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  • 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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  • My Song is Love Unknown

    My Song is Love Unknown

    A cello obligato adds warmth and depth to a new setting by Benjamin Culli of this familiar text using the John Ireland tune, LOVE UNKOWN. The choir sings in unison with optional assembly for much of the anthem.

    Voicing: SATB, Org
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    Use: Christ the King; Good Friday; Lent & Holy Week; Maundy Thursday; Passion/Palm Sunday

  • 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

    From$1.95

  • Guide My Feet

    Guide My Feet

    Clayton White’s setting of a traditional spiritual speaks of the need for guidance and trust in the Lord.

    Voicing: SATB
    Difficulty: Medium
    Use: General; Lent & Holy Week; Ordination

  • In the Fair Morning

    In the Fair Morning

    Evelyn Larter initially wrote this uplifting Easter piece as a vocal solo in the collection “In the Fair Morning: Vocal Solos for the Easter Season” and here has rescored it for SATB choir.   

    Voicing: SATB, Pno
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    Use: Easter

  • Long Fare You Well

    Long Fare You Well

    Undine Smith Moore’s arrangement of the lesser-known spiritual “Long Fare You Well” builds on the expressive melody and concludes in a glorious final stanza. 

    Voicing: SATB
    Difficulty: Medium
    Use: General

  • Love's Endeavor, Love's Expense

    Love's Endeavor, Love's Expense

    Russell Schulz-Widmar’s original music is beautifully wrapped around poetry by William H. Vanstone that speaks of the costly nature of God’s love for the world. A moving and accessible Lenten anthem.

    Voicing: 2 pt mxd, Pno
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    Use: Good Friday; Holy Week; Lent & Holy Week

  • The Good Shepherd

    The Good Shepherd

    Two beloved Bible passages are skillfully combined by David Cherwien in this setting of John 10 and Psalm 23.  The texts are supported by gorgeous, rich music with harmonic language that will both surprise and delight.

    Voicing: SATB, Org
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    Use: Creation; Easter; Psalms

  • The Wings of God

    The Wings of God

    Building on the theme of “sanctuary,” Wayne Wold has written a text calling for holy space that welcomes and embraces all humankind with music based on the tune, WALTON.

    Voicing: SAB, Org
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    Use: Creation; General; Pentecost; Season after Pentecost; Trinity

  • 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

  • Still, Still, Still

    Still, Still, Still

    The traditional Austrian carol is set by Chris Biemesderfer in a charming, accessible arrangement for SAB choir with a gentle piano accompaniment.

    Voicing: SAB, Pno
    Difficulty: Easy
    Use: Christmas

  • A New Magnificat

    A New Magnificat

    A lyric dialog between Hannah and Mary, this piece can be performed with soloist or solo sections. An excellent addition during Advent. Voicing: SATB and organ...

    Voicing: Organ; SATB/4-part mixed
    Use: Advent

    9786000175511

    $1.60

  • What Feast of Love

    What Feast of Love

    Brian Wentzel writes a partner song for GREENSLEEVES with the text from this familiar communion hymn, creating a wonderful anthem useful throughout the year and particularly beautiful during the Christmas season.

    Voicing: 2 pt mxd, Kybd
    Difficulty: Easy
    Use: Advent; Christmas; Communion

  • Comfort, Comfort

    Comfort, Comfort

    John Ferguson takes the popular "Freu dich sehr" tune and sets it within a light, dance-like ritornel. It works equally well with keyboard or Orff instruments...

    Voicing: SATB/4-part mixed
    Difficulty: Medium-Difficult
    Use: Advent

    From$1.30

  • Rise Up and Go Tell It!

    Rise Up and Go Tell It!

    Two spirituals about the shepherds are paired in this exciting anthem by Anthony Giamanco, which begins with “Rise Up, Shepherds, and Follow” and segues into “Go Tell It on the Mountain.”

    Voicing: 2 pt mxd, Pno
    Difficulty: Easy
    Use: Christmas

  • Joy to the World

    Joy to the World

    The joy of the season is highlighted in Jonathan Campbell’s exciting new setting of “Joy to the World” for the Advent season.

    Voicing: SATB
    Difficulty: Medium
    Use: Advent; Christmas

  • Augsburg Easy Choirbook, Volume 3: Music for the Church Year

    Augsburg Easy Choirbook, Volume 3: Music for the Church Year

    A collection of unison and 2-part, accessible music for church, school, and community choirs.

    Voicing: 2-part mixed; Unison
    Difficulty: Easy
    Use: Advent; All Saints; Christ the King; Christmas; Communion; Easter; General; Lent & Holy Week; Thanksgiving

    9781506414041

    $10.95

  • There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

    There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

    In this creative and expressive anthem, Brenda Portman writes captivating new music to go with familiar words reflecting on the graciousness of God and what is required of us in return.

    Voicing: SATB, Pno
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    Use: General; Lent & Holy Week; Reformation

  • Unto Us a Child Is Born

    Unto Us a Child Is Born

    Eugene Hancock marvelously knits together the tune of the spiritual “Mary Had a Baby” with the chant “Hodie Christus natus est” and clothes them with the Christmas text from Isaiah.

    Voicing: SATB, Org
    Difficulty: Medium
    Use: Christmas

  • Rock of Ages

    Rock of Ages

    Drawing on the beloved text of Rock of Ages, Michael Burkhardt has written a new tune with a flowing, gentle lilt that provides a fresh sound to the familiar.

    Voicing: SATB, Org
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    Use: Funeral; General; Lent & Holy Week

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