Featured Anthem

Hands of God  

Scored for:

SATB & Piano, with opt. descant.

SATB, Descant, Piano or Organ, with Flute or Trumpet

SATB, Descant, and Orchestra

      Hands of God is an anthem that is appropriate for many  

  Lutheran Festivals, Hymn Festivals, and especially Reformation

  Sunday.  It doesn't get more Lutheran than this!
        This anthem was written in honor of the ELCA's 25th  

  Anniversary as a denomination and is dedicated to Wm. Chris

  Boerger, former Bishop of the NW Washington Synod, former

  member of my congregation, and now the ELCA Church-wide Secretary.

        In September 2015, Hands of God will be sung by a mass

  choir of 200 singers accompanied by an orchestra for the

  installation of the new ELCA Bishop in North Carolina.  The

  orchestration was written in July 2015 and the parts are now for purchase.

       I used the melodic pitches from A Mighty Fortress as a tone

  row to create the melody yet it sounds nothing like AMF until the

  hymn is sung later in the piece. The Verse and Chorus are  

  singable, memorable, and the accompaniment is exciting and very

  doable. It can be learned in 1 or 2 rehearsals.

  Catalog at a glance...

    Advent Christmas

  Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
  Composed for St. John’s American Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC,

  under the direction of James Kevin Gray.
   Let There Be Peace on Earth
   Written for Trinity Lutheran College Concert Choir.

  Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming
  This a cappella fairly easy arrangement was commissioned by the

  Cascade Youth Symphony Orchestra and premiered at Benaroya Hall

  by Trinity Lutheran College’s 200-voice Grand Chorus.

  ’Twas in the Moon of Wintertime (Huron Carol)

  Virga Jesse Floruit
  Composed for reSound, a Northwest Chamber Choir under the

  direction of Stephen Marshall-Ward, and in residence at Trinity

  Lutheran Church, Lynnwood, WA.

  I also have a setting of Tschesnokoff’s of Salvation is Created and

  Nunc Dimitis.  Both are scored for SATB with Organ to fill in the low


Advent/Christmas or Lent/Easter

  What Wondrous Love
  Dedicated to Weston Noble

  General Anthems

  Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  I keep this easy arrangement on standby year-round.

  God Chose For Chief His Champion
  This is an anthem about Archangel Michael defeating the devil.  
  For SATB, Organ, and Trombone.
  Dedicated to James Kevin Gray

  Hands of God
  This anthem for SATB, organ/piano, and optional flute or trumpet was  

  recently orchestrated.  It was written in honor of the ELCA 25th

  Anniversary of being a denomination and is dedicated to Wm. Chris 

  Boerger, ELCA’s National Secretary.  In September it will be used at

  the Installation of Timothy Smith, the new Bishop of the NC ELCA

  Synod, at Christ Lutheran Church, Charlotte, NC,

  under the Direction of  Mark Glaeser.

  The Lord Restore My Soul
  This setting of Psalm 23 was written in memory of Bob Olson.

  There is a Balm in Gilead  
  Traditional Tune and Text.  Arranged in memory of

  Barbara Williamson Paul.


  Michael Austin Miller

Writer, Composer, Conductor, Church Musician, Educator

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