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One Generation Will Call to the Next$0.00 Select options[audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/tsang-one_generation.mp3"][/audio]
Looking for a song to celebrate and encourage intergenerational worship? This setting of Psalm 145:1-7 was one of the winning songs of the CRC sesquicentennial hymn contest. Since then it has been included in three hymnals, recorded on a CD, sung at weddings, and used as a theme song for church dedications and education programs. One young person said this: I love this song. It has given me greater understanding of what a healthy church and Godly community looks like and has inspired me to be open to learning from the “last” generation.[audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/one_generation-gen2gen.mp3"][/audio]
A leadsheet is available here. For piano accompaniment or a festive choral anthem, visit GIA: https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/one-generation-will-call-to-the-next-print-g9804. The choral anthem is extremely flexible, with options for solo, children’s choir, worship band, and full orchestra. (See instrumentation chart below).
PowerPoint slides for congregational singing are available from Digital Songs & Hymns.
Psalm 103: Bless the Lord, O My Soul!$0.00 – $25.00 Select options[audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/WTS-bless_the_lord-choir.mp3"][/audio]
Commissioned to be sung at the graduation ceremony of Western Theological Seminary, this song captures the exuberance and gratitude of Psalm 103 in an upbeat gospel style. This Psalm is traditionally sung as a thanksgiving song at the conclusion of communion–indeed, Western still uses it regularly in their chapel’s communion–but it also works well as a general song of praise of choral offertory.
Above is an MP3 of Finale playing back the choral score. Starting at 17:23 in the video below is the anthem being sung as part of Calvin University’s chapel.
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 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 148: Creation’s Chorus$25.00 Add to cart
Psalm 148 is a call to praise in three parts, starting with the heavenly realms, moving to the creatures of the earth, and finally calling all people on earth to praise the Lord.
Choral anthem for SATB choir and piano. Purchase price allows you to print as many copies as you need for your choir.
Psalm 19: The Heavens Declare God’s Glory$20.00 – $25.00 Select options[audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/psalm_019-the_heavens_declare.mp3"][/audio]
Adapted from Psalm 19, this festive anthem is guaranteed to be a hit with choir and congregation alike. Parts are also available for Brass Quartet. “‘The Heavens Declare’ is one of the best anthems I have done in my ten years of singing…it is uplifting, inspiring, and joyful.” -Carole Anderson
Psalm 40: Patiently$0.00 – $25.00 Select options[embed]http://musicblog.gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/patiently_COS.mp3[/embed]
This meditative rendering of Psalm 40 won the 2017 Church of the Servant New Psalm Contest. You can read the whole story below.
Psalm 47: Clap Your Hands$0.00 Add to cart
This Yoruban folk song is published as “Psalm 47: Clap Your Hands” in both Global Songs for Worship and Psalms for All Seasons. It is surprisingly simple to sing, which isn’t always the case with African songs and arrangements.
It is also available as an anthem for cantor, choir, flute and percussion published by GIA.
This hymn is a free download. If you sing this song in your church, please report its use to CCLI or OneLicense.
Speak Sabbath O’er My Soul$5.00 Add to cart[audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/moody-speak_sabbath.mp3"][/audio]
With echoes of Sibelius’ “Be Still My Soul,” “Speak Sabbath O’er My Soul” positions Sabbath as something life-giving that God does for us rather than a teeth-gritting discipline we do for God.
Piano accompaniment with SATB voice parts
The Lord’s Prayer$25.00 Add to cart
Even with just two vocal lines, there is enough musically and emotionally in this setting of Matthew 6:9-13 to stimulate the best church choir, broaden the treble chorus’ repertoire, or challenge the childrens’ choir. It also makes a nice duet.
Anthem for Two-part Choir and Piano (Optional Solo). Purchase price allows you to make as many copies as you need for your choir.
We Three Kings$25.00 – $35.00 Select options[audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/we_three_kings-strings.mp3"][/audio]
A full, festive choir anthem that is easy to learn in one rehearsal. When else can you give your men some solos, let your strings get a little Motown, and include your rhythm section with your choir?
Wen Ti (聞笛)/Lift your eyes unto the hills$25.00 Add to cart
Wen Ti (The Flute Plays) was written in the 9th century. It describes beautiful bamboo flute music coming from a nearby home; the poet wonders who is playing the lovely tune. The flowing pentatonic melody is used here with new words for various sections of a worship service: call to worship, assurance of pardon, doxology, and benediction.
This arrangement was commissioned for a service at the 2018 Calvin Worship Symposium. You can hear it at the following times in the video:
11:47 Call to Worship: “Lift Your Eyes unto the Hills” (based on Psalm 121 and 124)
21:44 Assurance of Pardon: “God Is Gracious to Forgive” (evoking Colossians 1:12-15)
1:22:56 Doxology “To the One Who’s Shown Us Love” (from Revelation 1:4-6)
Anthem for SATB choir and piano with optional C instrument; includes full score and C instrument part.
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