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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.


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.


A HOME OF GRACE (Choral)

Arr. Joseph M. Martin

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." SATB


HOLY SPIRIT, LIVING BREATH OF GOD (Choral)

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."


DOWN TO THE RIVER TO PRAY with "Lord, Listen to Your Children" (Choral)

Ken Medema / Words By: Ken Medema / Arr. Mary McDonald

Mary McDonald captures the spirit and message of two popular songs that deal with the significance of prayer for the individual believer and the church as a whole. The spiritual, "Down to the River to Pray," is seamlessly combined with Ken Medema's "Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying." Together, they poignantly ask for the Father's love, the Spirit's power, and the grace of Jesus to direct the lives of all believers. Choirs will enjoy the flavor of this partnered song with its unhurried rhythmic style and supportive accompaniment.


JESUS DIED ALONE (Choral)

Joel Raney / Words By: John Parker

For SATB voices, John Parker and Joel Raney collaborated to give us this thought-provoking Lenten ballad. The rich text transports the listener to several Biblical scenes underscoring the solitude of Christ as he faced death. Joel Raney's impassioned original music evokes the drama of the sacrifice.


PEACE LIKE A RIVER (Choral)

Arr. Joel Raney

Joel Raney partners this traditional spiritual with "Amazing Grace" and complements them with a rollicking 4-hand piano part. Choirs will enjoy the familiarity of pairing these two favorites!


SHEPHERD ME, O GOD (Choral|Vocal)

Marty Haugen / Words By: Marty Haugen / Arr. Mark Hayes

This widely sung ecumenical hymn by Marty Haugen is a paraphrase of the 23rd Psalm and beautifully captured for SATB choir by the masterful hand of Mark Hayes. Also available as a medium-voice solo. Optional parts for Violin and Cello greatly enhance this dramatic setting useful for many worship occasions bringing hope and comfort to all believers. An SAB voicing of this arrangement is included in Hope's new collection, Easy Anthems III code no. 8581.


ALLELUIA, HE LIVES! (Choral)

Joel Raney / Words By: Joel Raney

For Easter day, this spirited anthem by Joel Raney combines voices with organ or piano and optional brass and handbells in a glorious exclamation that the risen King lives! An appearance of Beethoven's HYMN TO JOY in the middle section adds to the joyous effectiveness of this dynamic setting. The Instrumental packet contains a Conductor's Score and parts for: B-flat Trumpets 1 & 2, Trombones 1 & 2 (or Horn in lieu of Trombone 1), and 3 octave handbells (D5-C7).


YOU ARE MINE (Choral|Vocal)

David Haas Arr. Mark Hayes

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.


O SACRED HEAD, NOW WOUNDED (Choral)

Arr. Joel Raney

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.


IN REMEMBRANCE (Choral)

Ragan Courtney & Buryl Red Arr. Lloyd Larson

The words from The Last Supper are beautifully paraphrased in this timeless, communion anthem from Buryl Red and Ragan Courtney, arranged by Lloyd Larson. The melody is memorable and the text is thoughtful and relevant. The reflective mood is enhanced with the addition of the optional instrumental accompaniment. This setting is included in Lloyd Larson's new collection, Easy Settings: 10 Arrangements for SAB or Two-Part Mixed Choirs (#8507; Preview Pack #8512). The Orchestration by Mark Kellner contains a Conductor's Score and parts for: Flute, Oboe, Horn in F, Cello and Bass Guitar.


INTROIT FOR EASTER (Choral)

Joel Raney / Words By: Joel Raney

Celebrate the culmination of Holy Week with this exciting opening for your Easter service, either as a choral introit, or as a processional. Written for SATB choir and keyboard, with the optional children's voices, tambourine, and ten handbells, this piece will fill the congregation with joy as they celebrate the wonder of the resurrection.


LIFT HIGH THE CROSS (Choral)

Sydney H. Nicholson / Words By: George W. Kitchin / Arr. Hal H. Hopson

A rousing setting with much built-in versatility, this Hal Hopson arrangement can be performed with SATB voices and organ or, with the addition of congregation, it becomes a concertato. Additional features include parts for handbells and/or brass quartet or quinitet and timpani. Brass Parts: Conductor's Score, 2 B-flat Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani & 4 Handbells.


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