Seasonal (Arrangements)

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  • Ah, Holy Jesus

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    “Ah, Holy Jesus” is perhaps the most poignant and beautiful music reflection on Jesus’ suffering for our sake. This accessible Just Add People! piano accompaniment provides a bit more movement than the traditional hymn setting, retaining the tune’s prayerful character but keeping the hymn moving forward. The arrangement also sounds wonderful with acoustic guitar playing the included chords.

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    Piano accompaniment for congregational singing.

  • As With Gladness / For the Beauty of the Earth (DIX)

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    This Just Add People arrangement of the hymn tune DIX includes a stately piano accompaniment as well as an alternate, more active accompaniment for select verses. It can be used with any text sung to DIX, including “As with Gladness Men of Old” and “For the Beauty of the Earth.”

    Piano accompaniment for congregational singing.

  • Before the Cross / When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (O WALY WALY)

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    One of my favorite hymn tunes is O WALY WALY, and one of my favorite hymn texts is “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.” This Just Add People arrangement combines them and adds an original refrain. This arrangement could also be used with other texts sung to O WALY WALY, either with or without the refrain.

    Piano accompaniment for congregational singing, including original refrain.

  • Before Your Manger, Here I Stand / Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier

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    Looking for a Christmas piece that’s a little off the beaten path? This beloved German Christmas carol has been newly translated and arranged. The choir parts are not at all difficult, and the anthem can be accompanied by piano alone. However, if you do have flute, recorder, guitar, or strings available, the music becomes absolutely exquisite.

    Anthem for SATB choir, flute, recorder, classical guitar, and strings. Download includes score and parts; purchase price allows you to print as many copies as you need for your ensemble.

  • Born to Die, Born to Rise

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    http://musicblog.gregscheer.com/born_to_die_born_to_rise.mp3

    Christmas can become saccharine when it’s populated only with sweet baby Jesuses, choruses of angels, and mild Marys. Just as the Magis’ myrrh foreshadowed Jesus’ burial, “Ah, Holy Jesus” reminds us of the full meaning of the incarnation. This piece weaves “Lo, How a Rose” and “Ah, Holy Jesus” together in musical counterpoint that thickens both their differences and underlying unity. After focusing on these two sides of Christ, our only response can be praise; the piece ends with a rousing rendition of “All My Heart Again Rejoices.”

    Full orchestration for choirs, piano, organ, and brass. Price allows you to make as many copies as you need for your ensemble.

  • Brightest and Best

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    Brightest and Best of the Stars of the Morning,” written by Reginald “Holy, Holy, Holy” Heber in 1811, wonderfully ties together the visit of the Magi with our own offerings to Christ. This Just Add People arrangement uses verses 3 and 4 of Heber’s text and makes a great offertory hymn.

    Piano accompaniment for congregational singing.

  • Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (BEACH SPRING)

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    The Advent text “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” is sung to several tunes. Full of longing and melancholy, BEACH SPRING emphasizes the now- and not-yet-ness of Advent. This arrangement could also be used with other texts set to BEACH SPRING, including “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy.”

  • Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (HYFRYDOL)

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    The Advent text “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” is sung to several tunes. HYFRYDOL, written by 19th-century Welsh composer Rowland Prichard, is a bright tune that prepares the joy of Christmas well and makes for a great closing hymn. You could also use this arrangement for other texts set to HYFRYDOL, including “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus” and “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling.”

    Piano accompaniment for congregational singing.

  • Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (STUTTGART)

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    The Advent text “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” is sung to several tunes. STUTTGART, first published in Christian F. Witt’s 1715 Psalmodia Sacra, makes a great opening hymn for an Advent service.

    Piano accompaniment for congregational singing, with a C instrument descant thrown in for free!

  • DIX – instrumental introduction

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    https://musicblog.gregscheer.com/dix_psalm_67.mp3

    A simple orchestral introduction to the hymn tune DIX, adaptable to any four-part ensemble. DIX is most often used with the texts “For the Beauty of the Earth” and “As with Gladness Men of Old.” (This is a different arrangement from the Just Add People product for the same tune. Find that piano arrangement here.)

    Four-part instrumental arrangement, with parts for instruments in C, Bb, Eb, and F.

  • Holy, Holy, You Are Holy/Uri Uwer’Uwer’Uwera

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    This song sets the story of Isaiah 6 to a Rwandan melody. It gives us a picture of the angels in heaven singing, “Holy, holy, you are holy,” and the third verse reminds us of our hope to join believers from every nation with the angels in giving glory to God.

    This hymn is a free download. If you sing this song in your church, please report its use to CCLI or OneLicense.

  • Keur Moussa Magnificat (Mon âme exalte le Seigneur)

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    In 2019, Church of the Servant commissioned me to arrange a lovely Magnificat by Keur Moussa. The Keur Moussa community, which is something like the Taizé of Senegal, has developed its own style of singing that combines the beautiful austerity of Catholic chant with the insistent rhythms of West Africa. Trying to remain in the spirit of the original piece, this arrangement is complex, but not flashy; exciting, but still mesmerizing.

    Arrangement for SATB choir, flute, strings, guitar, mbira, shakers, dumbek, and drum set. Purchase price includes full score, all instrumental parts, and permission to make multiple copies for choir.

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