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December 20, 2010 at 12:42 pm #273403
Randi Von EllefsonParticipantHello all, The Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, where I serve, will celebrating its 50th Anniversary. There will be a number of Sundays where former Pastors come back to preach and I am thinking I would like the choir to perform the same anthem each time. Partly this is because of the variety of Sundays that these Pastors will be present. They are at different times during the year including several summer Sundays. We have normally NOT sung for eight weeks in the summer and I do not have my young singers from Oklahoma City University in attendance during the summer. The adult choir ranges in size from 55 to 25 depending on the time of year they sing.Can you suggest a solid, lovely anthem that might work well for a large choir or a smaller choir. Might there be optional brass? I would be most grateful for your suggestions.Thanks, Randi Von Ellefson, Chapel Hill United Methodist ChurchOklahoma City University & Canterbury Choral Society in Oklahoma City, OKDecember 21, 2010 at 1:50 am #273465
Clay OglesbyParticipantCheck out: “A Mighty Fortress” arr. Mark Hayes, “At His Name” by Joel Raney, and “Jesus is the Living Stone” by Mary McDonald.December 21, 2010 at 9:05 am #273488
Nigel WilliamsParticipantTwo popular choices for dedication festivals and anniversaries are:Anton Bruckner, Locus Iste. I have sung this in a choir of 4 and in a choir of 150, so scale shouldn’t be a problem.William Harris, Behold the Tabernacle of God, which is celebratory, beautiful and bears repetition. It has the line “celebrate the joys of the temple with a season of festivity.” It concludes with alleluias, which may matter during Lent.50 years is the biblical year of Jubilee (in biblical ways of counting), when debts get cancelled. The best known text that includes cancellation of debts is of course the Lord’s Prayer, for which I expect you have a favourite setting. There are also many settings of “Jubilate“, Psalm 100. According to my dictionary, “Jubilee” and “Jubilate” both derive from the Hebrew word for a ram’s horn trumpet. One rare setting that might appeal is by Samuel Porter (died 1810), a former organist of Canterbury Cathedral. Different Canterbury, I know. Herbert Howells and John Ireland wrote better known settings and I expect you know several others.I hope this gives you some ideas,Nigel.December 21, 2010 at 1:07 pm #273497
Estelle ColeParticipantHow Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place by Aaron David Miller (SATB and Piano) (Paraclete Press PPM00627)Locus Iste by Joel Martinson (SATB a cappella) (Paraclete Press PPM09206)How Lovely Is Your Abiding Place by Austin Lovelace (SATB and Organ) (Paraclete Press PPM00906)Cantate Domino by David Ashley White (SATB w/ Brass Quintet and organ) (Paraclete Press PPM09605)Bring Us Together, Lord by Michael McCabe (SATB w/ Organ, Brass, Timpani, and optional French Horn and Handbells) (Paraclete Press PPM09114)A variety of great anthems for you to consider! Estelle ColeDecember 21, 2010 at 3:10 pm #273512
Jonathan SantoreParticipantI hope you’ll take a look at my composition Fanfare for the House of God, written for the Diamond Jubilee of St. James’ Church in Los Angeles. Here’s a link to info about the piece on my website:or click this link to its catalog listing at Yelton Rhodes Music, where you can also hear an MP3.All best!Jonathan SantoreDecember 21, 2010 at 3:58 pm #273518
David SchildkretParticipantLook for Emma Lou Diemer’s wonderful arrangement of “How Firm a Foundation.” It involves brass, but if you don’t have that available, a good organist can cover the parts. I think it’s published by Hinshaw.And congratulations on the anniversary!December 21, 2010 at 3:59 pm #273519
Jim DavisParticipantThe 50th anniversary of my congregation was just last month. For the “official” Sunday commemoration I wrote an anthem, “I Will Bless the Lord” for SATB and piano. The text is from Psalm 34. I’d be glad to send you a copy if you care to take a look.JimDecember 22, 2010 at 4:15 pm #273617
Ed ChildsParticipantEdwin T. Childs setting ofChrist is Made the Sure Foundation
Alliance Music Publ.
Item: AMP0389uses brass, handbells and organ (may be used with organ alone).December 23, 2010 at 2:18 am #273663
Archive UserMember“With Heart and Hands” – John Rutter; Hinshaw Music; HMC2270; composed for the Texas Choral Directors Associaton Convention, July 2010; at the end of the anthem for the SATB choir, the Congregation joins to sing the first verse of the standard hymn, “Now Thank We All Our God”; easy; very effective.December 24, 2010 at 7:43 am #273741
Gregory EglandParticipantLocus iste by Anton Brucker is simple, subtle and beautiful The latin lext is short and can be given in translation just before the piece is sung. This is a truly beautiful piece of music.Translation:This place was made by God,a priceless sacrament;
beyond reproach.The score is available for free download at http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/images/e/ed/Bruckner-Locus_iste.pdfLet me know what you think.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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