Light & Life is a 30-minute musical for the Christmas season, with optional narration, intended to help your church worship Jesus as the Light of the World and the Giver of Life. This collection of songs is based on the first chapter of the Gospel of John, and the stirring lyric of the beloved carol, “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing” by Charles Wesley. Created by Kirk Kirkland and arranged for choir, orchestra, and worship leaders by Camp Kirkland, Daniel Bondaczuk and Cliff Duren.
Kirk Kirkland, Cindy Morgan and Greg Nelson have combined to create a song that reflects Mary's mood at knowing she would give birth to the Son of God. This thoughtful arrangement captures the essence of the moment and allows your choir to shine as they convey this powerful message. Don't miss Behold Your King!
A setting of the 23rd Psalm in the Russian language composed right after the separatist riots of 2014 in Ukraine, dedicated to the memory of my grandfather, Ananii Bondaczuk. The piece of moderate difficulty is suitable for amateur choirs and a transliteration is available in the score.
Winning piece of the composition competition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the St. Mark Episcopal Church at Evanston, IL
The joyful song the angels proclaimed on the night Christ was born became a significant part of the liturgy. Independent of denomination, all professed Christians rejoice in the “Gloria” and its significance. That’s the essence of this piece: a festive setting of the “Gloria” with the original text in Latin, accompanied by the Organ, adequate for the average church choir, and suitable for liturgical use regardless of denomination.
Cantate Dominum Canticum Novum was the winning work of the Joaquim Simoes da Horaaward, which was took place during the 2nd edition of the In Spiritum festival, in the city of O Porto. It is also the introit for the 5th Sunday of Easter, date when the piece was premiered. This psalm perfectly reflects the spirit of this work, to give to the Iberian organ a contemporary voice. Furthermore, no other chant would be more appropriate to celebrate the rebirth of two important instruments, the organs of the church of the clergy (Igreja dos Clérigos) which return to integrate the music scene of Oporto after thorough restoration.
The piece consists of a single movement divided into seven interspersed subsections. These sessions are inspired by two typically Iberian musical styles: the Tiento (attempt), and the Batalla (battle). Though this terminology refers to more complex musical forms, they are used in the score to respectively characterize a polyphonic session with a soloist stop and a martial session with abundant use of horizontal reeds respectively. Other characteristic stylistic elements such as glosas, falsas, and the use of the split-keyboard have also been incorporated and adapted under a current linguistic approach, exerting a connection with the past while casting a vision for the future.