Gustav T. Holst / Words By: Michael Perry / Arr. Rodney Abriol
Newcomer to the Hope catalog, Rodney Abriol, has set THAXTED in a way that emphasizes a sense of wonder, as reflected in this popular contemporary hymn text. Varied textures in the vocal parts and supportive piano accompaniment add richness to the memorable melody.
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
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 Hope's collection, Everything for the Wedding Soloist, this Roger Copeland prayer is one of our most requested solos for weddings, now available separately as well as in the collection.
Med Voice Solo, Key of E Major
This powerful ballad sets the familiar words of "Just As I Am" to the folk melody O WALY WALY. Arranger Mary McDonald adds an original refrain and crafts an enticing piano accompaniment that builds to an earnest and moving conclusion revealing a fresh emotional take on this beloved classic.
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.
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.
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.
Joseph Martin expertly showcases the expectancy of the season in this captivating, original anthem -- a perfect opener for your holiday programming. A compelling original tune raises the curtain for the anthem and leads to the middle section featuring a quote from the familiar Advent hymn tune, VENI EMMANUEL, as it builds in intensity. The Orchestration includes a Conductor's Score and parts for: Flute, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, 2 Violins (opt. Viola), Cello and Bass Guitar.
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).
This original Joel Raney Christmas anthem incorporates two verses of "Silent Night" within the structure of a simple, charming ballad. It may be realized with a single piano accompaniment, or with the 4-hand piano part. Additional options include handbells, synth., strings, percussion and bass. This setting comes from Joel's popular Christmas musical, The Promise of Light, and includes the opportunity for the congregation to join in on the carol.
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. Orchestrations: Conductor's Score, 2 Flutes, Oboe (or Soprano Sax or Clarinet), 2 Clarinets, Bassoon (or Bass Clarinet), 2 Horns in F (or Alto Sax or Clarinet), 2 Trumpets (or Alto Sax), 2 Trombones (or Baritone T.C. or Tenor Sax), Percussion, Piano, Harp, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Double Bass and String Reduction.
Keith Getty and Stuart Townend's contemporary hymn gets a stunning new choral treatment from arranger, Lloyd Larson, just in time for the Easter season. This theologically driven anthem builds from the simple affirmation, "In Christ alone my hope is found; he is my light, my strength, my song," then traces the birth, death and crowning glory of the resurrected Lord, who "bursting forth in glorious day, up from the grave rose again," culminating with the final return of Christ. The hint of "The Solid Rock" that Lloyd drops in at the end is a perfect coda to this powerful presentation. The addition of brass and percussion heightens the dramatic impact and sets this arrangement apart from all the rest. The Brass packet contains a Conductor's Score and parts for: 2 B-flat Trumpets, Trombone, Horn, Tuba, Percussion and Timpani.
With Celtic underpinnings, Joel Raney has turned this gripping, contemporary ballad into a perfect worship anthem, paired with John Newton's classic hymn, "Amazing Grace." Its crowning glory is found in the powerful refrain, "My chains are gone, I've been set free. My God, my Savior has ransomed me." The additional rhythm parts are completely optional, but highly recommended. These contain parts for Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Drums & Synth.
Natalie Sleeth / Words By: Natalie Sleeth / Arr. Thomas E. Fettke
Natalie Sleeth's popular choral anthem and hymn, also known as "In the Bulb There Is a Flower," has been given a lovely new treatment by Tom Fettke for SATB choirs. The provocative text relates both to our present life and our hope of eternal life, as expressed in I Corinthians 15:35-58. This fresh setting emphasizes the resurrected life as it builds to the final "victory" stanza with driving rhythm and a change to common meter (4/4). This arrangement is also available in a medium-voice vocal solo in the key of F.
The orchestration by Camp Kirkland contains a Conductor's Score and parts for: Flute 1 & 2, Oboe, Clarinet 1 & 2, Horn 1 & 2, Alto Sax 1 & 2 (substitute for Horn 1 & 2), Trombone 1 & 2, Tenor Sax/Baritone TC (substitute for Trombone 1 & 2), Trombone 3/Tuba, Percussion 1 & 2, Harp, Violin 1 & 2, Viola, Clarinet 3 (substitute for Viola), Cello/Bassoon and String Bass, Keyboard String Reduction.
From Joseph Martin here is a gorgeous, lyrical expression of praise and thanksgiving. The memorable melody and personal text build to the familiar quote, "If Christ is Lord of heaven and earth, how can I keep from singing?" The orchestration, by Stan Pethel, heightens the impact of this deeply felt anthem of gratitude useful for Thanksgiving and general occasions. This top-seller has been newly re-voiced for SAB voices. The Rhythm packet contains parts for Drums and Electric Bass. The Orchestration includes a Conductor's Score and parts for: Electric Bass, Drums, Flute 1 & 2, Oboe, Clarinet 1 & 2, Bassoon, French Horn 1 & 2, Trumpets 1, 2 & 3, Trombones 1 & 2, Bass Trombone/Tuba, Timpani, Percussion 1 & 2, Harp, Violins 1 & 2, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass.
The perfect piece for the Lenten/Easter season, this uplifting Darlene Zschech song of adoration to the Holy Lamb of God has been given a dynamic and imaginative treatment by Lloyd Larson. A best-seller in SATB is now available in SAB. The rhythm packet contains parts for: piano, electric bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, synth strings and drum kit.
Based on the original Michael W. Smith Christmas song, this celebratory anthem is teeming with energy and joy. Arranger, Lloyd Larson, blends in "Angels We Have Heard on High" and offers and optional Children's or Unison Choir part providing the opportunity for this to be an intergenerational offering for Christmas worship or concert settings. A best-seller in SATB now available in SAB. The orchestration by Mark Kellner consists of a Conductor's Score and parts for: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in B-flat, Horn in F, Trumpets I & II in B-flat, Trombones I & II, Percussion, Timpani, Violins I & II, Viola, Cello, and Bass.
This Natalie Sleeth blockbuster takes on fresh appeal in Lloyd Larson's tender ballad-setting which includes strains of "Silent Night" delicately woven into the fabric of Natalie's captivating melody and text. The perfect piece for Christmas Eve or anytime during the Advent/Christmas season. The optional mini-orchestral accompaniment is for flute, clarinet, horn & cello.
Sara Groves William M. Runyan / Words By: Thomas O. Chisholm
This popular new song from Sara Groves combines the hymn "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" with original contemporary words and music in a seamless blend of old and new that refreshes this beloved classic, and brings new relevance and significance to the timeless message. Orchestration consists of parts for: Flute 1 & 2, Oboe, Clarinet 1 & 2, Trumpet 1, 2 & 3, Horn 1 & 2, Tromtone 1 & 2, Trombone 3/Tuba, Timpani, Percussion 1 & 2, Harp, Rhythm (Piano), Violin 1 & 2, Viola, Cello/Bassoon, and String Bass.
The essence of Christmas is dramatically captured in Lloyd Larson's setting of this enthralling Amy Grant song. This contemporary favorite, which imagines Mary's thoughts and prayers as she approaches the birth of the Christ child, has quickly become a seasonal classic. The rich harmonies and supportive accompaniment will make this an inspirational addition to Christmas choral concerts or worship services. The orchestration contains a Conductor's Score and parts for: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in B-flat, Horn in F, Trumpets 1 & 2 in B-flat, Trombones 1 & 2, Percussion, Timpani, Violins 1 & 2, Viola, Cello & Bass.
The charm and grace of David Meece's contemporary Christmas classic shines through in this sensitive choral setting from Lloyd Larson. The poetic images and haunting melody are beautifully woven into a gently flowing, richly satisfying, artistic musical fabric. Accompaniment can be piano, handbells, or full orchestra. This top-seller is included in Lloyd's Christmas musical, Emmanuel--God with Us! (8250) and the SSA setting is in Lloyd's collection, Women in Song IV (8581). The Orchestration by Mark Kellner includes a Conductor's Score and parts for: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in B-flat, Horn in F, 2 Trumpets in B-flat, 2 Trombones, Percussion, Timpani, Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello and Bass.
This earnest ballad from Stuart Townend explores the infinite love of God that allowed his Son to be sacrificed for us. Larry Shackley's gentle blending of melodies and piano accompaniment brings dignity to the folk-like tune and lends this contemporary worship song a "classic" feel. A top-seller in SATB, this dynamic arrangement is now available in a new SAB version as well as a Medium Voice solo.
Especially meaningful during the days of Holy Week, this Christopher Idle text relates to our Lord praying in the garden of Gethsemane, and weaves around the 'tree' theme found in many Scriptures about the cross. Lloyd Larson's original accompaniment for piano, plus the optional flute, oboe, French horn and cello perfectly capture the somber mood. This top-seller is now available in SATB, SAB, Two-Part Mixed voicings and a new Medium Voice Solo. The SATB version appears in Lloyd's blockbuster Lenten musical, "The Shadow of the Cross," newly re-voiced for SAB choirs.