tuba; Bass Guitar; and Rhythm.
This mega-hit is pure "black gospel" from the pen of Glenn Burleigh. One of the best-known titles in the genre, "Order My Steps in Your Word" is a passionate prayer for guidance. Jack Schrader's captivating, hypnotic setting is also available in an SAB voicing.
The talented arranger, Jack Schrader, has perfectly captured the sweeping, epic drama of this powerful contemporary Christian, Christmas song. A Low Voice setting in the key of B-flat minor with keyboard accompaniment is new for this year. The original Medium Voice setting in D is compatible with the orchestral accompaniment and rehearsal/performance CD. The orchestration contains a Conductor's Score and parts for: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horns 1 & 2, Trumpets 1, 2 & 3, Trombones 1, 2 & 3, Percussion 1 & 2, Harp, Rhythm, Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello and Bass.
Jack Schrader's blues-gospel setting of this ever popular Ken Medema song continues to be one of the top-selling choral pieces in our catalog. Available in multiple voicings. The Orchestration by Don Hart contains a Conductor's Score and parts for: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn 1 & 2, Trumpets 1, 2 & 3, Trombone 1 & 2, Trombone 3 & Tuba, Percussion 1 & 2, Harp, Rhythm, Violin 1 & 2, Viola, Cello, and Bass.
This Jay Althouse original is one of the all-time top-sellers in the Hope catalog; available in SATB, SAB, two-part mixed or treble choir, and now a new setting for men's voices. Accompaniment can be provided by keyboard or by the separate 3-5 octave handbell setting. The bell setting also works wonderfully as a stand alone handbell piece.
Allen Pote's exuberant top-selling anthem of praise is now available in new TTBB and SSSA voicings. The accompaniment for all the various settings can be provided by keyboard alone, keyboard with optional brass and handbells, or the exquisite orchestration (or CD track) by Mark Kellner, which includes a Conductor's Score and parts for: Piano, Electric Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Trumpets 1, 2 & 3, Trombone 1 & 2, Trombone 3 or Tuba, Percussion & Timpani, Harp, Violins, Violas, Cellos and Basses. The Brass packet includes parts for 2 B-flat Trumpets & 2 Trombones.
This Hal Hopson classic is appropriate for services where "love" is the theme and is especially useful for weddings. The familiar words are a paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 13 and the haunting tune is based on the traditional English melody, O WALY WALY. The SAB voicing, String Quartet setting and Performance/Accompaniment CD are new for this year (2012). The String Quartet setting can be for strings only or used as an accompaniment for the choral settings or the vocal solo, but not for the TTBB version which is in the Key of C. String Parts come in the two keys, A & G, and include parts for Violin 1 & 2, Viola and Cello.