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Lenten and Easter works

Last year for Easter my choir sang Randall Thompsons "Alleluia" and Brahms " How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place" We will likely reprise the Thompson but I know where to go when I need expert feedback!  I would also be interested in suggestions for Lent and Maundy Thursday.  I am open to works that draw from many faiths and countries.
 
Blessings to all in the new year.
 
John Rondeau, Director of Music
The First Congregational Church of Dudley
Replies (13): Threaded | Chronological
on December 30, 2009 7:21am
Two works come to mind re   Maundy Thursday:
Ah, Holy Jesus! -SATB & solo viola(no other accomp.) -  arr. by John Ferguson - Augsburg Press -
Thy Will Be Done - SATB & piano - Craig Courtney - Beckenhorst Press -
 
Good luck...
on December 30, 2009 8:21am
John,
 
Don't miss the resources available here on ChoralNet.
on December 30, 2009 7:37pm
Thank you so much Phillip!  I availed myself to the resources section and found 16 pages of suggestions.  Happy New Year.
 
John Rondeau
on December 30, 2009 11:27am
John:  One of my all time favorites is the 5-part Thomas Tallis "Lamentations of Jeremiah," intended for Maunday Thursday if I'm not mistaken.  It's for men, of course, but we've done it with women on the top line and countertenor on the 2nd line, possibly transposed up just a bit.  An absolutely gorgeious setting that still speaks to us after more than 400 years.
 
I can't recommend a modern edition, since I think we took it out of a Collected Works edition of some kind.
 
All the best,
John
 
 
on December 31, 2009 9:10am
 "My Song is Love Unknown" by Edwin T. Childs is a perennial favorite and an Augsburg bestseller.  It works well for Good Friday, Communion, Maundy Thursday, et al.
on December 31, 2009 11:54am
Hello Mr. Rondeau,
 
You might be interested in two pieces from the Dave Brubeck work called "Beloved Son".
 They are: Two chorales ( Abba Father and Weep Ye Waters Of The Jordan) and Easter.
I have music and a recording if you are interested.
 
Nancy Wade
on January 1, 2009 11:32am
Greetings Nancy,
Dave Brubeck as in the "Jazz oficianado" Dave Brubeck.  I'm open to looking at it.  Personally Nancy I seem to have trouble finding things that are'nt "syrupy" and cliche and I think Easter is too sublime a Holy Day and not make my best effort to find really inspiring music for my choir and congregation would be wrong.  I so appreciate you taking the time to respond.  Happy New Year.
 
 
Blessings,
John Rondeau
on January 2, 2009 11:54am
Hi John,
 
Yes, the Dave Brubeck "Jazz Oficianado"! However, I don't think you will find any of his choral music syrupy of cliche. 'll be glad to send you a sample if you'd like.
 
 
 
Peace,
Nancy
on January 1, 2009 4:01pm
I think I might be interested.
Susan Raccoli
Director of Music
St. Louis de Montfort
Fishers, Indiana
e-mail:
sraccoli(a)sldmfishers.org
cell: 317-910-1903
on January 1, 2009 10:10pm
Susan,
Forgive me interested in? 
John Rondeau
860-935-5219
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