This sumptuous original and J.W. Pepper Editor's Choice selection captures the very essence of youthful anticipation. "What wind is it that blows here? What change is come about? I pray it is a good wind, an angel breathing out..." With its stormy, rolling accompaniment, soaring vocal lines and richly poetic lyrics, this turbulent, hopeful and strikingly beautiful piece will breathe new life into the repertoire of any choir at the medium to medium-advanced level.
A "green" anthem for our times, this lilting, winsome original beautifully expresses the ever-growing need to preserve and protect our cherished planet. A joy to sing, it both beguiles and inspires the listener with its heartfelt and jubilantly optimistic message of environmental stewardship.
An exquisitely tender setting of Matthew 11:28-30, this beautiful piece brings a healing touch to concerts, worship services, memorial services, weddings, or anywhere the words of Jesus are welcomed. After decades on the market, the copyright was reverted to the composer, and republished with the touching supernatural story behind the song. Listen here: Come Unto Me
Lively, uplifting rendition of the hymn tune by Giovanni Gastoldi, In dir ist Freude. Perfect for Christmas, Easter, or any jubilant worship service. Listen here: In Thee Is Gladness
A tender, intimate glimpse into the most private place of grief, this rich, emotional original expresses the universal longing for one who has passed on, while gently questioning the mystery of the world beyond. From There is a superb choice for any school, church or community wanting to honor someone's memory or simply to acknowledge that loss is part of life.
This penetrating piece derives its title from wordplay on "worlds apart" and underscores the theme that "we are all the same, living words apart." It invites singers and audiences alike to reflect on our personal responsibility to use words to build bridges instead of tearing them down. Pulsing rhythms, interplay between the voices, and pointed melodies reiterate the theme and create a compelling concert piece that will be memorable and significant.
Adapted from Psalm 63, this Hope Catalog Classic is a deeply penetrating and soaring worship anthem. Listen here: Yet Will I Sing
Combining a memorable original chorus and a beloved children’s song, this J.W. Pepper Editor's Choice selection will be your choristers' favorite song of the year. This well-crafted anthem is based on Paul’s words from Philippians 2, which is an encouraging message of hope and promise. Children's voices will shine in this lyrical selection - but don't miss the opportunity to involve the entire congregation. Includes a chord chart for your worship ensemble as well as a reproducible congregational page.