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WALTON MUSIC SACRED SELECTIONS 2003
 
 
 
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1. Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
by Jan Sandström/Michael Praetorius
The University Chamber Choir of the School of Music in Piteå; Erik Westberg, conductor
This well-known melody has long been a favorite among accomplished choirs. Juxtaposing a smaller SATB choir with a larger SSAATTBB group, this is perfect for featuring a special ensemble within the choir. German and English texts.
HL 8500322         SATB Double Choir a cappella
 
2. Still, Still, Still
arr. Norman Luboff
Los Angeles Master Chorale; Paul Salamunovich, conductor
Perhaps the best loved carol of all time ­ a must for every choir! Perfect for Christmas Eve services.
HL 8501008         SATB
 
3. Thou Who Art Over Us
by Eskil Hemberg
The Ensemble Singers; Philip Brunelle, conductor
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Commissioned by the Plymouth Music Series and Philip Brunelle for the Westminster Abbey Choir's 1992 U.S. tour. The moving, prayer-like text is by Dag Hammarskjold, former Secretary General of the United Nations. Appropriate for any season of the year.
HL 8500584         SATB a cappella
 
4. Deep River
arr. Norman Luboff
The University of Mississippi Concert Singers; Jerry Jordan, conductor
Perhaps the spiritual most associated with Norman Luboff's arranging style, this is an international classic. For high school choir and beyond.
HL 8501032         SATB divisi, a cappella
 
5. Were You There
arr. Norman Luboff
San Jose State University Choraliers; Dr. Charlene Archibeque, conductor
Here is a tender setting of this moving hymn. It may be used at Easter or for Communion services.
HL 8501055         SATTBB a cappella
 
6. The Glory of the Father
by Egil Hovland
Soli Deo Gloria Cantorum; Almeda Berkey, conductor
Beginning with a chant-like ³The Word was made flesh² this well-known anthem can be used in any season. Part of the Frank Pooler Choral Series.
HL 8500979 HL          SATB a cappella
 
7. Fix Me, Jesus
arr. by Robert Morris
An intimate and emotional setting with varied dynamics and expressions, this spiritual is an excellent choice for many types of services.
08501355          SATB a cappella
Suggested uses: General Worship
 
8. Gathered in God's Presence
by Egil Hovland
First sung at the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Norway, the beautiful and melodious anthem is a perfect selection for church and community, with its unison and easy two-part for mixed choir by this Norwegian composer known for his dramatic work Saul.
08501441          2-Part Mixed
Suggested uses: General Worship, Festival, Hymn Sing
 
9. Gloria in Excelsis (from Gloria)
by Vivaldi/ed. Mason Martens
From Vivaldi¹s ever-loved Gloria, this is the joyous opening movement and a fine choice for worship or festivals. Latin and English texts.
08500628        SATB
08501160        SAB
08501172        SSA
08501298        TTBB
Suggested uses: General Worship, Christmas, Festival
 
10. Gospel America (A Patriotic Medley)
arr. Scott Farthing
The swinging gospel beat in this medley of American patriotic treasures ("My Country 'Tis of Thee," "America the Beautiful," "Battle Hymn of the Republic") makes this arrangement a wonderful selection for any church! Each title may also be performed separately.
08501467         SATB
Suggested uses: General Worship, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, God and Country
 
11. Hosanna!
Jackson Berkey/Almeda Berkey
From the Easter work Come Follow Me!, ³Hosanna!² is a jubilant and forceful celebration, with a driving piano part. A fine opening piece for Easter Sunday or any service needing a festive touch.
08501131         SATB
Suggested uses: General Worship, Palm Sunday
 
12. Jesus Loves Me
arr. Doris Nelson
A warm and lovely setting of this favorite tune. Opening with a solo or unison women, this arrangement then transitions into beautiful harmony with much opportunity for musical expression. A beautiful addition to a baptism or any service honoring children.
08500991         SATB a cappella
Suggested uses: General Worship, Baptism
 
13. Set Me As A Seal
Richard Nance
This text from the Song of Solomon has inspired many composers. This setting is for mixed choir with piano and horn accompaniment.
08501411         SATB
Suggested uses: General Worship, Memorial Service
 
14. Sweet Noel
Joan Griffith
An original carol, this lovely melody dances along over a repeated bass pattern. Repetition and solid vocal parts makes this easy to learn for Christmas.
08501375         SATB a cappella
Suggested uses: Advent, Christmas Eve, Christmas, Carol Service
 
15. Gloria
Vivaldi/ed. Mason Martens
The Walton edition of this Vivaldi masterwork has been a favorite with church choirs since its publication in 1961. Edited by renowned editor Mason Martens, it offers extensive performance notes and a full historical background of the work.
08500203         SATB Vocal Score
 
16. Freedom Is Coming ­ Songs of Protest and Praise from South Africa (Collection)
ed. Anders Nyberg
15 moving songs from South Africa arranged for four-part voices.
08500021         SATB Collection
 
17. Sing Joyfully (Collection)
ed. Mason Martens
This four-volume collection of anthems for church choirs contains quicklylearned arrangements. It includes works by Saint-Saëns, Mendelssohn and Schütz, all skillfully edited by Mason Martens.
08500008         Unison
08500009         2-Part
08500010         SAB
08500011         SATB
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18. Of the Father's Love Begotten
arr. Terry Schlenker
Opening with a beautiful chantlike verse, this new arrangement of the familiar hymntune is a welcome addition to any choir¹s repertoire. The gently flowing musical line supports the worshipful first century text.
08501505         SATB divisi a cappella.
Suggested uses: General Worship, Communion
 
19. Away in a Manger
arr. Paul Sjolund
This setting for voices and optional flute was originally written for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir but is appropriate for choirs of any size. The well crafted harmonies portray the love and warmth of the first Christmas morn.
08500371         SATB
Suggested uses: Christmas Eve, Christmas, Carol Service
 
20. Christ is Risen
Paul Sjolund
Based on I Corinthians chapter 15, this majestic anthem is a perfect way to begin Easter Sunday. Written for piano or organ, the bold accompaniment helps to proclaim the message.
08500700         SATB
Suggested uses: Easter
 
21. The Peace of the Lord
N. Grant Pfeifer
A beautifully simple and short piece for SATB voices. Comfortable vocal ranges for all parts make this a great selection for any service.
08501476         SATB
Suggested uses: General Worship, Communion, Memorial Service