The Choral Music of Ruth Elaine Schram

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10 More Anthems for about 10 Singers
Continuing the acclaimed series of choral collections for smaller choirs, this invaluable and economical compilation from Lorenz is a perfect solution no matter how few in number or vocally unbalanced your faithful choir may be.

Contributing composers include Mark Burrows, Victor Johnson, Lloyd Larson, Mary McDonald, Joseph Martin, Larry Shackley, Jean Anne Shafferman, and Ruth Elaine Schram.

Lorenz
45/1176L - SAB / Piano

Agnus Dei
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A cappella setting of the Latin "Lamb of God" text, open scored for SATB with lots of independent movement in the voices.  (Piano cues double the voices to facilitate the learning process.)  The ACDA Choral Journal wrote, "Its lush chords and well-constructed vocal lines will be a welcome addition to the repertoire of any well-trained choir."  Stunning during the Lenten season.

Shawnee Press
A-2156 - SATB a cappella

All God's Children Gotta Sing!
This versatile collection compiled by Lloyd Larson is designed with the needs of small choirs or those with limited rehearsal time in mind. It is ideal for intergenerational choirs, senior adult choirs, or any group of people who love to sing. Composers include Ruth Elaine Schram, Lloyd Larson, Mary McDonald, Larry Shackley, Jean Anne Shafferman, and Natalie Sleeth.

Songs include: "Fount of Every Blessing" (Larson); "Go Ye Therefore" (McDonald); "Good and Simple Gifts" (Sleeth & Shafferman); "Lord, I Know I Been Changed" (Shackley); "My Shepherd Will Supply My Need" (Larson); "Sing a New Song to the Lord" (Sleeth & Shafferman); "Stand Up!" (McDonald); and "That Promised Land" (Schram). Accompaniment CD available.

Lorenz
45/1178L - Two-Part
99/3333L - Accompaniment CD

All My Trials  New for SATB!
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The familiar African-American Spiritual has been expressively arranged in multiple voicings by Ruth Elaine Schram. It starts out in A minor with open, parallel fifths in the piano part then moves into C-major when the voices come in, and the ending just fades away, again in A minor.  Suitable for school or church use.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL932 - SATB
BL166 - Three Part Mixed
BL167 - Unison / Two Part

All the Earth Will Sing for Joy
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Perennial Best Seller!  Versatile song arranged for two part any combination, based on the beloved Psalm 100 text. Moderate ranges and singable lines are perfect for children's voices (flute doubles part I up the octave), youth, adults, or senior adults.

Harold Flammer / Shawnee Press
EA-5108 - Two Part, Any Combination

All Things (cover) All Things
Based on Philippians 4:13, this original anthem applies a powerful scripture passage to every day situations our children face, a message worthy of being remembered for life. This piece offers opportunities to teach your children's choir sustained, legato singing, while creative use of melody helps you teach ear training and intervals. An optional flute part is included and an expertly recorded accompaniment track is also available, for extra sparkle! An anthem resources package is available including a teaching plan, activity pages, visuals and much more.

This work is exclusively available from Dot Music Resources at the links in the table below.

Dot Music Resources
DMR100 - Unison, with opt. flute
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DMR100AC - Accompaniment Track
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DMR100RSC - Anthem Resources
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Alleluia Cantate
Suitable as a call to worship or anthem during the service, this joyous celebration of music is partly set as a round, making it easy to learn with minimal preparation while sounding deceptively difficult.

Free MP3 part-by-part rehearsal aids and accompaniments are available from the publisher.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL695 - Two-part

Alleluia We Sing
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A touch of syncopation and a lively keyboard part give this "Alleluia" a fine vigor and energy. As a pure expression of the joy of singing, this selection will be very appealing to a young mixed choir or treble group.

Carl Fischer
CM8737 - Three Part Mixed
CM8738 - Two Part

Alleluia, Praise His Name
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This beautiful, enduring praise anthem will be a favorite of your choir and congregation! The simplicity of the text is underscored by fluid accompaniment. Scored for SAB with a fourth part cued in the bass clef to easily adapt it for SATB choirs.

Shawnee Press
D-5437 - SAB or SATB
E-5299 - Two Part Treble
MD5320 - Accompaniment / Performance CD

Alleluia, Praise the Lord (cover) Alleluia, Praise the Lord
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Beautiful, flowing song of praise for SAB voices, but with a limited bass clef range that makes it suitable for youth as well as adults. Simple, memorable text by Linda Walker.

GlorySound / Shawnee Press
D5451 - SAB (Three Part Mixed)

America
Ruthie has arranged the "prequel" to her very popular "America the Beautiful" (BL276), skillfully setting "America" (My Country 'Tis of Thee; Thesaurus Musicus, words by Samuel F. Smith) for three-part mixed chorus and optional baritone. Beginning with an optional intro, the song starts a cappella and builds verse by verse to a powerful conclusion. While it is magnificent on its own, an alternate ending that enables a segue into her arrangement of "America the Beautiful" creates a stirring patriotic medley. Suitable for church or school use; perfect for Memorial Day or July Fourth services. Commissioned by the Midland High School Chorus, Midland, Michigan (Robert Sabourin, director).

Free MP3 part-by-part rehearsal aids and accompaniments are available from the publisher.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL675 - Three-part Mixed / Opt. Baritone

America the Beautiful (cover) America the Beautiful
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The classic patriotic piece has been arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram for church or school use.  Perfect for July 4 weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, and other Sundays when we observe national holidays.  The optional baritone in the mixed voicing make this setting especially useful for holiday weekends when your choir loft may not be completely full.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL276 - SAT(B)
BL277 - Unison / Two Part
BLCD00T3 or BLCD00T4 - Accompaniment CD

America, Land I Love
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America is truly a land of many cultures, and this anthem celebrates the freedom and diversity which make our nation great!  This patriotic arrangement includes the Pledge of Allegiance, parts of "The Star Spangled Banner," and "America."   Optional Guitar, Bass, and Drum parts are included in the score.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SV9990 - Three Part Mixed
SV9989CD - Accompaniment CD

Angels Watching Over Me
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Equally suitable for church or school use, this delightful melding of three spirituals allows opportunities for young, developing choirs to create beautiful tone quality while preparing for an artistic performance. The comforting message of guardian angels watching over us begins with "All Night, All Day," then glides into "In the morning, when I rise ..." and concludes with "Every night when the sun goes in ... Angels watching over me...." For mixed or treble voices.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2548H - Three-part Mixed
15/2562H - Two-part
99/2418H - P/A CD

As a Family, We Thank You
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Suitable for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Children's Day, Christian Family Emphasis, Child dedication or Baptism services.  "Lord, humbly we thank you for giving us the gift of children..." (parents, or mothers, fathers).  Using God's design for home and family as a picture of the relationship we have with God, we are encouraged to appreciate these gifts.  The congregation may be incorporated by teaching them the chorus.  Optional flute part is included in the score, and guitar, bass, and electric piano parts are available separately.

Shawnee Press
A-7456 - SATB
LB5611 - Instrumental Parts
MD5096 - "Lite Trax" Acc. CD

Augsburg Choirbook for Men (cover) Augsburg Choirbook for Men
This practical collection for men's voices features old and new anthems that should be staples in any choral or small ensemble library. It includes Ruth Elaine Schram's arrangement of "Come Ye Sinners" for TB voices and may be ordered directly from the publisher.

Augsburg
0-8006-7683-1 - Book

Augsburg Choirbook for Women (cover) Augsburg Choirbook for Women
This collection offers diverse musical selections for choirs of all ages and abilities from high school through adult. The high quality and accessible music will be useful to church, college and community choirs. The volume contains a cappella settings as well as gospel settings with piano and voicings from unison to SSAA, including Ruth Elaine Schram's SSA arrangement of "Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep". It may be ordered directly from the publisher.

Augsburg
0-8006-2037-2 - Book

Be Still and Know
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Adaptation of the beloved scripture passage in Psalm 46. The dynamics range from soft and contemplative to strong and powerful. This piece is suitable for general use, or for worship services exploring the character of God where a reverent anthem is desired.

Hal Leonard
08742214 - SATB

Be Still, My Soul
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This arrangement of the beloved hymn based on the immortal FINLANDIA theme by Sibelius is true to the spirit of the original while adding a freshness through the addition of an optional organ part to the piano accompaniment with optional flute. Thoughtfully and artfully arranged for the volunteer choir, this heartfelt choral expresses the comfort of God's promises. The third verse offers a chance to feature the men's voices, followed by a lovely SSA section.

Commissioned by the First United Methodist Church of Arab, Alabama, in honor of Eleanor Cobb and her many years of dedication and service, and based upon her favorite hymn.

Shawnee Press
A8695 - SATB, piano, opt. organ, opt. flute

The Beauty of the Lord
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Absolutely gorgeous benediction by David Gaines and Ruth Elaine Schram, based on Psalm 90. Suitable any time of year, available in two voicings.


Customized Instrumental Accompaniment is available for this choral work! Click here for more info.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
BSCM03055 - SATB
BSCM03056 - SAB

Benedictus
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Strong, robust setting for men's voices of the Latin "Benedictus," taken from the "Sanctus" section of the Roman mass. Translated, it means "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord." Suitable for church or school; contest or festival use.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL266 - TB

Blessed Assurance
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"Blessed Assurance" (incorporating the beloved hymn by Fanny Crosby and Phoebe Knapp) is a joyous proclamation of God's faithfulness and our trust in His provision for our salvation.  The gospel feel gives the song its lilt that is fun to sing and hear.   Suitable for use any time during the church year, and written in two part treble voicing, it is accessible for mixed choirs (suggestions for voicings are given), treble voices, senior adults, youth, women's or men's choirs.  Ranges are moderate and much of the song is in unison, unison with descant or countermelody.  There is minimal part writing, so it can be easily and quickly prepared when rehearsal time is limited.

Hal Leonard
08741846 - Two Part

Blessing and Benediction
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"Blessing and Benediction" is a flexible piece that quotes the Sarum Primer (God Be In Your Head) and incorporates the beloved Lutkin work, "The Lord Bless You and Keep You." Instructions are given throughout which allow choirs to use only the Blessing portion (Measures 1 - 27) or only the Amen portion (Measures 43 - 53) of this work, and the section incorporating the Lutkin Benediction may be done accompanied or a cappella. It would be suitable any time of year as a full-length anthem or (in whole or in part) as a benediction.

Hal Leonard
08743376 - SATB

Blessings
The greatest gift is Jesus, whose death for our salvation is a glorious blessing. Ruth Elaine Schram's medley of three beloved, traditional hymns tenderly reminds us to count our blessings with an arrangement that is versatile for both large and small choirs.

Lorenz
10/4195L - SATB / Two-part Mixed

Bread From Heaven
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This fun setting of J. Paul Williams' adaptation of John 6:32-40 is upbeat and rhythmic. The Island-flavor music by Ruth Elaine Schram includes optional percussion parts and hand claps which make the message of this scripture passage come to life.

GlorySound (Shawnee Press)
A7403 - SATB

Brighter Than Snow
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This exquisite setting of Psalm 51 which captures a new adaptation of that familiar passage works equally well for children's choir, women's voices, or mixed voices.  "Wash me and I'll be brighter than snow..."

Augsburg
0-8006-7634-3 - Two Part Any Combination

Celtic Alleluia
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Psalm 9:1-2 is set to the lovely Irish hymn tune "St. Columba," adapted and arranged with a Celtic flair. Piano accompaniment is augmented by a delightful (optional) flute part for this gently moving song of praise.

Fred Bock
BG2364 - SATB

Celtic Benediction
A wonderful parting blessing for any occasion! The soothing movement of the 6/8 meter, combined with lovely melodic writing for flute or other C instrument provides the perfect setting for this benediction anthem of hope and comfort. "May the face of God go before you. May the grace of God now be with you. May His goodness and mercy follow you all the days of your life ..."

Jubilate (Alfred Music)
08068905723 - SATB with Opt. Flute

Clap Your Hands All Ye Nations
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This anthem based on Psalm 47, would be an appropriate selection for a call to worship at the beginning of the service or as a festive anthem of praise during the worship service. The song begins rather softly and increases gradually to fortissimo at the end, but is accented and full of intensity throughout. Both keyboard and voices are as percussive as they are melodic. Hand clapping and improvisation on Orff instruments would be appropriate additions to this piece. Arranged by John Purifoy.

Hal Leonard
08741008 - SATB

Come As a Child
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Expressive, thoughtful text by Ruth Elaine Schram set to a lovely melody by Sherri Porterfield is perfect for general use.  "Come unto him as a child; hear with new ears, see with new eyes.  Remember the innocence, and come unto Him as a child..."

Laurel Press (Lorenz)
10/2122LA - SATB

Come Hear
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"Long ago, the Word of God came to the prophets by divine inspiration. To share the news, and to spread the word, they would issue this blanket invitation: Come hear! Come hear the Word of the Lord..." Effective choral writing by Ruth Elaine Schram and Scott D. Schram remind us that God still has a powerful message for all time revealed in His Word. Suitable any time of year.

Fred Bock
BG2475 - SATB

Come Thou Fount
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"Come Thou Fount" is one of the great songs of sacred literature. The soaring melody and expressive texts are powerfully set by Ruth Elaine Schram, capturing the strength and beauty of this exceptional work. Suitable for church or school use.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL337 - Unis / Two Part
BLCD00T6 - Accompaniment CD

Come to Me
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This expressive adaptation of the scripture passage found in Matthew 11:28-30 is suitable any time during the church year. It explores the mystery and awe of God's invitation to each of us to come to Himself and lay down our burdens.

Hal Leonard
08742633 - SATB

Come with Thanksgiving
Simple yet stately, this anthem based on Psalm 100 works perfectly for any service of thanksgiving or praise. A straightforward piano accompaniment blends nicely with the vocal parts, offering excellent melodic support throughout the piece. An Accompaniment / Performance CD is available.

Harold Flammer (Shawnee Press)
35028766 - Unison/opt. 2-Part Treble
35028756 - Celebration Trax A/P CD

Day By Day (with Peace Like a River)
This moving setting of the beloved hymn "Day By Day" (by Caroline V. Sandell-Berg and Oscar Ahnfelt) has been artfully arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram, incorporating the traditional "Peace Like a River." The result is an incredibly moving anthem that will provide wonderful moments in general worship as well as a tender reflection in funeral or memorial services. The song is dedicated in loving memory to Ruthie's precious uncle, Chandler Gage, who walked her down the aisle when she married Scott.


Customized Instrumental Accompaniment is available for this choral work! Click here for more info.

Alfred
39128 - SATB

Do Lord
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The upbeat swing style of this classic African American Spiritual arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram is ideal for any concert, and suitable for church or school use.   Optional Guitar, Bass, and Drum parts are included in the score.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SV9985 - SATB
SV9985CD - Accompaniment CD

Don't Worry About Tomorrow
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Based on Matthew 6:25-34, this adaptation of scripture is set to a bouncing, Caribbean type melody. Optional accompaniment track available features triangle, claves, tambourine, cabasa, and congas. Available for SATB or Two Part voices in any combination.

Alfred (formerly Belwin Mills / Warner Bros.)
BSCM00058 - SATB

Dona Nobis Pacem / Miserere Nobis
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Although written for contest and festival use, this octavo contains two a cappella settings of Latin texts which are equally at home in a liturgical setting. Elegant in their polyphonic texture and in the expression of two different emotions, they may be used separately or together.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL344 - Two Part a cappella

Down By the Riverside
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The wonderful African-American Spiritual has been given a powerful, upbeat treatment in this fresh arrangement by Ruth Elaine Schram. Available in multiple voicings, along with a compelling Accompaniment track. Will particularly appeal to youth choirs.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SVM02071 - SATB
SVM02073 - Two Part

Dry Bones
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The well-known spiritual has been arranged for voices of all ages, with the familiar ascending chromatic key changes in the first section and the descending modulations in the latter section.  Optional guitar, bass and drum parts are included in the score; suitable for church or school use.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SVM01023 - Three Part Mixed
SVM01024 - Two Part

Every Time I Think of You  New!
Based on scripture passages and perfect for special occasions throughout the year, this original selection serves as a tender tribute to those who inform and shape our lives. The flexible vocal texture suits any combination of voices, and the optional flute and/or cello accompaniment options add a unique touch to this heartfelt piece. From the "Ready to Worship" collection, the score is easy to read, learn, and sing. Suitable for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Funerals, Graduations, Teacher or Pastor Retirement or Relocations, and many other occasions. Flute and Cello parts are included in score.


Customized Instrumental Accompaniment is available for this choral work! Click here for more info.

Lorenz
10/4713L - SATB, SAB, or Two-part Mixed
99/3429L - PA/CD

Face the Cross  New Customizable Orchestration!
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MP3 audioCustomized Instrumental Accompaniment (Demo using synthesizer)
This dramatically compelling anthem by Ruth Elaine Schram and Scott Schram is suitable any time of year, yet perfect for Lent or Holy Week, or for that difficult Sunday after Christmas. The moving text is set to powerful music and will provide an unforgettable moment in your worship service. "You came into the world as a tiny child, small and unassuming. From Your first conscious thought, You knew Calvary was before you, looming. You knew Who You were, what You would do, why You had been sent to this place: to face the cross..." Stunning and breathtaking; for SATB or SAB voices with the option of using soloists on the first verse.


Customized Instrumental Accompaniment is available for this choral work! Click here for more info.

This Orchestration premiered by Faith Academy, Manila, the Philippines.

Alfred
21541 - SATB (Level Four)
21542 - SAB (Level Three)

Fall, Slow Tears
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The SSATB revoicing of this best-selling title by Ruth Elaine Schram is her 1000th choral publication, making this an historic printing both for her and for Carl Fischer Music. In the musical lines of the voices and piano accompaniment alike, the "falling" motive of shed tears creates a highly symbolic experience for singers as well as worshippers. This lush, thought-provoking and reflective work calls worshippers to a time of repentance and recognition of what Christ has done for us by His death on the cross. This gorgeous piece is perfectly suited for Communion, Lenten or other services of confession. Stunning, beautiful, and hauntingly memorable!

Carl Fischer
CM8687 - SAB
CM8838 - SSATB

First Fruits
This anthem of grateful devotion celebrates God's wonderful gifts to us. Quoting I Chronicles 29: 1, 14, the text reminds us that all that we have already belongs to the Lord. Opening with original music, it quite naturally leads to a statement of the beloved traditional hymn "Hendon" by Frances Havergal and Cesar Malan, "Take My LIfe and Let it Be." Elegant keyboard accompaniment is crowned by an optional obbligato for flute or other C-instrument. For General, Harvest, Thanksgiving, or Stewardship use.

Lorenz
10/3898L - SATB with opt. Flute
99/2551L - P/A CD

For All of Life
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Inspiring, life-affirming work by Ruth Elaine Schram & Douglas Nolan. The text message soars on this beautiful melody! "We thank you, God, for innocence, for childhood dreams, laughter and friends, the strength of youth, the growth of mind. We thank you God for all of life." A marvelous multi-generational anthem, it features adult, youth and children's choirs and senior adults singing as one voice about the joys and sorrows, trials and tribulations of life, making an outstanding home and family anthem as well as a gracious Thanksgiving Day offering. Share this lovely song of gratitude with your congregation, they will be talking about it for weeks to come!

Shawnee Press
A7739 - SATB / Youth / Children

For the Beauty of the Earth
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The text of the classic Hymn tune is set to beautiful new music by Ruth Elaine Schram.   Arranged for multiple voicings, suitable for church or school use.  Would be particularly meaningful sung by children in the Springtime.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL285 - SSA
BL286 - Unison / Optional Two Part
BL301 - SATB
BLCD00T3 or BLCD00T4 - Accompaniment CD

For Who You Are
Written for older elementary or middle school treble choirs, this anthem for Mother's Day or Father's Day expresses gratitude for the blessing of parents – from the perspective of a child. Repetitive sections and melodic phrases allow singers to learn the piece quickly. For choirs of two part singers, the anthem's ending includes an optional second vocal part that creates a lovely duet with the expressive melody.

Harold Flammer (Shawnee Press)
HL 35028263 - 2-Part Treble
HL 35028264 - Celebration Trax A/P CD

Gift of Music
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Uplifting original work that thanks the Lord for the gift of music. "We come together to worship, to praise You, Lord. We come together to lift Your Name above all other names. How could we begin to praise You without a song, without the gift of music that You so freely gave? Jesus, we thank You for the gift of music..."

Warner Bros. / Alfred
BSCM05011 - SATB
BSCM05012 - SAB
BSCM05011CD - Accompaniment CD

Give Me Jesus
A lovely pairing of two traditional spirituals, this artful arrangement opens with "Give Me Jesus" then flows so seamlessly into "Steal Away to Jesus" that the listener is unaware of the change to the second tune. Beautiful harmonic colors and a supportive accompaniment make this anthem a great addition to any library. Suitable for General Use or during Lent.

The new Vocal Duet folio works with male or female voices.

Lorenz
10/4378L - SATB / Piano
80/1094L - Vocal Duet
99/3321L - Accompaniment CD

Giving Thanks
Dancing gently in 3/4 meter, this anthem of thanksgiving reminds us that every good and perfect gift comes from God. Melodic repetition and a recurring refrain make the piece easy to learn and sing.

Harold Flammer (Shawnee Press)
HL 35028254 - Unison / Opt. 2-Part Treble
35028264 - Celebration Trax A/P CD

Gloria and Alleluia
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Set of two a cappella songs for young voices, perfect for contests, festivals and concerts. Gloria is up tempo and rhythmic, set in F major. The Alleluia is legato and melodic, set in D minor, and has two endings to choose from to suit your group.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL158 - Two Part, a cappella

Gloria Tibi Domine
This uplifting setting of a traditional Latin text will make the perfect opening statement on your next concert. Extended repetition helps to ease the learning process while saving rehearsal time. Available for Two Part or Three Part Mixed voices.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/3224H - Three-part Mixed
15/3225H - Two-part
99/3522H - Perf/Acc CD

Glorificamus Te
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Traditional Latin text and original music (with the option of singing a cappella) by Ruth Elaine Schram make this effective choral work a natural for worship. For SATB voices, this is easily sung, but has big impact with lots of exciting dynamics. Very rhythmic and fast-paced, this would be a perfect Call to Worship for use any time during the year. It would also be terrific as part of your Christmas programming.

Carl Fischer
CM8943 - SATB (opt. a cappella)

Glory Land Hallelu
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This energetic medley combines two traditional choruses, "Praise Ye the Lord, Hallelujah," and "Do Lord," sprinkled with references to Handel's "Hallelujah" Chorus! Lively choral call-and-response makes this the ideal piece for teaching choirs to part-sing, and its flexible voicing is great for both treble and mixed choirs of all ages. Speech chorus and stomps and claps add to the toe-tapping fun! Tim Hayden's delightfully orchestrated CD accompaniment track is available.

Alfred
00-24382 - Two Part any combination (Level Two)
00-24383 - InstruTrax CD

God Bless Our Homes
For Mother's and Father's Day or for any celebration of the family, consider this expressive prayer of affirmation by Roger Thornhill, expressively set by Ruth Elaine Schram. With tender emotion, this anthem goes straight to the heart and reminds us of the importance of family and faith community. Needful repertoire! For SATB voices, accompanied by Piano and optional cello. '

Shawnee Press
35027023 - SATB

God Is In This Room
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Lovely anthem by Ruth Elaine Schram & John Parker is an affirmation of God's loving presence in our worship services, and our need for His love. "In this room, there is a crying heart; a shattered life, a soul that's torn apart. And in this room, there is a broken home; eyes filled with tears, afraid and all alone. But in this room, there is a loving Lord..." The warm sound of strings (available separately) adds just the right touch to this sensitive musical offering.

Monarch (Lorenz)
10/3036M - SATB
30/1866M - String Parts and Score
99/1756M - Accompaniment CD

God Is Our Strength
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This versatile anthem may be performed either a cappella or with the optional accompaniment. Based on Psalm 46 and incorporating Martin Luther's "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God," it underscores the strong and protective nature of God, making it a perfect choice for Reformation Sunday.

Lorenz
10/3345L - SATB (opt. a cappella)

The God of Love Will Find You
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Ruth Elaine Schram and John Parker have teamed up to create this piece that conveys God's promise to never leave or forsake His own. The text is a message of assurance, and is easily prepared for use any time during the church year.

Carl Fischer
CM8819 - SATB

God Will Make a Way
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Ideal for blended worship settings, the Don Moen praise and worship favorite "God Will Make a Way" is beautifully partnered with the hymn classic "He Leadeth Me" by Joseph Gilmore and William Bradbury. Supportive accompaniment and carefully crafted vocal parts make this an accessible anthem for choirs large or small.

Exaltation (Lorenz)
10/3480L - SATB

God Will Supply
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Ruth Elaine Schram's father Richard Gage has, according to Ruthie, "always exemplified the greatest level of faith and obedience."  That steadfast faith is expressed beautifully in this text adapted from Philippians 4:19. "God never promised us sunshine every day... but God's promises are faithful."  Powerful words and fluid accompaniment combine to make this song of assurance in God's provision for us suitable any time during the church year. Optionally include your congregation on the final refrain.

Shawnee Press
A7541 - SATB

God's Big Family
In "God's Big Family," celebrated composer Ruth Elaine Schram has crafted a great resource for today's Christian children's choirs. Its six easy unison anthems are both fun and fun to sing and include optional second voice parts written in easy-to-teach formats such as echo, call and response, and partner song. With texts that serve the entire church year, each piece in this collection features a supportive and playable keyboard accompaniment.

Songs are included for Advent, Christmas, Easter, Family Emphasis, and General use. There are also optional parts for small percussion and body percussion that reinforce rhythmic acuity, and optional body motions and sign language provide beautiful visual appeal while developing gross motor skills. The corresponding reproducible narrations make these anthems perfect for worship, Sunday School and Christian School programs, and special fellowship events. The collection includes reproducible song sheets and (if purchased in this format) a Performance/Accompaniment CD delightfully orchestrated by Tim Hayden.

Lorenz
30/2716L - Book/CD Combination
30/2726L - Songbook (only)

God's Family of Love
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Beth Rice Luttrell has crafted a beautiful text which is a prayer of thanks to God for the gift of Christian families, the structure of the Christian family, and familial love which is not only a picture of God's love for us, but an opportunity for us to show God's love to others. It would be a perfect choice for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Children's Day, Christian Family Sunday, or any service with a family emphasis. The optional flute part adds an elegant touch.

Hal Leonard
08742557 - SATB

God's Love
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This text by Ruth Elaine Schram has been set to unique upbeat music by Patti Drennan. The SSATBB (with solo) setting may be done a cappella, or with the accompaniment provided for Guitar, Bass, and Drums. (Piano accompaniment is optional throughout.) The original piece incorporates "Peace Like a River" in an unconventional setting.  This piece will require a fair amount of rehearsal, but you'll love the result!

GlorySound / Shawnee
A7411 - SATB (with divisi) and Solo

Good News!
Two delightfully uplifting spirituals, "Good News" and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" are partnered in this swing-style, upbeat arrangement for Two-Part Any Combination voices (suggestions given for mixed voices). Expertly crafted for beginning part singers or small, volunteer choirs, it opens with one spiritual, introduces the second, then partners them in the final section. Equally useful in a school or church setting, "Good News!" is a toe tapping, fun choice for both concerts and worship services.

Lorenz
10/3882L - Two-part Any Combination
99/2521L - P/A CD

Guide My Wayfaring Feet
In this inventive arrangement, Ruth Elaine Schram has paired the spirituals "Wayfaring Stranger" and "Guide My Feet." Each haunting melody flows seamlessly throughout the expressive vocals and accompaniment, and flexible voicing options allow for SATB, SAB, or Two-part choirs to perform this creative selection at any time of the year.


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Lorenz
10/4066L - SATB or SAB
10/4067L - Two-part Any Combination

He Lifts Me Up
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Contemporary and powerful, this gospel work based on Psalm 145 is a must for your choir! Beginning (optionally) a cappella, with opportunities for soloists to expressively interpret the verses, the chorus is unforgettable and catchy. Invite your congregation to sing along on the last chorus! Sure to be a favorite! Available in two voicings, with guitar chords included in score for rhythm sections. Will appeal to all ages!

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
BSCM03024 - SATB

Heart in Praise
"I lift up my heart in praise to You. Of all creation You are King: to You my praises I will sing." Open your hearts to the love of the Lord and show your praise and thanksgiving with this original anthem by Ruth Elaine Schram. Incorporates an adaptation of "Lauda Anima" by Henry Lyte and John Goss.

Alfred
37690 - SATB

Heaven!  New!
This bright, upbeat pairing of the spirituals "I Ain't Gonna Grieve My Lord No More" and "I Got Shoes" features call and response and simple harmonies supported by a fun, rhythmic piano accompaniment. It is a superb choice for young and developing choirs, and would be very effective in a worship setting.

Choristers Guild
CGE95 - Three-part Mixed
CGE96 - Two-part
CGECD44 - P/A CD

His Eye Is On the Sparrow
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With a sense of comfort and protection from the tender text, this is perhaps one of the best loved and most performed of all gospel songs.  Heard in every form imaginable from recording artists to movie sound tracks, this is truly a universal favorite.  This beautiful arrangement for SATB or SAB choirs includes the addition of flute and cello parts which add a haunting and lyrical touch to this beautiful choral.  Perfect for special services of dedication, memorial and comfort as well as general services any time.  Sung with conviction, feeling and gratitude, this choral work will become a blessing to choirs and congregations alike.  A solo version is available in the collection "They Could Not" also published by Carl Fischer.

Carl Fischer
CM8841 - SATB/Flute/Cello
CM8842 - SAB/Flute/Cello
VF8 - Solo Collection

His Hands
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This brilliant text takes us on a journey of Christ's life through hands which took the impact of childhood falls, felt the textures of wood in a carpenter's home, blessed bread to feed multitudes, healed the sick, washed feet, and ultimately bore the scars of crucifixion on a cross. It is a moving anthem sure to inspire choirs and congregations alike. Available SATB or SAB, with beautiful orchestration that will not overwhelm even a smaller choir. (From the cantata for Holy Week or communion, "The Living Last Supper". Orchestration includes parts for flute, oboe, clarinet 1 & 2, percussion, Violin 1 & 2, Viola, Cello, Double Bass.) Suitable for Lent, or observances of the Lord's Supper throughout the church year.

Exaltation (Lorenz)
10/3654L - SATB
10/3655L - SAB
30/2296L - Small Orchestra Score and Parts
99/2219L - Performance / Accompaniment CD

Hodie / Kyrie
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This versatile piece has dual text; Hodie for seasonal use, and Kyrie for general. The melody was written by Brian Busch and Ruth Elaine Schram, and is arranged in three part mixed or two part voicings. Suitable for church or school use, with moderate ranges and difficulty levels for each voicing.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL168 - Three Part Mixed
BL169 - Two Part

Hold On Noah!
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Delightful new work by Mark Cabaniss and Ruth Elaine Schram is sure to please. "Better build a boat and step inside, this is gonna be a bumpy ride!" This foot-tapping new spiritual is pure fun, and tells the favorite story of Noah in a fresh new way. Add the optional rhythm section for a jubilant celebration of faith! Optional parts for guitar, bass, and drums included in the score.

Hal Leonard
08743338 - SATB
08743094 - Bonus Trax

How Can I Keep from Singing
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Superb voice leading characterizes this SSA setting of the Traditional Quaker Hymn. A perfect choice for use any time during the church year. Your ladies will sound warm and sensitive on this flowing setting.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL462 - SSA
BLCD0T14 - Accompaniment CD

How Great His Love
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How great is the Father's love for us! Full of awe and wonder, this song of reverent faith opens quietly, with unison voices. The vocals thicken gradually as the verses rise in successive keys, warmly supported by the artful accompaniment. Lyrical and reflective, it is a gift of love for our gracious, compassionate God. (From the cantata "The Living Last Supper.")

Suitable for Lent, Communion services, or general use. Beautifully orchestrated for flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, Percussion (wind chimes and suspended cymbal), Violin I and II, Viola, Cello, and Bass. All instrumental parts are optional and work with the piano to support and augment, but not overwhelm, the voices.

Lorenz
10/3789L - SATB
10/3790L - SAB
30/2422L - Small Orchestration
99/2441L - Accompaniment CD

Hymns We Love (cover) Hymns We Love
Six well-known contemporary church music composers have each chosen two hymns to be included in this refreshingly unique collection for piano. Also included are their personal stories and thoughts about why the chosen hymns are their favorites.

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I Give You Honor
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In a style reminiscent of a contemporary praise chorus, this simple, understated anthem of praise has a relentless drive propelling it to the soft but earnest "I give you glory." Based on Revelation 4 - 5, suitable any time of year. "I know that one day, every knee will bow; I know that one day, every mouth will praise You, that every tongue will one day confess that You are that Lamb that was slain..."


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Laurel (Lorenz)
10/3778LA - SATB

I Was Glad: Psalm 122
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Here is a wonderful addition to the repertoire for children, youth, or women's choir.  This piece offers an infectious rhythm, memorable tune, and easy Two Part writing.  Though this text is often associated with Advent, this joyful piece would work well for any Sunday.

Augsburg
0-8006-7665-3 - Two Part

I Will Arise
Here is the Southern folk melody RESTORATION and its familiar lyrics in a subtly intense a cappella arrangement, featuring a variety of robust choral textures that dramatically fade into a quiet, comforting, and unexpected ending. Voiced SATB, with limited divisi in the Soprano and Alto only.

Lorenz
10/4619L - SATB

I Will Hold Your Hand
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Uplifting piece that assures us no matter what storms we encounter, God has promised to never let us go. "When the clouds begin to gather, and the rain begins to fall; when the storms are all around you till you cannot see at all, I will hold your hand..." Available in two voicings for mixed ensembles.


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Warner Bros. / Alfred
BSCM05018 - SATB
BSCM05019 - Two Part Mixed

I Will Live My Thanks
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This tender song of Thanksgiving and praise by Ruth Elaine Schram and Joseph M. Martin is unforgettable. Compelling yet gentle, it is easily learned so that the emphasis can be placed on the expressive qualities. Commissioned in honor of Elizabeth Monk on the occasion of her 100th birthday.

Shawnee Press
A8510 - SATB

I Will Serve You
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Commissioned by the Chancel Choir of First United Methodist Church, Anniston, Alabama, in honor of James Roberts' 25 years as organist, this lovely anthem incorporates his favorite hymn, "For the Beauty of the Earth" by Folliot S. Pierpoint and Conrad Kocher. Unison children begin by stating this hymn text and melody, then later this works in partnership with the original material sung by adults, "... Lord of all, Creator of all things; Lord of life, Lord of Lords and King of Kings; Lord of all, this prayer to You we raise: that our life may be a hymn of grateful praise..." Suitable any time of the year.


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Laurel Press (Lorenz)
10/3425LA - SATB with Unison children

If You Search
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This sensitive and thoughtful text is set to a lovely, catchy tune your students will love. An alternate text makes this song suitable for church or school use. Available for mixed voices or ladies' voices, also arranged for solo voice in the "When I Reflect" collection.

Carl Fischer
CM8800 - SATB
CM8801 - SSA
VF6 - Solo book and CD

In Everything Give Thanks
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Based on the beloved passage in Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 and I Thessalonians 5:18, this song encourages us to give thanks to God in everything. "In everything, we give thanks. There's a time to sow, and there's a time to reap, there's a time to laugh, a time to weep, but in everything, we give thanks..." Straightforward without being simplistic, the message is highlighted by memorable music in this anthem of thanks and praise for General, Thanksgiving, or Stewardship use.


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Alfred
32286 - SATB

In Thanks and Praise
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This versatile original anthem has texts for both Thanksgiving and general use.  Solid, accessible four-part writing is supported by a flowing eighth note accompaniment.  Lovely and adaptable to meet your needs!

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
BSCM04016 - SATB

In That Day
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This rhythmic, upbeat anthem is a change of pace for Advent or Christ the King Sunday, quoting the passage from Isaiah 12 as the basis for the text.  With joy and assurance we sing of His promised salvation.  Much unison and two part singing, and the repetitious nature of this piece, make it memorable and easy to learn.  Changes in voicing and dynamics add interest and propel it forward to the victorious climax.

Shawnee Press
A7770 - SATB

In the Whisperings
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This tender ballad reminds us that life and faith are filled with promises: "A tiny bud holds the promise of a flower; a tiny seed, the essence of the grain; a tiny plant holds the promise of the plenty we believe the autumn harvest will contain." In all of these promises, we are reminded of God's providence and presence. It is a message which needs to be sung and heard! "In the whisperings all around, even in the smallest sight and sound we can see reminders of a Holy, loving God..." Suitable any time of year.


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Exaltation (Lorenz)
10/3653L - SATB

Instant Introits & Amens
This set of four introits and four benedictions by Stan Pethel and Ruth Elaine Schram is a useful addition to your choir's repertoire. Each short choral response includes an optional instrumental part and is quite accessible for any choir. Each selection will surely provide a meaningful beginning or ending to your time of worship. Titles include, "Hear the Glad Sound," "Sing Praise," "Come, Let Us Sing!", "Rejoice, Rejoice!", "As We Now this Place Depart," "Let Us Share God's Love," "Into the Coming Days," and "May the Lord Watch Over You."

Jubilate (Alfred Music)
0 80689 11023 8 - SATB with Opt. Instrument

Instruments of Praise 2
This collection is a second volume in the popular and versatile format initially created by Ruth Elaine Schram. These creative and practical arrangements work equally well as solos or duets by any combination of C and B-flat instruments. They are ideal for preludes, offertories, special music, or recital programs. This collection features hymn tunes that are particularly suitable for Spring, Lent, and Holy Week, as well as general use.

There has been a resurgence of instrumental music programs in our churches in recent years. One of Ruthie's goals is to provide resources for Volunteer Musicians to use their unique gifts for the Lord. These arrangements are written with them in mind; the music will not look intimidating but will sound fresh and captivating to the listener.

An Accompaniment CD is included in the book to be used for Rehearsal and/or Performance, or as a demo to assist live musicians in interpretation of the arrangements.

Lorenz
30/3122L - C or Bb Instruments and Keyboard

An Irish Prayer
A haunting keyboard introduction recurs as a unifying device and beautifully complements the mesmerizing melody throughout this tender original selection by Ruth Elaine Schram, utilizing the familiar Irish Blessing "May the Road Rise to Meet You" and an Irish Prayer. Well suited for use in worship throughout the year, it will also serve as a wonderful benediction.


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Lorenz
10/4643L - SATB

It's All About the Cross
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A brief journey through scripture, outlining the unity of the Old and New Testament with respect to the plan of salvation, is beautifully enhanced with a distinctive melody that delicately paints the scene of Christ's love for us as demonstrated on Calvary. Weaving in themes from the beloved hymn, "When I Survey," the optional String Orchestra accompaniment adds a crowning touch to this moving work. For further flexibility for your music ministry, a string reduction is included with the string score.

Monarch (Lorenz)
10/3537M - SATB
30/2198M - String Orchestration
99/2046M - Performance / Accompaniment CD

Jesus Is My Shepherd
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"Jesus is my Shepherd, Jesus is my Lord. Jesus is my Shepherd, I won't be afraid anymore. Though the darkness is all around me, though my enemies surround me, I will trust in the Lord. I won't be afraid anymore..." Ruth Elaine Schram pairs the familiar "Jesus Loves Me" by Anna Warner and William Bradbury with original words and music. The result is a sweetly uplifting partner song, perfect for times of prayer, dedication, funeral services, and other occasions of intimate worship of the Lord as "our Shepherd" or studies of Psalm 23.

Carl Fischer
CM8917 - SATB

Jesus Shall Reign
In this sturdy arrangement for brass and piano, Ruth Elaine Schram provides a setting that is well-crafted idiomatically for each of the brass instruments. Ideally suited for worship, "Jesus Shall Reign" (with "Crown Him with Many Crowns") features a supportive piano accompaniment that ensures that the brass will play with confidence and strength! The versatility of the well-known hymn tunes (DUKE STREET by John Hatton and DIADEMATA by George Elvey) makes this a resource suitable throughout the entire church year.

Lorenz
30/3006L - Brass Quintet / Piano

Jesus, Lover of My Soul
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This smooth pairing of "Jesus, Lover of My Soul" and "Fairest Lord Jesus" is a gracious intertwining of beloved hymn tunes. The flowing vocal lines and fine keyboard part propel the listener toward a hauntingly beautiful ending. This inventive anthem will inspire the choir and congregation alike. Scored for SAB voices with a fourth part cued in the bass clef to easily adapt it for SATB choirs.

Carl Fischer
CM8744 - SA(T)B

Jesus, Precious Treasure (cover) Jesus, Precious Treasure
This vocal soloist collection is filled with heart-felt songs of devotion to Jesus and hymns that focus on His Name. The varied seasonal themes ensure that this resource will be used throughout the church year with songs suitable for Advent/Christmas, Lent, Stewardship Emphases, and general services. Versatile, it includes optional synthesizer parts to provide a sparkling performance option when used with the piano accompaniment.

An accompaniment CD is included for rehearsal or performance purposes, and it contains two bonus tracks: a live orchestral accompaniment to "His Hands," and a live string accompaniment to "Christmas Grace."

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Jesus, Wayfaring Stranger
Melding the two tunes "Wayfaring Stanger" and "Were You There", Ruthie Schram has treated both with reverence in this easy-to-prepare setting. Flexibly voiced for SATB or Two-part Mixed voices, and supported by a forward-moving accompaniment, this anthem is sure to appeal to choirs of all sizes. Performance / Accompaniment CD available.


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Lorenz
10/4623L - SATB/Two-part Mixed
99/3360L - Perf/Acc CD

Joseph's Song (God Was In Control)
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This delightfully amusing recount of the life of the Old Testament prophet, Joseph, is set to the familiar "Yankee Doodle" tune, making this easy to learn for your young singers. From his coat of many colors to his seat on the court of the Pharaoh, this charming, witty children's anthem by Linda Marcus and Ruth Elaine Schram is ideal for worship, chapel, or Sunday School throughout the year. Sung in unison or in two easy parts, with optional Readings to give background information on this wonderful Bible story, this is sure to be an instant favorite. Fun, sparkling track by Tim Hayden is the perfect accompaniment choice.

Alfred
29282 - Unison / Two Part
29283 - Performance / Accompaniment CD

Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
This accessible arrangement of the familiar African American spiritual makes an ideal selection for older children's choirs as well as youth or adult choirs. A well-crafted accompaniment nicely supports the vocals while also painting a picture of Jericho's tumbling walls using descending chromatic patterns heard during the song's introduction and interludes. Performance / Accompaniment CD available.

Shawnee Press
35029810 - Unison/Opt. 2-Part Treble
35029822 - CelebrationTrax A/P CD

Just a Closer Walk
This relaxed and joyful arrangement of the gospel favorite perfectly conveys the happiness of those who walk life's journey with God as their guide. Voiced Two-part Mixed for ease of learning, with an optional Rhythm Section (parts available separately) or an Accompaniment CD for fun and sparkle.

Lorenz
10/4560L - Two-part Mixed
30/3168L - Rhythm Score and Parts
99/3310L - Perf/Acc CD

Kneel at the Cross
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Gentle, expressive anthem incorporating the Charles Moody text (adapted by Ruth Elaine Schram). Suitable for Lent, Holy Week, or general use, and for worship services that focus on the theme of salvation or Christ's atoning death on the cross. It could also be used as an invitation piece at the end of a worship service or during a revival.

Hal Leonard
08742225 - SATB

Kum Ba Yah (published by BriLee)
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The beloved campfire song has been artfully arranged for Unison / Optional Two Part voices.  The familiar melody has been given beautiful fresh harmonies that a new generation will cherish.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL452 - Unison / Opt. Two Part
BLCD0T12 - Accompaniment CD

Kyrie (based upon Largo from The New World Symphony)
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Traditional Latin text set to music based upon Movement II, "Largo," from Symphony No. 9, Opus 95, "From the New World" by Antonin Dvorak, arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram. This well-known melody is also known as the Spiritual "Goin' Home." Optional oboe or other C-instrument part is included.


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Alfred
17977 - SATB (Level Three)
44237 - SAB
17978 - Three Part Mixed (Level Two)
17979 - Two Part / SSA (Level Two)

Kyrie (for ladies' voices)
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The vocal harmonies in this lovely setting of the Greek "Kyrie" create a shimmering effect in this tasteful original for ladies' voices. The modulation heightens the tension, only to be released as the work closes. This sonorous, expressive work will be a welcome addition to your library.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL465 - SSA
BLCDD0T14 - Accompaniment Track

Kyrie (for men's voices)
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The melody to this TB setting of the Latin text is chant-like but the harmonies are warm.  Ebb and flow, dynamic changes, a rising climax, and a return to gentleness all result in a beautifully crafted work that helps build a sense of expressiveness into your young male ensemble.  A great teaching and performance piece for Two Part Men's voices.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL419 - TB
BLCD0T11 - Accompaniment CD

Kyrie Eleison (published by Alfred) (cover) Kyrie Eleison (published by Alfred)
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Expressive new melody to the classic Latin text, arranged for Two Part voices. Antiphony and contrasting motion makes the harmony easy for younger choirs to learn and interesting for the listener. Good for general services, also appropriate for school use.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SV9614 - Two Part

Kyrie Eleison (published by BriLee)
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Chant-like in its melodic movement, yet wonderfully contemporary in its harmonic warmth, this Three Part Mixed setting of the Latin text strikes a balance between the old and new world.  Melodic planing and a gentle rubato bring a wonderful expressiveness to this work, creating an opportunity for an exquisite aesthetic experience for your developing ensemble.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL425 - Three Part Mixed
BLCD0T10 - Accompaniment CD

Laudamus Te
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Lovely new melody for the Latin text, artfully arranged for Two Part or Three Part Mixed voices. In the 3 Part version, Parts I and II (ladies' voices) sing the English, while Part III (mens' voices) sing the Latin. Three-Part version sounds particularly lush and full. Appropriate for school use also: a marvelous teaching tool for the classroom, and a wonderful choice for festivals or competitions.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL117 - Three Part Mixed
BL118 - Two Part

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled
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This gentle anthem takes its text from a beloved passage from the Gospel of John. Ruth Elaine Schram's musical setting brings just the right mood for the words, creating an anthem your choir and congregation will cherish. Particularly appropriate for services commemorating September 11.

Hal Leonard
08744793 - SATB

Let There Be Joy!
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Start your Sunday morning service with this original praise anthem!  "Let there be joy in this sanctuary, let there be harmony and love.  Let there be song, let the music carry on the wings of praise to God above..."  Beautiful and uplifting lyrics set to powerful, inspiring music makes this anthem the perfect choice to raise the spirits of your congregation.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
BSCM04023 - SATB
BSCM04024 - SAB
BSCM04023CD - Accompaniment CD

Light a Candle for Peace
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This gentle, flexible anthem is a perfect choice when lighting the peace candle during Advent. However it is not so specific to Advent that it could not be used throughout the year for other services with a "peace" focus. The optional child's solo can be a breathtaking option (particularly if used for 9/11 remembrance services) and the flowing keyboard writing helps make this a real winner. Ruth Elaine Schram is known for her tender music of hope and she has touched this subject with her special magical melding of melody and text. Cello obligato included in score, which adds a beautiful, crowning touch.

Shawnee Press
A8771 - SATB (opt. Child solo or section)

Little Eyes are Watching You
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This gentle yet powerful anthem is useful throughout the church year, especially for baptism, child or family dedication, Mother's or Father's Day, teacher ordination and stewardship. Based on Ephesians 5:1-2, a narrator begins (optionally) by quoting "Be imitators of God, as dearly loved children, and life a life of love." Then the children begin by singing "Little eyes are watching you. Be imitators of God." Then the adults come in: "Little eyes are watching me, watching everything I do. Little imitators, watching; Lord, help me be like You..." Very effective.


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Alfred
21579 - SATB/Children (Level Three)
21580 - Two Part Mix/Children (Level Two)

Little Innocent Lamb
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Both youth and adults will ask for this anthem! The traditional spiritual Little Lamb, Little Lamb, Little Innocent Lamb has been arranged for Unison and Two Part choirs. Easy to learn and to easy to teach, this offering is a great piece to introduce the traditional spiritual style, or just a treat for your singers! The text has been updated by the arranger to make it less confusing and more applicable to today's choirs.

Shawnee Press
E5525 - Two Part Treble
MD5545 - LiteTrax CD

The Lone, Wild Bird
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This traditional American folk hymn, while elegantly simple, has been given a fresh, stirring setting by Ruth Elaine Schram. An optional soaring flute obbligato is featured, while gorgeous vocal harmonies convey the image of the Great Spirit who comes in lofty flight to give rest to the weary. The richly flowing accompaniment underscores three modulating verses that gradually lift our souls to heaven. Suitable for Pentecost or General use.

Alfred
23712 - SATB (Level 3)
23713 - SAB (Level 2)

A Long Way from Home
Gorgeous pairing of two beloved Spirituals; "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" and "Going Home" (theme from Dvorak's "New World" Symphony). The two combine effortlessly in this lovely, flowing setting. Dreamy, poignant and tasteful, it will touch the hearts of all who hear it. Voiced for Three Part Mixed voices with an optional Baritone part, making it extremely flexible for the developing (or small) choir.

Free MP3 part-by-part rehearsal aids and accompaniments are available from the publisher.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL638 - Three-part Mixed, opt. Baritone

Longing Of My Soul
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Thoughtful text by John Parker, set to stirring music by Ruth Elaine Schram, creating a beautiful work about how all our senses point us to our Creator and how our souls long for our Maker. Here on earth we express this longing through praise and worship, but our souls long for Him in every aspect of our life.

Shawnee Press
A7640 - SATB

Look to the Cross
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Highly expressive anthem incorporating the beloved hymn, "My Faith Looks Up To Thee," by Lowell Mason and Ray Palmer, focuses our attention on the cross where Jesus died. (This portion may be sung a cappella or the piano may discreetly double the voices.)  Appropriate throughout the church year, especially during Lent and Holy Week.  May also be used for Communion services.


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Alfred
17937 - SATB (Level Three)
17966 - SAB (Level Two)

The Lord Made Them All
Using the traditional English melody Royal Oak (All Things Bright and Beautiful), Ruthie has created an anthem that perfectly combines your adult choir, children (optional), and congregation (optional) in this lovely new setting. The optional Flute solo adds a crowning touch to this worshipful anthem that will be enjoyed by all ages.

Alfred
42520 - SATB

The Lord's Prayer  New!
This beautiful anthem, with its stirring melody and gentle accompaniment, brings to life the prayer that "Christ taught us to pray." The piece is easily accessible for choirs of all ages, will be learned in minimal rehearsal time, and will be a great addition to your repertoire. (Also suitable for weddings and funerals.)

Shawnee Press
35030478 - Unison/Opt. 2-Part Treble
35030489 - Celebration Trax AP/CD

Lord, Be Glorified
Ruth Elaine Schram's inspired pairing of Bob Kilpatrick's contemporary hymn with Pachelbel's beloved Canon in D creates a lyric, pastoral setting that is perfect for celebrating the Christian family at home and in worship during any time of year. Flexibly conceived, this piece is easy to prepare for SATB or Two-part Mixed choirs and includes optional parts for congregational participation.

Lorenz
10/4068L - SATB or Two-Part Mixed

Lord, Hear Our Prayer
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Suitable as a gentle call to worship any time of the year, especially during Lent, this simple song in fluid 3/4 meter may also be used to create a worshipful mood during the service prior to a scheduled invocation or before prayer time. "Lord, hear our prayer, hear our prayer; have mercy on us, have mercy on us..."

Harold Flammer (Shawnee Press)
A7270 - SATB

Love is Like a Rose
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Expressive and lyrical, this song is rich with symbolism. "Love is like a rose ... a seed must be planted, weeded and watered, and patiently we wait for it to bloom ... It takes the sun to make the flowers reach up for the sky; it's the wintry wind that makes the roots dig deep into the earth..." Would be effective sung at weddings or church services focusing on the family; also suitable for general use.

Fred Bock
BG2373 - SATB

Love One Another
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The universal theme of love and charity fill this piece with purpose and excellent worship potential. Drawing from the words of the Savior, Ruthie has crafted a piece that incorporates a full range of music ministry resources into a touching statement. Use the instrumentation and handbell parts to create a truly singular piece for your entire music program. Voiced for SATB adults, SAB youth, Two Part children, piano, hand bells, and flute. Commissioned in honor of Louise Angermeier upon her retirement as Director of Music from Clarkston United Methodist Church, Clarkston, Michigan and based upon her favorite passage of scripture.

Shawnee Press
A7927 - SATB Adult / SAB Youth / Two Part

Magnificat
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Ruth Elaine Schram has written a setting of the Magnificat that brings to life this beautiful text for children and young singers that also works well with adults.  Written with a clear understanding of the developing voice, this memorable tune will be a favorite of any age group.  Lovely flute part is included in the score.

Augsburg
0-8006-7668-8 - Two Part Any Combination

Magnify the Lord
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Lush setting of two beloved scripture passages: Psalm 34:3 (Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.) and Luke 1:46-54 (the Magnificat, as spoken by Mary). The two passages are woven seamlessly and complement one another beautifully.  A unique and beautiful selection any time during the Christmas season, especially Christmas Eve.

Carl Fischer
CM8668 - SAB
VF8 - Included in "They Could Not" Solo Collection

Make My Life an Alleluia
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Commissioned by the Grace UCC Choir of Frederick, Maryland, this tender prayer is composed with delicate harmonies in a simple, yet compelling, style. The text is based upon thoughts submitted by the singers and director (Truuke Ameigh) of this group. Suitable any time of year; makes a very meaningful song at memorial services.  Available in two voicings for mixed choirs.

Now included in the SATB/SAB/Two-part Mixed Songbook "Ready to Worship," featuring easy anthems for the entire church year.


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Monarch (Lorenz)
10/3170M - SATB
10/3171M - SAB
45/1172L - SATB/SAB Songbook

May the Lord Watch Over You
This anthem is quite versatile as it contains two texts: one to be used as a general anthem and the other as a benediction. Also, it can be performed in a shorter version as explained in the score. In each case, the text is well supported by the warm melody, lovely voice leading, and flowing accompaniment. It includes the time honored hymn, "God Be with You (Till We Meet Again)." An optional cello part is included in the score and adds further versatility. This lovely choral will truly help your congregation to sense the loving presence of our Lord in your worship service.


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Jubilate (Alfred Music)
080689165238 - SATB / Piano / Opt. Cello

Miserere Nobis
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This appropriately mournful setting of the traditional Latin text is rich in harmonic nuances and lyrical melodic lines. With full Latin text, singable voice parts in open score, and a keyboard part that does more than support the voices, this is a work of high quality for mixed choirs. May also be done a cappella by more advanced choirs for an additional challenge.

Carl Fischer
CM8989 - SATB (Accompanied or a cappella)

My Faith Has Found a Resting Place
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Lovely arrangement of the familiar hymn arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram for four part mixed voices.

Carl Fischer
CM8662 - SATB

My Hope Is In You
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Gorgeous song of praise with dual text for Advent or General use throughout the year. Based on Psalm 25, with fluid, supportive piano accompaniment. "To You, O Lord, I lift my soul; my hope is in You all day long ..." Available in two voicings; optional solo violin part (or other C-instrument) is included in the score and adds a lovely touch.


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Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
BSCM03051 - SAB

My Lord, What a Morning
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Stunning arrangement of the classic African American spiritual is appropriate for school or church use.  The SATB version of this expressive setting allows opportunity for a bass soloist (or section) to introduce each verse while the upper voices respond.  Supportive, beautiful accompaniment flows downward as "the stars begin to fall."

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL225 - SATB
BL226 - Unison / Optional Two Part

Nearer, My God, To Thee
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Exquisite! Lowell Mason's classic hymn, made more familiar by its use in the movie, Titanic, has been arranged in a simply gorgeous setting. The text's comforting and prayerful thoughts are reflected in the moving and emotional choral arrangement by Ruth Elaine Schram and Walter Knapp, while the optional violin and cello lend an ethereal quality to this wistful arrangement. The musical quality is captivating and the stunning elegance will leave you and your congregation enveloped in the warmth of the Father's love!

Carl Fischer
CM8775 - SAB

Never Let Us Go  New!
Ruth Elaine Schram crafts a tender and expressive devotion to the unswerving love of God for His people, incorporating the beloved hymn "O Love That Will Not Let Me Go" and an optional flute obbligato. Flexibly voiced for SATB or Two-part Mixed, this anthem is a great fit for choirs large and small. A Performance / Accompaniment CD is also available.

Suitable for General use, Lent, or Wedding Services.


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Lorenz
10/4812L - SATB / Two-part Mixed
99/3665L - P/A CD

A New Song
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Ruth Elaine Schram has adapted one of the most cherished texts from the Psalms to create an exciting work about music. Geared specifically to today's choirs, this song is upbeat and powerfully moving. Dual texts have been provided to make this suitable for church or school use. Churches may wish to involve adult choir, youth choirs, or praise ensembles with either the full orchestration (by Julian Bond) or a rhythm section.

Warner Bros. / Alfred
SVM05007 - SATB
SVM05008 - SAB
SVM05007CD - Accompaniment CD

No Greater Gift
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Unforgettably gorgeous, lyrical setting of the First Corinthians "love" passage. Perfect for General use, Mother's Day, Father's Day, or weddings. Ruthie has dedicated this song to her daughter, Crystie, and her son-in-law, Dan, who were married December 30, 2000.


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Alfred
20889 - SATB
20890 - Two Part Mixed / SAB
36993 - 2-Part Treble

Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
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This well-known spiritual comes to new life in this exquisite arrangement by Ruth Elaine Schram.  The harmonies are sonorous and warm, beautifully supporting the melody.  The syncopation gently propels the work through each phrase, ending softly on "Nobody knows my sorrow."  An aesthetic experience awaits your ensemble in this incredible arrangement.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL415 - SATB (limited range)
BL416 - Three Part Mixed
BL417 - Unison / Opt. Two Part
BLCD0T10 or BLCD0T12 - Accompaniment CD

Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds
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A festive setting of the tune Lasst uns erfreuen. Not for children only, this would be a lovely addition to Easter or post-Easter worship sung by a girls or women's choir. Optional Flute part included in score.

Augsburg
978-0-8006-7838-8 - Two Part with Optional Flute

One Rehearsal Wonders (Vol. 2) (cover) One Rehearsal Wonders (Vol. 2)
Here are some great anthems with that "one-rehearsal singability!" This volume delivers joyful songs of worship and soaring anthems of adoration, all highly accessible to choirs of all sizes. These two-part, SAB, and easy SATB chorals can be sung anytime and are guaranteed winners with a minimum of rehearsal time.

From some of today's leading writers: Joseph M. Martin, Patti Drennan, Pepper Choplin, Stan Pethel, Ruth Elaine Schram, Don Besig, Nancy Price and others.

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Open Hearts, Open Doors
Commissioned by the West Yarmouth Congregational Church of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in celebration of their Handicap Accessibility Renovation, this warm and reverent anthem calls all people to enter God's house to renew their faith and to praise Him. The centerpiece is the inclusion of two stanzas of the traditional hymn "In Christ There Is No East or West" (ST. PETER; words by John Oxenham, music by Alexander Reinagle). Flexibly voiced for either SAB or SATB voices.


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Lorenz
10/4371L - SAB / SATB / Piano

Our Hope For Years to Come
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Culminating with an optional segue to O God, Our Help in Ages Past (St. Anne by William Croft), this anthem provides an engaging and uplifting new melody to the beloved Isaac Watts text. Excellent for New Years, dedication services, or any worship service, the title aptly describes the ennobling spirit of the text and music. Commissioned by the Chancel Choir of the Ascension Lutheran Church, Montgomery, Ohio (David Bezona, director), for the dedication of their new sanctuary.


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Laurel Press (Lorenz)
10/3556LA - SATB

Peace Like a River
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Traditional African-American Spiritual is set for unison or two part voices with flowing piano accompaniment. Expressive arrangement begins in 4/4, then goes into 3/4 as the text changes to "love is flowing," then back into an energetic 4/4 section for "joy like a fountain," then ends up as it began. Suitable for church or school use.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL175 - Unison / opt. Two Part

Rain Down On Me
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A charming melody is coupled with an inspired text in this lovely anthem of devotion and consecration ..."Rain down on me your love and mercy, rain down on me your grace. Cleanse and renew my barren spirit in this quiet place..." Perfect for general use or for Pentecost.


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Exaltation (Lorenz)
10/3380L - SATB

Rivers of His Love
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This ballad incorporates the beloved Spiritual "I've Got Peace Like a River" to create a beautiful song of assurance and praise.  The fluid piano part imitates the flowing water, and the optional flute part introduces the hymn tune later sung by the men.   Suitable any time during the church year for general use, during Lenten services, or for baptism.

Hal Leonard
08742530 - SATB

Rock-A-My-Soul
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Cute, light arrangement of the Traditional folk song arranged for SAB voices with optional percussion instruments. Lots of teaching opportunities with changing meters, styles, and tempos, but lots of fun to sing (and play!).  Suitable for church or school use.   Accompaniment cassette available; percussion parts included.

Shawnee Press
GM9806 - SAB
CT9806 - Accompaniment Cassette

Sanctuary (cover) Sanctuary
Beautiful Piano Solo arrangements of reflective hymns are augmented by optional instrumental obbligatos for various instruments including French Horn, Trombone, Cello, Trumpet, Clarinet, Flute and Violin. Instrumental parts downloadable in a variety of clefs and voicings, giving many of your church musicians an opportunity to share their musical gifts with your congregation. Fresh, creative arrangements by Ruth Elaine Schram and Walter Knapp in this useful resource for your music program.

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Seek First the Kingdom
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A musical admonition to seek first the Kingdom of God (based on Matthew 6:31-34 ) and not worry about our worldly needs. This work gently reminds us that God knows our every need and has promised that He provides. A memorable melody and lyrical, flowing accompaniment make this anthem guaranteed to please. Optional children's choir may be used to reinforce the child-like faith that God desires from us.

Shawnee Press
A7610 - SATB with optional children

Set Down, Servant
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Ruthie Schram has created a wonderful arrangement that captures the very essence of the well-known classic spiritual.  Optionally a cappella throughout, with optional solo phrases, exciting dynamics and a joyful rhythmic feel.  Singable voice parts, featuring movement in the bass line, make it entertaining and fun for your choir and audience.  Sure to be a winner!

Carl Fischer
CM8855 - SATB (opt. a cappella)
CM8852CD - Accompaniment CD

Shalom Aleichem (May Peace Be With You)
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This is an easy partner song by Linda Marcus and Ruth Elaine Schram, based on a Hebrew phrase with a very positive message for your singers and congregation. The words and melody are easy to remember and work as a canon, providing opportunities to teach about rounds, repeats, and the language of the Old Testament.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL461 - Two Part
BLCD0T15 - Accompaniment CD

Shalom, Pacem, Peace
Based upon the haunting "By the Waters of Babylon" folk tune, this gorgeous, poignant setting is a call for peace in three languages: Hebrew, Latin, and English. Set as a round, it will work for any combination of voices and will be easily learned by any age group. Optional instrumental parts for Cello and Two Violins (or Flute and Oboe) add depth and beauty to the flowing accompaniment in this piece that is equally effective for church and school. A very effective selection for 9/11 memorial services.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2948H - SATB with Descant / Piano
15/2796H - Three-part Any Combination
99/2778H - Performance/Accompaniment CD

Simple Gifts
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The 18th century Shaker hymn tune has been artfully arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram for multiple voicings.  Use of unison and echo singing, in conjunction with beautiful harmonies make this piece easy to learn but lush to the ear.  Optional flute part is included in the score.  Equally suitable for church or school use.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SVM01028 - SATB
SVM01031 - SSA
SVM01032 - TBB
SVM01029 - Three Part Mixed
SVM01030 - Two Part

Simple Songs for All Seasons
Every church choir needs songs in their library that are easy to prepare for those times when the choir loft is not quite full. This collection of five easy to learn songs is written with the volunteer musician in mind and can be used throughout the church year. Each song is flexibly voiced for SAB voices or Two Part mixed voices (the alto part is optional throughout).

This collection includes five songs, two of which have dual texts to be used for a specific season or for general use any time of the year. Three of the songs have optional instrumental obbligatos (including 2 clarinets, a flute, and a cello). Each song works as a "partner-type" duet, utilizing a familiar hymn melody for the vocalists with accessible ranges and voice leading.

Songs include "Hymn of Grateful Praise" (Thanksgiving / General); "We'll Welcome Him" (Advent); "That First Silent Night" (Christmas); "Alleluia! Jesus Lives Today!" (Easter); and "Mercy and Grace" (Communion / General). The hymn tunes were carefully selected and the corresponding original material is deftly woven through the familiar material with meaningful texts, providing thought provoking and poignant moments in the worship service.

Jubilate (Alfred Music)
080689265235 - Two Part Mixed / SAB / Piano

Sing Now His Song
This sparkling anthem by Ruth Elaine Schram will be a joyful addition to any worship setting! Original musical material moves effortlessly into a statement of the well loved hymn, "Come, Christians, Join to Sing" and then back into the original music to end the piece with sounds of highest praise.

Parts for three octave handbell choir are included with the score and will only add further to the celebratory nature of this delightful piece.


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Jubilate (Alfred Music)
080689203237 - SATB / Piano / Opt. Handbells

Somebody Bigger Has the World In His Hands
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Ruth Elaine Schram imparts a message of comfort and hope with this partner song pairing "Somebody Bigger than You and I" by Johnny Lange, Hy Heath, and Sonny Burke, with the familiar tune "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands." The result is a powerful song that will be popular with both your choir and your congregation. Optional a cappella beginning sets the tone for a worshipful moment.

Carl Fischer
CM8924 - SATB

Somebody Got Lost
Give your ladies a Sunday off!! Terrific, upbeat arrangement of the lesser-known Spiritual for male voices. The music is so much fun, you may not even realize the import of the message: "We can all get lost in the storms of life!" Voiced TB with optional third part.

Free MP3 part-by-part rehearsal aids and accompaniments are available from the publisher.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL628 - T(T)B

Song of the Potter
Tender, expressive text by Bert Stratton is set to music by Ruth Elaine Schram which captures the spinning of the potter's wheel. The result is an important lesson: a life yielded to the will of God. Incorporating "Have Thine Own Way, Lord" presents the message with sensitivity and clarity.

Shawnee Press
A8887 - SATB

Spirit of Joy
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This energetic and upbeat anthem truly reflects its joyous text. Perfect for use at Pentecost, the music and lyrics are a positive message of the power of God's love in our lives. Scored for mixed voices, Piano, with optional Triangle and Bass parts included in the score.

Hal Leonard
08745025 - SATB

Stay With Me
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This tender anthem eloquently demonstrates God's desire for us to open our hearts to Him. With flowing accompaniment and simple harmonies, this touching setting is accessible for choirs of all skill levels and sizes. Suitable for general use, and due to its references to the promises of Advent, perfect for the Sunday after Christmas as a reminder to keep Jesus in our hearts all year long. "...Stay with me, let me be your counselor (Wonderful Counselor). Stay with me, let me be your God (Mighty God). I know it can seem hopeless, but this is why I came; stay with me, in your heart let me remain..."


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Laurel Press (Lorenz)
10/3401LA - SATB

Steal Away
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Beautiful and sensitive setting of the well-known spiritual is suitable for church or school use. The musical imagery is exquisite with great expressive potential and lots of teaching opportunities. The limited range in the SATB version is perfect for the developing ensemble capable of four part harmony.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL353 - SATB
BL354 - SSA
BLCD00T5 or BLCD00T6 - Accompaniment CD

Step by Step with "Lead Me, Lord"
Ruthie Schram has seamlessly woven together the tune "Step by Step" by David Strasser with the traditional nineteenth-century hymn tune "Lead Me, Lord" (by Samuel Wesley) in this gently flowing prayer for God to lead us throughout life's journey. Part of the "Ready to Worship" series, this inspired arrangement features easy vocals that are beautifully supported by the accompaniment options. Scored for Piano, String Synthesizer, and live Cello; suitable for Discipleship, Eastertide, and General use.

Lorenz
10/4222L - SATB
30/2808L - Score for Digital Strings and Cello
99/2973L - Performance / Accomp. CD

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
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Soulful arrangement of the African American Spiritual by Ruth Elaine Schram includes a mixture of up-beat swing eighths and a change of feel to lush, even eighths. Suitable for school or church use, with optional solo (which may be performed by unison choir).

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL245 - Three Part Mixed
BL246 - Unison / Optional Two Part

That Promised Land
In "That Promised Land," Ruth Elaine Schram has paired two traditional spirituals - "Walk Together, Children," and "When the Saints Go Marching In," and the result is a pure delight. After each song is first stated alone, they are cleverly partnered in a way that makes this arrangement both easy-to-learn and fun for any combination of two-part voices and choirs of all ages. Delightful accompaniment track (orchestrated by Tim Hayden) makes this tune sparkle! Suitable for school or church use.

Lorenz
10/4038L - Two-part Any Combination
99/2723L - P/A CD

Think On These Things
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Based on Phillipians 4:4-13, this lovely song is suitable for general use or services of Thanksgiving. "For all things that are lovely, for all things that are pure, for all things that are honest, for truth that will endure; think on these things, think on these things and be thankful ..." Hopeful and inspirational.


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Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
BSCM03045 - SATB

Three Joyful Calls to Worship
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Shawnee Press has introduced "Worship Songs Jr.," with songs specifically written for young voices. This set of three calls to worship includes "Come Into the House" based on Psalm 100, "Sing With Joy" based on Psalm 95, and "We Have Met to Worship" incorporating the hymn tune "Holy Manna" by George Atkins and William Moore. Each has optional Hand Bell parts (included in the score) and is bright and upbeat. A separate accompaniment CD is also available.

Shawnee Press
E5278 - Two Part
MS5005 - Split Track Accompaniment CD

Through The Window
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This poignant song begins with unison children's choir (or soloist) singing, "Through the window, I can see you. I am playing, you are praying; praying for me, faithfully praying; praying for my future, praying for my friends, praying for our family. May those faithful prayers never end..."  Then the adults sing, from the other perspective; as though watching through the window as their children play, while they are praying for their family.  A beautiful sentiment, as the song progresses to say "May God's hand of blessing reach unto your children's children..."  A perfect choice for family emphases, baptism or dedication services, or general use.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
BSCM01066 - SATB with Unison Children
BSCM01067 - SAB with Unison Children

To Love
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Here is a warm, inviting anthem that is perfect for services centering on the family including Mother's Day, Father's Day, and Christian Family Sunday. This lovely setting features flowing harmonies supported by an expressive accompaniment that compliments the moving text. The addition of the children's voices will touch the hearts of all who hear it! A home and family winner!

Exaltation (Lorenz)
10/2968L - SATB

To Touch the Heart of God
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With an enchanting melody and gorgeous accompaniment, this piece captures the wonder of our ability to move God's hand through the power of prayer. This simple yet powerful merging of text and tune captures the delicate theme of this eloquent work. "To come before the throne, to know His boundless love; to feel the breath that moves like the wings of a dove; to lift my heart and mind to the nobler things above; to touch the heart of God -- this is prayer..." Another signature piece from Ruth Elaine Schram, complete with poignant text, memorable melody, and playable, supportive, yet strikingly beautiful accompaniment.


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Lorenz
10/3704L - SATB

Two Dismissals
Peter Lutkin's famous "The Lord Bless You and Keep You" sets a high standard for choral benedictions. Joining it in this new edition is Ruth Elaine Schram's new benediction, "Help Us, Lord." Both are fitting ways to close any worship service or church community gathering, and will serve your needs for years to come.

Alfred
39165 - SATB

Ubi Caritas
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Powerful setting of the Latin text which means "where there is charity and love, God is there." Although there are some unexpected chord progressions, this song is only moderately difficult. Available in three voicings. May be used in church settings; also suitable for school contest and festival use.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL259 - SATB
BL260 - SSA
BL261 - Unison / Optional Two Part

Until We Meet Again  New Customizable Orchestration!
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Simple, yet strikingly beautiful, "Until We Meet Again" is an inspired, yet practical worship offering by Ruth Elaine Schram that incorporates the beloved traditional hymn "God Be with You Till We Meet Again." It can be performed without the extended "amens," as a brief benediction with congregational participation. The closing "amens" can serve as a separate response or benediction, or combined with the opening section for a truly memorable benediction anthem.


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This Orchestration premiered by Covenant Presbyterian Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Lorenz
10/4044L - SATB / Opt. Congregation

Upon This Rock
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Commissioned for the 200th anniversary of Edenton United Methodist Church, Edenton, North Carolina, this powerful setting of Matthew 16:17-19 is aptly set by Ruth Elaine Schram. The familiar text is one of the best-known foundational scriptures of the mission for the church: "Upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it..." Appropriate for worship services, dedications, and other commitment days throughout the church year.

Hal Leonard
08748991 - SATB

Ut Vitam Habeant  New!
A gorgeous, expressive anthem based on John 10:10. The combination of Latin text and open fifths gives this piece a haunting quality, yet the lingering tonic provides an anchor: the unshakable truth that Christ is our hope and shield. The optional part for any C instrument adds the perfect countermelody to this outstanding piece. Very appropriate for the Lenten season or the Sundays following Easter.

Commissioned by Coventry Christian Schools in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, in honor of its 30th Anniversary. Text is based upon the school motto, taken from John 10:10, where Jesus says "I have come that they might have life, and have it more abundantly."

Choristers
CGA1480 - Unison / Two-part

Wade in the Water
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This light, jazzy "swing" arrangement of the folk song is perfect for general use in school or church. Guitar, Bass, and drum parts are included, and an accompaniment track is available. Moderate ranges are suitable for any age choir.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SV98123 - SATB
SV98124 - Three Part Mixed

Walk in the Light
Appropriate for use during the entire church year, this anthem is intended to be easily learned and presented with selected sections teachable to the congregation. (Reproducible part for Congregation is included on back page.) It is flexible in design and can be used as a complete anthem or a simple benediction. Incorporating the popular South African Folksong "Siyahamba;" choirs may alternate singing the English words with the Zulu text.

Alfred
42528 - SATB

Walk This Lonesome Valley
In this combination of two familiar and beloved spirituals, Ruth Elaine Schram has crafted a thoughtful and captivating medley suitable for both church and school use. Beginning with "We must walk this lonesome valley, we have to walk it by ourselves..." then culminating in the invitation, "But I want You, Lord, to walk with me..." Gorgeous chords permeate the vocals and piano accompaniment, both of which are further strengthened by an optional cello obbligato which is included in the score. Available in multiple voicings.


Customized Instrumental Accompaniment is available for this choral work! Click here for more info.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2889H - SATB
15/2890H - Three-part Mixed
15/2891H - Two-part
80/1092L - Solo
99/2938H - Performance / Accomp. CD
99/2961H - Fall 2012 Accompaniment Trak 24

We Are Gathered Here
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This beautiful piece weaves portions of the well-known hymns "Brethren, We Have Met to Worship" and "Amazing Grace" with original words and music.  The text reminds us why we gather together in our places of worship: to confess our shortcomings, to receive God's grace, to bring Him our hopes and our cares, to unite in prayer and praise.  This work resonates with a gentle reverence, as portions of the hymns are sung by the men underneath the original music sung by the ladies.  The modulation into the last verse is unique and dramatic, in that the singers will actually be singing in a lower key than before.  This piece can be a very moving musical and spiritual experience!

Hal Leonard
08742649 - SATB

We Bring Our Thanks
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Thoughtful text by J. Paul Williams set for SAB voices (in conservative three-part-mixed ranges) by Ruth Elaine Schram. Perfect for stewardship emphases, or any time an anthem of praise and thanksgiving is desired. Suitable for developing voices as well as adult ensembles.

Harold Flammer / Shawnee Press
D5483 - SAB (Three Part Mixed)

We Come to You for Healing, Lord
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"We come to you for healing, Lord, of body, mind, and soul, and pray that by your Spirit's touch our lives may be made whole...." Every believer can identify with this gentle prayer for healing (text by Herman M. Stuempfle) as they pass through times of difficulty and struggle. A gem for mixed voices and piano with flute obbligato (included in score), artfully set by Ruth Elaine Schram, suitable for Pentecost or general use.

Augsburg
0-8006-2020-8 - SAB

We Praise Your Name
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A bright swing tempo and blues harmonies create an infectious spirit in this anthem as the two vocal parts call to each other: "Jesus, we praise your name!" The independent vocal parts are easily taught to young singers, and a supportive accompaniment insures successful performance for any age group. (May be done unison as well.) Fun and energetic, this piece conveys the important message to trust in God during times of trouble. Delightful Accompaniment Track is available, orchestrated by Tim Hayden.

Lorenz
10/3818L - Two Part
99/2466L - Accompaniment CD

We Will Rejoice
Ruth Elaine Schram's setting of Psalm 118 is a great way to begin your choir season this autumn! Energetic rhythm and crisp consonants set the tone for this joyful anthem. An optional second part adds a wonderful complement to the strong melody, but the song works beautifully unison, making it a perfect choice for developing choirs just beginning to learn harmony and independent singing.

Commissioned by the Louisiana District 9 Elementary Honor Choir in memory of Georgia Mannino, a beloved teacher, and based upon her favorite Psalm.

Choristers
CGA1424 - Unison/two-part

What Makes Me Sing?  New!
With text based on Psalm 33, Ruth Elaine Schram offers us an original SAB arrangement that meets the needs of so many choirs. With reverence and anticipation, this lovely anthem is perfect for the smaller ensemble. "What makes me sing? It's your love, your unfailing love. I will sing of your love, forever!" With beautiful, full harmonies, this anthem has been written with great care! Originally one of the songs in the "Psalms for a New Time" collection.


Customized Instrumental Accompaniment is available for this choral work! Click here for more info.

Alfred
44263 - SAB

When I Honor You
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Perfect for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christian Family Sunday or any service with a family focus. The innocence and sincerity of the text is lovingly crafted in a simple melody for children, echoed and enhanced by the SATB choir. The children begin by stating to parents, "When I honor you, God is lifted up..." and from there it builds into a beautiful statement of the importance of honoring and respecting one another in God's design for home and family.

Laurel Press (Lorenz)
10/3404LA - SATB with Unison Children

When You Call
In this moving anthem, Ruth Elaine Schram seamlessly combines a haunting melody with striking harmonies evoking a strong, prayerful passion. "...Where You lead me, I will follow; Where You send me, I will go...." The intimate text and flowing arrangement for SATB and keyboard give us one of Ruthie's most powerful pieces to date. Perfect for ordination services, baptism, missions emphasis, stewardship, or general use.


Customized Instrumental Accompaniment is available for this choral work! Click here for more info.

Lorenz
10/4121L - SATB

Who Are You, Lord?
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Beautiful poem by Errol Elliott, adapted by Dave Davenport and set by Ruth Elaine Schram explores the various traits of God's character.

Lorenz
10/2502LA - SATB

Wings of the Wind
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A majestic opening statement soon gives way to an easy, more contemporary "feel" in this original ballad with supportive, flowing piano score and a theme suitable for youth or adults alike: "God, how wonderful you are!" Based on Psalm 104 and commissioned by the Youth Choir of First United Methodist Church of Ft. Worth, Texas, under the direction of Mark Burrows. "Who makes the clouds His chariot? Who rides the wings of the wind? Who laid the earth's foundations, which shall not be moved? ... Who stretches out the heavens, just like a curtain of stars! Who wears the light as a garment, Who rides the wings of the wind..." Powerful, fresh setting of the poetic "Bless the Lord, Oh my soul" text.

Suitable for Transfiguration Sunday as well as general use throughout the church year.


Customized Instrumental Accompaniment is available for this choral work! Click here for more info.

Lorenz
10/3696L - SATB

With These Gifts
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In an evocative yet understated fashion, this anthem of supplication and thanks to our Creator is appropriate for any worship service, but especially those celebrating Harvest and Thanksgiving.

Laurel Press (Lorenz)
10/3432LA - SATB

With Those Hands
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This work provides thoughtful insight into the humanity and divinity of Jesus. "With those hands, he healed the sick; with those hands, he raised the dead; with those hands, he cured the leper; with those very hands he broke the bread ... Those hands that have known only mercy will be stretched from limb to limb upon a tree. And those hands, which have shown only kindness will be bleeding and broken for me." A truly moving work for Lent or Holy Week, also suitable for observances of the Lord's Supper.

Alfred (formerly Belwin Mills / Warner Bros.)
BSC9809 - SATB

With What Shall I Come?  New Customizable Orchestration!
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Although this is an anthem suitable for general use, it would be particularly appropriate for stewardship emphasis or as an offertory. Based on Micah 6:6-8, Ruth Elaine Schram's inspired treatment of this text is set in a minor mode, enhancing the essence of the scripture. A creative inclusion of a portion of the familiar Isaac Watts text "Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all" is a fitting culmination and response to the opening question of the anthem.


Customized Instrumental Accompaniment is available for this choral work! Click here for more info.

This orchestration premiered by Settle Memorial United Methodist Church, Owensboro, Kentucky.

Exaltation (Lorenz)
10/2849L - SATB

Wonderful Grace
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What fun!! Delightful medley of "Grace" hymns, beginning with "Wonderful Grace of Jesus" by Haldor Lillenas, moving on to "Grace Greater Than Our Sin" by Julia Johnston and Daniel Towner, and quoting "Amazing Grace." Arranged by the creative duo of Walter Knapp and Ruth Elaine Schram, you will need an accomplished accompanist to keep up!

Carl Fischer
CM8920 - SATB

Wonderfully Made
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This anthem based on Psalm 139 is great for teaching the doctrine of the care of God for each individual. "I am wonderfully made, by my God, wonderfully made!" Scored for Two Part Treble, this will appeal to youth choirs as well as children's choirs.

Lorenz
10/2709K - Two part

Worthy, Alleluia
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Lovely general anthem of praise suitable all year long. Easy SATB writing includes many unison / two part mixed passages and limited ranges. Consider using for Pentecost as well as throughout the church year.

Shawnee Press
A-7101 - SATB

You Are the Love
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Dedicated to her parents, this lovely song from the pen of Ruth Elaine Schram is perfect for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Teacher Dedication, Commissioning services, or as a tribute of appreciation to a retiring minister or teacher. "...You were the face of God we saw, and the voice of God we heard, and the hand of God we touched, we touched. You were the hope of heaven here, and the joy of heaven now, and the heart of heaven to each of us; to each of us, you are the love..."

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
BSCM03048 - SATB

You Renew My Soul
This Ruth Elaine Schram original is based upon Psalm 23. Stirring and comforting, this setting presents two equal parts for children's choir. The intimate accompaniment brings together this truly breathtaking arrangement. Accompaniment / Performance CD available.

Shawnee Press
35029268 - Unison / Opt. Two-part Treble
35029266 - Celebration Trax A/P CD

Your Love Has Led Us Here
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For family emphasis services, child dedications, baptisms or Mother's Day/Father's Day services, this anthem by Jan McGuire and Ruth Elaine Schram is a great choice. Dual texts insure the right words for the various occasions, making this a very flexible and useful addition to your library. The optional flute obbligato adds a serene touch and the piano accompaniment is rhythmically supportive. Voiced for SAB with cues for SATB. BonusTrax CD is available.

Hal Leonard
08744590 - SA(T)B
08744624 - Bonus Trax CD

Your Love Will Never Let Me Go
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Lyrical, expressive song of assurance based on the familiar passage in Romans 8. Suitable any time during the church year but particularly meaningful during Lent when our thoughts turn to God's love and Christ's sacrifice for us.

Shawnee Press
A7643 - SATB

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