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Praise Him All Ye Little Children (from Kids Sing-a-Long Praise Songbook)

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Traditional
Arranger:   Carey Bonner
Publisher:   Integrity Music
Edition:   NA
Voicing:   Unison
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

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

The accompaniment, modulations, and bridge (I added another bridge between verses 2 and 3) turn this easy-to-learn anthem into a beautiful rendition […]

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Get on Board Little Children

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   African American Spiritual
Arranger:   Greg Gilpin
Publisher:   Choristers Guild
Edition:   CGA1248
Voicing:   Unison / 2 parts
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

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

I alternated between parts 1 and 2 to allow the singers to sing more melody. The chorus […]

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Amen So Be It

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Natalie Sleeth
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Carl Fischer
Edition:   N5611
Voicing:   Unison / 2 parts
Setting:   Piano, Optional String Bass

Reviewer:   

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

The children enjoyed this lively unison anthem. The children had no difficulty with the measures of […]

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Miriam’s Song

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Michael Barker
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Choristers Guild
Edition:   GCA740
Voicing:   Unison
Setting:   Keyboard with optional tambourine

Reviewer:   

Jennifer Starr
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
SON Star Program Author

Introduced with a “march” accompaniment. Rhythmic text tells the story of Moses, Pharaoh and Moses’ sister, Miriam, leading a celebrating […]

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Kyrie Canon

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Andy Beck
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Alfred Music Co.
Edition:   37919
Voicing:   2 Part
Setting:   Keyboard with optional flute

Reviewer:   

Jennifer Starr
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
SON Star Program Author

This is my favorite teaching piece ever, sung by combined choirs: Celebration Singers on melody and Middle School […]

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Be Strong

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Sandy Wilkerson
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Choristers Guild
Edition:   CGA 1325
Voicing:   2 Part
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Jennifer Starr
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
SON Star Program Author

A swinging jazz intro sets the tone for this choir favorite. Offers opportunity for early part singing, lower trebles on melody, […]

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One Star

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Cheryl Jones Rogers
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Choristers Guild
Edition:   CGA – 460
Voicing:   Unison
Setting:   Keyboard with optional flute

Reviewer:   

Jennifer Starr
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
SON Star Program Author

The last measure of sustained D5 is worth learning this lovely piece. A lyrical melody and meaningful […]

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Gethsemane

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Text: Susan Bentall Boersma, Music: Lloyd Larson
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Soundforth
Edition:   10/5050SF
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Mark Hemingway
Trinity Lutheran Church
R&R Chair Music in Worship

Scripture: Matthew 26:36-48; Mark 14:32-42; Luke 22:39-46

Maundy Thursday
A haunting minor tonality, easy lilting triple meter, and very accessible […]

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Ubi Caritas

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Ola Gjeilo
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Hal Leonard / Walton Music Corporation
Edition:   HL08501631 / WW1386
Voicing:   SATB unaccompanied
Setting:   

Reviewer:   

Mark Hrmingway
Trinity Lutheran Church
R&R Chair Music in Worship

A warm, chant-style sets the tone for this ancient Maundy Thursday text. The attention to the […]

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I Am His Child

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Moses Hogan
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Alliance Music
Edition:   AMP 20349
Voicing:   Unison / SSA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Jennifer Starr
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
SON Star Program Author

Although originally scored in three parts, I have decided each time my choir has performed this piece to sing unison […]

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