Come, Let Us Worship: Cycle of Song, Vol. 2
New for 2019! A collection of 8 more anthems designed with the small(er) church choir in mind (or the large choir looking for accessible, beautiful music that doesn't take much time to prepare). SAB voicing with piano, with some occasional (optional) divisi for bass and upper soprano. Download a PDF from the shop, and print all you need!
Volume 1 of this series set texts by a variety of authors, and included pieces for major holidays and seasons of the church year. Volume 2 includes 8 pieces designed to pair with a call to worship by the Rev. Gretchen Haley, senior minister of Foothills Unitarian in Ft. Collins, CO. Only one of the pieces, Come, Let Us Worship, is a direct setting of her text. The others are lyrical adaptations of Gretchen’s words, done with permission of the author. Each piece could be used in conjunction with the call to worship that inspired it, but they also work just fine as stand-alone pieces.
These pieces were not intentionally designed to go together. But it turns out that if you sing them in alphabetical order, and use Gretchen’s calls to worship as introductions to each piece, they work really well as a music-filled worship service. I hope you’ll explore that possibility!
PDF samples (only a few pages of each piece) and digital mp3 demos of each piece can be found below. Real-live-singers demo recordings and isolated part tracks coming soon!
Music notes and lyrics (PDF)
Come, Let Us Worship
Learning to Believe
The Promise of the Holy
Roll Away the Stone
This Hope That We Make
You Are Loved