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  • Build a Longer Table

    Build a Longer Table

    John Helgen crafts a moving setting of a hymn of justice found in the worship supplement All Creation Sings. The text speaks of healing divisions and caring for those in need rather than shutting them out.

    Voicing: SAB, Pno
    Difficulty: Easy
    Use: Easter; General

  • 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

  • Arise and Rejoice

    Arise and Rejoice

    Here is a joyful anthem of praise and thanksgiving from Mark Patterson. The original text celebrates the “gifts of age and youth, the wisdom of the years” and is paired with energetic and uplifting music.

    Voicing: SATB, Children's choir, HB
    Difficulty: Easy
    Use: General; Ordination; Praise & Thanksgiving; Stewardship; 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

  • 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

  • We Are Waiting

    We Are Waiting

    John Helgen wrote both the text and tune of this Advent hymn, found in the worship supplement All Creation Sings, and here, Priscilla Lamparter Landis writes a gentle and beautiful arrangement for SAB choir.

    Voicing: SAB, Pno
    Difficulty: Easy
    Use: Advent

  • O Jesus, I Have Promised

    O Jesus, I Have Promised

    Thomas Keesecker creatively sets this familiar hymn text to the English folksong SALLY GARDENS with lush and accessible writing that sings beautifully.

    Voicing: SATB, Pno
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    Use: Advent; Confirmation/Affirmation; Lent & Holy Week; Reformation

  • 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

  • Nada me falta: Psalm 23

    Nada me falta: Psalm 23

    Mark Sedio writes a bilingual Spanish and English setting of Psalm 23 with original music in the style of a Spanish folk tune.

    Voicing: SATB, Org
    Difficulty: Medium
    Use: Advent; All Saints; Easter

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  • Gloria from Mariazeller Messe (Haydn)

    Gloria from Mariazeller Messe (Haydn)

    Give your choir the exciting opportunity to sing an excerpt from a large-scale choral work! Ryan Kelly has selected the brief opening portion of the Gloria for this edition, featuring Haydn’s exuberant, straightforward homophonic choral writing true to the Classical era.

    Voicing: SATB, Org
    Difficulty: Medium
    Use: All Saints; Christmas; Easter; Praise & Thanksgiving

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  • Abide in Us, O Bread of Life

    Abide in Us, O Bread of Life

    David Cherwien writes a tender anthem for SATB choir, organ, and flute, ideal for communion and sacramental use, based on a hymn from Peace Be Still: Hymns of Susan Palo Cherwien, Vol. 3.

    Voicing: SATB, Org
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium

  • Sing Praise to God, Who Reigns Above

    Sing Praise to God, Who Reigns Above

    In a joyful, lilting 6/8 meter, Richard A. Williamson has set a well-loved hymn of praise to the tune MIT FREUDEN ZART, creating a singable and enjoyable anthem for 2-part mixed choir.

    Voicing: 2 pt mxd, Pno
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    Use: Evening; Praise & Thanksgiving

  • As the Showers that Water the Earth

    As the Showers that Water the Earth

    David Sims skillfully weaves a Susan Palo Cherwien text with Psalm 50 in this gently flowing anthem filled with graceful text-painting reflecting God’s promises of healing and new life.

    Voicing: SATB, Org
    Difficulty: Easy-Medium
    Use: Funeral; General; Psalms

  • Poinsettia Carol: Flores de pascua

    Poinsettia Carol: Flores de pascua

    Here is a delightful unison/2-part setting by Frederick Frahm of a Cuban Christmas carol found in the worship book Libro de Liturgia y Cántico, perfect for mixed adult ensemble or children and youth choirs.

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

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