The timeless lyrics of this classic hymn are joined with a joyful, original melody with a light, Celtic lilt, bringing a contemporary flavor to a well-loved, historic text. Accessible and fun to sing, with optional parts for violin and hand drum.
This is a lively, celebratory anthem based on Psalm 100, appropriate for general use, during the Thanksgiving season, or for a Music Dedication service as it highlights the importance of music in our worship. Accompanied may be provided by organ or piano with optional brass and timpani. Brass parts: Conductor's Score, 2 B-flat Trumpets, 2 Trombones (opt. Horn), Bass Trombone (or Tuba), Horn in lieu of Trombone I & Timpani.
This Quick Study Choral of the beloved gospel favorite comes from Joel's musical "The Seven Last Days" (Code No. 8591). Written to be equally effective for SAB or SATB choirs, this is useful for general use as well as services of dedication and affirmation. Instrumental parts: Conductor's Score, Flute, Oboe, Violin & Cello.
This familiar text has been set to a new tune in this high energy arrangement. The moderately syncopated vocal lines soar above a rhythmic accompaniment bringing life and renewed awareness to God's power and might. Optional brass and percussion may be included to heighten the sense of majesty in this song of praise to God, our Creator. Brass parts: Conductor's Score, 2 B-flat Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Sus. Cymbal and Timpani.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 text by Mary Kay Beall talks of the hope, love, peace, and joy of Christmas day. Lloyd Larson has set these meaningful words in a pleasant ballad and you might want to add some rhythm instruments, as was done on the recording, to embellish the light calypso feel. A great number for adult and youth choirs alike.
Here is the 3rd volume in our successful series of accessible voicings of top-sellers in our catalog. All of these are proven winners from arranger Lloyd Larson. Like Easy Settings, Vol. 1, Lloyd has set each of these for SAB opt. Two-Part Mixed.
Here is the 6th volume in our successful series of settings for women's choirs. Included are ten top-sellers arranged by Jack Schrader, Joel Raney and Larry Shackley for SSA voices. A CD of Orchestral Accompaniment tracks is available for rehearsal and performance.
Keith & Kristyn Getty Stuart Townend / Words By: Stuart Townend / Arr. Lloyd Larson
This powerful hymn from Keith Getty and Stuart Townend is driven with both energy and with a text about the mission of Church: "By faith we see the hand of God," "By faith the prophets saw a day when the longed-for Messiah would appear," "By faith the church was called to go to the lost." The children of promise are called to finish the work and walk by faith. Lloyd Larson pairs it with the refrain of "Great Is Thy Faithfulness," heightening the message. Rhythm Parts: Conductor's Score, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Synth I & II & Electric Bass.
Here is a piece that can be used as a choral introit or a processional during the Christmas season. It also functions as a seamless introduction to the congregational singing of "The First Noel." A simple ostinato pattern for 6 handbells provides the accompaniment as Unison and SATB choirs sing an 'echo and response,' welcoming in Christmas with their joyous "noels."
Ideal for Thanksgiving, stewardship or any service dealing with thanks and praise, this Pepper Choplin original is sure to have appeal with its lively rhythmic energy. A vocal solo runs throughout and adds to the presentation, proclaiming that "In gratitude, we share with those around us and care for those who have great need. We are giving thanksgiving - and there's no better way than to take God's gifts and give them away.
Based on Matthew 25, this original anthem by Joel Raney is ideal for themes on social justice, ministry, and mission. It opens with an optional reading of the scripture which then flows perfectly into the anthem proclaiming the powerful message: "When we look at the needy, we see Christ. We are yours, Lord, make us your instruments of peace, bringing hope when all seems hopeless, filling darkness with light."
Words By: Fred Pratt Green / Arr. Anne Krentz Organ
Appropriate for Thanksgiving or for any celebration on community, creation, growth, or gifts of the Spirit, this setting by Anne Krentz Organ is designed to include the congregation on the final verse, with a reproducible part included. The addition of a treble and bass instrument adds charm and interest to the piano accompaniment, which combine in a quasi-baroque style using the Welsh melody Ar hyd y nos. Instrumental parts: C Instrument (Treble), B-flat Instrument (Treble) and C Instrument (Bass).