Anthems -Alphabetical
And a Little Child Shall Lead Them
SATB and organ (or piano) with optional assembly on refrain
Augsburg Fortress
A setting of Richard Leach’s paraphrase of Isaiah 11 in which a little child shall lead them, love them, and show them that the reign of God has come. View
Be Still, My Soul

Two-part mixed and organ (or piano)

Augsburg Fortress       

A paraphrase of Psalm 37:7 by Herman Stuempfle offering comforting words that God listens and will hear the prayers of his children. View
Bread of Heaven 

SATB and piano (or organ)

Augsburg Fortress        

Using strong echoes of John 6, Richard Leach writes about Christ,
the Bread of Heaven, the personification of faith and hope and love.
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Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!    

SATB and piano (or organ)

Augsburg Fortress

Charles Wesley’s familiar Easter text set to a vigorous new tune, overflowing with alleluias. View
Come, Join the Dance of Trinity     

SATB and piano (or organ)

Augsburg Fortress  

  The duple meter tune KINGSFOLD appears in this anthem as a dancing triple meter tune, paired with Richard Leach’s popular and prize-winning text.   View
From the Apple in the Garden    

SATB and organ (or piano)

Augsburg Fortress 

  This anthem, with text by the New Zealand hymn writer Shirley Erena Murray, is a perfect compliment for the first lesson – the Fall of Adam and Eve – of a traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols service.    View
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Glad Music Fills the Christmas Sky    

SATB and organ (or piano)

MorningStar   

  The exuberant praise of the angels and the gentle song of Mary – both appropriate musical expressions to celebrate the birth of Jesus – are found in this Christmas text of Michael Perry’s.   View
God of Grace and God of Laughter   

SATB and harp (or piano) and oboe (or other C instrument)

Augsburg Fortress      

 

Carl Daw makes clever use of musical terms in this text to emphasize the importance of music in our lives. SATB and harp (or piano) and oboe (or other C instrument)

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Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
SATB, organ, optional brass quartet and optional assembly
Selah
 

A festive hymn concertato based on Psalm 72 foretelling the Messiah’s future reign. 

 

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Here from All Nations   
SATB, organ, optional brass quartet and optional assembly
GIA
  A hymn concertato combining O QUANTA QUALIA and Christopher Idle’s paraphrase of Revelation 7 in which a great multitude “from every nation, tribe, people, and language” offer praise to the Lamb.   View
How Lovely, Lord, How Lovely 
SATB, organ, flute, and optional assembly
MorningStar
  A hymn concertato based on Arlo Duba’s paraphrase of Psalm 84 and Hal Hopson’s MERLE’S TUNE in which we are reminded that God’s house is truly a place of wonder and beauty.   View
I Was Glad         
SATB and organ
Selah
  A festive and at times a solemn setting of selected verses from the Psalms which tell of the joys of being in the house of the Lord.   View
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Let Us Sing God’s Praise, Rejoicing        
SATB and piano
Augsburg Fortress
  The spirited choral setting and Alan Gaunt’s text are together a jubilant celebration in which “praise is heaped on more praise, mounting to eternity”.   View
         
Many Colors Paint the Rainbow        
SATB and piano
GIA
  Herman Stuempfle and the composer were commissioned by Pearl Shangkuan and the Calvin Alumni Choir to write this anthem for the choir’s tour to Asia in 2000.  Both the unity and the diversity of the world-wide family are celebrated in this anthem.   View
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May I Love You, Lord           
SATB and organ (or piano)
Augsburg Fortress
  Richard Leach transforms Mark 12:30 into a prayer in the text of this anthem: “May I love you, Lord, with all my heart, soul, mind and strength.”   View
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