My new children’s anthem for Easter, “An Easter Alleluia,” has received an Editors’ Choice award from J.W. Pepper. The piece is scored for unison choir with piano and handbells, on an original text.
This original anthem incorporates four handbells to accompany the children’s ensemble along with the lovely piano accompaniment. “Jesus died on Calvary; now He’s won the victory. Go, and spread this Gospel news: Jesus, lives! He lives for you!” Here’s a truly worshipful experience for your children’s ensemble!
Shawnee Press has released my new SATB a cappella anthem “Now Shall My Inward Joys Arise,” an arrangement of an Isaac Watt’s hymn with a William Billings tune. You can view pages from the score and listen to a demo recording here. Publisher’s description: “From the early American songbook comes this beautiful anthem that affirms our legacy of faith. Framed by original material, this classic text heralds the joy of worship with assuring melodic gestures. Your choir is sure to find success with this creative and inspirational arrangement of a sacred song!”
Shawnee Press has released my newest anthem for treble choir, An Easter Alleluia! (Unison, Keyboard, optional Handbells or Handchimes). This jubilant anthem for Easter day is the first anthem I wrote using an original text, based on Matthew 28:5-7 and Luke 24:1-3. You can view sample pages and listen to a demo recording here. This easily learned piece is part of Shawnee’s 2014-15 Worship Songs Junior packet, but you can get it now and use it with your children’s or youth choir this year, too (Easter Sunday is April 20, 2014)!
Shawnee Press has released my original setting of Philippians 4:4, 6-8 for children’s choir, Rejoice in the Lord (Unison/2-part, keyboard, opt treble instrument). You can view sample pages and listen to a demo recording here. This piece will work well with choirs of all ages. Although written primarily in unison, the anthem concludes with a simple, but optional two-part ending.
Shawnee Press has released my newest Christmas anthem for children’s choir, A Christmas Gloria! (Unison/2-part, keyboard). You can view sample pages and listen to a demo recording here. This selection should work well with both unison and unison/2-part choirs, especially choirs of older elementary voices.