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Anthem about justice in society

I'm looking for an anthem for our worship services (Lutheran) on January 15. We'll be remembering the contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr. and I would like an anthem with a text reflecting justice in our society. We sing SATB repertoire but other voicings are also appropriate. We will only have two rehearsals to prepare this anthem so it can't be overly difficult. I appreciate any ideas your collective wisdom can give me.
 
George Brooke
on December 16, 2011 12:08pm
Here's a ChoralNet resource on a related topic.
on December 18, 2011 11:33am
Hi, George.
 
Two "oldies but goodies" that I did not see mentioned in the resource below are pieces by Randall Thompson:
 
Testament of Freedom (TTBB) that uses Thomas Jefferson's text:  "The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time.  The hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them."
 
Last Words of David (SATB or TTBB):  "He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God."
 
 
Looks like you'll have many pieces to choose from.  Good luck.
on December 19, 2011 3:41pm
How about Auction Block?
 
on December 21, 2011 5:55am
John Ness Beck's anthem setting of his hymn, "Help us accept each other" is very nice and a quick learn if that is important to you.
on December 21, 2011 7:33am
A choir that I was in a few years ago did a relatively simple piece by Moses Hogan and John Jacobson called 'Like a Mighty Stream' that would fit your theme wonderfully.    Uplifting and energetic.  SATB but other voicings may be available.
on December 22, 2011 6:07am
A Promise I Will Keep
SATB by Nick Page from Hal Leonard

Choose to Bless the World by Nick Page from Boosey & Hawkes

on December 22, 2011 5:26pm
Gates of Justice by Dave Brubeck
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