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A Jubilant Song

Category:   COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
Composer:   Allen Pote
Arranger:   
Publisher:   Hope Publishing Company
Edition:   F979
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied, optional brass and handbells

Reviewer:   

Harry Mechell
Winona State University, Winona, MN (1991-92)
R&R Chair College & University

Allen Pote’s, “A Jubilant Song,” set for SATB chorus with optional brass, handbells and keyboard is a very […]

September 17th, 2011|Categories: COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY|Tags: , |Comments Off on A Jubilant Song

Joy in the Morning

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Natalie Sleeth
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Hope
Edition:   F955
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Mike Ellingsen
Trinity Lutheran, Blue Earth 2007
R&R Chair Music in Worship

It doesn’t seem possible that Natalie Sleeth has been gone for 15 years. Her compositions continue to influence choirs in churches and schools throughout […]

October 15th, 2007|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: , |Comments Off on Joy in the Morning

Carol of the Bells

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   Angela Fox
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Alliance Music Publications
Edition:   AP-1628
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Jamye Casperson
McGuire Middle School 2007
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High

At first glance, this piece looks more difficult than it is. The tenor and bass part can be used alternating […]

October 12th, 2007|Categories: MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH|Tags: , |Comments Off on Carol of the Bells

Now the Green Blade Riseth (Sing We Now of Christmas)

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Kevin McChesney
Publisher:   Hope Publishing
Edition:   C5161
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Mike Ellingsen
Trinity Lutheran, Blue Earth 2007
R&R Chair Music in Worship

This selection has appeared at the top of handbell choir lists for the past several years. The choir part is strong and dramatic and […]

September 15th, 2007|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Now the Green Blade Riseth (Sing We Now of Christmas)

Evergreen

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Daniel Pinkham
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   E.C. Schirmer
Edition:   2962
Voicing:   Unison
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Rick Kvam
Choral Arts Ensemble 2002
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Another unison chant, this text by Robert Hillyer. The melody is easy (if singing half and whole steps in unison is ever easy) and the accompaniment is […]

September 11th, 2002|Categories: COMMUNITY CHOIRS|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Evergreen

Gower Wassail

Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Traditional Welsh Song
Arranger:   Jerome Epstein
Publisher:   Presser
Edition:   392-03034
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompaniedc

Reviewer:   

Rick Kvam
Choral Arts Ensemble, Rochester 1998
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Created for the Christmas “Revels” performances in Massachusetts, the simple arrangement builds to a powerful climax with almost primal energy. If used as a processional […]

October 30th, 1998|Categories: COMMUNITY CHOIRS|Tags: |Comments Off on Gower Wassail

Two Carols for Three or Four-Part Choir

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Jon Paige
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Harold Flammer
Edition:   D-5443
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Dan Wagner
Crystal Evangelical Free Church, Crystal 1996
R&R Chair Music in Worship

The first carol is entitled “Alleluia, Sing Noel” with the text by Paige, and the tune is the familiar Spanish carol “Fum, Fum, […]

November 8th, 1996|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: |Comments Off on Two Carols for Three or Four-Part Choir

Sing Merrily a Song

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Carolyn Jennings
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Choristers Guild
Edition:   CGA341
Voicing:   Unison
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Linda Berger
Medicine Lake 1993
R&R Chair Children & Youth

This is a delightful Christmas arrangement incorporating optional recorder or flute, glockenspiel or handbells, and a simple, interesting keyboard accompaniment. The singable melody has a Dorian […]

September 9th, 1993|Categories: CHILDREN & YOUTH|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Sing Merrily a Song