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O Sacred Head (PASSION CHORALE) – descants$5.00 Select options
“O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” is the quintessential Passion hymn. These descants can be played by a variety of treble or bass clef instruments, together or separately, and are also flexible in how they are used within the song. For example, I have used the descants as an extended introduction and brought them back on the final verse of singing. Email me for other transpositions that would be useful in your church.
O Sing a Song of Bethlehem (KINGSFOLD)$0.00 – $25.00 Select options[audio m4a="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Arr-GScheer-O-Sing-a-Song-of-Bethlehem-12_8_20-9.34-PM.m4a"][/audio]
This hymn makes a great transition between the seasons of Christmas and Epiphany, following Jesus from his birth to his days on earth. This arrangement creates a sense of wonder with a sparkling intro/outro and fresh harmonies. It could also be used with the texts “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say” and “We Sing the Mighty Power of God.” The string quartet arrangement available below can also be used for congregational singing and adds lyrical interludes between each verse.
O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright (PUER NOBIS NASCITUR)$0.00 – $5.00 Select options[audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/puer_nobis-on_jordans_banks.mp3"][/audio]
PUER NOBIS is one of the great hymn tunes of the Church and is matched with many texts, including “O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright” and “On Jordan’s Banks the Baptist’s Cry.” I tried to bring out its folk song flavor in a way that often gets lost in the four-part hymnal arrangement. (Note: the demo above uses the text “On Jordan’s Banks.”)
O the Blood of Jesus$5.00 Add to cart[audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/o_the_blood_of_jesus-piano.mp3"][/audio]
A staple in African American churches, this chorus is especially fitting during communion, confession, or ministry time. This Just Add People! arrangement leaves lots of options, from a simple groove to more complex rhythms and modulations.
Piano accompaniment for congregational singing.
Oče naš/God, Our Father in Heaven$0.00 – $5.00 Select options
I was introduced to “Oče naš” by a woman who was taking ESL classes at Church of the Servant. She helped me find a recording of the song, gave me the meaning of each word of the original text, and even guided me through the Croatian pronunciation phonetically. I created a singing translation in English and arranged it for piano.
On Jordan’s Banks the Baptist’s Cry (PUER NOBIS NASCITUR)$5.00 Add to cart
PUER NOBIS is one of the great hymn tunes of the Church and is matched with many texts, including “On Jordan’s Banks the Baptist’s Cry” and “O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright.” (This arrangement is available with either text.) I tried to bring out its folk song flavor with a piano accompaniment that is energetic. I feel like this arrangement brings out the sprightly nature of this tune in a way that often gets lost in the four-part hymnal.
Piano accompaniment for congregational singing, with C instrument descant. Purchase price allows you to make as many copies as you need for your ensemble.
Once in Royal David’s City (IRBY) – violin or cello$5.00 Select options
This beloved Christmas carol arrangement was commissioned by violinist Sarah York. She needed a contemplative prelude for a Christmas service. In this arrangement, the familiar carol tune is passed back and forth between piano and violin (or cello), creating mesmerizing layers of echoed melody.
Peace, Perfect Peace (PAX TECUM)$0.00 – $20.00 Select options[embed]https://musicblog.gregscheer.com/peace_perfect_peace-COS2012.mp3[/embed]
There is perhaps no hymn more serenely beautiful than “Peace, Perfect Peace.” Edward Bickersteth’s text doesn’t dismiss the troubles of this world, but instead sees them as an opportunity to hear Jesus’ call to rest in him. George Caldbeck’s melody is simple, yet powerful. This arrangement builds on this beautiful simplicity, growing verse after verse and ending on a note of confidence.
Psalm 104: Oh, Rejoice in All Your Works$0.00 – $35.00 Select options
Wendell Kimbrough’s setting of Psalm 104 won the COS New Psalm Contest in 2014. Since then, I’ve arranged this song for strings, brass, and choir. These arrangements bring out a whole new majestic side to the song.
Psalm 121: Lift Your Eyes Up to the Mountains!$5.00 Select options
This arrangement makes a beautiful Korean setting of Psalm 121 available to English-speaking congregations.
Psalm 125: All Those Who Trust$5.00 – $25.00 Select options
Rubem Amorese and Toninho Zemuner write beautiful congregational songs in their native Portuguese. Their song on Psalm 125, “Proteçao,” is a beautiful testament to the protection that surrounds God’s people.
Psalm 31: In You, Lord, I Refuge Take$0.00 – $10.00 Select options
Wendell Kimbrough’s setting of Psalm 31 is simple, but also profound, translating the desperate prayer of the Psalm into fresh language that sings well. I have written an SATB version, a choral descant, and a flute descant.
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