Choral Music with Instruments

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Concertato on "Ein Feste Burg" arranged by Dale Elmshaeuser
for Congregation, SATB Choir, Handbells, Brass Quintet, optional Timpani, Chimes, optional Triangle, and Organ

This concertato begins with a timpani roll and an intonation of the first four notes of the chorale, followed by full brass fanfares. Stanza 1 (isometric version) features the brasses, and Stanza 2 the percussion. A vigorous interlude leads to unaccompanied choir (rhythmic version) for Stanza 3, and the opening themes and fanfares frame the congregational Stanza 4 (isometric, again), with a descant for choir sopranos. The difficulty is 3/4.

Full set includes one each of the following: Full Score, Choral Score, Organ Score, parts for all the instruments listed above, and performance notes. Purchasers have the right to make photocopies to meet (only) their own needs.

Price: $35.00
Catalog Number: LOH 2232 S
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Choral Music with Instruments

Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
Concertato on "Martyrdom" (Avon") arranged by Robert J. Powell
for Congregation, SATB Choir, String Quartet, and Organ

This concertato is very descriptive of the hymn text. Not only the choral lines, but also the instrumental lines "sing." The unaccompanied choral stanza does not contain the hymn tune, but rather presents new music that complements the hymn tune and its harmonization.

Although the original arrangement called for a string quartet of two Violins, Viola and Cello, flute and oboe can play from the violin parts, and bassoons can play from the cello parts. Alternate parts are included for another Viola, another Cello, Clarinets I-III, and F Horn, so that the quartet can be formed in different ways, or various doublings may be made for larger ensembles. The difficulty level for the instruments is 3, and the choral parts are at a similar level.

Full set includes one each of the following: Full Score, Choral Score, Organ Score, parts for all the instruments listed above, and performance notes. Purchasers have permission from Live Oak House to reproduce any material in this set for (only) their own use.

Price: $35.00
Catalog Number: LOH 2230 S
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Choral Music with Instruments

Children of the Heavenly Father
Anthem on "Tryggare Kan Ingen Vara" by Dale Elmshaeuser
for SATB Choir, 2 Treble Instruments, optional Handbells, and Organ

Over the beginning organ pedal point, the treble instruments weave a pastoral, contrapuntal melody based on the first three notes of the hymn tune. The organ provides support for choir trebles in unison on Stanza 1 and choir men in unison on Stanza 2. Stanza 3 in SATB harmony features the handbells, cued in the treble instruments. Stanza 4 has a different SATB setting, and ends with the opening contrapuntal theme in the treble instruments. The difficulty level is 3.

Full Set includes one each of the following: Full/Organ Score, Choral Score, parts for all the instruments listed above, including treble instruments in both C and B-flat, and performance notes. Purchasers have the right to to make photocopies to meet (only) their own needs.

Price: $25.00
Catalog Number: LOH 2234 S
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Choral Music with Instruments

For All the Saints
Concertato on "Sine Nomine" arranged by Dale Elmshaeuser
for Congregation, SATB Choir, Handbells, Woodwind Quartet, Chimes, optional Orchestra Bells and Timpani, and Organ

Focusing on the "rest" theme of the hymn text, the concertato begins with a single G in the chimes, followed by a haunting melody on the oboe, later joined by the other woodwinds to accompany Stanza 1, sung in unison by the choir. Organ, handbells and timpani accompany the congregation on Stanza 2. Stanza 3 is for unaccompanied SATB choir, with the hymn tune sung by the altos. In Stanza 4, "The saints triumphant rise in bright array" is illustrated by having the flute(s) play "Behold a Host Arrayed in White" while the other woodwinds add their own accompaniment for the men of the choir singing "Sine Nomine." A short interlude leads to Stanza 5, sung by the congregation, along with all instruments and organ. The difficulty is 3.

Full set includes one each of the following: Full Score, Choral Score, Organ Score, parts for all the instruments listed above, and performance notes. Purchasers have the right to make photocopies to meet (only) their own needs.

Price: $35.00
Catalog Number: LOH 2233 S
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Choral Music with Instruments

How Can I Keep from Singing
Concertato on "Quaker Hymn" arranged by Frederick Frahm
for Congregation, SATB Choir, String Quartet, and Organ

This concertato was commissioned by the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada for their 1994 conference The overall feeling is one of quiet introspection, in keeping with the "inmost calm" of the hymn text.

Although the original arrangement called for a string quartet of two Violins, Viola and Cello, flute and oboe can play from the violin parts, and bassoons can play from the cello parts. Alternate parts are included for another Viola, another Cello, Clarinets I-III, and F Horn. To present this composition effectively, the instruments can be strings only, woodwinds only, or a mixed ensemble of strings and woodwinds. In addition, various doublings may be made for larger ensembles. The difficulty level for the instruments is 3, and the choral parts are at a similar level.

Full set includes one each of the following: Conductor/Organ Score, Choral Score, Organ Score, parts for all the instruments listed above, and performance notes. Purchasers have permission from Live Oak House to reproduce any material in this set for (only) their own use.

Price: $35.00
Catalog Number: LOH 2227 S
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Choral Music with Instruments

The God of Abraham Praise
Concertato on "Yigdal"

Arranged by Dale Elmshaeuser for Congregation, SSATBB Choir, Brass Quartet, optional Timpani, and Organ

This concertato is majestic, festive, and appropriate for most occasions. After an introductory fantasia for brasses, timpani and organ, the congregation sings Stanza 1, congregation sings Stanza 2 with descant for choir sopranos and trumpet, congregation sings Stanza 3, unaccompanied choir sings Stanza 4, and congregation closes with Stanza 5. Accompaniments range from organ only, to instruments only, to both together. The composition was written as a choral piece with brass accompaniment rather than the other way around.

Full set includes one each of the following: Conductor/Organ Score; Choral Score; parts for all the instruments listed above; alternate parts for F Horn, Baritone T.C., and Tuba; and performance notes. Purchasers have the right to make photocopies to meet (only) their own needs.

Price: $35.00
Catalog Number: LOH 2235 S
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