Choir music for your ward Easter program

January 31, 2017  |   Blog   |     |   Comments Off on Choir music for your ward Easter program

Easter Sunday falls on April 16th, two weeks after General Conference. Here we are five beautiful Easter arrangements that may work for your ward Easter program this year.
 

He Sent His Son – SATB by Nathan Hofheins —#00742

Nathan Hofheins has arranged this beloved children’s anthem for full choir and organ accompaniment (dividing in parts to eight-part voicing). Listen to the audio preview.

Full score and orchestration parts are available (#20031) for woodwinds, brass, percussion, and strings.

I Know That My Redeemer Lives Medley – SATB by Christie Bessinger—#00198

We love Christie Bessinger’s gentle, yet poignant hymn medley, interweaving the hymns “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” and “Redeemer of Israel” with original interludes in the accompaniment. The more I listen to this one, the more I enjoy it. Listen to the audio preview.

A full, professionally produced accompaniment MP3 (#00198acc.mp3) has been recorded and is available for this arrangement. 

O Thou Whose Son Giveth Life – SATB and organ by Mozart with LDS text by Jim L. Petersen—#01373

Published under our Universe brand, “O Thou Whose Son Giveth Life” is part of our series of classical composers. Jim L. Petersen has added LDS–inspired lyrics to Mozart’s gorgeous 1791 composition Ave Verum Corpus. Be sure to listen to the audio preview to hear how it comes together.

Optional string score and parts are available for violin I, violin II, viola, cello, bass, and organ, for an even grander presentation (#20054).

Three Gardens – SATB and piano by T. Chemain Evans—#01472

Chemain Evans brings you an original, serene Easter anthem testifying clearly of Christ’s Atonement and Resurrection, referencing first the Garden of Eden, then the Garden of Gethsemane, and finally the Garden Tomb. Be sure to listen to the audio preview.

An optional cello obbligato (#01472b) is available free of charge.

The Fount of Love – SATB and piano by Lynn S. Lund—#00803

I have mentioned in the past the beauty of Lynn Lund’s choral arrangements. “The Fount of Love” is no exception—glorious phrasing and musical lines combined with the powerful hymnal text from “Sing Praise to Him” by Johann J. Schütz. Listen to the audio preview.

This particular arrangement can also be heard with full orchestration on Lynn Lund’s album Come Unto Me All Ye Heavy Laden (#05024).

Happy Easter!

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