This indispensable collection of dynamic harmonizations of 55 hymn tunes for the organ is ideal for accompanying congregational singing. The collection features a variety of ideas including: introductions, harmonizations, modulations and even codas.
This latest addition to our new Concertato Series is a festival hymn setting perfect for the Easter season. Arranger, Paul Leddington Wright, has crafted a majestic setting of the Handel tune for SATB choir with Organ, optional Brass, Timpani and Congregation. This stunning arrangement brings out the wonderfully accessible harmonic possibilities in this time honored hymn. The Brass packet includes a Conductor's Score and parts for: Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Horn in F, Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, and Percussion.
This thrilling new setting of "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty" from Joel Raney features an exciting, optional 4-hand piano part as well as the opportunity to add children's choir. A reproducible Unison Part is included.
"While not much concerned about posterity, I offer this collection for the here and now, as a kind of spiritual autobiography of the years since writing 'Touch the Earth Lightly' (Hope, 2009). The themes will tell you that I have not ceased to centre on peace, partnered with justice, as these related to our own faith journey.
"But now that I find my life further away from the church and closer to what Jesus is actually pointing to, new elements come into play. Here is one:
"I have used the words of the hymn 'A Place at the Table' as title for this book, because there are still Christian people not welcome, either at the communion table or at the common table of society. . . .
"Creating justice and joy means walking into the territory of basic human rights, as Jesus did. It means being aware of our own fragility as well as our planet's, and using technology wisely. . . .
"Because I live in a highly secular society in Aotearoa/New Zealand, I am conscious of how the stereotypes of Christianity can be cynically dismissed. I long to say that there is so much to understand and embrace in the wisdom, spiritual treasury and survival skills that Jesus has given the world.
"It is also an interfaith and interactive world I live in, so some of these texts reflect my hope for the 'care and connection making us kin' that seems imperative for our human survival. . . .
"These hymns--be they attempting the pastoral, the prophetic or the impossible--are my present way to express this for myself, and hopefully, for you."
--Shirley Erena Murray
Jack Schrader lends this historic chestnut a 'gospel' touch in his newest choral setting for SATB with piano accompaniment. Choirs and congregants alike will enjoy this nostalgic journey proclaiming that "Jesus knows all about our struggles, he will guide till the day is done."
This powerful presentation breathes new life into this classic hymn of praise, complete with a majestic orchestral accompaniment. The addition of a second hymn tune, LASST UNS ERFREUEN, gives sparkle and an element of surprise to this compelling musical offering. The orchestration by Brant Adams includes parts for conductor's score, 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets in B-flat, bassoon, 2 horns in F, 3 trumpets in B-flat, 2 trombones, bass trombone or tuba, timpani, percussion, harp, 2 violins, viola, cello, and double bass.
SATB w/opt. Orchestral Accompaniment
Including portions of "He Hideth My Soul" and "'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus," arranger Joel Raney combines all three of these time-honored hymns for a dignified choral presentation. An optional violin part adds a touch of Celtic charm.
SATB w/opt. Violin
Arranging Fred Pratt Green's rich text and the Traditional Welsh Tune, AR HYD Y NOS, Eugene Butler has crafted a delightful and useful anthem. Perfect for Thanksgiving and suitable for anytime of the year when a church observes the abundance of God's love toward his children. The accompaniment adapts easily to piano or organ, as heard here.
This popular "gathering song" from Rory Cooney can also serve as a suitable anthem for communion and offers encouragement for those suffering from challenges in their lives. The optional flute part is included.
SATB w/opt. flute
Marty Parks has combined the classic hymn text, "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name!" with the familiar English melody, KINGSFOLD. Set in a Celtic style, this refreshing setting comes to life with the addition of the optional Irish Fiddle/Flute Part, which is included. The CD contains a performance track, a split track, and an accompaniment track.
This Brian Jeffery Leech hymn is set for SATB choir with an exquisite piano accompaniment by Lloyd Larson. All are welcomed at the table as a family, making this an ideal choice for World Communion Sunday or any celebration of the Eucharist. The beautiful choral lines are easily learned making this useful anthem readily accessible to most choirs.
George F. Handel / Words By: Isaac Watts / Arr. Douglas J. Benton
For SATB voices and organ with optional handbells, brass, timpani and congregation, this stunning hymn concertato is brilliantly conceived from beginning to end and an excellent choice for Christmas morning. It can be performed with just choir and organ but the addition of the optional enhancements is sure to make this a thrilling experience for all.
SATB & Organ w/opt. Brass & Handbells
Thomas Chisholm's beloved hymn text is given a new melody and dynamic choral treatment by Joel Raney, complete with a powerful orchestral accompaniment, now also available for medium-high voice vocal soloists.. The familiar words of this classic hymn come to life afresh in this compelling new treatment. The orchestration by Brant Adams includes parts for conductor's score, 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets in B-flat, bassoon, 2 horns in F, 3 trumpets in B-flat, 2 trombones, bass trombone or tuba, timpani, percussion 1 and 2, harp, 2 violins, viola, cello, and double bass.
Based on "The Church's One Foundation" and "Rock of Ages," this is a groove-filled, gospel toe-tapper from Joel Raney -- fun for choirs and congregations alike. It's a true celebration of the church of Jesus Christ, "the cornerstone of God's eternal plan!" Rhythm parts include guitar, bass, drums, and Hammond B-3 organ.
Kristyn Lennox Getty Stuart Townend, Keith Getty / Words By: Stuart Townend / Arr. Lloyd Larson
From Keith & Kristyn Getty, "The Compassion Hymn" has been arranged by Lloyd Larson for SATB voices with optional C Instrument. Reminiscent of a Celtic ballad, the music flows in graceful lines with scripturally rich poetry that speaks of God's lavish kindness with the refrain: "What boundless love, what fathomless grace you have shown us, O God of compassion."
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.
From Joseph Martin, here is an inventive and moving setting of "Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!" Using a classical treatment in the piano accompaniment, the elegant choral lines perfectly complement the style in this refreshing setting of a well-loved hymn text. This is a fitting piece for Trinity Sunday.
Robert Lowry / Words By: Robert Lowry / Arr. Timothy Shaw
For Unison or Two-Part choirs here is a Quick Study Choral of Robert Lowry's beloved hymn. Arranger Timothy Shaw captures its gentle, prayerful nature and has added a lovely optional part for violin or flute that enhances the early-American feel of the tune.
Fred Pratt Green's established hymn text is given a majestic, new musical treatment by arranger Joel Raney. Featuring parts for Children's Choir, Brass, Percussion and 3-5 oct. Handbells, this is a stirring exaltation of praise, bringing all of the musical forces together in worship to exclaim "God is here!"
Here are ten settings of popular new hymns and songs from Dan Schutte, Michael Joncas, Sebastian Temple, David Haas, Marty Haugen and others. This collection is based upon liturgical songs from the mass that have transcended denominational lines and religious traditions These beautiful and inspiring songs have made their way into Protestant circles and beyond, blessing countless congregations and parishes around the world. These tasteful settings for solo piano from Mark Hayes give voice to the Psalmist's words, "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!"
Here are six dynamic variations for the concert organist with optional parts for vocal solo or SATB choir. Each of the hymn verses reflect the hymn text and feature a variety of music styles from classical to jazz. The variations may be performed individually but work ideally as a complete work for church or concert.Performance by Kenrick Mervine
Here are 15 duets for piano and organ for a variety of occasions throughout the church year. There are selections for Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and general occasions. These settings are derived from Joel's popular series of "Worship Openers." While the "Worship Openers" are extended works that include optional handbells, choir, and sometimes brass, these arrangements have been condensed and modified in order to make them more accessible for busy church musicians who are looking for exciting preludes, offertories, and special music. Two books are needed for performance.
Cynthia Dobrinski's, "Angels from the Realms," features a big introduction followed by a rung melody accompanied by malleted staccatos. The transition and softer verse two includes echoes, mallet rolls, martellatos, martellato lifts, and mallet lifts with a lot of harmonic interest. The third verse is triumphant with big chords and some moving parts, martellatos, and shakes. The coda adds an exciting ending. Your ringers will find this piece to be three minutes of fun. This arrangement will be enjoyed in both worship and concert venues.
"Calypso on 'He Leadeth Me'" is a happy and care-free rendition of the William Bradbury hymn tune. The syncopated melody, colorful accompaniment and optional Latin percussion all combines to give the impression of a Caribbean beachside service. The Percussion packet includes a Conductor's Score and parts for Claves, Maracas/Shaker, Guiro, & Bongos/Conga.
This prayerful hymn is set in a compelling, reflective ballad for 3 to 5 octave handbells by Arnold Sherman. The transcription comes from the solo piano collection, Gospel Greats, by Joel Raney. Using an effective modulation, the music builds to a sweeping final stanza giving sensational impact to this classic gospel song.
This hymn is one of the most beloved, stoic and strong hymns by Martin Luther. Along with optional trumpet, it declares the absolute power of God and was a rallying cry for the Reformation. In this 3-6 octave handbell version, with 3 octaves optional handchimes and trumpet, the composition takes you progressively through the Christian journey and ends with a triumphant strong verse of comfort and strength. It is perfect for celebrations, festivals and concerts. . .A "barn burner"! The Instrumental product includes parts for both C and B-flat instruments.
Reaching back into the archives of good ol' gospel hymnody, Patti Drennan gives this 1924 Hope copyright a jazzed up swing style setting for SATB choirs. The nostalgia of yesteryear makes this appealing for the celebration of music in our hearts and worship. The reproducible C Instrument Part is included.
One of the greatest hymns of all time providing comfort and encouragement to multitudes of people is Joseph Scriven's text, "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." Mary McDonald has taken this classic hymn and crafted an original melody along with words from John 15:13, "greater love has no other than Jesus, who has laid down his life for his friends." Hints of the original tune by Charles Converse are woven in to memorable effect in this stunning new ballad setting. The Rhythm packet includes parts for Acoustic Guitar, Bass & Drums.