Looking for some new additions to your Christmas choir repertoire? Consider these pieces:
Timothy Shaw’s anthem “Give Praise to God” (Choristers Guild) is one of four pieces on the repertoire list for the Choristers Guild Atlanta Chapter 2019 Children’s Choir Festival. The event is for grades 3-6 and will take place at Marietta First United Methodist Church on February 9, 2019, with clinician Dr. Martha Shaw. Take a look at the anthem, based on Psalm 150, here.
Based on Psalm 100, this is an attractive, cheerful piece for one- or two-part children’s choir. It is in an ABA form, the A being “Come, all the earth, and praise the Lord, Be joyful and sing, for the Lord is good,” and the gentler B section being, “You know the Lord is God who made us, and we are his.” The A material returns with a fun Alleluia descant. Shaw gives kids a singable, solid piece for Thanksgiving or throughout the year.
What a nice surprise—my music is now available in Scandinavia! Gehrmans Musikförlag has released my setting of Blessed Be the Lord (unison/2-part, keyboard, treble instrument), titled Lovad vare Herren. I don’t read Swedish, but it’s fun to look at the score and see the text in a different language!
The 58th Annual Convention of the Texas Choral Directors Association (July 21-24, 2013) includes my children’s choir anthem A Psalm of Thanksgiving in a reading session of unison/two-part sacred choral music. This is a huge convention, and I’m pleased to be on the program.