Composer:   Pepper Choplin
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Shawnee Press
Edition:   D 5454
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied


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

All right, this may be schmaltzy, but sometimes a little schmaltz is a good thing. This anthem is appropriate for Mothers Day, Confirmation or Graduate Sunday, and the text is especially meaningful for choir members who might have children involved in the latter two events, as well as for the congregation in general. The voice-leading and ranges are very accessible, although careful rehearsal may be needed for the many gentle syncopations. While there may be more powerful anthems, “Train Up a Child” is a favorite of the heart.