Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Some Wonderful Choral Music for Your Wednesday

Wednesday greetings during this glorious Easter Season.

Wanted to share a festive little choral piece for Easter with you. Christ Is Risen! Alleluia!, a snippet of which you can listen to here, is a wonderful anthem for Easter, composed by Dale Grotenhuis. I've decided to share more of WLP's choral music with you as the next few months unfold. For those of you who are music directors, I hope that you find these pieces to be helpful for you in your choral planning. For the non-musical types who visit Gotta Sing Gotta Pray, I hope you enjoy the listening experience. One of the things of which I am most proud about WLP is the fact that we publish the finest choral music for the Church. Our composers work so hard to bring the Church the kind of music that touches hearts and brings people closer to the Lord.

On Good Friday in my parish, our parish's music director chose several WLP pieces, one of which was Patrick Bradley's stirring piece, Only Love. Listen here.

Only love held him there on the cross.
He could have called ten thousand angels to come to his rescue;
Only love held him there on the cross.

Gotta sing. Gotta pray.


Siobhan said...

Keep those recommendations coming! Excellent!

Church of the Incarnation, Music Ministry Team said...

Hello, Jerry!
Our parish, Church of the Incarnation in Sarasota, Florida, used this piece at our Easter Vigil, as our choirs combined for the Triduum. Adding brass made it a perfect piece of joy and praise!
We recommend it highly for traditional and contemporary choir alike!
God bless you!
the Music Ministry team at Church of the Incarnation