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Joy of Worship Sacred Reading Session:


The Time for Singing Has Come: New Music for Worship

Join us for a look at new music crafted especially for choirs returning to the loft. This session will feature selections that will be useful throughout the entire church year, in a variety of difficulty, styles and voicings. Introductions are by: Joseph Martin, Victor Johnson, John Purifoy, Karen Crane, Diane Hannibal, Heather Sorenson, Stacey Nordmeyer, David Schwoebel, Joshua Metzger, Brad Nix, Michael John Trotta and John Leavitt.

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Title Composer/Arranger Sample
Anthem of Rejoicing - SATB/handbells Joseph M. Martin
When the Storms of Life Are Raging (Stand by Me) - SATB Charles A. Tindley, Victor C. Johnson
Redeemed - SATB/violin arr. John Purifoy
Where There Is Love - SAB/cello arr. Douglas Nolan
Jubilate, Sing Praise! - SAB arr. Stewart Harris
Richer Than Before - SATB/guitar/cello Heather Sorenson
A Harvest of Thanksgiving - 2-Part Mixed Roger Thornhill, Stacey Nordmeyer
For Those Who Shepherd Us - SATB Terry W. York, David Schwoebel
Like a Mighty River (Let Justice Roll) - SATB Michael Barrett
Wonderful Peace - SATB arr. Joshua Metzger
Come to the Meeting Place - SATB Roger Thornhill, Brad Nix
Entertain the Angels - SATB Heather Sorenson
Source of All Healing (Psallite Choral Series) SATB Angier Brock, Michael John Trotta
Morning Has Broken (New Edition) (Shawnee Classic Series) SATB Farjeon/arr. Leavitt
The Heart Sings On - SATB Joseph M. Martin

The Music of Christmas: Anthems for the Holidays

Journey through December as we look at new anthems for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. From traditional carols to fresh new sounds of the season, there's something here for everyone! Introductions are by: Joseph Martin, John Leavitt, Stacey Nordmeyer, Joel Raney, Diane Hannibal, Patti Drennan, Heather Sorenson, Brad Nix, Ken Litton, Tom Lough and Philip Hayden.

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Title Composer/Arranger Sample
Let There Be Christmas (Theme from "Let There Be Christmas”) - SATB Joseph M. Martin
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (Classic Christmas Choral Series) SATB/handchimes or handbells arr. John Leavitt
Advent Introit and Blessing - SATB/handbells Martin/arr. Nordmeyer
Shine On Us - TTBB Michael W. Smith/arr. Raney
Star in the East - SATB a cappella/percussion Reginald Heber/arr. Price
The Shepherd's Bell Carol - SATB Diane Hannibal, Michael Barrett
Untitled Carol - SATB/English horn Joseph M. Martin
Rejoice! Declare! Christ Is Born - SAB Bert Stratton, Patti Drennan
A Bundle of Straw - SATB a cappella James C. Ward/arr. Sorenson
Star of Promise, Light of Glory - SATB Wesley/Martin/arr. Nix
Call the Baby Jesus - SA(T)B MIchael Barrett, Joseph M. Martin
Christmas, Share Your Song - SATB Joseph M. Martin, Jonathan Martin, Brad Nix
Humble Little Manger - SATB John Parker, Ed Rush/arr. Stevens
Pachelbel Noel (with "Canon in D" and "The First Noel”) - SATB arr. Sorenson
The Jesus Gift - SATB Gilbert Martin/arr. Leavitt
Love Came Down to Bethlehem - SATB Matt Maher, John Guerra/arr. Litton
Trinity Carol - SATB/handbells Tom Lough, Joseph M. Martin
On Christmas Day in the Morning - SA(T)B/handbells arr. Philip Hayden
God Rest Ye Merry - SATB Geoffrey T. Bell
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - SATB arr. Heather Sorenson

Songs for All Seasons: Anthems for Anytime

Join us as we lead you through new selections that will work all year long! From joyous anthems of praise and thanksgiving, to reflective songs of healing and hope, this session is full of meaningful music, perfect for any Sunday. Introductions are by: Joseph Martin, Philip Hayden, Rebecca Fair, David Bailes, Heather Sorenson, Victor Johnson, John Purifoy, Stacey Nordmeyer, Joel Raney and Jacob Dishman.

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Title Composer/Arranger Sample
A Song Is Surely Rising - SATB Jonathan Martin, Joseph M. Martin
Let Our Praises Rise (An Introit for All Seasons) - SATB/handbells/snare drum Philip Hayden
Bright and Beautiful - SATB/flute Alexander/arr. Martin
I Have Seen Jesus in You (Simply Sacred Choral Series) SAB Rebecca Fair, Douglas Nolan
Come, Taste the Joy of the Lord - SATB David Bailes, Douglas Nolan
Still (A Hymn for Peace) (Psallite Choral Series) Heather Sorenson
The Waters of Grace - SAB/flute Joseph M. Martin  
Ebenezer - SATB Heather Sorenson
We Sing to You, Creator God - SATB Isaac Watts, Ralph Manuel
African Spirit Song (Come, Holy Spirit) - SATB a cappella/perc. Henry H. Tweedy, Victor C. Johnson
As You Think in Your Heart - SATB Pamela Stewart, John Purifoy
There's No Rock Gonna Shout for Me - SATB Michael Barrett
A Simple Song of Praise - SATB+Unison/perc. Karen Crane/arr. Raney
A Prayer for Healing - SSA Joseph M. Martin
The Chorister's Prayer - SATB Jacob Dishman  

Potpourri of Praise: Many Voices, One Song

This session will showcase music from some of today's prominent worship leaders and Christian artists, as well as anthems for special Sundays. Enjoy these uplifting songs that will work all year long, for both traditional/transitional and contemporary choirs. Introductions are by: Joseph Martin, Richard Nichols, Stacey Nordmeyer, Brad Nix, Heather Sorenson, David Schwoebel, James Ward, and David Angerman.

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Title Composer/Arranger Sample
Joyful Praise - SATB Patricia Mock
Miracle of Love - SATB Chris Tomlin/arr. Hogan
Consider the Stars - SATB Keith and Kristyn Getty/arr. angerman
Let Us Give Thanks! - SAB/flute Michael Barrett, Brad Nix
O Come, All You Unfaithful - SATB Sovereign Grace/arr. Sorenson
What Voice Do We Hear? - SATB Terry W. York, David Schwoebel
Fanfare and Concertato on "I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord” - SATB Jon Paige, Brad Nix
Lift Every Voice and Sing - SATB arr. Heather Sorenson
There Was Jesus - SATB arr. Joseph M. Martin
The Table of Peace - SAB arr. Stacey Nordmeyer
A Prayer for All Who Serve - SATB/trumpet arr. Gerald Custer
All My Hope - SATB Wells/arr. Angerman
All Is Well - SATB Michael W. Smith/arr. Barrett
Light Eternal, Light Divine - SATB Jerald Hill, Gene Ezell, Heather Sorenson
In Christ Alone - SATB Michael English/arr. Koerts

Joy of Worship Jr.

Explore new music for sacred children's choirs of all ages! This session features general music as well as seasonal pieces for Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, Lent, Palm Sunday and Easter. Introductions are by Jeff Reeves and Joseph Martin.


Title Composer/Arranger Sample
Sing and Celebrate 9 Sacred Songs for Young Voices - (Unison)   closerlook
Sing A New Song! - (Unison/opt. 2-Part) Joseph M. Martin/Brad Nix
O Lord, Our God, We Thank You - (Unison) Jeff Reeves/Vicki Hancock Wright
Christmas Songs of Praise - (Unison/opt. 2-Part) arr. Joseph M. Martin
If We Wait for the Lord - (Unison/opt. 2-Part) David Hodges/Ralph Manuel
Light a Little Candle - (Unison/opt. 2-Part) Joseph M. Martin
Clap Your Hands! (¡Pueblos todos, aplaudan!) - (Unison/opt. 2-Part) Jeff Reeves
Silent Night, Holy Night - (Unison/opt. 2-Part) arr. Audrey Snyder
Sing Hosanna! - (Unison/opt. 2-Part) Jacob Tilton
May the Words of My Mouth - (Unison/opt. 2-Part) Joseph M. Martin/Brad Nix
Fairest Lord Jesus - (Unison/opt. 2-Part) arr. Cindy Berry
Welcome Easter Morning - (Unison/opt. 2-Part) R.G. Huff/Donna Butler