An original orchestral backing track to this Shaker hymn of humility, made famous in Copland’s Appalachian Spring. A uniquely American setting, perfect for Earth Day or Thanksgiving. Good arrangement for a congregation, choir, or small group of soloists. Often used with children’s choirs because the text is simple and approachable. Three and a half verses, with the last half verse slower.
A beautiful orchestral rendition of the Passover song about the prophet Elijah. Begins and ends intimately, with accordion, solo clarinet, guitar, solo cello, and arco bass, and grows to glorious full orchestra in the middle.
A dark orchestral version of this somber Holy Week hymn about the Easter story. Solo cello, viola, flute, and clarinet create a chamber music ambiance during the verses, and full orchestra shines in short interludes between verses.
Karaoke video download with onscreen lyrics and audio. Perfect for playing on your computer or iPod. Orchestra backing track for the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah oratorio. This music follows Handel’s original score. Popular piece for Christmas and Easter performances, perfect for choir. Video version in D Major.
Orchestral contemporary worship arrangement of the Christmas Hymn Joy to the World. Strings, piano, guitar, trumpets and horns. Energetic and up-tempo. Video Karaoke quicktime download available separately (Item ID 1164)
Movement 20 in Handel’s Messiah is a gentle, flowing double aria for alto and soprano. The text describes how Jesus will protect his people. The alto sings the first half in F, and then the soprano takes over in Bb for the second half. Simple and beautiful. Could be done by one singer with a large range, but really perfect to feature two.
Movement 18 of Handel’s Messiah is a dramatic and involved aria for soprano. A fast major-key beginning and end require virtuosic singing, and the slow minor-key middle section gives the singer lots of room to be expressive. Orchestral direction reflects the London Philharmonic Orchestra recording.