MusiCalifornia Reading Session titles

by vernsanders on April 15, 2009

And you thought I had abandoned the list idea?

Here is the list of titles that I submitted to MusiCalifornia for my reading session which was held on Monday. Given the nature of things, not all of these may have actually made it into the packet, but it will give you an idea…

There are a couple of important things to know about this packet:

1. It is not a “traditional” choir packet
2. It is not a “worship team” singers packet
It is, very specifically, tunes that cross over, i.e. that traditional choirs who are needing to grow into more of a worship style service can use, and worship teams that want to develop chorally can use. There are more “worship” tunes being arranged/written in this list than “hymns” to reflect where blended is going. Some of the “worship” tunes here have hymns embedded in them. Some of these are several years old. Some are new. Some are off the beaten track.
There are some very fine pieces by very good publishers which are omitted. It is not that they don’t publish good blended worship music for choirs, it is just that I had to choose a finite list, and I know these work from personal experience, having done almost every one of them in churches I’ve served.
They are in no particular order, except they are listed by publisher.
Offering - arr. Jack Schrader (Hope C5365)
What a Friend We Have in Jesus – arr. Joel Raney (Hope 5251)
Open the Eyes of My Heart – arr. Jim Lucas (Fred Bock BG2466)
God Will Make a Way – arr. Mark Hayes (Alfred 21589)
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel – arr. Jay Rouse (PraiseGathering AO8368)
Forever – arr. Michael Lawrence (Allegis AG-1108)
Your Grace Still Amazes Me – Lloyd Larson (Daybreak 08744807)

Rise Up and Praise Him – Dave Williamson (PraiseSong 08744026)
More of You – arr. Merkel, Brooks, Rouse (Integrity 14657)
He Will See You Through – arr. Camp Kirkland (Word 080689555275)
What Power in a Name – Mark Shepperd (Monarch 10/3601)
Let All the People Say Amen – Pepper Choplin (Monarch 10/3611)
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms – Geordie Roberts (Cypress CP1009)

Sanctify This Place – Lew King (GlorySound A7877)
Come Christians Join to Sing – arr. Mark Hayes (GlorySound A7706)

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