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  • Thank You, Lord

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    [audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/thank_you_lord-piano.mp3"][/audio]

     

    Like many Black Gospel songs, the beauty of this is that it focuses on one thing (thanksgiving) while allowing for lots of flexibility. The lead singer can improvise new verses in the moment (“Been so good,” “Saved my soul,” etc); the Just Add People! piano arrangement is equally flexible, with an optional modulation and chord symbols for guitar, bass, and other instruments.

    Piano accompaniment for congregational singing.

  • The First Nowell

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    [audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/scheer-the_first_nowell.mp3"][/audio]

    “The First Nowell” is the quintessential Christmas carol and a classic folk tune, but too many arrangements fetter the flowing melody with four-part harmony. My approach is simple: let the melody sing itself and support it with an accompaniment that keeps things moving forward. After a brief string intro, it starts small–just guitar and solo voice–and then builds momentum over the song’s 6 verses.

  • The God of Abraham Praise (LEONI) – chamber/full orchestra

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    [audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/calvin_orch-the_god_of_abraham.mp3"][/audio]

    This arrangement was first written for chamber orchestra for a Lessons & Carols service, then commissioned for full orchestra by the Calvin College Orchestra and their director, Robert Nordling. The recording above is from the Calvin Orchestra’s premiere of the full orchestra version on March 5, 2011.

  • The King of Glory Comes (KING OF GLORY)

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    https://musicblog.gregscheer.com/scheer-hosanna_in_the_highest.mp3

    This arrangement of THE KING OF GLORY COMES works with the familiar text by Willard F. Jabusch as well as Greg’s Palm Sunday text, “Hosanna in the Highest.” Optional flute descants add to the Klezmer feel of this rhythmic tune.

    Arrangements for strings and brass are also available with the alternate text.

  • The Kingdom of Heaven

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    [audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/the_kingdom_of_heaven.mp3"][/audio]

    “The Sermon on the Mount” contains some of Jesus’ most beloved words, but there are surprisingly few songs that take up these themes. As some settings of “The Beatitudes” have fallen into disuse it seemed the time was ripe for a new one. The verses are nearly verbatim scripture and the chorus is exceedingly easy to learn.

    PowerPoint slides for congregational singing are available from Digital Songs & Hymns.

  • The Lord Be with You

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    String quartet parts to accompany Ron Rienstra’s “The Lord Be with You” liturgy (Lift Up Your Hearts 535, 811)

  • The Song of Moses and the Lamb

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    [audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/moses_and_the_lamb.mp3"][/audio]

    While planning a service based on the story of Moses’s birth and adoption by Pharaoh’s daughter, I came across a once-popular hymn by William Hammond called “Awake and Sing the Song.” (The original publication has no less than 14 verses!) Naturally, I wrote a new tune for it. I knew the text called for a tune as rough as a sea chanty, as epic as a murder ballad, and as joyously raucous as a shape-note hymn. What I came up with is a pentatonic melody that is equal parts “What Wondrous Love” and “Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner.” You can hear the piano accompaniment in the video below:

    [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/moses_and_the_lamb-fuller.mp4"][/video]
  • The Strife Is O’er (VICTORY)

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    [audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/the_strife_is_oer.mp3"][/audio]

    This lovely Easter hymn is given a flowing accompaniment that moves the musical drama forward verse after verse. Chord symbols are provided so that guitar and bass can join in, creating a perfect opportunity to blend praise team, piano, and organ.

    Piano accompaniment for congregational singing.

  • Tuhan Adalah Gembalaku/You, Lord, You Are My Shepherd of Love

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    https://musicblog.gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/you_lord_you_are_my_shepherd_1.mp3

    While there are many Psalm 23 songs to choose from, this one from Indonesia has a gentle spirit that cuts right to the heart of the Psalm, helping us feel the complete trust the sheep feels for the shepherd. It makes the metaphor personal, so we can offer the words of Psalm 23 as our own prayer.

  • Wash Me in Your Water

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    [audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/wash_me.mp3"][/audio]

    Ideas from John 3 are used in this simple song of faith. The images of water and Spirit make it an excellent song to be used in conjunction with baptisms.

    An arrangement for solo voice (opt. 2 part), flute and piano is published by Augsburg Fortress in With All My Heart, vol. 2.

  • We Sing the Mighty Power of God (KINGSFOLD)

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    [audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/we_sing_the_mighty.mp3"][/audio]

    The tune KINGSFOLD emphasizes the awe and reverence in this hymn, and this Just Add People arrangement includes a fresh piano accompaniment with a sparkling intro and outro. This piano arrangement is also available with the texts “O Sing a Song of Bethlehem” and “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say.”

    This string quartet arrangement can also be used with congregational singing and includes lyrical interludes between each verse.

  • What Wondrous Love (WONDROUS LOVE) – string quartet

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    https://musicblog.gregscheer.com/what_wondrous_love-quartet.mp3

    “What Wondrous Love” is so elusively beautiful that composers while likely never tire of writing new arrangements of it. This arrangement combines the simple honesty of the folk guitar with the emotional depth of string orchestra. The hymn is a staple of Lent and Holy Week, but is also fitting for a funeral, as it begins with the story of redemption and ends in eternity.

    Score for string quartet, including C clef for viola

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