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The Lord Comes

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Gary Alan Smith
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Abingdon Press
Edition:   068704385
Voicing:   Unison
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Aaron J. Carpenter
Land of Lakes Choirboys
R&R Chair Children & Youth

This setting of sacred text suitable for Advent or Palm Sunday dances throughout in compound duple and triple meter. The boys enjoyed this […]

October 23rd, 2013|Categories: CHILDREN & YOUTH|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Lord Comes

Come, Mighty Savior

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   G.F. Handel
Arranger:   Ray W. Urwin
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkes
Edition:   M-051-46587-3
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Mark Stover
Colonial Church of Edina 2012
R&R Chair Music in Worship

It’s never too early to begin planning for Advent/Christmas 2012! This anthem, adapted from Handel’s oratorio Theodora (1749), will put some […]

November 20th, 2012|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: , |Comments Off on Come, Mighty Savior

In Dulci Jubilo

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Matthew Culloton
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   MorningStar
Edition:   MSM-50-0090
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Mark Stover
Colonial Church of Edina 2012
R&R Chair Music in Worship

When planning for the Advent/Christmas season, this refreshing setting of the traditional carol In Dulce Jubilo is well worth the effort for your […]

November 19th, 2012|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: , |Comments Off on In Dulci Jubilo

A Waiting Carol

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Helen Kemp
Arranger:   
Publisher:   Choristers Guild
Edition:   #CGA-555
Voicing:   Unison
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Mike Ellingsen
Trinity Lutheran, Blue Earth 2006
R&R Chair Music in Worship

Keyboard, hand drum, optional recorder or flute

Written for the Advent season, this carol paraphrases the traditional German carol known as “O Come Little Children.” […]

October 10th, 2012|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: |Comments Off on A Waiting Carol

A Star

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Pepper Choplin
Arranger:   
Publisher:   Purifoy
Edition:   10/1048
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Dan Wagner
Crystal Evangelical Free Church, Crystal MN (1996-97)
R&R Chair Music in Worship

This Iyrical piece is an excellent choice for Advent, Christmastide, or Epiphany. The arpeggiated accompaniment, perhaps best suited for the piano, underpins a […]

November 8th, 2011|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A Star

They Who Wait Upon the Lord

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Carl J. Nygard, Jr.
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Brookfield Press
Edition:   HL 08740511
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Maureen Putnam
Joint Parish of St. Edward and St. Pius, Princeton 2010
R&R Chair Music in Worship

This is an anthem for Advent, All Saints or for Sundays when the general theme is […]

October 23rd, 2010|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: , |Comments Off on They Who Wait Upon the Lord

Celtic Advent Carol

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   David Angerman & Michael Barrat
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   GlorySound
Edition:   A8683
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Mike Ellingsen
Trinity Lutheran, Blue Earth 2008
R&R Chair Music in Worship

This lilting and powerful anthem is set in 6/8 time and starts in d minor. The opening melody has a Celtic flair […]

October 17th, 2008|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: |Comments Off on Celtic Advent Carol

Prepare Thyself, Zion

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   J.S. Bach
Arranger:   Michael Burkhardt
Publisher:   MorningStar Music
Edition:   MSM-50-0415
Voicing:   Unison
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Julie Aune
Mankato Children’s Chorus 2002
R&R Chair Children & Youth

Burkhardt’s arrangement of this Advent/Christmas melody taken from the alto aria in the Christmas Oratorio, Part I, is an excellent piece for teaching phrasing […]

September 12th, 2002|Categories: CHILDREN & YOUTH|Tags: , |Comments Off on Prepare Thyself, Zion

Hosanna in the Highest

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   David W. Music
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Concordia
Edition:   98-2797
Voicing:   Unison
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Avis Evenrud
Cornelia Elementary School, Edina 1990
R&R Chair Children & Youth

David W. Music has written this versatile anthem for an advent or Palm Sunday procession. It provides an opportunity to combine multi-age choirs in […]

September 6th, 1990|Categories: CHILDREN & YOUTH|Tags: , |Comments Off on Hosanna in the Highest