News & Views Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Kid’s Korner for Spring 2019 Friday, February 08, 2019

recommended by Judy H. and Jennifer F., Sacred Choral Music Specialists

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

Beyond All Time by Vicki Tucker Courtney
This light contemporary ballad encourages the listener that God’s love is everywhere. The memorable melody, coupled with the gentle syncopation, makes this an ideal selection for general or missions emphasis. The soprano notes are a beautiful melody, while the optional harmony notes provide a lush texture.

A Joyful Hosanna by Becki Slagle Mayo
A jubilant partner song for Palm Sunday! Wonderful text painting by composer Becki Slagle Mayo features joyful hosannas and a majestic parade. The singable melody is supported by the accompaniment, with optional tambourine and tic toc block. Add the trumpet for an especially grand feel.

Love Was Made a Lily Bright by Mark Patterson
This poignant Easter anthem for unison or two-part voices proclaims the resurrection in stunning fashion. Composer Mark Patterson crafts a winning combination of soaring vocals, uplifting lyrics, and a delicate yet supportive piano accompaniment. Sure to be a highlight of your Easter season.

Rejoice! Rejoice and Be Glad! by Joshua Metzger
This festive Easter anthem celebrates Christ’s victory over the grave and calls one and all to “rejoice and be glad!” The spirited A section abounds with rhythmic energy and repeated syncopated patterns while the contrasting B section features a short segment of the stately hymn, “We Welcome Glad Easter.”

This Is My Father’s World arr. Brad Nix
The timeless words of this cherished hymn are set to a new melody in this delightful anthem for older elementary choirs or choirs of any age. Optional flute, finger cymbals, and tambourine join together with a charming piano accompaniment to glorify the wonders of God’s creation and dominion.

If you’re looking for a musical for your kids this spring, don’t miss Fired Up! (The Story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego), and for more recommendations, please contact us!

About the Authors:
Judy H. has been working in Stanton’s Choral Department since 1975. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Bowling Green State University, and a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from The Ohio State University. A member of the Grove City Chamber Singers, Judy also enjoys reading and spending time with her four grandchildren.

Jennifer F. is a graduate of Otterbein College with a degree in Vocal Performance. She has worked at Stanton’s for over 15 years specializing in Sacred Choral, Classical Vocal and Handbell music. Jennifer is Director of Handbells at Worthington Presbyterian Church and sings in the First Church Choir at First Congregational Church in Columbus Ohio, and is also the founder, Artistic Director and bass bell ringer for Handbells Columbus.

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