Quick Study Chorals from Hope Publishing

Timothy Shaw’s setting of Robert Lowry’s “How Can I Keep from Singing?” (Unison/2-part, piano, optional C treble instrument) is included in Hope Publishing’s Quick Study Chorals, Vol. 1, which received an Editors’ Choice designation from JW Pepper. Other titles in the collection are written by Joel Raney, Lloyd Larson, Brenda E. Austin, Jeremy Walton, and others.

Here are nine top-selling quick-study chorals from some of today’s best arrangers. Each can be easily learned with a minimum of rehearsal. The vocal ranges are well within the reach of any size choir. These anthems are available separately but are offered together here in this budget-saving collection. There are titles for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Good Friday, Thanksgiving, Communion, and general occasions.

The Master’s College Chorale Recording

The Master’s College Chorale (Paul Plew, conductor) has released a stunning new recording that includes my setting of Great Is Thy Faithfulness (SATB, a cappella), in addition to hymn arrangements, spirituals and original works by Alice Parker, Moses Hogan and Dan Forrest. If you would like to use this piece with your choir, contact me for more information.


Choral Anthem Reviewed in CrossAccent

How Can I Keep from SingingThe March 2013 edition of the ALCM’s journal CrossAccent contains the following review of my music:

How Can I Keep from Singing? is a handy piece to have on file for when there is limited rehearsal time. Most church choirs would likely have this learned with just a few minutes of rehearsal. The tune and words, attributed to Robert Lowry, are arranged in an exuberant Southern folk hymn setting. The two-part harmony would work with any combination of adult or children’s voices. The C-instrument part could be learned easily by a high-school-level instrumentalist of average ability. Shaw’s How Can I Keep from Singing? offers quality with minimal time commitment.