It's August, which means it's time to start listening to Christmas music, right? I've been working on a few new choral projects this summer and am excited to share them with you! Here are four new choral works - anthems and hymn arrangements perfect for your Fall, Advent, and Christmas programs! Take a look at the scores, listen to the recordings, and let me know if you are interested in any of these works. I'd love to hear from you!
Best wishes for a wonderful Fall semester!
For All His Blessings SATB Choir with Piano
This lyrical anthem quotes the text and music from the doxology - "Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost" - in a recurring refrain. D.W. Griffin's text is general enough to be used at any point of the year, but it is especially fitting for Thanksgiving! The final stanza illustrates the richness of textual imagery: "O praise the Lord for all He’s done, for all His blessings, one by one, and see His goodness, mountains high, fill all the earth and sea and sky."
Wake, O My Soul SATB Choir Unaccompanied
A carol-like anthem for the Advent and Christmas season - full of joy, awe, and reverence. Perfect for Christmas Eve or a special holiday program! The opening stanza reads, "Wake, O my soul, and hail the morn, for unto us a Savior’s born; see, how the angels wing their way, to usher in the glorious day!"
O Little Town of Bethlehem SATB Choir & Organ with optional String Quartet and Congregational Singing
A simple and serene setting of this well-known carol, with the tune FOREST GREEN. This work was written as a hymn arrangement to be used with congregational singing, but may also be used as a choral anthem. Perfect for a Lessons and Carols service! Use with organ accompaniment or organ and string quartet. An optional Soprano descant is included for the last verse.