I just discovered that my arrangement of the Arabic “Anta Atheemon” is featured as an editor’s choice at the JW Pepper website. My publisher tells me the plan to feature it in their next catalog. But wait–there’s more! It turns out three more of my anthems are editor’s choices: “Jesus, Lord of Life and Glory,” “Abana,” and “Kwake Yesu Nasimama.” I think you should head over to the JW Pepper website and purchase one (or more!) of these *award-winning* choral anthems for your choir.
You may remember that in February I embarked on a Psalm song collaboration expedition. That initiative yielded 12 new songs with 12 lyricists from around the world. This Sunday (April 3, 2022) at 4pm Chan Jang and I will present these songs along with a few old favorites. You’ll find the Facebook event here: https://fb.me/e/1NnvviQyg. Or you can watch directly on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAjVXbJbkHMEBXJ8weQHeEw. Make sure you download the music ahead of time so you can sing along!
Now would be a great time to jump into the Greg Scheer Music Podcast. Greg is currently in the middle of a series on planning worship for Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide. You’ll find lots of fresh ideas to incorporate into your own services!
A number of people who heard my arrangement of “Jesus Cristo, Esperança do Mundo/Jesus Christ, Hope of the World” in the 2022 Calvin Worship Symposium service, “Blessed Are Those Who Hunger” have asked where they can find the music. Search no more, my friends! Downloadable PDFs of the anthem are currently available at GIA. You can pre-order the print version; it should be out in a week. For both PDF and print, visit GIA: https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/lord-send-out-your-spirit-senor-envia-tu-espiritu-print-g10530