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Worship Planning Resource from Daniel Kallman

for Choir Directors and Music Ministers

 

New Year | Epiph. | Jesus' Baptism | Transfig. | Lent | Palm Sun. | Easter | Fall | Reformation | All Saints | Christ the King | Thanksgiving | Advent/Christmas

 

 

NEW YEAR'S DAY

Christ the Promise of Tomorrow (hymn) (unis. voices, keybd.) 3'00"

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A hymn of hope for congregational singing.

 

Christ, the Promise of Tomorrow (anthem) (SATB, opt. treble choir or treble solo, flute, organ, handbells)

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Hope overflows in this anthem in praise of Christ, our Fount of living waters.

 

 

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EPIPHANY:

Let It Shine (SATB, trumpet, soprano sax, piano, bass, drums) 3'45" Kallman Creates Publications

Contemporary pop-choral anthem based on Matthew Chapter 5. Level: Medium.

 

 

The Baptism of our Lord:

 

Cradling Children in His Arm (2-part or SATB voices, whistlers, flute and keyboard) 1'20" Kallman Creates Publications

A short playful setting appropriate for Sundays which include the sacrament of Holy Baptism. It is just the right length to be sung either while the baptismal party comes forward or while they return to their seats. (more)

 

I've Just Come From the Fountain (SATB, piano) 3'00" (MorningStar Music)

A spiritual with gospel-piano accompaniment celebrating the themes of baptism and commitment. Level: Medium.

 

Thy Holy Wings (unison treble with descant, piano or chamber orch. [flute, clarinet and strings]) 2'10" (Shawnee Press/Mark Foster)

A lovely Swedish folk melody with sacred text suitable for children or older treble voices.

 

Thy Holy Wings (SATB, violin, piano) 3'30" (MorningStar Music)

A comforting setting of a favorite Swedish hymn for your adult choir. Level: Medium.

 

Children of the Heavenly Father (SATB, piano, violin) 3'45" (MorningStar Music)

Lilting piano accompaniment, interweaving vocal lines, and violin countermelodies provide elegant textures for this popular Swedish hymn. Level: Medium.

 

Christ, the Promise of Tomorrow (anthem) (SATB, opt. treble choir or treble solo, flute, organ, handbells)

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Hope overflows in this anthem in praise of Christ, our Fount of living waters.

 

 

 

TRANSFIGURATION SUNDAY

Oh, Wondrous Type! Oh, Vision Fair(Version A: SATB; brass quartet [2 trps, 2 trbs --horn may substitute for trp II or trb I]; organ, opt. oboe OR Version B: SATB, horn quartet, organ, opt. oboe) 4'00" Kallman Creates Publications

Sung verses of this majestic anthem setting alternate with spoken verses of the gospel reading of the transfiguration. Level: Medium.

 

Let It Shine (SATB, trumpet, soprano sax, piano, bass, drums) 3'45" Kallman Creates Publications

Contemporary pop-choral anthem based on Matthew Chapter 5. Level: Medium.

 

Behold a Host( two violins and piano) 3'45" (MorningStar Music)

Meditative setting of the Norwegian folk tune made popular by Edvard Grieg. Level: Medium.

 

 


LENT, HOLY WEEK AND EASTER

 

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General Lenten Anthems and Liturgical/Congregational Music:

 

I Will Take the Cup of Salvation (two-part mixed voices [opt. descant], cantor, piano or handbells) 3'00" Kallman Creates Publications

Easy and lyrical psalm antiphon for Maundy Thursday or general use. Level: Easy.

 

When Jesus Wept (3-part voices in canon, 2 recorders or flutes) 3'00" Kallman Creates Publications

A melody from 18th century American William Billings, set simply in canonic rounds. Level: Med-Easy.

 

Lord Of All Hopefulness (SAB, flute, organ) 3'10" Kallman Creates Publications

An elegant, meditative arrangement of a lovely Irish tune. Level: Med-Easy.

 

Litany of Healing Prayers (cantor or unison choir, congregation, keyboard) 2' 30' Kallman Creates Publications

A sung prayer for cantor and congregational response with the option to insert your own prayer petitions. Level: Very Easy.

 

Steal Away (SATB a cappella) 4'00" Kallman Creates Publications

Varied tempi and dynamics convey the wide emotional range of this pensive spiritual. Level: Medium.

 

My God Is A Rock (In A Weary Land) (SATB or SSA, piano) 5'00" Kallman Creates Publications

Rock the house with this electrifying setting of a passionate spiritual. Level: Med-Adv.

 

Hear Us, Oh Lord (unison voices, piano) 4'00" Kallman Creates Publications

A heartfelt song of confession for young voices. Level: Easy.

 

My Heart Is Longing (SATB, organ, flute, cello) 3'45" Kallman Creates Publications

A wistful Norwegian melody holds words of Christian hope and promise. Level: Med-Adv.

 

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Palm Sunday:

 

Palm Sunday Medley (SAB or SA, opt. youth choir or soloists, piano) 2'40" Kallman Creates Publications

The majestic spiritual "Ride On, King Jesus" is the basis for this worship anthem to usher in your Holy Week. Level: Med-Easy.

 

Ride On, Ride On in Majesty (SATB, treble voices, organ, trumpet) 3'30" (MorningStar Music)

A majestic setting of a well-known Palm Sunday text. Level: Medium.

 

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Easter Day and Easter Season:

 

The Day of Resurrection (SATB, brass quintet, organ) 4'00" Kallman Creates Publications

A festive and exuberant setting of the well-known hymn tune "Ellacombe" in celebration of Christ's victory over death. Level: Medium.

 

Two texts! Easter Hymn of Gladness (SATB, brass quintet, organ) 3'30" Kallman Creates Publications

Beethoven's "Hymn to Joy" coupled with a hope-filled Easter text. Score also includes traditional Van Dyke text for non-Easter performance. Level: Med-Easy.

 

The Morning Trumpet (SATB, brass quintet or keyboard) 2'00" Kallman Creates Publications

An early hymn of hope in the resurrection. Perfect for the Easter season. Level: Med-Easy.

 

In Thee Is Gladness (SATB, organ) 3'00" (MorningStar Music)

A lively and prominent organ accompaniment combines with singing and whistling to create this joyous setting for Easter or general use. Level: Medium.

 

With Joy (congregation or unison choir, piano, optional solo) Duration: 45" (3'00" with verses) Kallman Creates Publications

A refrain of gratitude for your congregation or choir when gifts are presented. Perfect for offertory response on non-communion Sundays. Level: Easy.

 

Christ the Promise of Tomorrow (hymn) (unis. voices, keybd.) 3'00" Kallman Creates Publications

A hymn of hope for congregational singing.

 

Christ, the Promise of Tomorrow (anthem) (SATB, opt. treble choir or treble solo, flute, organ, handbells) Kallman Creates Publications

Hope overflows in this anthem in praise of Christ, our Fount of living waters.

 

Jubilee, We Are Set Free (title song)(unison voices, piano) 3'30" Kallman Creates Publications

Invigorating song of praise with simple actions for your children's choir.

 

The Gift (SAB, organ) 3'00" (MorningStar Music)

A contemplative setting for worship of a song by John Ylvisaker, creator of "Borning Cry." Level: Easy.

 

Lord Of All Hopefulness (SAB, flute, organ) 3'10" Kallman Creates Publications

An elegant, meditative arrangement of a lovely Irish tune. Level: Med-Easy.

 

 

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FALL

 

Fall Stewardship Theme:

With Joy (congregation or unison choir, piano, optional solo) Duration: 45" (3'00" with verses) Kallman Creates Publications

A refrain of gratitude for your congregation or choir when gifts are presented. Perfect for offertory response on non-communion Sundays, stewardship Sundays, or Thanksgiving. Level: Easy.

 

Rally Sunday:

Walk as Children of Light (SATB, keyboard) 2'00" (MorningStar Music)

Add a sense of childhood play to your worship. Level: Med-Easy.

 

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (SATB, brass quintet, organ) 3'30" Kallman Creates Publications

The majesty of Beethoven's noble melody coupled with Van Dyke's uplifting text. Level: Medium.

 

 

Servanthood:

Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service (SATB, piano) 3'10" (Kjos Music)

A fervent call to follow Christ in serving others. Level: Medium.

 

Walk as Children of Light (SATB, keyboard) 2'00" (MorningStar Music)

Add a sense of childhood play to your worship. Level: Med-Easy.

 

 

Prayer:

My Faith Looks Up To Thee (SATB, piano) 3'40" (MorningStar Music)

An old-time favorite, this anthem is a prayer for guidance in life's troubled times. Level: Med-Easy.

 

My God Is A Rock (In A Weary Land) (SATB or SSA, piano) 5'00" Kallman Creates Publications

Rock the house with this electrifying setting of a passionate spiritual.

 

Litany of Healing Prayers (cantor or unison choir, congregation, keyboard) 2' 30' Kallman Creates Publications

A sung prayer for cantor and congregational response with the option to insert your own prayer petitions. Level: Very Easy.

 

Lord Of All Hopefulness (SAB, flute, organ) 3'10" Kallman Creates Publications

An elegant, meditative arrangement of a lovely Irish tune. Level: Med-Easy.

 

 

Children:

Thy Holy Wings (unison treble with descant, piano or chamber orch. [flute, clarinet and strings]) 2'10" (Shawnee Press/Mark Foster)

A lovely Swedish folk melody with sacred text suitable for children or older treble voices.

 

Thy Holy Wings (SATB, violin, piano) 3'30" (MorningStar Music)

A comforting setting of a favorite Swedish hymn for your adult choir. Level: Medium.

 

 

Reformation:

My Hope Is Built (SATB, piano) 3'40" (MorningStar Music)

Surprising harmonic shifts eventually lead to a solid and triumphant resolution. Level: Medium.

 

 

All Saints Day:

Shall We Gather At The River? (SATB, piano, opt. violin [or cello, or clar.], opt. congregation) 4'00" Kallman Creates Publications

An early American favorite. Level: Med-Easy.

 

The Morning Trumpet (SATB, brass quintet or keyboard) 2'00" Kallman Creates Publications

An early hymn of hope in the resurrection. Level: Med-Easy.

 

Dear God (anthem version) (SATB, cello, organ)5'00" Kallman Creates Publications

Herb Brokering's reflective text brings hope to loss and change in this prayerful setting. Half the profits of your purchase will go to support the ministry of Holden Village. Level: Med-Easy.

 

Dear God (hymn version) (congregation or unison choir, keyboard) 3'00" Kallman Creates Publications

Herb Brokering's reflective text brings hope to loss and change in this prayerful setting. Half the profits of your purchase will go to support the ministry of Holden Village.

 

 

Second Coming and End Times:

The Morning Trumpet (SATB, brass quintet or keyboard) 2'00" Kallman Creates Publications

An early hymn of hope in the resurrection. Level: Med-Easy.

 

Christ the Promise of Tomorrow (hymn) (unis. voices, keybd.) 3'00"

Kallman Creates Publications

A hymn of hope for congregational singing.

 

Christ, the Promise of Tomorrow (anthem) (SATB, opt. treble choir or treble solo, flute, organ, handbells)

Kallman Creates Publications

Hope overflows in this anthem in praise of Christ, our Fount of living waters.

 

 

Thanksgiving:

Now Thank We All Our God (Verse 2)(two-part [SB] chorus, piano, tambourine) 40" Kallman Creates Publications Free download!

A choral verse to alternate with congregational singing of the hymn. Level: Easy.

 

With Joy (congregation or unison choir, piano, optional solo) Duration: 45" (3'00" with verses)
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A refrain of gratitude for your congregation or choir when gifts are presented. Perfect for offertory response on non-communion Sundays, stewardship Sundays, or Thanksgiving. Level: Easy.

 

Let All The World In Every Corner Sing (SA(T)B, SSA or TTBB; piano, opt. chamber orchestra) 3'30" Kallman Creates Publications

A soaring melody enhances these popular words of praise for the grandeur of God's creation.

 

 

Christ the King:

Come, Thou Almighty King (SATB, 2 trumpets, trombone, organ) 4'00" Kallman Creates Publications

A festive setting of a great hymn, easily learned by even smaller church choirs. Level: Medium.

 

All Hail the Power (SATB, brass septet, organ, opt. congregation) 5'45" Kallman Creates Publications

A festive setting of a grand old hymn with introductory fanfare.

 

I Will Extol You, My God and King (SATB, organ, trumpet or sopr. sax) 3'15"Kallman Creates Publications

A festive anthem of praise to God. Level: Medium-Advanced.

 

 

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ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS

 

My Soul Doth Magnify (SAB or SA, piano or handbells) 2'45" Kallman Creates Publications

Repeated patterns in the accompaniment signify Mary's steadfast faith, while her words of praise echo in the chant-like melody. Level: Med-Easy.

 

Now We Await Your Coming, Lord (Advent response for solo cantor, congregation and/or unison choir, piano) 1'00" Kallman Creates Publications

A simple, meditative antiphon for the Advent season. Level: Very Easy.

 

Now We Await Your Coming, Lord/Veni Emmanuel (Advent response for solo cantor, SATB, piano, opt. congregation) 3'00" Kallman Creates Publications

Meditative antiphon for the Advent season for your choir and optional congregation. Level: Medium.

 

Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (SATB a cappella) 2'00" (Boosey & Hawkes)

A peaceful setting of a favorite Polish carol. Level: Medium.

 

Rocking Carol (SSAATTBB a cappella) 1’50” (G. Schirmer)

Lush, full harmonies enrich a peaceful Polish carol. Level: Med-Adv.

 

Wexford Carol (SATB a cappella) 4'15" (Boosey & Hawkes)
Setting of a well-known modal English carol with 12th century Irish text from County Wexford. Level: Med-Adv.

 

 

Advent/Christmas for Choral with Large Instrumental Ensemble:

Magnificat (SATB, brass quintet) 8'45" Kallman Creates Publications

A quiet, reflective opening builds to a joyous affirmation of God's promise to Mary.

 

What Child Is This? (SATB, 2 fls, 2 obs, 2 clars, 2 bsns, 4 hns, 3 trps [Bb], 3 trbs, 1 tba, piano, organ) 3'45" Kallman Creates Publications

The ever-popular English carol cradled in sweet harmonies that surprise and appeal.

 

Go Tell It! (SATB; full orchestra with electric bass, piano, drums, opt. saxes; opt. handbells) 11'30" Kallman Creates Publications

A medley of familiar carols climaxing in a gospel-rock treatment of "Go Tell It on the Mountain." Accessible to high school through professional.