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Funeral and Memorial Anthems for the Church Choir (106)
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The Journey The Journey
Joseph M. Martin - Shawnee Press

Combining Simple Gifts and the Going Home theme from Dvorak's "New World" symphony in partner-song format, this is easy to perform with a minimum of rehearsal. A favorite with two-part

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Thy Little Ones Thy Little Ones
arr. Brian Edward Galante & J. Edmund Hughes - Walton Music

Written in memory of a young girl who lost her life to cancer, Thy Little Ones is a lovely tribute to all who find themselves in the midst of trouble. The PROSPECT hymn tune is celebrated with

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Think on Me Think on Me
Tom Fettke - Heritage Music Press

A classic text attributed to Mary, Queen of Scots forms the basis of this elegant setting which is full of contemplative harmonies and sensitively contoured melodic lines. Subtle changes in tempo and

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Omnia Sol Omnia Sol (Let Your Heart Be Staid)
Z. Randall Stroope - Heritage Music Press

This is simply too good not to consider for your choir. Omnia sol temperat, "the sun warms everything," comes from a verse of Latin found in "Carmina Burana." The composer's English text speaks to

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Think On Me Think On Me
Ruth Morris Gray - Alfred Music Publishing

This sincere setting of Lady John Scott's timeless poem is a joy to sing and a delight to hear. Delicate suspensions and expert choral writing underscore the meaningful text. "When I no more behold thee,

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Friend Pass Softly Friend Pass Softly
Matthew Emery - Galaxy Music Corporation

This work employs Canadian poet Marjorie Pickthall's An Epitaph, providing a poignant setting for use in memorial services or in concerts with themes of remembrance.

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Child of Song Child of Song
Kim Andre Arnesen - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

This gorgeous work, dedicated to the memory of Stephen Paulus, is a superb contribution to the repertoire for better a cappella choirs!

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Good Night, Dear Heart Good Night, Dear Heart
Dan Forrest - Hinshaw Music, Inc.

This stunning piece is based on a simple poem by Robert Richardson, inscribed on the headstone of the daughter of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), who died in her youth.  Appropriate for any memorial

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Fly Away Home Fly Away Home
Pepper Choplin - Lorenz Corporation

Contemplative, heartwarming, and set in a simple folk-ballad style, Pepper Choplin explores the promise of eternal rest promised by Jesus to His followers: "O fly away home. Come and claim sweet heaven's

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From Every Stormy Wind That Blows From Every Stormy Wind That Blows
John Purifoy - Shawnee Press

Moving words from a classic sacred text inspired Mr. Purifoy to write emotive choral textures and vocal tessituras that create a distinctive sound for choirs. This message of finding a calm retreat at

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Peace, My Heart Peace, My Heart
Matthew Emery - Alfred Music Publishing

Award-winning Canadian composer Matthew Emery has crafted an eloquent choral reflection of the soul taking flight. Solid, fresh a cappella choral writing and a great text by Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore

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Jenny Jenny
Ryan Kerr & Nick Myers - Alfred Music Publishing

Fluid vocal lines and a sensitive text shine in this powerful, heartfelt recollection of a lost loved one. Perfectly capturing the essence of love that lives forever, it is at the same time both touching

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A Lullaby A Lullaby
Ryan Murphy - Walton Music

The poetry of Eugene Field is captured beautifully in this original work. The words of the lullaby speak both to a child falling asleep and to a child who "does not hear his mother's song." The lilting

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Pie Jesu Pie Jesu (from "Requiem," Op. 48)
Gabriel Faure/arr. Russell Robinson - Alfred Music Publishing

This esteemed classic has been recorded by world-famous soloists such as Kiri Te Kanawa and Rene Fleming. Now, choral groups can perform Faure's beautiful music with this well-crafted, smartly-edited

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Goin' Home Goin' Home
Paul Langford - Shawnee Press

Dvorak's famous Largo theme from his Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" is set to a beautiful, spiritual original text in this deeply moving piece. Simple, yet rich with vocal harmonies, piano

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To Love Again To Love Again
Audrey Snyder - Hal Leonard Corporation

Through words and music, this simple, lovely original portrays the personal experience of losing a loved one and ends with the hope of future love and happiness. Set in a gentle, expressive folk-like style,

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Good Night, Love Good Night, Love
Elaine Hagenberg - Hinshaw Music, Inc.

Award-winning composer Elaine Hagenberg has created an enchanting piece for mixed divisi chorus a cappella. The lyrical melodic material and lush harmonic language are inspired by the poem An Evening

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Lullaby Lullaby
Daniel Elder - GIA Publications

This contemporary concert/festival piece is truly inspired, in music and text. "Away, where the sunlight is beaming through a deep, cloudless blue, and the treetops are gleaming with a fresh morning dew..."

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Clouds Clouds
Zach Sobiech/ed. Greg Gilpin - Alfred Music Publishing

After being given a year to live, 17-year-old Zach Sobiech wrote a powerful goodbye song that quickly gained international attention in the form of celebrity tribute videos and other high-profile covers.

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Nearer My God to Thee Nearer My God to Thee
Lowell Mason/arr. Heather Sorenson - Hal Leonard Corporation

Heather Sorenson's contemporary look at this Lowell Mason hymn is fresh and relevant.  The traditional melody is enhanced with a newly-composed chorus, contemporary instrumentals, and a theme of

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Thank You for the Valleys Thank You for the Valleys
Cindy Berry - Shawnee Press

Writing from her personal journey of faith, Cindy Berry shares her heart and teaches us how to trust God in the valleys of life. Thoughtfully crafted to enable note learning, the work will let you spend

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Give to the Winds Your Fears Give to the Winds Your Fears
Joseph M. Martin - Shawnee Press

With a breathtaking cello obligato and a flowing piano accompaniment, this beautiful anthem speaks of comfort and reassurance. "To Him commit your griefs, your ways put in His hands; to His sure truth and

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Where Could I Go from Your Spirit? Where Could I Go from Your Spirit?
Julie M. Wright/arr. Brad Nix - Shawnee Press

This stunning, tender anthem offers peace and comfort. With a melodic piano accompaniment and a text that is exquisite, this work speaks of the faithfulness of God. Included is a mention of the traditional

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The Race is Run The Race is Run
Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing

Remembering the 2013 Boston Marathon, this reverent tribute is an exceptional a cappella selection for concert groups. Throughout the brief ABA format, occasional dissonance resolves into lush choral

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Music I Heard Music I Heard
Vicki Tucker Courtney - Alfred Music Publishing

This song of remembrance celebrates a profound relationship and mourns its end. While the piece is not difficult to sing, groups that fully express the mature text and master the musical lines will achieve

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O Vos Omnes O Vos Omnes
David C. Dickau - Walton Music

Written in respose to the shooting tragedy in Sandyhook, Connecticut, which took the lives of twenty young children and six adults, O Vos Omnes honors the incomparable sorrow of those victims and

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Et in Terra Pax Et in Terra Pax
Mary Lynn Lightfoot - Heritage Music Press

In this expressive setting of a traditional Latin text, sweeping melodic lines and rich harmonies lead to an ending of quiet splendor.  Mary Lynn composes some of the best music available for school choirs,... view details
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Lead Me Home Lead Me Home
David Lantz III - Jubilate Music Group, LLC

This expressive anthem, which incorporates the well known melody of Antonin Dvorak's "Largo" movement of the New World Symphony is appropriate for worship throughout the year as a general... view details
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Come Ye Disconsolate Come Ye Disconsolate
Terre Johnson - MorningStar Music Publishers

This hymn of consolation has been given an expressive treatment and a rhapsodic accompaniment. Based on the tune Consolator (CONSOLATION), it was written in memory of the students who perished when a tornado... view details
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What God Ordains Is Always Good What God Ordains Is Always Good
Servus Gastorius/arr. Dan Forrest - Beckenhorst Press

The core of the Christian's trust is the steadfast knowledge of God's leading, even in the face of earthly tragedy. This song of faith is the believer's credo, that "Now I may know both joy and woe, someday

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I Am With You I Am With You
Greg Habegger/arr. Molly Ijames - Soundforth Music

Days prior to an Indianapolis tragedy that took the lives of a young couple, leaving their baby an orphan, Chris Anderson wrote this text to remind listeners of God's provision. Greg Habegger wrote the tune... view details
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To Everything a Season To Everything a Season
Taylor Davis - Choristers Guild

The popular scripture passage in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 has been set with delicate care by Taylor Davis, resulting in an anthem that will touch the hearts of both your singers and congregation. Interesting and... view details
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Elegy Elegy
Daniel Elder - GIA Publications

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We Shall Not Sleep We Shall Not Sleep
Laura Farnell - Alliance Music Publications, Inc.

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Dwell in the Light Forevermore Dwell in the Light Forevermore
Lloyd Larson - Lorenz Corporation

Highly expressive music beautifully complements a moving text that speaks so vividly of the hope we have in eternity. "There will be no more night! No need for lamp or ray of sun, the Lamb will be the light!"... view details
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My Shepherd Will Supply My Need My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
arr. Victor C. Johnson - Soundforth Music

Part of the beauty of the American hymn tune RESIGNATION is that it peacefully interprets the words of Psalm 23 in a convincing but unobtrusive way. Victor Johnson brings the message to new expressive levels... view details
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Then We'll Sing Hosanna Then We'll Sing Hosanna
Mack Wilberg - Oxford University Press

This American Revivalist song features SATB voices, piano or harp, and clarinet obbligato. The lyrics "...one more river to cross and then we'll sing Hosanna" make this setting an appropriate choice for... view details
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I Would Be True I Would Be True
John Rutter - Oxford University Press

This text by Howard Walter was used at the funeral of Princess Diana. Expertly set for a cappella voices to the tune of Danny Boy, it is appropriate for any worship service or memorial occasion. "I would be... view details
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In the Sweet By and By In the Sweet By and By
Joseph P. Webster/arr. Howard Helvey - Beckenhorst Press

There is a prevailing sense of peace and quiet rest in this beautiful choral setting, with its rich harmonies and relaxed musical style. The beloved hymn is handled with utmost care, and the arrangement is... view details
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The Gate of Heaven The Gate of Heaven
Craig Courtney - Beckenhorst Press

This commissioned memorial work employs a poignant text fusing the Abrahamic covenant in Genesis 28 with the American spiritual Jacob's Ladder. The result is a vivid rendering of the journey to one's... view details
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Finally Home Finally Home
David Lantz III - Beckenhorst Press

Reserve this lyric and accessible setting for those times in worship that call for introspection or renewal of God's promises about the eternal rest that awaits every believer. A source of comfort, hope and... view details
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God Will Lead Us Home God Will Lead Us Home
Chris de Silva - GIA Publications

For Cantor or Solo, SATB choir, and assembly, this touching original work by Chris de Silva quotes the Latin chant In Paradisum and offers solace and hope for those who have suffered loss.... view details
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Be Not Afraid Be Not Afraid
Lee Dengler - Shawnee Press

The words of Jesus are the inspiration for this moving anthem of assurance. Long melodic lines carry the message of hope as deep harmonies enrich the emotion of these treasured words. The optional violin... view details
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Love Fills My Soul Love Fills My Soul
Douglas Wagner - Shawnee Press

An old Appalachian tune is the melodic foundation for this winsome adaptation of Psalm 23. The pastoral qualities of the poetry are captured in the delicate writing and, aside from a few divisi notes at the... view details
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Where Is My Lamb? Where Is My Lamb?
Charles McCartha - Shawnee Press

Written in folk-song style, this piece unfolds like an ancient story, with the choir acting as a sacred troubadour. The voice of the Shepherd is heard calling for the sheep and leaving the "ninety and nine" to... view details
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For Everything a Time For Everything a Time
Joseph Martin - Shawnee Press

One of the most treasured passages from the Bible is found in the book of Ecclesiastes. This profound chapter is set to a beloved folk tune that is then developed to support the various poetic images delivered... view details
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