Give Thanks Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Give thanks for God's goodness and mercy with your church choir by programming one of these outstanding selections for Thanksgiving Sunday:
Give Thanks to the Lord
A strong, rhythmic song of thanks and praise based on 1 Chronicles 16: 8-31 and incorporating KREMSER (We Gather Together). Scored for SATB Choir and keyboard with choral parts well within the reach of the average church choir.
A Thanksgiving Flourish
This perfect opener for Thanksgiving Sunday uses the LANCASHIRE hymn tune and joins it with the traditional text, â€œSing to the Lord of Harvest.â€ Traditional in style and function, the organ and handbells add a festive sparkle to the theme. Simple call and response counterpoint creates an easy antiphonal effect that would make a great choral processional.
With Heart and Hands
Commissioned by the Texas Choral Director’s Association, this new Thanksgiving work by John Rutter concludes with a rousing verse of NOW THANK WE ALL OUR GOD for choir and congregation. The piece is scored for mixed voices with organ.