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Children's choir anthem for Lent

Friends,
 
I'm looking to find a unison/two-part anthem for children's choir to be sung during one of the first Sundays in Lent. I know of Helen Kemp's "Lenten Love Song" and Pulkingham's "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say." I'd love to hear your suggestions.
on December 21, 2011 5:02am
Look at Ron Nelson's "Christ Humbled Himself." You may download a full pdf of the anthem on this page:
 
David Schaap, president
Selah Publishing Co., Inc.
on December 21, 2011 10:23am
"Why the Cross" is our choir's favorite. There's also a sound link available.
 
 
on January 9, 2012 5:56am
I would suggest A Lenten Prayer by David Ashley White - 2 part chorus w/ flute and piano or organ - text by Carl Daw - perfect for a younger choir (as well as an older one!)
Paraclete Press; PPMO9208; $1.60 choral score - flute part sold separately.
 
 
 
 
on January 9, 2012 12:34pm
You will probably find an SA arrangement of Tchaikovsky's The Legend kicking around somewhere. A beautiful piece that
tells a story which children can understand right away. Certainly there are arrangements for SSAA. Or get a copy of the SATB
setting with accompaniment for rehearsal provided, and rewrite the upper two parts to avoid open fourths and fifths, not to great a task.
This is a wonderful piece for children because it is about them, and is a profoundly Christian allegory.
on January 10, 2012 6:33am
Look at John Horman's God So Loved the World from Chorister's Guild.  Don't have a copy in front of me for the catalog #.
   David McCormick
on January 10, 2012 2:29pm
i like "meditation for Lent" (There is a Green Hill) by Michael Bedford, published by Augsburg Fortress.  it incorporates the text 'There is a Green Hill Far Away" with a new melody, and the text "Ah Holy Jesus" to the Herzliebster jesu melody, and then combines the two together.
 
Julie Ford
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