Hands of God
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.
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direction of Stephen Marshall-Ward, and in residence at Trinity
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Nunc Dimitis. Both are scored for SATB with Organ to fill in the low
What Wondrous Love
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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,
Barbara Williamson Paul.