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Arise, My Soul Arise

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Dan Forrest
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Beckenhorst Press
Edition:   BP1973-2
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Piano, optional violin

Reviewer:   

Jan Gilbertson
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
SON Star Program Author

Beautiful writing for all parts. We have sung it for Lent and Good Friday. The violin part is exquisite and demands […]

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Distant Land

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   John Rutter
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Edition:   HMC 1908
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Piano; orchestra parts available on rental from publisher

Reviewer:   

Jan Gilbertson
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
SON Star Program Author

Composed in 1990 soon after the demolition of the Berlin Wall, this deeply expressive […]

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Carol to the King

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   French Carol
Arranger:   Mack Wilberg
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Edition:   SBN: 9780193869752
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Piano 4 hands or orchestral material is available for hire

Reviewer:   

Jan Gilbertson
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
SON Star Program Author

Joyous Christmas music, a bit of pageantry, strong rhythms, fun to […]

O Day Full of Grace

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Christopher E. F. Weyse
Arranger:   F. Melius Christiansen
Publisher:   Augsburg Publishing
Edition:   11-0206 (revised edition AU9780800645120)
Voicing:   SATB divisi
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Jan Gilbertson
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
SON Star Program Author

This is a beloved expression and part of our tradition. Be aware of challenges […]

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Kyrie from “Memorial”

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Rene Clausen
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Shawnee Press
Edition:   MF2196
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Piano; also available for orchestra

Reviewer:   

Jan Gilbertson
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church
SON Star Program Author

Breathtaking. Exquisite. This powerful prayer for peace and mercy is sheer beauty. Layers of sound, color and texture weave seamlessly into an […]

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Cornerstone

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Shawn Kirchner
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Santa Barbara Music Publishing
Edition:   SBMP 747
Voicing:   SATB; available also for TTBB
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Jan Gilbertson
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
SON Star Program Author

Based on a biblical text, set in gospel style, it includes a powerful tenor solo, a […]

One Faith, One Hope, One Lord

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Craig Courtney
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Lorenz Publishing Company
Edition:   30/2481L
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Organ or Piano with opt. Solo Trumpet or Brass Quintet and Strings

Reviewer:   

Jan Gilbertson
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
SON Star Program Author

This is a standard, an especially well-suited statement of faith to […]

Lord Be Glorified

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Bob Kilpatrick
Arranger:   Roger Summers
Publisher:   Triune Music, a division of The Lorenz Corporation
Edition:   10/2986K
Voicing:   Unison / 2 parts
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Miriam Walen Sikora
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
SON Star Program Author

I taught the choir how to SIGN the words to this song […]

Smile on my Face (from Fruit of the Spirit songbook)

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Terry Butler, Cindy Rethmeier
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Mercy / Vinyard Publishing
Edition:   NA
Voicing:   Unison / 2 parts
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Miriam Walen Sikora
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
SON Star Program Author

This joyful, swing, easy-to-learn song was enhanced by having the singers use kazoos on one […]

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Alabare

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Traditional Mexican
Arranger:   Gather Hymnal
Publisher:   GIA
Edition:   NA
Voicing:   Unison
Setting:   Piano or Guitar

Reviewer:   

Miriam Walen Sikora
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
SON Star Program Author

Singing this song in Spanish delighted the singers and congregation as well. Choir members were thrilled to be able to […]

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