Kids’ Korner for Fall & Christmas Thursday, October 04, 2012
Involve your youngest singers in worship this fall and Christmas with one of these great anthems for children’s choirs!
Psalm 100 by Kenney Potter
This outstanding piece by Kenney Potter is the second installment in the Growing Musicians Leading Worship choral series. “Psalm 100″ is not only a carefully crafted, exhilarating piece of music, but also includes many opportunities for teaching musical and vocal techniques. This piece will work well in your church or school choir programs.
This Is My Father’s World arr. Heather Sorenson
The “Hymnz4Kidz” series burst forth last year with considerable fanfare, led by one of the brightest new names in sacred music, Heather Sorenson. Now comes the latest release: “This Is My Father’s World.” Traditional hymns dressed in fresh and snazzy outfits that captivate young singers and teach them our legacy of hymnody is grabbing everyone’s attention. Teaching old hymns has never been so much fun!
Hush, My Dear in the Manger arr. Mark Burrows
This piece by Mark Burrows thoughtfully pairs the popular “Away in a Manger” with the lesser-known “A Cradle Hymn” on the HYFRYDOL tune. The piece may be sung in unison, or a second part, which includes beautiful harmonies and melody partnering, may be added. “Hush, My Dear in the Manger” will make a unique addition to your church’s Christmas service or pageant.
Joy to the World arr. Mark Patterson
This exciting arrangement by Mark Patterson uses the typical ANTIOCH tune with a driving piano accompaniment. The arrangement may be sung in unison, or an optional second part may be added for more advanced singers. A simple glockenspiel part adds a smart texture to the piece and is easy enough to be played by young musicians.
On This Day Earth Shall Ring arr. Ashley Brooke
Jubilant and dance-like, this flexible anthem works perfectly for Christmas or Epiphany services. The traditional text celebrates the birth of Christ while an optional text for verse 2 recounts the journey of the Wise Men who came to see Jesus. Unison or 2-part treble choirs will enjoy singing the spirited PERSONENT HODIE tune accompanied by piano and optional tambourine.