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  • Dust, Remember You Are Splendor

    Dust, Remember You Are Splendor

    Susan Palo Cherwien’s poetry brings new imagery and depth to the traditional Ash Wednesday themes of dust and repentance. Composer Anne Krentz Organ writes original music which underscores the hopeful and contemplative text.

    Voicing: SAB, Pno
    Use: Ash Wednesday; Lent & Holy Week

  • Love Consecrates the Humblest Act

    Love Consecrates the Humblest Act

    A graceful and elegant setting of the hymn tune TWENTY-FOURTH from Robert Powell which carries the beloved Maundy Thursday hymn text.

    Voicing: SATB, Org
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    Use: Lent & Holy Week; Maundy Thursday

  • Christ, Who Was Before the World Began

    Christ, Who Was Before the World Began

    A newly composed tune is paired with an Angier Brock text in this anthem by Brenda Portman. Written for adult unison choir, the anthem features a lyrical and noble melody in a flexible mixed meter.  

    Voicing: U, Org; Unison
    Difficulty: Easy
    Use: General; Lent & Holy Week

  • O Come, Let Us Sing

    O Come, Let Us Sing

    Here is a festive setting of Psalm 95 by well-loved composer Walter Pelz written in honor of his 95th birthday. Choirs of any size will create a big sound in this accessible SAB anthem.

    Voicing: SAB, Org
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    Use: Christ the King; General; Lent & Holy Week

  • How Beautiful the Messenger

    How Beautiful the Messenger

    Wayne Wold weaves a new text based on the well-loved passage from Isaiah 52:7. The tuneful melody floats between the upper and lower voices in this gentle anthem scored for SATB choir.

    Voicing: SATB, Org
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    Use: Christmas; Graduation; Ordination

  • May the Deep Blessings of Earth Be with Us

    May the Deep Blessings of Earth Be with Us

    Tom Trenney brings a deeply imaginative text from John Philip Newell to life in this dynamic anthem for SATB choir.

    Voicing: SATB, Pno
    Difficulty: Medium-Difficult
    Use: Creation; General

  • What Joyous Song Unfolding

    What Joyous Song Unfolding

    A gently contoured melody uplifts the poetry of Susan Cherwien in this graceful anthem by Zebulon Highben. The music is largely 2-part mixed with an expressive SATB a cappella third stanza.

    Voicing: SATB, Org
    Difficulty: Medium
    Use: Creation; General; Praise & Thanksgiving

  • Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

    Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

    Scored for SATB, keyboard, and optional C instrument, William Bradley Roberts writes a new setting of his popular unison anthem based on a beloved hymn text paraphrase of Psalm 23 and pairs it with his original tune, GRANT.

    Voicing: SATB, Kybd
    Difficulty: Medium
    Use: All Saints; Easter; Funeral

  • Canticle of the Turning: My Soul Cries Out with a Joyful Shout

    Canticle of the Turning: My Soul Cries Out with a Joyful Shout

    A children's or youth choir could sing the first verse of this flexible arrangement, with an adult choir joining on the refrain and leading subsequent verses.

    Voicing: Piano; SATB/4-part mixed
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    Use: Advent; Evening

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  • O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright

    O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright

    Brenda Portman sets this familiar hymn text to the well-loved TALLIS’ CANON, creating an impressive and accessible anthem for 2-part, 3-part, or 4-part choir with a beautiful organ accompaniment.

    Voicing: 2 pt mxd/SAB/SATB
    Difficulty: Easy
    Use: Epiphany; Evening; General; Summer

  • Before the Marvel of This Night

    Before the Marvel of This Night

    Published in 1982, this setting of Jaroslav Vajda's wonderful text has become our best-selling seasonal anthem. Also available: instrumental parts by Carl...

    Voicing: SATB/4-part mixed
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    Use: Christmas

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  • A Lenten Walk

    A Lenten Walk

    A haunting setting of the familiar American spiritual, Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley. The timpani ostinato is a wonderful addition to a very easy, yet...

    Voicing: 2-part mixed
    Difficulty: Medium-Difficult
    Use: Lent & Holy Week

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  • Thou Shalt Know Him

    Thou Shalt Know Him

    This piece by Canadian composer Mark Sirett is exquisite in every way, from its rich harmonic writing to its poignant text.

    Voicing: SATB
    Difficulty: Medium
    Use: Advent

  • Farewell to Alleluia

    Farewell to Alleluia

    Farewell to Alleluia is a ceremony that may be used to dramatize the transition from the festive season of Epiphany into the penitential season of Lent. 

    Voicing: Unison
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    Use: Time after Epiphany; Transfiguration

  • Gracious Spirit, Dwell with Me

    Gracious Spirit, Dwell with Me

    Based on the Gregorian "Adoro te devote," this Pentecost anthem has applications beyond that season. Perfect for a smaller choir, but equally successful with a...

    Voicing: 2-part mixed
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    Use: Pentecost; Trinity

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  • We Shall Walk through the Valley

    We Shall Walk through the Valley

    Undine Smith Moore’s arrangement of this African American spiritual is both accessible and gorgeous. Perfect for the First Sunday in Lent or as a companion anthem whenever Psalm 23 is scheduled.

    Voicing: SATB
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    Use: Ash Wednesday; Holy Week; Lent & Holy Week

  • Jesus Christ Is Risen Today

    Jesus Christ Is Risen Today

    Probably the quintessential Easter hymn is here given an updated arrangement by Aaron David Miller for unison choir, descant, congregation, brass quintet, and organ...

    Voicing: Unison
    Difficulty: Medium-Difficult
    Use: Easter

    From$2.25

  • Wondrous Love

    Wondrous Love

    This popular American folk hymn is simple in nature, with a profound message of love emanating from the text. The a capella setting opens with a soloist, before expanding...

    Voicing: A cappella; SATB/4-part mixed
    Difficulty: Medium
    Use: Lent & Holy Week

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  • Just As I Am, without One Plea

    Just As I Am, without One Plea

    Maynard's new melody for this familiar text can be sung by any combination of voices.

    Voicing: 2-part mixed; Piano
    Difficulty: Easy
    Use: General; Lent & Holy Week

  • Come, Lord Jesus, Prince of Peace

    Come, Lord Jesus, Prince of Peace

    Here is the perfect anthem for the first Sunday of Advent! Written in the style of an expressive art song, this unison/two-part mixed anthem by Frederick Frahm for adult choirs of any size is particularly useful when rehearsal time is limited.

    Voicing: U/2pt mxd
    Difficulty: Easy
    Use: Advent

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