Choral (SATB Choir)
A Service of Promise, Grace and Life. By Michael W. Smith, Anne Herring, Keith and Kristyn Getty, and Lacey Sturm. PraiseSong Easter Choral. Cantata, Easter, Holy Week, Palm Sunday, Sacred. Softcover. 120 pages. Published by PraiseSong (HL.302618).
Item Number: HL.302618
ISBN 9781540064776. 6.75x10.5 inches. Arr. Joseph M. Martin/Heather Sorenson.
Following the success of The Thrill of Hope for the Christmas season comes What Wondrous Hope for Lent, Holy Week and Eastertide. Mingling traditional and contemporary elements, this cantata tells the story of Christ's ministry, passion and resurrection with thoughtful narration by Pamela Stewart. Great hymnody and modern worship songs are woven together in a way that is especially useful for the traditional/transitional church. Bringing the various services of the season into community, this work provides for two distinct endings for optimal programming flexibility. A full line of support products is available to assist learning and performance. This outstanding balance of ancient and modern music is a thoughtful choice for churches exploring a diversity of musical styles in worship.
Songs include: Untitled; Speak, O Lord; Come, Ye Seekers; Home (The Arms of God); Hosanna (with “All Glory, Laud and Honor”); Behold the Lamb (Communion Hymn); Gethsemane Hymn; What Wondrous Love Is This; Mercy Tree; Easter Song.
Score and Parts (fl, ob, cl, hn 1-2, perc 1-2, acgtr, b, dm, pno, vn 1-2, va, vc) available as a Printed Edition and as a digital download.
Parts for Praise Band (perc 1-2, acgtr, b, dm, pno) also available as a digital download.