|Director Name||Director Email||Title of Concertato or Psalm Setting||Composer of Concertato or Psalm Setting||Arranger of Concertato or Psalm Setting||Publisher of Concertato or Psalm Setting||Publisher ID of Concertato or Psalm Setting||Voicing of Concertato or Psalm Setting||Order link of Concertato or Psalm Setting||Video or recording link of Concertato or Psalm Setting||Notable thoughts about this song (if you choose to share)||Title of Secular Favorite||Composer of Secular Favorite||Arranger of Secular Favorite||Publisher of Secular Favorite||Publisher ID # of Secular Favorite||Voicing of Secular Favorite||Order link of Secular Favorite||Video or recording link of Secular Favorite||Notable thoughts about this song (if you choose to share)||Title of Lent/Easter/Holy Week Favorite||Composer of Lent/Easter/Holy Week Favorite||Arranger of Lent/Easter/Holy Week Favorite||Publisher of Lent/Easter/Holy Week Favorite||Publisher ID of Lent/Easter/Holy Week Favorite||Voicing of Lent/Easter/Holy Week Favorite||Order link of Lent/Easter/Holy Week Favorite||Video or recording link of Lent/Easter/Holy Week Favorite||Notable thoughts about this song (if you choose to share)||Title of the General Sacred Favorite||Composer of General Sacred Favorite||Arranger of General Sacred Favorite||Publisher of General Sacred Favorite||Publisher Song ID of General Sacred Favorite||Voicing of General Sacred Favorite||Order Link of General Sacred||Video or Recording link of General Sacred Favorite||Notable thoughts about this song (if you choose to share)||Title of Christmas Favorite||Composer of Christmas Favorite||Arranger of Christmas Favorite||Publisher of Christmas Favorite||Voicing of Christmas Favorite||Publisher ID Number of Christmas Favorite||Order link of Christmas Favorite||Video or Recording link of Christmas Favorite||Notable thoughts about this song (if you choose to share)||Blank|
|Len Proeberfirstname.lastname@example.org||Lord, You Have Been Our Dwelling Place||Lloyd Larson||Lloyd Larson||Hope Publishing||PP 152||SATB with Brass (opt. Congregation)||3093150||YouTube||Incorporates "O God, Our Help in Ages Past"||A Gershwin Portrait||George and Ira Gershwin||Mac Huff||Alfred||WBCH93346||SATB with CD accompaniment||1786623||Pepper site||Six sections make this $8.99 book worthwhile. I have done 3 sections so far.||Alleluia||Ralph Manuel||None||Hinshaw||HMC-927||SATB A cappella||1629831||YouTube - Univ. of Utah||Awesome variety using only the single word! My choir's favorite this year!||Our Father||A Gretchaninoff||None||Theodore Presser||332-13000||SATB||4094157||YouTube||Lots of divisi with a very low bass part. Always a choir favorite once they battle with the parts.||O Little Town of Bethlehem||Familiar carol||Dan Forrest||Beckenhorst Press||SATB with Clarinet/Oboe and Strings||BP2120||10757413||JW Pepper||Needs the woodwind player. The strings add much but not necessary.|
|Jim Buegeemail@example.com||The Lord Is My Light||Glenn A. Pickett||Glenn A. Pickett||Lorenz||10/4549L||SATB||JWP #10453963||https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10453963||Soprano 1 descant in last verse||Sing||Grassi, Hoying, Olusola, Johnson, & Hollander||Mark Brymer||Hal Leonard||155794||SATB plus small group & rap solo||JWP #10593561||www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10453963||Jesus Christ Is Lord||Philip W. J. Stopford||Morningstar||MSM-50-3061||SATB divisi a cappella||JWP #10663148||www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10593561||Philippians 2:6-11 great text not often set to music||Fairest Lord Jesus||Derek Hakes||Revised by Craig Courtney||Beckenhorst Press||BP1657||SATB||JWP #8064422||www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10663148||Instead of SA 1st verse, used a female soloist||How Great Our Joy||Craig Courtney||Beckenhorst Capital University Series||SATB||CU1012||JWP # 10312008||www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=8064422|
|Gregory Bauresfirstname.lastname@example.org||Jesus Messiah||Tomlin, Carson, Cash, Reeves||Dan Galbraith||Vamos Publishing||unison to SATB||https://www.praisecharts.com/songs/details/9060/jesus-messiah-sheet-music/||https://youtu.be/tdxSC1tHJn0||Great text! Optional use of modern instruments. Flexibility in voicing.||Will the Circle Be Unbroken||J. David Moore||Fresh Ayre Music||FAM-1072-01||SATB||https://www.jwpepper.com/Will-the-Circle-Be-Unbroken/10704230.item#/||https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10704230||Various options for voicing (opening trio) and rhythm||And Can It Be?||Dan Forrest||Beckenhorst Press||BP2027||SATB||https://www.jwpepper.com/And-Can-It-Be%3F/10458750.item#/||https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10458750||Piano and/or Orchestration available.||O Day Full of Grace||F Melius Christiansen||Augsburg Publishing||080064512X||SATB||https://www.jwpepper.com/O-Day-Full-of-Grace/4986808.item#myratebox2||https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=4986808||Most recordings skip the middle section of solos.||Hark! The Herald Angels Sing||Wesley & Mendelssohn, Ingram, and Baloche||Dan Galbraith and Shane Olson||Integrity Worship Music||unison to SATB||https://www.praisecharts.com/songs/details/70625/hark-the-herald-angels-sing-with-king-of-heaven-choral-sheet-music||https://youtu.be/T3IghOn18VY||Flexible voicing and instrumentation. Orchestration accessible.|
|Josiah Willitzemail@example.com||O God, Beyond All Praising||Richard Proulx||GIA Publications||G-3190||SATB||JW Pepper #8059297||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBoxFBgdFl0&t=112s||This is my favorite arrangement that uses the tune Thaxted. While I love the pairing of this text to "Jerusalem the Golden," which looks forward to the glorious heavens that await us, I find this text to deliver wondrous gospel encouragement that pertains to our current status. As compared to Dan Forrest's gorgeous arrangement, this one bears all three full verses (The second verse, which bears wonderfully imagery is abbreviated in Forrest's arrangement).||And So It Goes||Billy Joel||Bob Chilcott||Hal Leonard||8758501||SATB divisi||JW Pepper #1911023||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVWsG19Zv1g||Acappella. King Singers arrangement. A Pops song that feels nothing like a Pops song. Just beautiful.||Arise, My Soul, Arise||Dan Forrest||Beckenhorst Press||BP1973||SATB||JW Pepper #10341889||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1_FKrM94vM||An absolute favorite of my choir members who have sung this. Emotionally moving and a beautiful picture of Christ as our Mediator. If you do this, find a violinist.||Alleluia||Eric Whitacre||Hal Leonard||8754807||SATB divisi||JW Pepper #10312871||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rak_rJLG49k||Wonderful composition. It's a vocal transcription of Whitacre's band piece "October." A great challenge for any choir. In order to have sufficient numbers for this one, our choir actually performed this with a local adult choir.||O Nata Lux||Morten Lauridsen||Southern Music Publishing||SATB divisi||JW Pepper #3104320||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI9P6HoiJy8||It's an excerpt from Lauridsen's larger work, "Lux Aeterna." Just as shimmering and rich as his "O Magnum Mysterium," but just slightly more accessible. Beautiful close harmonies.|
|Randy Bodefirstname.lastname@example.org||Christ is the World's Light||Lloyd Larson||Hope||C5797||SATB||optional brass; nice choir stanza in minor key||Alexander's Ragtime Band||Irving Berlin||Philip Kern||Alfred||21759||SATB||great teaching moments! Optional Dixieland instrumental packet||Four Chorales from the Motet, "Jesu, Priceless Treasure"||Bach||edited by Frank Damrosch||(Schirmer) Hal Leonard||7603||S(S)ATB||please share other favorites similar to this genre with me!||Behold, How Good||Michael John Trotta||MorningStar||MSM-50-6810||SATB with solo(ists)||use mixed group for solo||All Earth is Hopeful||text and tune Alberto Taule||James E. Bobb||Augsburg Fortress||one small section in SSAATTBB||978-1-5064-2564-1||change "neighbors" to "Bethlehem"; has opt. percussion|
|Dan Vogelemail@example.com||Though All Our Life Is Like a Scroll||Jeffrey Blersch||Concordia Publishing House||98-4255||SATB, Cong. ,Organ, Brass Quartet, Timpani||https://www.jwpepper.com/Though-All-Our-Life-Is-Like-a-Scroll/10758716.item#/submit||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmNLenCRR-0||Reformation 500 award winner||You'll Be in My Heart||Phil Collins||Mac Huff||Hal Leonard||8754511||SATB divisi||https://www.jwpepper.com/You%27ll-Be-in-My-Heart/10310068.item#/submit||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmNJWapZU0U||A sophisticated challenging arrangement of this song from Disney's Tarzan||Miserere Mei||Antonio Lotti||Boosey & Hawkes||M-051-41938-8||SATB||https://www.jwpepper.com/Miserere-Mei/159848.item#/submit||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9N1qGiCRJ8||Great use of dissonance to convey pleading/sorrow. For a greater challenge - Lotti's Crucifixus (8 part).||Never Gonna Walk This Journey Alone||Greg Gilpin||Alfred Music||31072||SATB divisi||https://www.jwpepper.com/Never-Gonna-Walk-This-Journey-Alone/10069077.item#/submit||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hepyM4Kh_4Q||Original spiritual - tons of fun w/clapping||In dulci jubilo||Matthew Culloton||MorningStar Music||SATB divisi||MSM-50-0090||https://www.jwpepper.com/In-Dulci-Jubilo/10310929.item#/submit||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li-QWZgQoBY|
|Mike Marquardtfirstname.lastname@example.org||A Mighty Fortress Is Our God||Michael Costello||Morning Star||MSM-60-6400||SATB||https://www.jwpepper.com/A-Mighty-Fortress-Is-Our-God/10755069.item#.WyLAKxJKh0s||The instrumental interludes are long but satisfying. His setting of stanza 3 paints the text well.||Tres Canto Nativos||Marcos Leite||earthsongs||S-68||SATB or SSA||https://www.jwpepper.com/Tres-Cantos-Nativos/5539655.item#/||This piece lends itself to multiple creative interpretations.||A Hymn to God the Father||John Ness Beck||SATB||Beckenhorst Press||BP1335||SATB|
Available on CPDL and other free sources online.
|A rich text. The piano accompaniment is a featured character on its own.||Ubi Caritas||Ola Gjeilo||Walton Music||WW1386||SATB||https://www.jwpepper.com/Ubi-Caritas/10025943.item#/||Beautiful harmony. Has a version with a piano improvisation that doubles the length of the piece.||What Child||Paul Lohman||Boosey & Hawkes||SATB||https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/search.jsp?keywords=what+child+lohman||I don't normally like alternate tunes to well established hymns, but I do like this one.|
|Eric Martensemail@example.com||K'Ayal Ta'arog (Psalm 42)||Nick Page||Boosey & Hawkes, Inc||48022670||SATB||https://www.jwpepper.com/K%27Ayal-Ta%27arog/10353428.item#/submit||https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10353428||opt. Shaker, Cowbell, Woodblock, Djembe; quick learn||Forever Country||Mac Huff||Hal Leonard||214981||SATB||https://www.jwpepper.com/Forever-Country/10760111.item#/submit||https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=video&productID=10760111||Includes Take Me Home, Country Roads; On the Road Again and I Will Always Love You||Arise, My Soul, Arise||Dan Forrest||Beckenhorst Press, Inc.||BP1973||SATB||https://www.jwpepper.com/Arise%2C-My-Soul%2C-Arise/10341889.item#/||https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10341889||opt. Violin||Just As I Am||Anna Prather||Joshua Hummel||SoundForth Music||10/5087SF||SATB||https://www.jwpepper.com/Just-as-I-Am/10665616.item#/submit||https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10665616||opt. String Trio and/or Acoustic Guitar||Kneel With the Shepherds||Patto Drennan; Herb Frombach||SoundForth||SAB||10/5095SF||https://www.jwpepper.com/Kneel-with-the-Shepherds/10754159.item#/submit||https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10754159||opt. Flute|
|Dale Wittefirstname.lastname@example.org||Praise in the Heights (Ps. 148)||David Haas||Phil Magness and Dale Witte||original - GIA, arrangement - forthcoming in the WELS Psalter||GIA G-5041||2-pt||https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/psalms-for-the-church-year-volume-9-print-g5041||https://vimeo.com/63519163||A 5th verse was added for the Psalter which is not included in this video. The original vocal descant is included in the arrangement. The arrangement in in Ab. The original was in Bb. The piano part that Magness plays in this video was transcribed by Dale for the Psalter with some minor modifications.||I'll Be On My Way||Shawn Kirchner||Shawn Kirchner||http://shawnkirchner.com/compositions2.htm||SATB with soloist and piano, opt. violin and double bass||http://shawnkirchner.com/contact.htm||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-prnJ6zCVe8||Instead of one soloist, I featured my seniors singing this as their final song of this year's spring concert. It was a tear-jerker.||All Things Work Together for Good||John Carter|
Available on CPDL and other free sources online.
|Hope||PP 117||2-part||https://www.jwpepper.com/All-Things-Work-Together-for-Good/8067473.item#/submit||https://www.hopepublishing.com/W1014_ALL_THINGS_WORK_TOGETHER_FOR_GOOD||I've used this 2-part song for years with my freshman choir. Everyone gets the melody at some time and it's a great way to teach part independence before moving to SATB. An SATB version is available, but I'd stick with the 2-pt.||O God, Beyond All Praising||Gustav Holst||Dan Forrest||Hinshaw||HMC2245||SATB with piano, opt. brass sextet with percussion or opt. string orchestra||https://www.jwpepper.com/O-God-Beyond-All-Praising/10087562.item#/||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A_dOYrz5So||Even though is was a mass choir piece at Choralfest, it remained a constant favorite through the school year with just piano accompaniment.||O Come, All Ye Faithful||Dan Forrest||Beckenhorst||SATB with piano duet, opt. string quartet or orchestra||CU-1011||https://www.jwpepper.com/O-Come%2C-All-Ye-Faithful/10312016.item#/submit||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPC0IvIyCgU||We augmented the piano duet with orchestra parts covered by our concert band. The duet cooks!|
|Tom Baueremail@example.com||Praise to the Lord, the Almighty||Michael D. Costello||Michael D. Costello||MorningStar||MSM-60-8020A||SATB||10663156||Ballgame||Albert von Tilzer||Debra Morton||BriLee Music (BLP Choral Music)||BL920||TTB||10583536||We did this with full choir by splitting the girls into the three male parts||Lenten Meditation||Craig Carnahan||MorningStar||MSM-50-3091||SATB||10805191||Combines "Were You There" and "Go to Dark Gethsemane"||My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less||John Dykes/Edward Mote||Daniel Kallman||MorningStar||MSM-50-8815||SATB||8066012||Joseph Dearest Joseph Mine||Johann Walter||Johann Walter||http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/images/a/af/Ws-walt-jos.pdf||SATTB||Internet||sung for the Luther 500 anniversary|
|Jon Pasbrigfirstname.lastname@example.org||Shepherd of My Heart (Ps. 23)||Francis Patrick O'Brien||Francis Patrick O'Brien||GIA||G-3770||SATB||6300230||https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=6300230||Psalm 23, I had soloists sing the verse and had the congregation join in on the refrain after the first time. One of the kids favorite.||Wanting Memories||Yasaye M. Barnwell||Yasaye M. Barnwell||Musical Source Publishing||YMB103||SATB||Pepper # - 3225760||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EYDGKqO2Qs||Women sing the verses/ 3 part split, Basses sing the same ostinato the entire piece and the tenors are also pretty redundant. Great to sing, add a shaker or cahon for some variation.||Adoramus Te Christe||Eric Barnum||Walton||WW1409||SATB||Pepper # 10067133||https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=video&productID=10067133||Beautiful, deceivingly difficult, sung in Latin, the interpretation is:|
Christ, we adore thee, and cast our blessings upon thee:
Thou, who by the holy crucifixion and through thy passion redeemed the world,
Lord, have mercy on us.
|Secure||Craig Courtney||Craig Courtney||Beckenhorst Press||BP1864||SATB Acappella||Pepper # - 10069922||https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10069922||I use this as a processional - some stomping and clapping in final stanza.||A King Is Born||Sy Gorieb & Tim Hosman||Tim Sarsany||Morningstar||SATB||50-1125||Pepper # - 10368629||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHe1Hf3z238||Fun, Fun, Fun, add xylophone and bass guitar|
Great use of dissonance to convey pleading/sorrow. For a greater challenge - Lotti's Crucifixus (8 part).