John Amner (1579-1641) COME, LET'S REJOICE (SATB a cappella, keyboard reduction) Duration: 2 min. Medium CAN 1001 $1.50
John Amner SWEET ARE THE THOUGHTS (SATB a cappella, keyboard reduction) Duration: Medium CAN 1057 $1.50
Amner, the Organist and Choirmaster of Ely Cathedral, composed and published a set of "Sacred Hymnes" from which these delightful motets are taken. Amner's music is remarkable for its close attention to the expression of individual words. because of the largely syllabic setting of the text, the lines are easy to sing.
Daniel François-Esprit Auber (1782-1871) O SALUTARIS HOSTIA / Father Almighty, grant us peace (SATB a capella or with optional keyboard accompaniment) Duration 2 min. Easy CAN 1041 $1.50
Most of Auber's sacred music, consisting of motets and settings of single movements from the Ordinary of the Mass, was composed late in his life after he had established himself as a composer of opera. O salutaris hostia is a hymn traditionally used as a benediction; the English singing text included in this edition is a meditative prayer suitable for many occasions. A literal English translation of the Latin text is also included.
William Billings (1746-1800) REJOICE, YE SHINING WORLDS ON HIGH (SATB a cappella, keyboard reduction) Duration: 2:45 Easy CAN 1036 $1.50
This anthem appears in William Billings' The Continental Harmony of 1794 as "Dedham." The original has only one stanza, whose test is taken from Isaac Watts' paraphrase of Psalm 24. The second stanza, also from Watts' Psalm 24, has been added by the editor.
Léo Delibes (1836-1891) GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD / C'est Dieu! (SATB a cappella, keyboard reduction) Duration: 3 min. Medium CAN 1019 $1.50
This new edition offers the original French text, a literal prose translation, and a singable English version. The text is appropriate for general or Thanksgiving services.
Thomas Dunn PRAISE (SATB, organ) Duration: 2:15 Medium CAN 1012 $1.50
The great 17th century English poet George Herbert has long been a favorite for church composers. Praise is in the typical Edwardian style with some modern harmonies giving a flavor of the Mixolydian mode. The organ accompaniment puntuates the choral writing with flashes of color, generating an exciting climax.
Thomas Dunn LET ALL THE WORLD (SA, SAB or SATB, organ) Duration: 2 min. Easy CAN 1025 $1.50
Let all the World, using the George Herbert poem, is as American as Scott Joplin - a rollicking and playful setting, infectious in rhythm. It can be sung in a variety of ways: SATB, SA alone or SA with unison men's parts.
Thomas Dunn O LORD, SUPPORT US (U/ opt. SATB, organ) Duration: 2:15 Easy CAN 1029 $1.50
Cardinal Newman's beloved prayer is set for unison voices and organ, with an optional SATB setting of "Amen," useable by itself as an a cappella choral response. Particular care has been taken with the prosody of the text.
Thomas Dunn LORD, WE PRAY THEE (SATB, organ) Duration: 3 min. Easy CAN 1027 $1.50
This setting of the Collect for the 17th Sunday after Trinity preserves the archaic word "prevent" (meaning "go before"). It calls for an optional soprano or baritone soloist, or it may be sung in unison throughout. Like O Lord, Support Us, the "Amen" section may be sung as an unaccompanied choral response.
Thomas Dunn OPEN YE THE GATES (SATB, organ, optional trumpets I/II) Duration: 3:15 Easy CAN 1026 $1.50
A majestic anthem that begins with optional trumpet fanfares -- effective and easy choral lines.
John Eric Floreen CLAP YOUR HANDS (SATB a cappella or with keyboard) Duration: 3 min. Medium CAN 1023 $1.50
This joyous setting of Psalm 47 make use of syncopated rhythms and interesting harmonies. An attractive anthem or use it to open a concert.
John Eric Floreen, arr. HE'S THE LILY OF THE VALLEY (SATB a cappella, keyboard reduction; optional Soprano and Tenor soli) Duration: 2:30 Easy CAN 1034 $1.50
Your choir will enjoy this effective arrangement of the popular spiritual. The Soprano and Tenor solos are optional.
Mark Hardy OS JUSTI (SATB div., a cappella) Duration: 1:30 Medium CAN 1044 $1.50
This is a lovely motet by the young American composer Mark Hardy, composed in honor of conductor, teacher and composer Thomas Dunn. Os Justi is a compelling blend of chant-like vocal lines and interesting harmonies. A good choice for smaller choirs - the vocal lines are not difficult.
Johann Nepomuk Hummel ((1778-1837) TANTUM ERGO / God is Love (SATB, keyboard) Duration: 3 min. Easy CAN 1032 $1.50
This lovely Tantum Ergo is Hummel's arrangement of a work by Gluck. In addition to the Latin "Tantum ergo" text, an alternate English text has been added.
Alice Jordan GO YE INTO THE WORLD (SATB, organ) CAN 1072 $1.50
Alice Jordan JUBILATE DEO (SATB, organ) Duration: 2:15 Easy CAN 1045 $1.50
Alice Jordan NEW HEART AND NEW SPIRIT (SATB, organ) Duration: 2:30 Easy CAN 1046 $1.50
Alice Jordan PRAYER IS THE SOUL'S SINCERE DESIRE (SATB, organ ) CAN 1071 $1.50
Alice Jordan PSALM OF PRAISE (SATB, organ) CAN 1069 $1.50
Alice Jordan WHO IS THIS HOST ARRAYED IN WHITE (SATB, organ, flute) CAN 1070 $1.35
These anthems by the esteemed American composer Alice Jordan are perfect for the smaller church choir, combining attractive vocal lines with interesting organ accompaniments.
Howard Palmer A Prayer of Saint Francis SATB, keyboard CAN 1076 $1.50
George F. Root (1820-1895) HOW LOVELY IS ZION (SATB, Soprano solo, optional keyboard) Duration: 2 min. Easy CAN 1007 $1.50
Choirs will appreciate the straight-forward melodious style of this litttle-known 19th century American anthem. The expressive soprano solo is not difficult, and adds a wonderful effect.
Thomas Schmutzler I WILL LIFT UP MINE EYES (SATB, organ) Duration: 2:30 Medium CAN 1058 $1.50
Thomas Schmutzler's dramatic setting of Psalm 121 is a great choice for the smaller church choir.
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) PSALM 23 (arranged for SATB, piano) Duration: 5:30 Medium CAN 1004 $1.50
Our new Cantate Music Press edition, arranged for SATB by John Eric Floreen, provides both the original German text and a carefully worked-out singable English translation. The melodies are exquisite and the harmonies are lush and expressive.
Glenn D. Sproul I THANK YOU GOD (SATB a cappella, keyboard reduction) Duration: Easy CAN 1056 $1.50
Glenn Sproul has created a delicate musical setting for the e.e. cummings poem. It has been performed both as a wedding piece and at a memorial service, bringing a sense of celebration of life to both contexts.
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