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Awake the Trumpet’s Lofty Sound

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   G.F. Handel
Arranger:   Patrick Liebergen
Publisher:   Alfred
Edition:   16207
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Dan Wagner
Crystal Evangelical Free Church 1997
R&R Chair Music in Worship

Liebergen offers an accessible arrangement of Handel’s triumphant chorus. Ranges are well within reaches of most church choirs. This piece is a good introduction […]

November 10th, 2011|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: |Comments Off on Awake the Trumpet’s Lofty Sound

Once In Royal David’s City

Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   hymn tune
Arranger:   Jay Althouse
Publisher:   Alfred
Edition:   7970
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

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

After a short keyboard and trumpet introduction, this anthem opens with unison men on the hymn tune. It can also function as a fine […]

October 9th, 2005|Categories: MUSIC IN WORSHIP|Tags: |Comments Off on Once In Royal David’s City

Get Happy

Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Harold Arlen
Arranger:   Mac Huff
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   08740466
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Peg Sorensen
North St. Paul High School 2005
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs

also SAB and two-part voicings – Instrumental Pak and Show Trax cassette available

This selection from the musical Summer Stock is set in a driving […]

October 8th, 2005|Categories: JAZZ CHOIRS|Tags: |Comments Off on Get Happy

Deo Gracias

Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   James Whicher
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Thompson
Edition:   VG 462
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Robert Sieving
Apollo High School, St. Cloud 1995
R&R Chair High School Choirs

This piece uses the traditional “Adam lay y-bounden” text familiar to most. It employs principally a 7/8 metrical scheme with some meter changes […]

October 31st, 1995|Categories: HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS|Tags: |Comments Off on Deo Gracias

Let the People Sing Praise Unto the Lord

Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   Lena J McLin
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Kjos
Edition:   GC48
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Lorraine Martin
Performing Arts High School, St. Paul 1995
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

Lena McLin, African- American composer, has created a fanfarelike “attention-getter” that sounds best with a large chorus. Contrasting dynamics, syncopated rhythms and abundant melodic […]

October 30th, 1995|Categories: ETHNIC MUSIC|Tags: , |Comments Off on Let the People Sing Praise Unto the Lord