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ESSENTIAL VOCAL DUETS, VOL. 2 (Vocal)

Arr. Arranged Various Composers

Here are ten vocal duets of top-sellers from the Hope catalog, each arranged for two medium voices. Available alone or in a book/CD combo with accompaniment tracks useful for rehearsal and performance. Arrangers include Joel Raney, Mark Hayes, Mary McDonald, Jack Schrader, Natalie Sleeth, Larry Shackley and Jane Holstein.


CHRIST THE LORD IS RISEN TODAY

Arr. Joel Raney

Similar in concept to Joel Raney's wildly successful piano and organ duets with optional choral introits, this is the first in a series of worship openers for solo piano plus choir. Perfect for churches with an accomplished pianist, the prelude incorporates "Lift High the Cross" and builds until the choir enters at the very end with an exuberant delivery of the chorus of "Christ the Lord is Risen Today." Four and a half minutes in length, the piano solo is of moderate difficulty, and the accessible and reproducible choral part is included in the score. This is a dynamic and exciting way to open an Easter service with minimal preparation for the choir.


EASY SETTINGS 4 (Choral)

Arr. Arranged Various Composers

Here is the 4th volume in our successful series of accessible voicings of top-sellers in our catalog. All of these are proven winners arranged for SAB or Two-Part Mixed voices from arrangers: Joel Raney, Mark Hayes, Jack Schrader and Lloyd Larson


SINGING MEN VI (Choral)

Arr. Arranged Various Composers

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.


HOPE IN THE SHADOWS (Musicals)

Arr. Joel Raney Lloyd Larson

Retracing Christ's final days and journey to the cross, this new musical for Lent and Holy Week includes a mixture of traditional and contemporary hymns and songs set in a variety of styles. Arranged for SATB choir with narrator(s), and options to include soloists and congregation, plus a 5-piece instrumental ensemble, scored by Ed Hogan, this 38-minute program focuses on our Savior's sacrifice and the hope in the shadows to which we cling.


BLESSED ONE, MESSIAH! (Choral)

Mary McDonald / Words By: Rose M. Aspinall

This original Palm Sunday anthem is brimming with rhythmic energy as it portrays the events of Jesus, the Blessed Messiah, entering into Jerusalem. The text explores the many questions that were asked of who he was and if he really was the Son of God. The powerful conclusion exclaims in affirmation, "You are the way, the truth, and the life, Son of God, Blessed One! Messiah!" This comes from Mary McDonald's musical My Savior's Love, code no. 8701. Orchestrations: Conductor's Score, Flute, Oboe (or Soprano Sax or Clarinet), Clarinet, Horn in F (or Alto Sax or Clarinet), 2 Trumpets (or Alto Sax), 2 Trombones (or Baritone T.C. or Tenor Sax), Percussion 1 & 2, Piano, Synth, Electric Bass, 2 Violins, Cello/Bassoon (or Bass Clarinet), String Reduction.


CHRIST HAS PAID IT ALL (Choral)

Patricia Mock Faye Lopez / Words By: Patricia Mock / Arr. Faye Lopez

The beloved spiritual, "Were You There," was the inspiration for this original Holy Week anthem. The lyrics, which contain many familiar phrases from the source, and the expressive choral arrangement, work together to remind us of the experience of the cross and the price paid by Christ for our salvation.


PALM SUNDAY HOSANNA (Choral)

Arr. Joel Raney

This Palm Sunday presentation is a perfect way to combine children with adults in a processional-style anthem proclaiming "blessed are they that come in the name of the Lord." The addition of the optional handbells and flute make this an excellent opener for your Palm Sunday worship. Instrumental parts: Conductor's score, flute & part for 6 handbells.


MARY, DON'T WEEP (Choral)

Arr. Mary McDonald

This story-telling spiritual, set in a dynamic blues-gospel style, brings a message of encouragement that in the battles and trials of life, we are not to weep but instead "stand on the Rock where Moses stood!" The addition of rhythm instruments truly enlivens this anthem which is ideal for church and school choirs alike. Rhythm Parts: Conductor's Score, Keyboard (B3), Electric Guitar, Bass & Drums.


THINE IS THE GLORY (Choral)

Arr. Mary McDonald

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.


LOVE BEYOND DEGREE (Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed) (Choral)

Mary McDonald / Words By: Isaac Watts

This inspired choral setting pairs Isaac Watts' well-known hymn text, "Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed," with the tune GREENSLEEVES. The familiar text and tune engage us anew bringing fresh insight to this dramatic Lenten lament. This piece comes from Mary's musical My Savior's Love, code no. 8701.


CHRIST IS RISEN, ALLELUIA! (Choral)

Jay L. Althouse / Words By: Jay L. Althouse

This exuberant Easter anthem opens with a joyous, hymn-like melody, harmonized in a straightforward manner. This leads to a statement of the majestic hymn "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today" in a comfortable key, making it ideal for having the congregation join in. Returning to the original melody for a powerful conclusion makes this an accessible, uplifting musical presentation for Easter Sunday.


AGNUS DEI (Choral)

Michael W. Smith Stuart K. Hine Arr. Joel Raney

This Michael W. Smith "classic" is ideal for any worship occasion and especially communion services reflecting on Jesus, the Lamb of God. The inclusion of a portion of "How Great Thou Art" expands and reinforces this anthem of praise to the Lord God Almighty.


THIS IS AMAZING GRACE (Choral)

Joshua Neil Farro Jeremy Riddle, Phil Wickham Arr. Lloyd Larson

This popular contemporary title expresses the majesty and power of Jesus, the King of glory who conquered the grave. The refrain will have everyone singing along about the amazing grace that Jesus offers through his sacrifice on the cross - ideal for the Easter season. Rhythm Parts: keyboard (synth), acoustic guitar, bass & drums.


ALL NATURE SINGS (Choral)

Lee Dengler / Words By: Lee Dengler

"Snow-capped mountains," "fragile flowers," and "azure skies" are just a few of the wonders of nature with whom we are encouraged to join in a mighty song of praise to God, our Creator, culminating in a most worshipful chorus of alleluias. Accessible four-part voices are paired with a lush keyboard accompaniment that gently ebbs and flows with the highly descriptive text.


TOGETHER, WE REMEMBER (Choral)

Mary McDonald / Words By: John Parker

This original Communion anthem gently urges the community of believers to be of one heart and mind around the table of the Lord. Tender and inviting, we are called together to remember our Lordís sacrifice.


COME, PEOPLE OF THE RISEN KING (Choral)

Kristyn Getty Stuart Townend, Keith Getty Arr. Lloyd Larson

This dynamic hymn setting calls for the church of Christ, both young and old, to rejoice in the risen King. A verse of the Charles Wesley hymn "Rejoice, the Lord Is King!" is seamlessly woven into the fabric and heightens the impact of this celebration of Christ our Lord and King. Rhythm Parts: Conductor's score, horn, violin, piano, synth, acoustic guitar, electric bass, percussion 1 & 2.


THE WORD OF LIFE (Choral)

Words By: John L. Bell / Arr. Joel Raney

This lively folk song is paired with a text that tells the story of Jesus' life from birth to his death and resurrection, reminding us that "he's there when we call him, bringing health, love, and laughter to life now and ever after, for the good of us all." The optional flute and handbells embellish the charming Irish flavor.


THE DAY THE SAVIOR DIED FOR ME (Choral)

Valerie MacKenzie

This compelling Good Friday anthem depicts Christ's suffering and crucifixion, reflecting on the enormity of our Savior's sacrifice. The drama builds to the poignant phrase - "such agony he faced so that I might live in grace." Easily learned with straightforward vocal writing, this powerful anthem will be a compelling addition to any Holy Week service.


TOTAL PRAISE (Choral)

Richard Smallwood Arr. Joel Raney

This contemporary gospel song has become widely known for its simple message and powerful impact. Joel Raney pairs it with "Holy, Holy, Holy" and provides an accessible, Quick Study version maintaining all the gospel harmonies that make this a worship sensation.


JESUS WALKED THIS LONESOME VALLEY (Choral)

Arr. Traditional Spiritual Arr. Victor C. Johnson

Arranger, Victor Johnson makes his debut in the Hope choral catalog with this earnest, reflective setting of a beloved Lenten spiritual. Featuring an expressive piano accompaniment and well-crafted choral writing, this sensitive arrangement stays true to the text and is sure to enrich your Holy Week worship or any service during the Lenten season.


THE BEST OF AGAPE For 3-5 Octaves, Vol. l (Handbell)

Arr. Arranged Various Composers

This 60-page collection includes ten of our best-selling arrangements of recent years, all for 3-5 octaves, Level 2+. These tried and proven winners come from a variety of composers and arrangers and represent a wide range of styles and are useful throughout the church year. 10 great pieces for the cost of 3 makes this a real budget stretcher!


EARTH AND ALL STARS (Alleluia, Jesus Is Risen!) (Handbell)

Arr. Compton Matthew

Opening with a motive based on the first three notes of the melody, this dynamic setting will be a welcome addition to any worship, concert, or festival experience. The arrangement starts swift but builds to a grand conclusion.


AGNUS DEI (Handbell)

Arr. Joel Raney

This well-known contemporary song is arranged for handbells, with optional handchimes, synth and percussion, all in a powerful inspirational reflection. It is ideal for any worship service reflecting on Jesus, the Lamb of God.


MAKE ME A CHANNEL OF YOUR PEACE (Handbell)

Arr. Jeffrey Honoré

This simple setting was designed for the beginning group to sound full and accomplished through a conscious effort to keep all the ringers busy (and happy), and peaceful. As a bonus, this can be used as an accompaniment to the singing of the hymn. An additional option is to have the ringers process to their tables during the first four measures, with a cue for when to go on to measure five.


THE GLORIOUS TREE (Handbell)

Arr. Michael J. Glasgow

Bursting with dynamic vitality, this exciting setting combines the hymn tunes CRUCIFER and ST. MICHAEL most commonly paired with the hymn texts "Lift High the Cross" and "Stand Up and Bless the Lord!" In between the powerful opening and dramatic close, a charming rhythmic figure sets off the hymns, which are played separately and in counterpoint. A terrific teaching piece for techniques, this arrangement includes most of them.


THIS IS AMAZING GRACE (Handbell)

Arr. Josh Farro & Phil Wickham Jeremy Riddle Peggy Bettcher

Filled with speedy mallet work, exciting martellatos and other handbell techniques, this dynamic arrangement of the popular worship song comes to life for ringers and listeners alike. Encourage your praise band to join in while your ringers execute fiery rhythmic patterns interspersed with driving LV sections.


THERE IS A REDEEMER (Handbell)

Arr. Sandra Eithun

The passionate lyrics of this well-known hymn provide the impetus for this 3-6 octave handbell setting. Each verse grows in intensity providing the backdrop to the final verse, "When I stand in glory, I will see His face..." Incorporating optional handchimes, flowing LV patterns and a tender ending with suspended bells, this piece is an ideal selection for use during Lent, Holy Week, communion or general times in worship when the powerful message of redemption is being highlighted.


OCEANS (Where Feet May Fail) (Handbell)

Arr. Joel Houston & Salomon Lightelm Matt Crocker Peggy Bettcher

The themes of faith, trust, and peace are captured in this meditative 3-5 octave arrangement of this popular contemporary praise song. The text is based on Matthew 14:22-33, in which Jesus walks on the water and asks Peter to come to Him. For optimal effect, ringers should perform this piece as expressively as possible.


REFLECTIONS ON HOW GREAT THOU ART (Handbell)

Words By: Stuart K. Hine / Arr. H. Dean Wagner

One of the most influential hymns of the twentieth century is given a powerful treatment in this awe-inspiring setting for 3-5 octave handbells and handchimes. Depicting the majesty and greatness of God, this hymn reflection builds from beginning to end using artful compositional technics - useful for any worship service on the theme of God and creation. 3-5 Oct. w/opt. 3 oct. Handchimes


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