Congregation, SATB choir, and keyboard, with optional 2 C instruments, brass quartet, and timpani (Parts include: 2 C Instruments, Brass Quartet (2 Trumpets in C or Bb, 2 Trombones [Horn in F substitute for Trombone I], Timpani) - Early Intermediate
Composed by James Chepponis. Building Dedication, Church Anniversary, 21st Century, Gathering/Processional, Missions/Outreach, Praise/Thanksgiving. Choral score. MorningStar Music Publishers #50-5307. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers (MN.50-5307).
Item Number: MN.50-5307
James Chepponis set Alan Hommerding's text for a church dedication in a refrain-verse style, ensuring ease of participation for the congregation. The instrumentation provided is flexible and optional, making this an ideal entrance piece for more ordinary occasions as well. The triple meter of the verses for choir and/or soloist contrast with the robust duple meter of the refrain, whose words reminds us that a church is more than a place of prayer- it is a doorway open to the world.