satb sacred

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A Gaelic Grace
SATB piano or organ,  H.W. Gray (Alfred) 00-34854
A heartfelt setting of the traditional Gaelic blessing, “Deep Peace’ can be performed a cappella or with accompaniment.  This recent release will become a favorite for many occasions including services on peace, for weddings and funerals, and general dismissal.
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And Now, O Father
SATB and piano (organ), H. W. Gray 39156
A flowing, serene anthem on a wonderful text by William Bright:  And now, O Father, mindful of the love.  The anthem features pairings of upper and lower voices and gentle counterpoint that is quite accessible and well supported by the piano accompaniment.  For general use through the church year.   

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As a Tree SATB sacred a cappella, Augsburg Fortress 978-1-5064-1381-5 An accessible a cappella work full of lyricism and expressive harmonies. The beautiful and inspiring text by Michael Morris is based on Psalm 1 and implores us all to “be like a tree firmly planted which yields its fruit and prospers.”
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Be Exalted, O God 
SATB, organ, optional flute, 2 trumpets, handbells, Roger Dean 10/2359R-3.
This Psalm anthem was commissioned by Rideau Park United Church, Ottawa in honour of organist Dianne Ferguson. A rewarding anthem that is flexible in the instrumentation. Optional part for children’s chorus can be sung by unison sopranos or a soloist. Medium difficulty.

Hold On
SATB a cappella Boosey and Hawkes HL 1000125647
This inspirational, prayerful and moving a cappella work is based on an ancient Pueblo First Nations Prayer that encourages us to hold on to what is good, no matter the challenges that choice may present, and to maintain a strong faith in the world, in friendship, and in oneself. A powerful statement of encouragement and hope. Available for digital download only Score

The Hour of Banquet and Song 
SATB a cappella, Roger Dean 10/2090R
Inspired by plainsong, this communion anthem was composed for Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto, William Maddox, director. The flowing counterpoint builds to a wonderful climax that gradually fades to a gentle, reflective conclusion.

Immortal Love
SATB, piano or organ, Augsburg Fortress ED015041
Originally commissioned for the Cantabile Choirs of Kingston, Ontario, this gorgeous setting of the John Greenleaf Whittier text is hypnotic. Lush harmonies and flowing lines make this a memorable and inspiring anthem.
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It is Good to Give Thanks
SATB and organ, Roger Dean  10/3939R
“It is good to give thanks to God, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness every night!” These wonderful words of praise set the stage for award-winning Canadian composer Mark Sirett’s exciting work of celebration. Written for “divisi” choir and organ, this song of Thanksgiving and celebration will become a standard in your library.
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Jesus, Your Boundless Love
SATB and organ, Royal Canadian College of Organists, RCCO-011
A hymn-anthem on the wonderful words by Paul Gerhardt translated by John Wesley.  Commissioned by St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Ottawa ON, Karen Holmes, Organist and Music Director, in memory of William Hartwick.  

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Make a Joyful Noise (Bwana Asifiwe)
SATB and organ or piano (optional African percussion)  Kelman Hall 09/2071 (Music Plus)
This African inspired setting of Psalm 100 is easy and full of great joy.  Written in honour of the late Kenneth Inkster and the Summer Institute of Church Music.

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O Sons and Daughters
SATB, organ and trumpet, Sacred Music Press 1 0/2013S
This Easter anthem has been featured twice on the nationally telecast CBC Easter Morning Sunrise Service. It is a verse anthem on the traditional Latin tune “O filii et filliae.” Contrasting verses building to a colourful “Alleluia” conclusion. Easy.
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Praise to God
SATB and organ, Canadian International CIM1005
This is a simple anthem suitable for harvest, or any service of thanksgiving. The choral and organ parts are easy. The traditional “Praise God from whom all blessings flow” appears as a descent in the final verse. An anthem that works especially well for a small choir. Easy.    

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Shout to God for Joy
General anthem, SATB, organ and trumpet, Roger Dean 10/2510R
Written for Woodroffe United Church, Ottawa this brief anthem of celebration is full of vitality. The choral writing is accessible and is complimented by a spirited organ part. Easy.   
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Thy Kingdom Come
SATB and organ Kelman Hall 08/2061 (Music Plus)
A hymn-anthem suitable for communion and Advent, designed especially for smaller choirs.  This was commissioned for Conrad Grebel Chapel, University of Waterloo and has become a favorite among many Canadian church choirs. Easy.    

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Ubi Caritas
SSATBB motet, Walton Music WJMS1097
Commissioned for the National Youth Choir of Canada an extensive a cappella setting of this ancient Latin antiphon (Where charity and love dwell, there is God.)  This sometimes serene, oft-times dramatic work has a great deal of harmonic and contrapuntal interest.  Appropriate for college, university, community and church choirs.  Moderately difficult.
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Veni Sancte Spiritus
SSAATBB motet, Walton Music, WJMS1084 HL08501585
A magnificent a cappella setting that combines the traditional Latin and English texts—appropriate for church and concert stage.  The motet was commissioned by Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto, and features antiphony between upper and lower voices, and rich, sustained harmonies.   Suitable for church and concert stage.
Watch  ECU Chamber Singers, Daniel Barra, conductor      

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Where Love and Charity Live
SATB a cappella, Boosey & Hawkes M-051-47825-5
An extensive motet on the English translation of “Ubi caritas” commissioned by the Peterborough Singers, Sydney Birrell, director.  Full of rich sonorities and contrast.  Medium difficult.  
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Wilt Thou Forgive
SATB a cappella, Canadian International CIM1027
A Lenten anthem is a setting of the poem by John Donne more commonly known as “Hymn to God the Father”. A challenging work full of great musical rewards. Difficult. Recorded by the Canadian Chamber Choir.    

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