Olivia Cresswell’s exquisite collection, Going over Jordan: Songs of Heaven for Piano, contains six hymns and spirituals arranged at a moderate level. From introspective passages to joyful bursts of praise, there is something for everyone here. Preview a sample from the score here.
Ryan Kelly has written a stunning motet-like anthem for unaccompanied SAB voices using an adaptation of Colossians 3:12-17 as the text. The result is a fitting reminder to “clothe yourselves with the love of Christ.” Refined choral writing and narrow vocal ranges make this anthem suitable for use by choirs of any size. Program this during Lent or anytime throughout the year. Preview the score and listen to a fine demo recording here.
Would you like a simple, effective way to enliven congregational singing? Try playing in a different key! Read my latest post on Prelude Music Planner to find out more.
A new piece published exclusively by Shaw Music is my set of Seven Choral Amens (SATB, keyboard). These seven short choral Amens, each set in common meter, are useful following hymns and pastoral prayers or as choral benedictions. Voicings are SAB and 2-part mixed, with ample chordal support from the keyboard accompaniment, which may be played on either organ or piano. Refined choral writing, within narrow vocal ranges, makes these Amens suitable for use by choirs of any size. View the entire score here, and order copies for your choir by clicking here.