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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 46: O Lord of All, You Are Our Home$0.00 – $5.00 Select options[embed]http://musicblog.gregscheer.com/psalm_046-o_lord_of_all.mp3[/embed]
Psalm 46 offers comfort and hope in times of trouble. It doesn’t promise that we won’t experience hardship, but that God will be with us in those times.
In Martin Luther’s famous setting of Psalm 46, “A Mighty Fortress,” he focused on themes of strength and battle. In my setting, I highlight the Psalm’s images of God as a refuge–God’s stable presence among us in a chaotic world–concluding each verse with an affirmation of hope: “The Lord of all is with us.”
Psalm 55: Oh, That I Had Wings$0.00 – $25.00 Select options[embed]http://musicblog.gregscheer.com/psalm_055-oh_that_i_had_wings.mp3[/embed]
Psalm 55 is the plea of someone who has been betrayed and attacked by a former friend. Understandably, the Psalmist wants to beat a hasty retreat: “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.” Given the urgency of the Psalm, I wrote a tune that comes in short, breathless bursts, with harmonic twists and turns.
Psalm 65: We Praise You, God, in Silence and Singing$35.00 Add to cart
Bethany Cok and Josh Parks asked me to compose music for their wedding, and they chose Psalm 65 as the song’s text. It was a great choice: Psalm 65 is a Psalm of thanksgiving that was likely written for one of the harvest festivals; its focus on entering God’s house, keeping vows, and God’s blessing make it a beautiful fit for a wedding.
This song is mentioned in Greg’s podcast, “Thanksgiving Brainstorms.”
Score and parts for piano, voice, violins, viola, and cello. Purchase price allows you to print as many copies as you need for your ensemble.
Psalm 78: People Of The Lord$0.00 – $10.00 Select options[audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/people_of_the_lord-cantor_and_choir.mp3"][/audio]
Who would have thought that a Genevan Psalter-style setting of Psalm 78 in 7/8 time would become my biggest hit? After it won the Calvin09 hymn contest, the song was translated into a half dozen languages and sung from Switzerland to Brazil. It is included in a number hymnals, including the Presbyterian Glory to God and CRC/RCA Lift Up Your Hearts. Your church can get in on the fun, too, by downloading the music here at www.gregscheer.com.
Read the whole story of the song here: People of the Lord
Savior of the Nations, Come (Nun Komm, Der Heiden Heiland) – string orchestra$35.00 Add to cart
This theme and variations for string orchestra was commissioned by Carlos Colón for a 2017 Advent service at Baylor University. The stout hymn tune Nun Komm, Der Heiden Heiland is stated, then volleyed back and forth between different sections of the string orchestra. It could be used as a stand-alone concert piece or used as a prelude or instrumental selection in a worship setting. It is especially appropriate for Advent and Lessons and Carols services.
Score and orchestral parts for violin 1+2, viola, cello, and bass. Purchase price allows you to print as many copies as you need for your ensemble.
Somos uno en Cristo/We’re One People$1.00 – $5.00 Select options[audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/somos_uno_en_cristo-were_one_people.mp3"][/audio]
This Latin American corito is based on Ephesians 4:4-6, which speaks of the unity of the Body of Christ. With a brand new arrangement and fresh translation, this will quickly become a heart song.
The First Nowell$25.00 Add to cart[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$25.00 – $35.00 Select options[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 Lord Be with You$20.00 Add to cart
String quartet parts to accompany Ron Rienstra’s “The Lord Be with You” liturgy (Lift Up Your Hearts 535, 811)
We Sing the Mighty Power of God (KINGSFOLD)$0.00 – $25.00 Select options[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$25.00 Add to cart
“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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