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Kid’s Korner for Spring 2014 Monday, February 10, 2014

children_choir_big_page_imageInvolve your youngest singers in worship this spring with one of these great anthems for children’s choirs!

All Things Bright and Beautiful arr. Anna Laura Page
This delightful setting of the cherished hymn “All Things Bright and Beautiful” makes a splendid selection for older elementary choirs or any choir of unison or 2-part voices. After singing the familiar ROYAL OAK tune on stanza 1, a new melody spotlights stanza 2. The two melodies join together on stanza 3 in traditional partner-song fashion before concluding with a final restatement of the timeless refrain. Optional flute and finger cymbals sweetly compliment the piano accompaniment during the song’s introduction, interludes, and conclusion.

Glory to the Risen Lord by Mark Patterson
Celebrating the triumphant news of Christ’s resurrection, this jubilant anthem calls “Easter people” to sound the news that Jesus is alive! A recurring refrain of “alleluias” follows each verse and also provides an optional descant as the song nears its conclusion. A simple part for 3 optional handbells heightens the sense of exuberance.

Hosanna, Loud Hosanna arr. Michael Bedford
This arrangement of the stately ELLACOMBE tune brings regal sophistication to any festive Palm Sunday celebration. Organ and trumpet enhance the spirit of celebration as unison or 2-part voices herald Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. In the final stanza, a resounding vocal descant along with optional congregational singing further magnifies the passionate praises of the crowd.

Little Innocent Lamb arr. Greg Gilpin
Greg Gilpin’s incredibly fun vocal part-writing and unique accompaniment style suit this setting of “Little Innocent Lamb” wonderfully! Your choristers will love singing this upbeat setting of the traditional spiritual. Can be performed as a unison or a two-part piece.

My Mother’s Love by Tom Shelton
This lovely piece for a combination of children and their mothers will immediately draw tears on Mother’s Day/Festival of the Christian Home. The text alone is quite touching. Easily put together on limited rehearsal, this is another great installment in the Accent on Young Voices Series edited by Dr. Maribeth Yoder-White.

The Big Fish by Ken Medema
Here’s the story of Jonah as only the creative minds of Grace Hawthorne and Ken Medema can present! With a jazz “film noir” touch, this 20-minute reproducible musical for young voices is easy to prepare and present…while also being uncommonly creative. Hop aboard “the big fish” for an unforgettable ride!

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