Written as a result of a mission trip, this work is sure to uplift ensemble and audience alike. The a cappella setting is worthy of festival consideration as well as a sacred concert selection for your
"There is a yearning in hearts weighed down by ancient grief and centuries of sorrow. There is a yearning for the Lord who visited His own, and by His death for sin atoned, to bring to us salvation.
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Give your choir and congregation the privilege of experiencing this traditional German carol as never before! This setting for choir, piano and optional string quartet gently redefines "joy" as it inspires
Few songs ever composed have had the breadth of appeal as this iconic text and melody. The cry for "peace on earth" is undoubtedly a timeless one, and Craig Courtney's setting unites
Mercy is a tender plea to our Lord for compassion and forgiveness. Lyricist Susan Bentall Boersma incorporates the Greek "Kyrie eleison" (Lord, have mercy) into her original text, while composer
This wonderful arrangement of the old gospel favorite by Albert E. Bramley will both please and delight your congregation. A challenging, exciting, yet accessible four-hand accompaniment will be a treat for
The transcendent glory of the traditional Latin text is treated with great sensitivity and depth in this superb setting for capable sanctuary, concert or festival choirs! With sweeping vocal lines and
With artful simplicity, Craig Courtney has recast this beloved hymn with a nod to Appalachian hymn style. Voices, piano and solo violin spin a delicate tapestry around the melody, pausing for a verse
This lyrical anthem speaks of God's presence with us in times of hardship and of His infinite mercy. A wonderful musical expression of comfort and courage for confirmation, child baptism or dedication, or
For mixed, treble, and tenor-bass choirs, these transcriptions of this famous Schubert song offer the perfect material for teaching free, bel canto-style singing, German diction, and "arch and taper"
Opening with the words "Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling," this simple, sincere original offers a marvelous opportunity to feature a soprano or tenor soloist with your choir. The work ends as softly and
This beautifully written anthem for choir, piano and trumpet with lyrics written by Susan Bentall Boersma is based on the Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 1. The lovely melody emanates from deep within the
"O Lord, Make me an instrument of Your peace." The beloved prayer by St. Francis of Assisi is treated with reverence and simplicity for choir, piano and string quartet or orchestra. Lovely and lyrical, with
Inspired by the scriptural passage of Ecclesiastes 3:1-7, this anthem is a poignant reminder that in all of the seasons of life we find new meaning and purpose. The sensitive accompaniment reflects the
The ancient hymn tune PUER NOBIS comes from Ireland, and this celebratory anthem takes the melody - and listener - back to its Irish roots! With four-hand piano accompaniment and a tambourine for
This popular contemporary Christmas song has a fresh new treatment in this arrangement by Craig Courtney. An ethereal sound is set by the use of chord clusters and an aleotoric section. The melody is
The French hymn PICARDY is generally sung at Christmastime, yet the text places Christ into the context of history, and refers to his coming as the one who will eventually vanquish the "powers of hell."
With contemporary rhythms and accessible vocals, this affirming original work is the perfect vehicle to encourage your congregation. Voice parts can be learned easily, and the text from
The Image of God is a heartwarming tribute to "God's disabled children, all of whom bear His image." Beautifully crafted for voices, keyboard, and violin, flute, or oboe, this composition
Your choir will love singing this energetic shaker hymn! Craig Courtney delightfully arranges the hymntune PROMISED LAND for four-hand piano and SATB voices. With a joyful text and accessible choral
This achingly beautiful choral work centers on the garden of Gethsemane as the turning point for the Divine promise in Revelation 21, where the Almighty declares "I have made all things
Craig Courtney's best-selling setting of NICAEA, suitable for the entire church year, is now available for mixed, treble or male choirs!
From the dramatic opening measures in the brass to the final refrains with descant, this arrangement is full of the majesty and glory of the event that altered history. Scored for SATB choir, congregation
Craig Courtney's original melody on the beloved John Newton text is every bit as beautiful as the familiar tune. Expressive and richly harmonized, the anthem also includes original lyrics that contemplate
By combining two scriptures from the books of Ruth and the gospel of John, Craig Courtney has fashioned a compelling essay on friendship and brotherhood that reaches to the depths of the soul. Noble
From the opening majestic strains of the introduction to the worshipful choral sections, this arrangement has it all. Whether you choose to use voices and piano, or the masterfully crafted orchestration,
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This is an excellent contrast to that big Easter Sunday anthem. The well-known Old Testament text is paired with words from 1 Corinthians 13 in which we are told that our understanding will be made
A bold statement of confidence in the Lord's ability to lead, this driving anthem is both an energetic song of praise and a steel-eyed commitment to follow the One who made us. A quote of ST. ANNE reminds
This beautifully written anthem for SATB voices, piano and cello brings us to the anointing of the feet of Jesus with oil. The delicately descending vocal lines emulate the oil as it gently falls from the
"There is an everlasting kindness You lavished on us when the Radiance of heaven came to rescue the lost; You called the sheep without a shepherd to leave their distress for Your streams of forgiveness and
Craig Courtney has created a beautiful treatment of this beloved hymn. The piano accompaniment has a lovely yet mysterious quality that yields briefly to a short a cappella section. This arrangement
Combined with the classic hymn, "Take My Life and Let it Be," this new composition of prolific composer, Craig Courtney speaks a beautiful prayer: "Not to be served, but to serve; not to be pleased, but to
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This gorgeous arrangement by Craig Courtney uses the original hymntune MARGARET by Timothy Matthews and text by Emily F.S. Elliot. Skillful voicing coupled with a beautiful piano accompaniment make this