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.
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.
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 Saviorís Love, code no. 8701.
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.
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 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.
This Lenten hymn reflection combines piano with 3-5 octave handbells in a powerful back-and-forth dialogue between the two instruments. This is the second setting from Lloyd for piano and bells following his best-selling "Now Thank We All Our God," code no. 2776.
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 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
This emotional ballad focuses solely on the cross of Christ as the symbol of grace of the crucified Jesus. Composer Tom Fettke weaves the John Stainer song, "Cross of Jesus, Cross of Sorrow" in with his own lyrics to create a poignant reflection on The Mighty Cross.
Charles H. Gabriel Lloyd Larson / Words By: Timothy Dudley-Smith
This powerful yet contemplative text for Holy Week comes from the master hymn writer, Timothy Dudley-Smith, and is set with all of the deserved emotion to a new melody for SATB choir by Lloyd Larson. The journey to the cross is expressed with emotional phrases that parallel poetically: "I see my Savior stand; I see my Savior go; I see my Savior die; I sing my Savior's name."
Lovingly familiar yet pleasantly fresh, this Emily Lund hymn arrangement retains the richness of the original text and tune while bringing new emphasis to both. Building on accessible part-writing, a supportive piano accompaniment, and an optional a cappella section, this setting embodies quiet assurance, thankful admiration, peaceful trust, and finally, triumphant joy.
From Allen Pote and Tom Long this scriptural paraphrase poses the question, "Lord, where have you gone?" - and answers - "when you love the weak and when you lay down your life, I am revealed in you." The question is sung by a soloist, and the answer comes from the choir. The flowing melodic lines, alternating between unison and harmonized singing, lends itself to a poignant and moving treatment of the Matthew 25 text.
Jesse Reeves Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carson, Ed Cash Arr. Lloyd Larson
This popular CCLI title provides a powerful scripture-based text useful for Lent, communion services, and even post-Easter, all focusing on the Redeemer and Lord of all. Choirs will enjoy the emotional build that is presented and impacted even further with the final modulation.
This Communion original from Joel Raney speaks through the voice of Christ saying, "come and follow me;" "my life I give so you may live." Useful for any Communion service, it is particularly useful during the season of Lent and Holy Week as it builds to the scene at Calvary with the words, "Father, let this cup please pass from me." Choirs will appreciate the melodic lines and the intensity that it builds to before finally returning to the key phrase, "think of me and remember."
Quoting fragments of the well-known hymn, "Ah Holy Jesus," as well as the text from the Sanctus, this is an anthem of worship to the Savior who suffered for the world's salvation. Undergirded with an expressive and flowing accompaniment, the gradual layering of vocal parts builds, in each of the verses, to lush four-part writing which creates an intensity reflecting Jesus' sacrificial love. The soprano descant serves to further enhance the final, dramatic "Holy, holy, holy Lord."
Michael R. Newbolt George W. Kitchin Arr. Thomas E. Fettke
This classic hymn takes on new life in arranger Tom Fettke's hands! A powerful choral proclamation in its introduction, along with a contrasting middle section based on John 3:16, "God so loved the world," allowing for a poignant solo moment, makes this a stunning anthem for the Lent and Easter season.
For handbells and keyboard, with optional handchimes and flute, here is a lush setting of the early American hymn "What Wondrous Love Is This?" Arranged by Joel Raney and transcribed by Arnold Sherman, this is a useful setting for the Lenten season or any Communion Sunday. The combination of bells and keyboard allows for a fuller sound and creates a rich foundation.
Beautiful harmonies prevail in this reflective arrangement of this time-honored Lenten hymn. Expressive ringing is encouraged to best depict the Isaac Watts text which speaks of Christ"s suffering on the cross. A gentler, middle verse allows for the optional use of Handchimes on the melody. The concluding verse utilizes bold, full chords before settling into a peaceful ending.
3-5 oct. w/opt. 2 oct. Handchimes
Following the events of each day of Holy Week, Joel Raney has crafted a deeply moving and meaningful Tenebrae worship service. This 30-minute work features readings, choral anthems and the lighting and extinguishing of candles leading us through a musical journey depicting the events of Jesus' last seven days as described in the book of Matthew. The choral writing is accessible and designed to accommodate both SATB and SAB groups. The optional instrumental packet, which adds to the overall beauty and drama, includes a Conductor's Score and parts for Flute, Oboe, Violin and Cello.
Packed with exuberance and spirit, this Joel Raney original anthem is a call for dedication to serve the Lord with gladness! Several Psalm references highlight the opening text, while the middle section serves as a prayer to teach us how to love each other and serve in unity. For SATB and piano with an optional organ part which adds sparkle to the uplifting theme.
Heather Sorenson / Words By: John Parker Jay Parker
This thought-provoking Lenten anthem begins with the stirring question, "O God, what have we done?" Stunningly scored for SATB voices and piano, with optional oboe and cello, the authors and composer take us on a journey down the Via Dolorosa with Jesus. The drama builds as we see the Savior beaten, crowned with thorns and ultimately crucified. The optional parts are included and reproducible.
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.
Words By: Patrick M. Liebergen / Arr. Patrick M. Liebergen
Pairing a Biblical text from Psalm 41 and I Corinthians 15 with a well-known canon, arranger Patrick Liebergen give us an accessible Lenten anthem, especially useful during Holy Week. In it, we are reminded that the victory of salvation is won through Christís death at Calvary. Adding to the pensive and tuneful melody is the obbligato part for either flute or oboe, which is included in the octavo.
SATB w/ opt. Flute or Obeo
Lloyd Larson's earnest, sensitive setting for Twila Paris' popular song was Hope's top-seller in 2001. Appropriate for Lent, Holy Week, baptism, and special dedication or confirmation services, this blockbuster arrangement is now available in SATB, SAB and Two-Part Mixed voicings. Accompaniment can be provided by keyboard, rhythm, CD track or handbell choir. The new optional handbell accompaniment can also stand alone as a setting for 3-5 octaves of bells. The orchestration includes parts for two flutes and one oboe; three trumpets, two horns, two trombones and a tuba; percussion (bells, mark tree, shaker, timpani) and harp; strings and shared rhythm part (piano, acoustic guitar, electric bass, drum kit).
Med Voice Solo, Key of D
From arranger Tammy Waldrop here is a rhythmic, soulful setting of this popular spiritual. Staccato sections contrast with smooth sustained passages featuring optional chimes. Performance should take into account the dynamic visual aspect of this piece with its gyros, pluck-lifts, mort-lifts, shakes and vibrato.
Here is a triumphant setting of this powerful hymn by Lloyd Larson. The Fred Pratt Green text covers the life of Christ making this a fitting selection for the Easter season. The optional Brass Parts (trumpets, trombone, tuba, timpani) sound out in support of the concluding refrain, "Glory to God on high!"
John H. Hewitt Ralph E. Hudson / Words By: Isaac Watts / Arr. Cindy Berry
Arranger, Cindy Berry, gives this time-honored hymn a slower, reflective treatment that portrays the various emotions of the deeply personal lyric. Lovely and accessible, this is essential music for the Lent and Easter season.