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Before Your Manger, Here I Stand / Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier$25.00 Add to cart
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.
Blessed Be!$25.00 – $35.00 Select options[audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/blessed_be.mp3"][/audio]
The words of Zechariah take on a gospel flavor in this new setting of Luke 1:67-79. Performances can be scaled from an a cappella rendition to a full blown band version which includes rollicking piano, hip hop drum set, sizzling horns (trumpet, alto sax and trombone), and funky bass. For those of you who are more adventurous, it even includes the optional “Blessed Be Rap.” A sure way to get your Advent or Christmas concert smokin’!
Born to Die, Born to Rise$35.00 Add to cart
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.
Emmanuel Now$25.00 Add to cart
Co-written with Colin Gordon-Farleigh, this touching nativity song combines a simple melody for children with ethereal SATB harmonies and a challenging piano part.
Choral anthem for children’s choir, SATB choir and piano (optional solo). Purchase price allows you to make as many copies as you need for your choir.
Every Valley$25.00 – $35.00 Select options[audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/every_valley.mp3"][/audio]
This tender jazz/pop ballad brings fresh, new insight into the timeless words of the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 40:1-5). It can be an effective companion to “Blessed Be!” because of its similar instrumentation (a cappella, choir and piano, or full band), but it could also compliment Handel’s “Comfort Ye My People” and “Ev’ry Valley Shall Be Exalted” from Messiah because of their shared text.
From the Dust You Shall Raise Us Up$0.00 – $25.00 Select options
I had an unfortunate opportunity to reflect on mortality when my friend Christina Mandang was hit by a car. Her sudden and senseless death at the age of 38 reminded me once again how fleeting our lives are. It is truly ashes to ashes and dust to dust, with precious little time in between. The good news is that the God who breathed life into dust to create Adam and who resurrected Jesus from the grave is the same God who has promised to raise us from death to eternal life.
Gloria$25.00 Add to cart[audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/gloria.mp3"][/audio]
Both the shepherds’ quiet homage to the newborn king and the angels’ jubilant “Gloria in excelsis Deo!” are brought together musically in this dramatic new text. The choir and pianist will be challenged by the piece, and excited by the results of their work.
Choral Anthem for SATB Choir and Piano. Purchase price allows you to make as many copies as you need for your choir.
I Cry Aloud to the Lord$25.00 Add to cart[audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/i_cry_aloud.mp3"][/audio]
Imagine Lady Smith Black Mambazo singing an African-American spiritual and you have an idea of what this piece sounds like. The desperate prayer expressed in Psalm 142 makes it ideal for Lent.
Choral Anthem for TTBB. Purchase price allows you to make as many copies as you need for your choir.
Jesus, Be Enough$0.00 – $25.00 Select options[audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/jesus_be_enough-choir.mp3"][/audio]
Most Christmas songs are all joy and confidence: Shepherds overwhelmed by angelic songs; Wisemen led by navigational stars. But if your life is at all like mine, those moments are rare. Instead, life is often accompanied by a soundtrack of doubt, missteps, and loss. “Jesus, Be Enough” asks the question: Is Jesus a sufficient gift even when Christmas miracles don’t occur? Will we trust God even when our prayers seem to go unanswered? It is a Christmas carol for the rest of us. [Above is a demo of the choral anthem and below is a version with guitar and cello.][audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/jesus_be_enough.mp3"][/audio]
Keur Moussa Magnificat (Mon âme exalte le Seigneur)$35.00 Add to cart
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.
Let His Name Be Lifted Up$0.00 – $5.00 Select options[audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/let_his_name-1.mp3"][/audio]
The verses of this song celebrate the crucifixion, burial, resurrection, and return of Christ–each being a reason to sing “Let His Name Be Lifted Up” in the chorus!
Make Us One within Your Spirit$0.00 – $35.00 Select options[audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/make_us_one-SATB_organ_brass.mp3"][/audio]
What started its life as a hymn of unity based on Ephesians 4 soon became an anthem for SATB Choir, Organ, and Brass, commissioned by River Road Presbyterian Church in honor of their retiring music direction, and my friend, Larry Heath.
PowerPoint slides for congregational singing are available from Digital Songs & Hymns.
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