Music for Retreat 2014
Alleluia for the Waters Daniel Pinkham
Before There Was Light
Alleluia for the Waters
These are the first and last movements of a five-movement cantata. They make a nice opening call to praise/worship. It is contemporary in style but the choral parts are not difficult with good voice leading.
Healing River arr. Herbert Haufrecht
A very nice choral arrangement of a well known song – in gospel style.
My Soul is a River Ben Allaway
Vidi aquam (I Saw Water) Michael McCarthy
This is a liturgical text used during Eastertide. A gorgeous a cappella setting!
As the Hart Longs after the water Felix Mendelssohn
As the hart longs after the water,
So longeth my soul for Thee, O God. (Psalm 42)
This is a classical masterpiece. The choir will sing it in English translation.
River Songs arr. Joseph M. Martin
A fairly traditional arrangement of several hymn tunes – very accessible.
Take Me to the Water Rollo Dilworth
“Take me to the water” is based on two African-American spirituals and is in a gospel style. It will be a challenging piece, but the choir and congregation will love it as a rousing ending to our worship service . . . I don’t think we could even follow it with a benediction!!