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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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Bound for the Promised Land

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   John Leavitt
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   00248982
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Piano and Strings

Reviewer:   

Andrew Haase
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
SON Star Program Author

Bound for the Promised Land by Leavitt is a wonderful setting of an old Appalachian song – perfect for any high […]

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Rain Down

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Jamie Cortez
Arranger:   John Carter
Publisher:   Hope Publishing
Edition:   A717
Voicing:   SAB
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Andrew Haase
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
SON Star Program Author

Rain Down is a great anthem to begin the year with or to use when you know you will have a smaller […]

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Mercy

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Craig Courtney
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Beckenhorst Press
Edition:   BP 071-1
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Andrew Haase
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
SON Star Program Author

Craig Courtney is a master of reviving life and energy into familiar arrangements and new compositions. “Mercy” begins with simple melodies between […]

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