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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 […]

October 15th, 2019|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Arise, My Soul Arise

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 […]

October 15th, 2019|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Kyrie Canon

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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It Was for Love!

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Frederic Chopin
Arranger:   Tom Fettke
Publisher:   Lorenz Publishing
Edition:   10/4727L
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

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

The text is adapted from “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”, “Behold the Love”, and “And Can It Be”, and the music from Etude, Op. […]

October 8th, 2018|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: , |Comments Off on It Was for Love!

Can’t Carry These Burdens Alone

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   John Parker, Michael Barrett
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Shawnee Press
Edition:   35029206
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Piano, Tenor Sax

Reviewer:   

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

Mr. Barrett takes a traditional spiritual, adds a “cool jazz” feel, and a tenor sax to make this a favorite of the […]

October 8th, 2018|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: |Comments Off on Can’t Carry These Burdens Alone

Crucified

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   Craig Courtney
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Beckenhorst Press
Edition:   BPI953
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

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

Craig Courtney demonstrates his mastery at painting the text in both the choral and accompaniment parts with this piece. For many who are familiar […]

November 19th, 2012|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: |Comments Off on Crucified

Walk With Me

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   folk songs
Arranger:   Zebulon M. Highben
Publisher:   Augsburg Fortress
Edition:   978-0-8066-9834-2
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Maureen Putnam
Parish of Christ Our Light, Princeton 2011
R&R Chair Music in Worship

This accessible a cappella piece for church choirs juxtaposes two folk songs about journeying. These texts are very appropriate […]

October 23rd, 2011|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: |Comments Off on Walk With Me

My Song is Love Unknown

Category:   TTBB CHOIRS
Composer:   Edwin T. Childs
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Morningstar Music Publishers
Edition:   MSM-50-3977
Voicing:   TTBB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Greg Douma
Eastview High School 2006
R&R Chair TTBB Choirs

This rich setting of a 17th century sacred text by Samuel Crossman is appropriate for the Lenten season. “Never was love, dear King, like yours!” […]

October 9th, 2006|Categories: TTBB CHOIRS|Tags: |Comments Off on My Song is Love Unknown

He Never Said a Mumbalin’ Word

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Hal Hopson
Publisher:   Lorenz
Edition:   S182
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Mike Ellingsen
Trinity Lutheran, Blue Earth 2005
R&R Chair Music in Worship

Most effective during the season of Lent, this sensitive selection can also serve as a blizzard anthem when sung in unison. The first verse is […]

October 8th, 2005|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: , |Comments Off on He Never Said a Mumbalin’ Word

Go not far from me, O God

Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   Zingarelli
Arranger:   Hullah
Publisher:   G. Schirmer
Edition:   4889
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Paula Holmberg
Minnetonka High School 2004
R&R Chair High School Choirs

Zingarelli (1752-1837) is known mostly for his operas and church music. This psalm setting is from Christus e Miserere for Lent. The piece begins with […]

October 2nd, 2004|Categories: HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS|Tags: , |Comments Off on Go not far from me, O God