Arr. Joel Raney
Following up on the success of last year's gospel Christmas cantata, Joy!, Joel Raney once again brings his masterful ability to compose new and creative rhythms that showcase his grasp of the gospel style to Hope! The Christmas story unfolds through six compelling choral settings for SATB voices. Scripture readings guide us to the manger and reflect on the promise of hope we find in Christ's birth. Accompaniment can be provided by just piano, or Ed Hogan's lively orchestration, or a smaller set of rhythm parts. Performance time is 25-minutes, making this ideal for fitting into a Christmas worship service or as a separate musical program. Rhythm parts: Conductor's Score, Percussion, Piano, Synth, Guitar/Bass, Capo Guitar (3 songs), Drums and 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 (Capo Guitar on 3 songs*), Drums, Violins 1 & 2, Viola, Cello/Bassoon (or Bass Clarinet*)and String Reduction for Keyboard. *Parts are included on the CD-ROM. The publisher grants permission to the purchaser to print parts from the CD-ROM for use in your church's performance.