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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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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