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For The Beauty Of The Earth

Music by John Rutter

Originally published in versions for SA and SATB voices, this classic Rutter anthem has now been adapted by the composer for performance by male-voice choirs. The flowing choral melodies perfectly complement the positive message of the well-known thanksgiving text by F. S. Pierpoint, and the gentle, arpeggiated keyboard part provides a supportive harmonic accompaniment.



For the Beauty of the Earth

For the Beauty of the Earth

Uses: General, Hymn, Thanksgiving Scripture: Psalm 33:1-6; Psalm 95:1-6; Isaiah 6:3; Ephesians 5:20 This beloved hymn text is tastefully presented with a beautiful new melody. The composer's nuanced approach brings out the many layers of loveliness found in the words, and the thoughtful conductor will find lots of expressive moments to exploit in the musical treatment. A sensitive piano part enhances without distracting, and the optional chamber orchestration will add to the depth of the work. Available for SATB and 2-Part choirs, this anthem will work for groups of any size and is appropriate any time of year. Artful! Score and Parts (fl 1-2, ob, cl 1-2, bn, perc 1-2, hp, vn 1-2, va, vc, db) available as a Printed Edition and as a digital download.

Voicing: SATB


For the Beauty of the Earth

For the Beauty of the Earth

Uses: General, Hymn, Thanksgiving Scripture: Psalm 33:1-6; Psalm 95:1-6; Isaiah 6:3; Ephesians 5:20 This beloved hymn text is tastefully presented with a beautiful new melody. The composer's nuanced approach brings out the many layers of loveliness found in the words, and the thoughtful conductor will find lots of expressive moments to exploit in the musical treatment. A sensitive piano part enhances without distracting, and the optional chamber orchestration will add to the depth of the work. Available for SATB and 2-Part choirs, this anthem will work for groups of any size and is appropriate any time of year. Artful! Score and Parts (fl 1-2, ob, cl 1-2, bn, perc 1-2, hp, vn 1-2, va, vc, db) available as a Printed Edition and as a digital download.

Voicing: 2-Part



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Barbershop Harmony Society : Songs of Inspiration : TTBB : 01 Songbook : 6052

Barbershop Harmony Society : Songs of Inspiration bestseller

Twenty inspirational hymns arranged for male quartets and choruses.

Songlist: Battle Hymn Of The Republic , Beneath The Cross Of Jesus , Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind , Eternal Father, Strong To Save, Faith Of Our Fathers , For The Beauty Of The Earth , I Need Thee Every Hour , In Hymns Of Praise , Just As I Am, Thine Own To Be , Lord, Speak To Me , O For A Thousand Tongues , O God, Our Help In Ages Past , O Sacred Head, Now Wounded , O Worship The King, Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior , Praise Ye The Lord, The Almighty , Softly Now The Light Of Day , Spirit Of God, Descend Upon My Heart , We Give Thee But Thine Own

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Voicing: TTBB | 2827b | Songbook | $9.95 | Voice Parts CDs Available


Barry Rose : More Than Hymns : SATB : 01 Songbook : 884088425463 : 0711988803 : 14021852

Barry Rose : More Than Hymns

More Than Hymns is a two-volume collection of anthems for mixed voice choirs featuring extended arrangements of existing hymn tunes, together with original anthem-style settings of the texts of several well known hymns. Of the sixteen works in this first volume, six are published here for the first time, including new arrangements by composers of today: Malcolm Archer, Rogers Covey-Crump, John Joubert, Barry Rose and Gavin Williams. The texts cover many seasons of the church's year - Advent, Epiphany, Passiontide, Easter, Ascension, as well as celebratory occasions such as festival services and weddings.

Songlist: A Hymn For St. Cecilia, When I Needed A Neighbour Were You There?, Brightest And Best, Fight The Good Fight With All Thy Might, For The Beauty Of The Earth, Here I Am Lord, Jesus Is The Brightest Light, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, Let All The World In Ev'ry Corner Sing, O Perfect Love, Rejoice The Lord Is King, Sweet Consolation, There Is A Green Hill Far Away, There's A Wideness In God's Mercy, This Joyful Eastertide, Blessed Are The Pure In Heart

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Voicing: SATB | 7855b | Songbook | $19.95


Eclipse 6 - Patrick Rose : Grateful Praise Charts Vol. 1 : TTBB : Sheet Music

Eclipse 6 - Patrick Rose : Grateful Praise Charts Vol. 1

Original arrangements from "Grateful Praise", the 5th excellent CD from Utah-based Contemporary Christian sextet Eclipse. We have been watching Eclipse with great interest since their dynamic performances at the Harmony Sweeps Finals in 2001 and 2002, winners of the Denver and Pacific NW Regionals. The group's trademark sound features tight, smooth harmonies, solid vocal percussion, complex, beautiful arrangements and high energy.

Songlist: All Creatures of Our God and King, For The Beauty of the Earth, His Eye is on the Sparrow, Mercy's Arms

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Voicing: TTBB | Performed by Eclipse | 2255b | Sheet Music | $8.95 | A Cappella


John Rutter : Anthems for SA Men : Songbook : 9780193518209 : 9780193518209

John Rutter : Anthems for SA Men

This collection of nine of John Rutter's finest and most popular anthems, scored for SA Men, has been carefully compiled to be both accessible to a wide range of choirs and appropriate to the needs of today's liturgy. With the inclusion of so many 'classics' covering a variety of texts and styles, this anthology is ideal for working church choirs requiring flexible options. Accompanied and unaccompanied.

Songlist: A Clare Benediction, A Gaelic Blessing, God Be in my Head, All Things Bright and Beautiful, For the Beauty of the Earth, Look at the World, Open Thou Mine Eyes, The Gift of Each Day, The Lord Bless and Keep You

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4556b | Songbook | $9.50


John Rutter : Anthem Collection : SATB : 01 Songbook : John Rutter : 9780193534179

John Rutter : Anthem Collection

A collection of John Rutter's anthems, featuring eleven of his best compositions. These selections have been carefully chosen to reflect the breadth and beauty of Rutter's sacred choral music making this collection an invaluable addition to any music library.

Songlist: God Be In My Head , A Prayer Of Saint Patrick, All Things Bright And Beautiful, For The Beauty Of The Earth, I Will Sing With The Spirit, Look At The World, Go Forth Into The World In Peace, A Clare Benediction, The Lord Bless You And Keep You, The Peace Of God , A Choral Amen

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Voicing: SATB | 7556b | Songbook | $12.50


Philip Stopford : Choral Works : SATB divisi : Sheet Music

Philip Stopford : Choral Works

In 'For The Beauty of the Earth,' such beautiful words deserve to be set to equally beautiful music, and here the textures unfold and the piece blossoms from bar one to the end. Starting in two parts and organically growing to seven, the music is designed to lift the hearts of all that perform and hear it. A new work for a new day. Famously set to music by Thomas Tallis, and taking words from the gospel of John, 'If Ye Love Me' is a fresh attempt at this famous passage of scripture. Rich harmonies will resonate in your performance space, enveloping your listeners with a tapestry of sound. The famous text of 'Tomorrow Will Be My Dancing Day' receives a madrigal-like setting with vibrant mixed meters and colorful vocal textures. Excellent for chamber groups and a cappella programs, this fascinating and rewarding work will surely delight! A new and simple arrangement of the famous prayer"God Be in My Head" joins the existing repertoire with rich harmony and strong melodic line. "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day" - soft, expressive and thought provoking phrasing shape this lovely setting for unaccompanied voices. With an interesting use of the 5/8 time signature, the melody flows endlessly and effortlessly.

Songlist: Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, If Ye Love Me, For the Beauty of the Earth, Jesus Christ, The Apple Tree, God Be In My Head

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Voicing: SATB divisi | 9386b | Sheet Music | $8.95 | A Cappella


Sarah Watts : Angel Voices: Feel Good Sacred Songs for SSA : SSA : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 1450408

Sarah Watts : Angel Voices: Feel Good Sacred Songs for SSA

Choirs will love the great tunes, fresh-sounding harmonies and relaxed rhythms that Sarah Watts weaves into her ten signature pieces in this fun collection. Enjoyment is guaranteed!

Songlist: Angel Voices Ever Singing, Morning Has Broken, St. Columba's Prayer, Infant Holy, Infant Lowly, Peace Is Like a Flowing River, God Is Love, Angels from the Realms of Glory, All Night, All Day, For the Beauty of the Earth, Jesus, Good Above All Other

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Voicing: SSA | 6741b | Songbook & 1 CD | $11.50


Various Arrangers : Hymns We Love to Sing Vol 2 : SAB : 01 Songbook : 45/1629L

Various Arrangers : Hymns We Love to Sing Vol 2

With the overwhelming success of "Hymns We Love to Sing," we are delighted to present the second installment of musically sound, accessibly voiced anthems. Featuring arrangements by some of the top composers and arrangers in the industry, this collection contains music written from a place of spiritual sincerity and musical practicality for today's church choir. A number of the selections include the option for additional instrumentation, and an accompaniment CD is also available. With a wide breadth of styles and accompaniment options, this easy-to-prepare collection is sure to become a staple in your choral music library.

Songlist: I Must Tell Jesus with Blessed Assurance, Trust and Obey, His Eye Is on the Sparrow, O Love That Will Not Let Me Go, Come Home, Just a Closer Walk, Gather by the River to Pray, For the Beauty of the Earth

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Voicing: SAB | 4414b | Songbook | $8.95


Various Arrangers : Augsburg Choirbook for Women : SSAA : 01 Songbook : 9780800620370

Various Arrangers : Augsburg Choirbook for Women

The Augsburg Choirbook for Women offers diverse musical selections for choirs of all ages and abilities from high school through adult. The high quality and yet accessible music in this volume will be useful to church, college and community choirs. The volume contains a cappella settings as well as gospel settings with piano and voicings from unison to SSAA. Composers include Nancy Grundahl, Carolyn Jennings, Anne Krentz Organ and Bruce Trinkley. This will be a wonderful addition to a choral library.

Songlist: Ah, Holy Jesus, Cold December's Winds Were Stilled, Come, Gracious Spirit, For The Beauty Of The Earth, How Can I Keep From Singing, The King Of Love My Shepard Is, Many In One, My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord, Nunc Dimittis, O Splendor Of God's Glory Bright, Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep, Tears Will Dry, Thou Shalt Know Him, Three German Carols, When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

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Voicing: SSAA | 9512b | Songbook | $9.95


Vicki Hancock Wright and Jeff Reeves : Can't Wait to Sing : 3 Parts : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : CGC50

Vicki Hancock Wright and Jeff Reeves : Can't Wait to Sing

Designed especially for younger and middle elementary choirs, this song collection provides just about everything you need to successfully lead your children's choir throughout the year! In addition to a variety of general and seasonal songs, the resource features teaching plans, reproducible pages for singers and instrumentalists, and a CD containing both demonstration and accompaniment-only tracks. The step-by-step teaching plans offer teaching suggestions for a 5-week unit. Some plans contain 1) creative art ideas for use as early arriver activities and 2) optional use of other Choristers Guild products to enhance the learning experience. Optional parts for percussion instruments and handchimes are also included in several of the songs. Flexible and fun, this unique collection is perfect for use in children's choirs, music camps, Vacation Bible School, and Sunday School. It also makes an excellent music curriculum supplement helping children to grow musically and spiritually.

Songlist: Away in a Manger, Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus , For the Beauty of the Earth, Give Me Oil in My Lamp, Jesus Loves the Little Children, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, Oh, How Good Is Christ the Lord , Shout Hosanna, Who Built the Ark?

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Voicing: 3 Parts | 7922b | Songbook & 1 CD | $29.95


Various Arrangers : Best of Songs of Inspiration and Celebration : Solo : Songbook : 841886012714 : 1847610935 : 49017668

Various Arrangers : Best of Songs of Inspiration and Celebration

30 well-known songs in attractive arrangements for 1-2 voices with easy-to-play piano accompaniments and guitar frames.

Songlist: All Things Bright and Beautiful, Amazing Grace, America, The Beautiful, Auld Lang Syne, Beautiful Isle of Somewhere, For He's a Jolly Good Fellow, For the Beauty of the Earth, God of Our Fathers, God Save the Queen, Great Day!, Heart of Oak, He's Got the Whole World, Home! Sweet Home!, Just a Closer Walk with Thee, How Can I Keep from Singing?, I Got a Home in That Rock, I Vow to Thee, My Country, Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory, Land of My Fathers, Men of Harlech, O Canada!, O God, Our Help in Ages Past, Rule, Britannia, Simple Gifts, Shall We Gather at the River?, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, The Maple Leaf For Ever!, This Land of Ours, This Little Light of Mine

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Voicing: Solo | 2576b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Barbershop Harmony Society : Songs of Inspiration - CD Baritone : Parts CD : 4523

Barbershop Harmony Society : Songs of Inspiration - CD Baritone

Twenty inspirational hymns arranged for male quartets and choruses.

Songlist: Battle Hymn Of The Republic , Beneath The Cross Of Jesus , Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind , Eternal Father, Strong To Save, Faith Of Our Fathers , For The Beauty Of The Earth , I Need Thee Every Hour , In Hymns Of Praise , Just As I Am, Thine Own To Be , Lord, Speak To Me , O For A Thousand Tongues , O God, Our Help In Ages Past , O Sacred Head, Now Wounded , O Worship The King, Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior , Praise Ye The Lord, The Almighty , Softly Now The Light Of Day , Spirit Of God, Descend Upon My Heart , We Give Thee But Thine Own

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2827cbar | Parts CD | $15.95


Barbershop Harmony Society : Songs of Inspiration - CD Bass : Parts CD : 4524

Barbershop Harmony Society : Songs of Inspiration - CD Bass

Twenty inspirational hymns arranged for male quartets and choruses.

Songlist: Battle Hymn Of The Republic , Beneath The Cross Of Jesus , Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind , Eternal Father, Strong To Save, Faith Of Our Fathers , For The Beauty Of The Earth , I Need Thee Every Hour , In Hymns Of Praise , Just As I Am, Thine Own To Be , Lord, Speak To Me , O For A Thousand Tongues , O God, Our Help In Ages Past , O Sacred Head, Now Wounded , O Worship The King, Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior , Praise Ye The Lord, The Almighty , Softly Now The Light Of Day , Spirit Of God, Descend Upon My Heart , We Give Thee But Thine Own

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2827cbas | Parts CD | $15.95


Barbershop Harmony Society : Songs of Inspiration - CD Set : Parts CD Set : 4525

Barbershop Harmony Society : Songs of Inspiration - CD Set

Twenty inspirational hymns arranged for male quartets and choruses. This package include voice parts CDs for bari, bass, tenor and lead.

Songlist: Battle Hymn Of The Republic , Beneath The Cross Of Jesus , Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind , Eternal Father, Strong To Save, Faith Of Our Fathers , For The Beauty Of The Earth , I Need Thee Every Hour , In Hymns Of Praise , Just As I Am, Thine Own To Be , Lord, Speak To Me , O For A Thousand Tongues , O God, Our Help In Ages Past , O Sacred Head, Now Wounded , O Worship The King, Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior , Praise Ye The Lord, The Almighty , Softly Now The Light Of Day , Spirit Of God, Descend Upon My Heart , We Give Thee But Thine Own

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2827cset | Parts CD Set | $59.95


Barbershop Harmony Society : Songs of Inspiration - CD Tenor : Parts CD : 4521

Barbershop Harmony Society : Songs of Inspiration - CD Tenor

Twenty inspirational hymns arranged for male quartets and choruses.

Songlist: Battle Hymn Of The Republic , Beneath The Cross Of Jesus , Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind , Eternal Father, Strong To Save, Faith Of Our Fathers , For The Beauty Of The Earth , I Need Thee Every Hour , In Hymns Of Praise , Just As I Am, Thine Own To Be , Lord, Speak To Me , O For A Thousand Tongues , O God, Our Help In Ages Past , O Sacred Head, Now Wounded , O Worship The King, Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior , Praise Ye The Lord, The Almighty , Softly Now The Light Of Day , Spirit Of God, Descend Upon My Heart , We Give Thee But Thine Own

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2827cten | Parts CD | $15.95


Barbershop Harmony Society : Songs of Inspiration - CD Lead : Parts CD : 4522

Barbershop Harmony Society : Songs of Inspiration - CD Lead

Twenty inspirational hymns arranged for male quartets and choruses.

Songlist: Battle Hymn Of The Republic , Beneath The Cross Of Jesus , Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind , Eternal Father, Strong To Save, Faith Of Our Fathers , For The Beauty Of The Earth , I Need Thee Every Hour , In Hymns Of Praise , Just As I Am, Thine Own To Be , Lord, Speak To Me , O For A Thousand Tongues , O God, Our Help In Ages Past , O Sacred Head, Now Wounded , O Worship The King, Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior , Praise Ye The Lord, The Almighty , Softly Now The Light Of Day , Spirit Of God, Descend Upon My Heart , We Give Thee But Thine Own

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2827clea | Parts CD | $15.95


Ames Children's Choir : All Things Pass : 00  1 CD : Sylvia Munsen

Ames Children's Choir : All Things Pass    onsale

The Concert Choir is one of three choirs in the Ames Children's Choirs (ACC) program founded by Artistic Director Munsen in Ames, Iowa in 1995. The Concert Choir has performed at John Rutter's Mass of the Children at Carnegie Hall, with the Des Moines Symphony for the World Food Prize, performed solo concerts in St. Patrick's Cathedral (NYC) and Washington's National Cathedral and performed at many conferences and festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Favorites among the 14 tunes (all accompanied on piano by Sue Lekwa) are: Bob Chilcott's title tune and "Can You Hear Me?," John Rutter's "For the Beauty of the Earth," E. Amiran's "Mayim," the Spiritual "Hand Me Down My Silver Trumpet," Stephen Paulus' "Winter Song," Libby Larsen's "Ring the Bells," Bach's "Wir eilen doch emsigen Schritten," James Mulholland's "Come Let's Be Merry" and the Serbian Gypsy Dance "Niska Banja." The lovely voices of the children perfectly complement these beautiful, well-chosen songs!

Songlist: For the Beauty of the Earth, All Things Pass, Can You Hear Me?, Evening Song, America, The Beautiful, Hand Me Down My Silver Trumpet, Mayim, Hanarot Halalu, Winter Song, Ring the Bells, The Alphabet, Wir eilen doch emsigen Schritten, Come Let's Be Merry, Niska Banja

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2324c | 1 CD | $9.95 | Some a cappella


Bach Children's Chorus : The Dream Ship : 00  1 CD

Bach Children's Chorus : The Dream Ship

Founded in Toronto in 1987, the Bach Children's Chorus is made up of 190 children and youth from throughout the greater Toronto region. It performs three full concerts per season and appears as a guest choir in many Toronto events. "The Dream Ship" is the sixth CD to be released by the BCC, directed by award-winning Founder and Artistic Director Linda Beaupre. There are 22 lovely, all accompanied tunes here, and many favorites, performed by parts of the BCC and the Bach Chamber Youth Choir, separately and together: Malcolm Dalglish's "Sail Away," Eleanor Daley's soaring title tune, John Rutter's "For the Beauty of the Earth," John Berger's "Oh! Spring (The Caterpillar)," the Spiritual "If I Got My Ticket," the Kentucky folk song "Bright Morning Star," the Chain gang song "Rainbow Round my Shoulder," "Careers Medley," Mary Lynn Lightfoot's "A Jubilant Song," Stewart Stott's "Music in My Mother's House," Z. Randall Stroope's "Inscription of Hope" and Oscar Peterson's "Hymn to Freedom." The Choir has a sweet, soaring sound that fits perfectly with the upbeat, innocent, inspirational material. Take a ride on "The Dream Ship," and enjoy!

Songlist: Sail Away, The Dream Ship, For The Beauty Of The Earth, Consider the Tiny Ant, Oh! Spring (Caterpillar), Leisure, If I Got My Ticket, Bright Morning Star, Music Comes, The Spinning Wheel, Rainbow Round My Shoulder, Gentle Mary Laid Her Child, Heaven Somewhere, Careers Medley, - When I Am Big, - Carpenter, Carpenter, - The Clown, - The Doctor, - Some Day, A Goblin Went A-Hiking, A Jubilant Song, Roads Go Ever On, I'm On My Way, Music In My Mother's House, Agnus Dei, Inscription of Hope, Hymn to Freedom

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2085c | 1 CD | $15.95


Cambridge Singers : Be Thou My Vision : 00  1 CD : John Rutter : 514

Cambridge Singers : Be Thou My Vision

21 favorite Rutter anthems, taken from classic Cambridge recordings. The talented, prolific (29 excellent CDs in the Primarily A Cappella catalog) 33-strong, mixed-voice Cambridge Singers were founded by John Rutter after he gave up his position as Director of Music at Clare College, Cambridge in 1979, to allow himself more time for composition. Here are 21 of Rutter's finest Christian anthems, culled from the many fine recordings by the Singers. The title tune, "Open thou mine eyes," the lovely "Wings of the morning," the triumphant "O be joyful in the Lord," "All things bright and beautiful," "As the bridegroom to his chosen," the soaring "Loving Shepherd of thy sheep," "O clap your hands," "Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace," "God be in my head," "Thy perfect love" - these are all joyful, positive songs of worship and celebration, the best of everything we love about John Rutter and his Singers. Some accompaniment. "Be Thou My Vision" is a winning, inspirational collection!

Songlist: Be thou my vision, Open thou mine eyes, I Will Sing With The Spirit, A Gaelic Blessing, Wings of the morning, O be joyful in the Lord, All things bright and beautiful, I will lift up mine eyes, As the bridegroom to his chosen, A Prayer of Saint Patrick, Loving Shepherd of thy sheep, Look at the world, O clap your hands, The Lord is my light and my salvation, Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace, I believe in springtime, God Be in My Head, A Clare Benediction, For The Beauty Of The Earth, Thy perfect love, The Lord bless you and keep you

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7508c | 1 CD | $12.98 | Some a cappella


Cambridge Singers : Gloria : 00  1 CD : John Rutter : 515

Cambridge Singers : Gloria

The music heard on this recording represents a cross-section of the sacred choral pieces I have written over a period of some twelve years. Two paramount considerations have shaped it: first, the performers and occasions it was commissioned for, and second, the texts (which I always choose with great deliberation). Gloria, the most substantial piece, was written as a concert work. The Latin text, drawn from the Ordinary of the Mass, is a centuries-old challenge to the composer: exalted, devotional and jubilant by turns. My setting, which is based mainly on one of the Gregorian chants associated with the text, divides into three movements roughly corresponding with traditional symphonic structure. The other pieces are all anthems, primarily intended for use in the context of a church service. They range in difficulty from very simple to fairly challenging, though it was my hope in writing them that none would be beyond the reach of a capable church choir. Although the accompaniments were originally for organ (or, in the case of For the beauty of the earth and All things bright and beautiful, for piano), I enjoyed scoring them for orchestra and prefer them in this form. The three unaccompanied pieces, however, (God be in my head, Open thou mine eyes, and A prayer of Saint Patrick) reflect my love of the a cappella medium.

Songlist: First Movement: Allegro vivace , Second Movement: Andante, Third Movement: Vivace e ritmico , O clap your hands , All things bright and beautiful, The Lord is my shepherd, A Gaelic Blessing, For The Beauty Of The Earth, Praise ye the Lord, God be in my head, Open thou mine eyes, A prayer of Saint Patrick, The Lord bless you and keep you

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7903c | 1 CD | $9.98 | Some a cappella


Cambridge Singers : The John Rutter Collection : 00  1 CD : John Rutter : DCA472622.2

Cambridge Singers : The John Rutter Collection

The music on "Collection" embraces both Rutter's sacred and a little of his secular work, most of it commissioned by choirs for specific occasions. "Shepherd's Pipe Carol" (1966) is the earliest piece; "Angels' carol" (1988) and "What Sweeter Music," (written in 1988 for the King's College Choir), are lovely carols. "For the Beauty of the Earth" (1980), "All things bright and beautiful" (1983), "Open Thou Mine Eyes" (1980), A choral fanfare," (1989), "A Prayer of St. Patrick," (1983), "O be joyful in the Lord," (1984), and "A Gaelic Blessing" were all commissioned by American Choirs. Two longer and more ambitious festival anthems, "Behold, the tabernacle of God" and the lovely "O praise the Lord of heaven," are favorites. Secular songs "My true love hath my heart" and "Sing a song of sixpence" exist harmoniously with excepts from Rutter's larger works, "Out of the deep," "Pie Jesu" and "The Lord is my shepherd." Rutter's work never fails to touch us, no matter if sung by any number of childrens' choirs, or by a powerful, veteran ensemble like the Cambridge Singers, whose a cappella cuts, "Open Thou Mine Eyes," "My true love hath my heart," "A choral fanfare," "A prayer for St. Patrick," "Mathew, Mark, Luke and John" and "Sing a Song of Sixpence" are standouts. Accompaniment, understated to heavy and dramatic, is provided by the City of London Sinfonia. A remarkable collection of 22 songs by one of the great composers, conducted by the master himself!

Songlist: For The Beauty Of The Earth, The Lord Is My Shepard, All Things Bright And Beautiful, Shepherd's Pipe Carol, The Lord Bless You And Keep You, Open Thou Mine Eyes, My True Love Hath My Heart, Esurients, Gloria Patri, Out Of The Deep, Pie Jesu, What Sweeter Music, A Choral Fanfare, A Prayer Of St. Patrick, O Be Joyful In The Lord, Behold, The Tabernacle Of God, O Praise The Lord Of Heaven, A Gaelic Blessing, Angel's Carol, Matthew, Mark, Luke, And John, Sing A Song Of Sixpence, Go Forth Into The World Of Peace

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7993c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Some a cappella


Eclipse 6 : Grateful Praise : 00  1 CD : 4999113

Eclipse 6 : Grateful Praise

"Grateful Praise" is the 5th excellent CD from Utah-based Contemporary Christian sextet Eclipse. We have been watching Eclipse with great interest since their dynamic performances at the Harmony Sweeps Finals in 2001 and 2002, winners of the Denver and Pacific NW Regionals. The group's trademark sound features tight, smooth harmonies, solid vocal percussion, complex, beautiful arrangements and high energy. Innovative covers of three traditional tunes in the public domain, "All Creatures of Our God and King," begin the album, followed by the touching "Mercy's Arms," "God is Love," the lovely and familiar "Evening Prayer," "Open Thou My Soul," "Go With Me," one of our favorite hymns, "Be Still My Soul," and it finishes strongly with a pair of fine originals, "I Believe in Christ" and "Let The Words." Each note is true here, each arrangement effortlessly perfect. The full color liner notes are as beautiful as any we have ever seen. An album that inspires and lifts us up, on many levels!

Songlist: All Creatures of Our God and King, His Eye Is On The Sparrow, For The Beauty of The Earth, Mercy's Arms, God Is Love, Evening Prayer, Open Thou Mine Eyes, Go With Me, Be Still, My Soul, I Believe In Christ, Let The Words

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2255c | 1 CD | $15.95 | A Cappella


St. Louis Children's Choir : Holiday Highlights 2000-2003 : 00  2 CDs : Barbara Berner

St. Louis Children's Choir : Holiday Highlights 2000-2003

This collection of holiday highlights was copiled from live recordings of Holiday Concerts at Powell Symphony Hall from 2000-2003. Selections can be heard performed by the various subdivisions of the SLCC. Represented in this collection are the Advanced Touring "Concert Choir," the Advanced Intermediate "Choristers," the Intermediate "Chorale," the Preparatory Choir "Music Makers," the Beginning level "Children's Choir," and the select SATB "Chamber Singers." The performers range in age from about 6 to 18, and during the three year span of the recordings, likely transcended their original rank.

Songlist: Magnificat, Deck The Halls , What Sweeter Music, Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy, Be Simple Little Children, Ose Shalom, Solstice, Sing For Hanukkah , The Angel Gabriel , On Christmas Night, Still, Still, Still , Bring A Torch Jeanette, Isabella, Sh'ma Yisrael , Away In A Manger, It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, For The Beauty Of The Earth, Mary's Little Boy Child , One Fine Hour , Living In A Holy City, Shiru , Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day , Happy Chanuka , Velvet Shoes, A-Wassailing , Chissimas Day , Feed My Lambs , Some Children See Him, One Candle Lights The Way, Riu Riu Chiu , Ein Keloheinu , and more

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8345c | 2 CDs | $19.95


St. Phillip's Boys Choir : Best of Angel Voices : 00  1 CD : 030206709322 : VARF067093.2

St. Phillip's Boys Choir : Best of Angel Voices

This collection demonstrates the diversity in the choir's repertoire - traditional-sounding inspirational hymns paired with more contemporary songs. The selections are from the mid-'90's before their name was changed to Libera.

Songlist: For the Beauty of the Earth, O for the Wings of a Dove, How Can I Keep from Singing, Pie Jesu (Faure Requiem), Sailing, Amazing Grace, Evening Falls, All Things Bright and Beautiful, Be Still My Soul, Nunc Dimitti, Praise My Soul (The King of Heaven), Close Every Door to Me, Abide with Me, Adoramus Te, Be Still for the Presence of the Lord, Jerusalem

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22255c | 1 CD | $11.95


UNC Vocal Jazz Ensembles : Hot XII: Dancing Particles : 00  1 CD : Gene Aitken : 1950

UNC Vocal Jazz Ensembles : Hot XII: Dancing Particles

The University of North Colorado in Greeley's choice of renowned educator and clinician Gene Aitken as Director of their Jazz Studies Program was a very, very good move, leading to an unprecedented Grammy nomination and more Down Beat magazine awards and National Endowment for the Arts grants than any other institution. Featured here are his 3-man, 2-woman Axidentals, performing here with some jazz ensemble accompaniment on P. Winter's title tune (arranged by Randy Crenshaw), "Soul With a Capital "S," and Rodgers & Hammerstein's "My Favorite Things;" but also a cappella on the traditional "Shenandoah," Anders Edenroth's "Chile Con Carne" and the scattish "There'll Never Be Another You." Two man, 3 woman a cappella jazz ensemble Et Cetera's "For the Beauty of the Earth," which soars into surprising directions, and a cover of Sting's "Seven Days" follow. All woman jazz quartet Sus 4 close with B. Dorough's upbeat, accompanied "I've Got Just About Everything" and the moody, a cappella "You Don't Know What Love Is." "Hot XII" is everything we've come to expect fro the UNC Jazz Studies Program, top-quality, well-chosen, beautifully performed and directed, Collegiate Jazz!

Songlist: Dancing Particles, I'm Beginning to See the Light, Shenandoah, Chili Con Carne, There'll Never Be Another You, Soul With a Capital"S", My Favorite Things, For the Beauty of the Earth, Seven Days, I've Got Just About Everything, You Don't Know What Love is

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7641c | 1 CD | $14.95 | Primarily a cappella


VocalEssence with Garrison Keillor : Over The River & Through the Woods : 00  2 CDs : Philip Brunelle : VE 1104

VocalEssence with Garrison Keillor : Over The River & Through the Woods

On November 23, 2004, the Hopeful Gospel Quartet - Garrison Keillor, Mollie O'Brien and Robin & Linda Williams - traded musical moments with the VocalEssence Chorus and Ensemble Singers in a concert at Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis. The evening seamlessly blended American folk traditions with choral masterpieces old and new, from "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" to "Now Thank We All Our God." Garrison Keillor shared his Thanksgiving memories in a hilarious yet poignant monologue. Thanks to Minnesota Public Radio, the evening was captured for posterity in this charming two-CD set.

Songlist: Will The Circle Be Unknown, Goodbye To My Uncles, Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing, We Gather Together, Walking In The Spirit, Welcome, For The Beauty Of The Earth, I Am A Pilgrim, Pursuit Of Happiness, Morning Has Broken, He's Right On Time, A Psalm, Zion's Walls, Rivers Of Babylon, O Herbst , Calling My Children, Another Psalm, Praise O Praise The Great Creator, Couldn't Keep It To MySelf, An Anthem For Thanksgiving, How Happy I Am , Thanksgiving Recollections, Thanks Be To God, El Hambo, You Don't Knock, Light From The Lighthouse, A Thanksgiving To God, For His House, Monologue, Psalm 23, How Great Thou Art, and more

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8319c | 2 CDs | $19.95


Voice Trek : Celestial Voices of Harmony : 00  1 CD

Voice Trek : Celestial Voices of Harmony

Songlist: To Be Sung Of A Summer Night On The Water, The Lords Prayer, Cavatina, Adoro Te Devote, An Angels Song, Sanctus, For The Beauty Of The Earth, Gymnopedie, Ubi Caritus, Clair De Lune, The Lord Bless You And Keep You

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4461c | 1 CD | $14.98 | Some a cappella


Women's Chorus of Dallas : Our Turn : 00  1 CD : Timothy Seelig

Women's Chorus of Dallas : Our Turn    onsale

The 90 singers of the WCD, ably directed since 1994 by Dr. Selig, present a subscription concert series in addition to touring nationally. "Our Turn" is a sampling from their 5th Anniversary concert in June of 1994 called "We're Five!" There are 16 songs, with some light accompaniment by piano and other instruments. "Echo Song," "Sound the Trumpet," Mozart's "Alleluia," Brahms' "Ave Maria" Arron Copland's joyous "Ching-A-Ring Chaw," John Rutter's "For the Beauty of the Earth," Rossini's "Duetto Buffo di due Gatti," "Women's Medley," featuring the title tune, Helen Reddy's "I Am Woman" and David Shire's "I Want It All;" Suzanne Buhrer's hilarious "God Loves A Woman," Walter Hawkins' spiritual "I'm Goin' Up A Yonder," "Les Miserables" and Henley and Silbar's "Wind Beneath My Wings" are favorites. "Our Turn" is a strong collection of sweet sounds from the Lone Star State! Some light accompaniment.

Songlist: Echo Song, Sound the Trumpet!, Alleluia, Ave Maria, Come In, Ching-A-Ring Chaw, Nigra Sum, A Birthday, For The Beauty Of The Earth, Duetto Buffo Di Due Gatti, Women's Medley, God Loves a Woman, I'm Goin' Up A Yonder, Les Miserables, Wind Beneath My Wings, The Lord Bless You and Keep You

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8363c | 1 CD | $9.95 | Accompanied


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For the Beauty of the Earth : SATB : John Leavitt :  1 CD : 00211149 : 888680660369

John Leavitt : For the Beauty of the Earth

Uses: General, Hymn, Thanksgiving Scripture: Psalm 33:1-6; Psalm 95:1-6; Isaiah 6:3; Ephesians 5:20 This beloved hymn text is tastefully presented with a beautiful new melody. The composer's nuanced approach brings out the many layers of loveliness found in the words, and the thoughtful conductor will find lots of expressive moments to exploit in the musical treatment. A sensitive piano part enhances without distracting, and the optional chamber orchestration will add to the depth of the work. Available for SATB and 2-Part choirs, this anthem will work for groups of any size and is appropriate any time of year. Artful! Score and Parts (fl 1-2, ob, cl 1-2, bn, perc 1-2, hp, vn 1-2, va, vc, db) available as a Printed Edition and as a digital download.

Arranger: John Leavitt

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00211149 | Choirtrax CD Available


For the Beauty of the Earth : 2-Part : John Leavitt : Sheet Music : 00211150 : 888680660376

John Leavitt : For the Beauty of the Earth

Uses: General, Hymn, Thanksgiving Scripture: Psalm 33:1-6; Psalm 95:1-6; Isaiah 6:3; Ephesians 5:20 This beloved hymn text is tastefully presented with a beautiful new melody. The composer's nuanced approach brings out the many layers of loveliness found in the words, and the thoughtful conductor will find lots of expressive moments to exploit in the musical treatment. A sensitive piano part enhances without distracting, and the optional chamber orchestration will add to the depth of the work. Available for SATB and 2-Part choirs, this anthem will work for groups of any size and is appropriate any time of year. Artful! Score and Parts (fl 1-2, ob, cl 1-2, bn, perc 1-2, hp, vn 1-2, va, vc, db) available as a Printed Edition and as a digital download.

Arranger: John Leavitt

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00211150 | Choirtrax CD Available


For the Beauty of the Earth : SATB : Richard A. Nichols : Conrad Kocher : Sheet Music : 00284839 : 888680868628

Richard A. Nichols : For the Beauty of the Earth

A beloved hymn is adorned with expressive beauty in this refreshing octavo. The emotive piano accompaniment supports the sweep of the classic text and brings an impressionistic spirit to the presentation. Join the generations of worshippers who have been inspired by the words of this hymn with a new desire to live in gratitude for the many blessings of life.

Arranger: Richard A. Nichols | Composer: Conrad Kocher

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00284839


For the Beauty of the Earth : SSAATTBB : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08745639 : 884088080297

Philip Stopford : For the Beauty of the Earth

Such beautiful words deserve to be set to equally beautiful music, and here the textures unfold and the piece blossoms from bar one to the end. Starting in two parts and organically growing to seven, the music is designed to lift the hearts of all that perform and hear it. A new work for a new day.

Arranger: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745639


For the Beauty of the Earth : SATB : Folliott Sandford Pierpoint : Folliott Sandford Pierpoint : Sheet Music : 08745695 : 884088107871

Folliott Sandford Pierpoint : For the Beauty of the Earth

Doug Andrews has composed a beautiful new melody, using the beloved Folliot Pierpoint text. His unique writing style that includes a touch of jazz, along with a floating violin obbligato and a pensive closing amen makes this a strong addition to any choral library. Violin part included. BonusTrax CD available. Performance Time: Approx. 2:40.

Composer: Folliott Sandford Pierpoint

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745695


For the Beauty of the Earth : SSA : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08747488 : 884088207571

Philip Stopford : For the Beauty of the Earth

Such beautiful words deserve to be set to equally beautiful music, and here the textures unfold and the piece blossoms from bar one to the end. The music is designed to lift the hearts of all who perform and hear it. A new work for a new day.Available separately: SAATTBB a cappella and SSA accompanied. Duration: ca. 3:50

Arranger: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08747488


For The Beauty Of The Earth : TTBB : John Rutter : John Rutter : Sheet Music : 9780193401952

John Rutter : For The Beauty Of The Earth

Originally published in versions for SA and SATB voices, this classic Rutter anthem has now been adapted by the composer for performance by male-voice choirs. The flowing choral melodies perfectly complement the positive message of the well-known thanksgiving text by F. S. Pierpoint, and the gentle, arpeggiated keyboard part provides a supportive harmonic accompaniment.

Composer: John Rutter

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $3.10 |
9780193401952


For The Beauty Of The Earth : SATB : John Rutter : John Rutter : Sheet Music : 9780193405721

John Rutter : For The Beauty Of The Earth

In this classic Rutter anthem the flowing choral melodies perfectly complement the positive message of the well-known thanksgiving text by F. S. Pierpoint.
Also available in versions for SA and TTBB voices.

Composer: John Rutter

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.10 |
9780193405721

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