My Brothers and Sisters,
IT’S FINISHED! My new collection consists of eight anthems for youth, adults and congregation. This collection of flexible mixed voice anthems provides opportunities for children, youth, and adults to participate in fun, intergenerational music making. Together with the congregation, the entire worshiping body contributes to the musical offering.
These choral works have elements of European music, ragtime, Afro-Latin rhythms, jazz, Black Gospel, and holy hip hop – something for everyone! A supplementary booklet, to be available from World House Music, will provide instructional details and suggestions for percussion, piano and organ. Lead sheets for congregational use will be downloadable from this web site.
In fact, this month, the entire volume will be available on line for free will donation. Why? Because many of our brothers and sisters in Africa and Latin America and some even in the USA can not afford to pay USA prices for this volume for an entire choir – I want to make my music available to everyone! If you can, a tax deductable contribution will support my work. Donations can be made online via Paypal, or by mail.
The table of contents is already online. To view it, go to Media, click on Sheet Music and under Christian, click on All Are Welcome! Feel the Spirit! – Introduction and Table of Contents.
Four of the eight anthems can be used in interfaith venues, and these will be listed under Interfaith.
Stay tuned for more postings!
– Dr. Abe