One Dozen Anthems for Small(er) Church Choirs

choral-musicFinding music that is accessible to small(er) church choirs is always a challenge, and it seems every choir director must work with a smaller choir at least one week out of the year. Here is a list of one dozen well-written anthems, spanning the church year, that work well with ensembles of any size! Consider adding some of these to your choir’s library. (Clicking on a title will open the anthem’s page on JW Pepper.)

  1. Stir up Your Power, O Lord, and Come (SAB, organ) | C. Schalk, MorningStar
  2. Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (SATB, keyboard) | T. Shaw, Augsburg Fortress
  3. Only a Baby Came (2-part, keyboard) | N. Sleeth, Hinshaw
  4. Jubilate Deo (Unison or SA, organ, opt. percussion) | D. Wood, Augsburg Fortress
  5. Lord Jesus, Think on Me (SATB, keyboard) | J. Althouse, Hope
  6. Create in Me a Clean Heart (SAB, organ) | C.F. Mueller, G. Schirmer
  7. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (SATB, piano) | F. Mallory, Genevox
  8. I Will Sing of My Redeemer (2-part, piano) | T. Shaw, Fred Bock
  9. Now Is Christ Risen from the Dead (2-part, keyboard) F. Frahm, Augsburg Fortress
  10. Jesus, My All, to Heaven Is Gone (2-part, piano, oboe) | H. Helvey, Beckenhorst
  11. Gracious Spirit, Dwell with Me (2-part, keyboard) | K. Lee Scott, Augsburg Fortress
  12. All My Hope on God Is Founded (Unison with descant, organ) | H. Howells, arr. J. Rutter, Collegium

© 2015 Timothy Shaw. All rights reserved.

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