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Psalm 23: The King of Love (ST. COLUMBA)$0.00 – $25.00 Select options[embed]https://musicblog.gregscheer.com/Ps023-the_king_of_love.mp3[/embed]
Hands down, one of my favorite hymns is “The King of Love My Shepherd Is.” I wrote an SSA arrangement of this which found a home in the Augsburg Choirbook for Women. More recently I re-arranged it for SATB choir.
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.
Psalm 5: Hear My Words, O Lord$0.00 – $5.00 Select options[embed]http://musicblog.gregscheer.com/Ps005-hear_my_words.mp3[/embed]
My setting of Psalm 5, “Hear My Words, O God” is composed for two narrators and congregational refrain. It appears as Psalm 5C in the Psalms for All Seasons hymnal, but if you want the un-squished piano music and choral parts you hear on this recording you’ll only find it here. The above recording is just a rough read-through by the Choral Scholars which doesn’t include the scripture reading. The narration allows the whole Psalm to be heard and allows the multiple voices of the original text to come through, as you can hear from the live worship recording below.[embed]http://musicblog.gregscheer.com/psalm_5_hear_my_words.mp3[/embed]
Sanna, Sannanina – flute/piccolo descant$5.00 Add to cart
“Sanna, Sannanina” is a delightful South African song that is perfect for joyous Palm Sunday processions. Here I’ve added a flute descant that is almost as rhythmic as the djembe accompaniment. The recording above is an instrumental version with flute and djembe; this descant would also work over the congregation, choir, or praise team singing the song.
Descants for flute/piccolo. Download also includes SATB hymn with both South African and English texts.
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
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.
أبانا الذي في السماء ليتقدس اسمك/Abana in HeavenRead more
“Abana” is sung by Christians throughout the Arabic-speaking world. This haunting, yet vigorous melody beautifully captures the words of the Lord’s Prayer.
My arrangemnt that appears in hymnals makes heavy use of a drone in a hymn texture. That’s lovely, but not like the recordings I’ve heard of the song from Egypt. This SATB and piano arrangement is more along those lines: almost Klezmer-like use of the harmonic scale, a rhythmic accompaniment with lots of rubato, and vocal harmonies that tend to move in thirds.
This anthem is scored for SATB and piano and can be purchased from GIA Music.
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