This classic Easter hymn is given a dynamic treatment for four-part choir with optional brass quintet. The text is sprinkled with biblical illusions from I Corinthians 15: "O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting," and from Romans: "we are more than conquerors through him who loved us," making it an ideal choice for Resurrection Sunday.
Built on the popular Natalie Sleeth title, and incorporating the tunes, EASTER HYMN, PASSION CHORALE and DIADEMATA, this festive Easter prelude is the latest addition to Joel Raney's exciting series of piano/organ worship openers with SATB choir entering at the conclusion for an optional choral introit. The optional part 3-5 octave handbells with optional 3-5 octave handchimes is a fully developed Level 2 setting that greatly enhances the overall presentation.
Both Keyboard Parts (Reproducible SATB Choral Introit Included)
Here is the 6th volume in our successful series of accessible voicings of top-sellers in our catalog. There are pieces for Advent, Christmas, Palm Sunday, Lent, Communion and general occasions in a variety of styles. All of these are proven winners from composers and arrangers: Joel Raney, Lloyd Larson, Joe Martin, John Carter, Jay Althouse, Marty Parks, and Ruth Schram. Each is set for SAB or Two-Part Mixed choirs.
Ideal for Mother's Day or Father's Day, this tender ballad by Joseph Martin is an earnest prayer of thanks for "family." Recognizing that today's families come in all varieties, with no two the same, and sometimes with imperfections, this poignant text beautifully captures the need for the church to honor and recognize the care of all families and to "build a home of grace."
Ideal for the Lenten season, this original from Susan and Lee Dengler recounts the life of Jesus as he performed miracles among those who needed his touch of healing, mercy, and forgiveness. The ancient words of the Kyrie, "Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy" have been used and combined with contemporary lyrics. The gentle Celtic feeling is further enhanced by a flowing piano accompaniment and an optional part for flute or C instrument (included).
SATB w/opt. Flute or C Instrument (Included)
Marty Haugen / Words By: Marty Haugen / Arr. Joel Raney
Similar to Joel's popular series of Advent Candle Lighting Ceremonies, here is a worship experience for the six Sundays of Lent. It includes a choral opening followed by a chorus by Marty Haugen that beautifully summarizes the meaning of the journey of Lent. The congregation is invited to join in the chorus, and then to participate in a responsive litany followed by a prayer of confession, after which the congregation and choir reprise the chorus. The litanies and prayers, as well as parts for the congregation, a C instrument part and chord symbols are all included and may be reproduced.
Two-Part Mixed w/opt. C Instrument (included) & Congregation
With an original text and tune from Herb Frombach and Heather Sorenson this powerful ballad was created as a "new psalm," crying out to God for help in the midst of life's storms. The message that God's promise is greater than any storm, shines through in this compelling ballad as a reminder of the grace and mercy bestowed on all.
SATB w/opt. Female Solo
Daniel Mattix has written an original Call to Worship that will serve as a joyful, triumphant opening to any Easter celebration. Included in the middle is a responsive litany. There are six versions for each Sunday of Eastertide. To accommodate a wide variety of needs, the composition features a variety of options and a flexible instrumentation. It can be realized with piano or organ, optional trumpet, optional 6 handbells, and any combination of singers: women only, men only, children, teens, or SATB voices.
SATB w/opt. B-flat Trumpet & 6 Handbells (Included)
Proclaiming "He is risen! Alleluia!" here is Allen Pote's exuberant Easter Day anthem for SATB choir, with optional organ, brass and percussion. The story of the tomb unfolds and leads up to an impressive display of contrapuntal "alleluias" between the voice parts, all making for a festive celebration of the risen Lord.
The national anthem belongs in the library of every choir, sacred or secular, as you never know when your choir may be called up to sing it. Jay Althouse has crafted a singable arrangement especially appropriate for adult choirs. It's not difficult, yet is vocally full and rich. Tempo and dynamic markings are suggestions only, so it can be performed in either a majestic, or a more hymn-like manner. The setting is a cappella with a piano part included for rehearsal.
SATB a cappella
Joel Raney pairs "Tell Me the Story of Jesus," "I Love to Tell the Story," "Jesus Loves Me" and "I Will Sing the Wondrous Story" in this medley featuring adult and children's voices, coming together in an intergenerational experience filled with familiarity and charm.
SATB w/opt. Uniosn Choir (or Soloist)
Using the traditional spiritual "The Welcome Table" as a starting point, Mary McDonald has crafted a catchy, soulful anthem, ideal for celebrating The Lord's Table. Emphasizing that "all are welcome," this is a perfect choice for World Communion Sunday and any worship celebrating all of God's children. Rhythm Parts: Conductor's Score, Piano, Guitar, Electric Bass, Percussion & Drums.
SATB w/opt. Rhythm
This Tom Fettke original is based on Revelation 5:12, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches, wisdom, and strength." The memorable choral lines make this anthem especially easy to learn and chord symbols have been added for the option of adding rhythm.
Original music from Lloyd Larson combined with Robert Edwards' well-known hymn text makes for an impressive choral anthem for SATB voices accompanied with either piano or organ. The text focuses on the theme of stewardship in thanksgiving and praise for God's bounty, along with our response to "spread the Gospel Word."
Lloyd Larson's setting of this popular Hillsong favorite incorporates verses from the hymn, "The Solid Rock." Accessible and dramatic, the anthem builds to proclaim the center of our faith, that Christ alone is Lord of all. Rhythm Parts: Conductor's Score, Piano, Synth, Guitar, Electric Bass, Percussion & 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 energetic introit for Palm Sunday comes from Wes Cameron and begins with unison voices singing "Hosanna to the Son of David!" The melody then builds and is split into two parts, and then expands to SATB. The optional 8 handbells provide an added element of joyous praise to this festive worship opener proclaiming, "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord."
SATB w/opt. 8 Handbells (included)
From the Quick Study Choral series, Joel Raney's Palm Sunday original features flowing choral lines that are easily learned with a minimum of rehearsal. This setting's original incarnation was in Joel's popular Tenebrae service, The Seven Last Days (#8591). Instrumental parts: Conductor's Score, Flute, Oboe, Violin & Cello.
Sparkling with excitement and joy, this Easter anthem by Charles McCartha is accessible to choirs of all sizes and skill levels. Blending in the familiar "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today" with original text and music, the anthem serves as an inspiring celebration of Christ's resurrection.
Filled with a variety of choral textures and a lyrical piano accompaniment, this dynamic anthem of hope, trust, and assurance begins tenderly with a sense of spiritual questioning and uncertainty during difficult times. The anthem then progresses to an ever-building crescendo and concludes with a renewed, restored spirit in light of Godís promise to be ever faithful.
With a text based on Colossians 3:12-14 and original music by Joel Raney, here is a compelling anthem calling for the church to bind together in compassion, kindness, forgiveness and, "above all else," love. The beautiful piano accompaniment supports well-crafted vocal lines that soar with the text, making this a memorable selection for the singers and listeners alike.
With a text based on Psalm 122 this energetic worship opener invites everyone into the house of the Lord! The effective use of a "call and response" creates dynamic choral singing in this short (1:10), Quick-Study anthem.
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.
This superb contemporary praise song by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman is given a sensitive choral treatment in this ballad setting by Lloyd Larson for SATB voices. The words of the Psalmist (Ps. 103) combine with the idea that we could never begin to count the reasons for which we come before God with praise. In the final verse, the number 10,000 is further connected to our endless praise in eternity, forevermore.
SATB w/opt. Guitar
Randy Scruggs D. Afan Thomas, John Thompson Arr. Lloyd Larson
This Quick Study Choral on John Thompson and Randy Scruggs' popular praise chorus is paired with original words and music by Lloyd Larson. The prayerful message calls for each worshiper to come before God in devotion and thanksgiving.
Tranquil and flowing, this Mark Hayes setting of Chris Rice's popular praise ballad offers an inspirational message paired with superb, gently syncopated, choral writing. The message of Jesus' presence being ever present offers comfort and hope in every circumstance. Each of the six verses has a distinct mood based on the lyric, which Mark captures and underscores through dynamic contrast in the accompaniment and varied choral textures.
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/Baritone T.C.), Trombone III/Tuba, Percussion, Timpani, Harp, Piano, Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello and String Bass (opt. Bass Clarinet).
A consummately artistic yet accessible setting of the Sydney Carter classic in true Celtic style. The orchestral track is bound to leave you awestruck and the piano accompaniment is equally impressive. An additional performance option is piano, plus percussion, rhythm and solo piccolo. The Rhythm packet contains parts for: Penny Whistle, Percussion 1 & 2, Timpani and Rhythm (Bass, Guitar & Keyboard). A solo arrangement for Medium Voice in the Key of F is also available. To view this product, click on the following link: Lord of the Dance-Solo.