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I Am the Lord of the Dance- Score

By Joel Raney

SATB choir (SATB choir)
Composed by Joel Raney. This edition: Complete. Musicals for Adults. Lent & Easter Musicals. Lent, Holy Week, Easter Sunday, Sacred. Choral score. 62 pages. Duration 62 minutes. Hope Publishing Company #8561. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.8561).

Item Number: HP.8561

Joel Raney.

Sydney Carter's classic hymn, "Lord of the Dance," is a metaphor of the life of Christ. In beautiful, poetic language, Carter describes Jesus as The Piper, calling his followers to the dance of life. This 30-minute musical from Joel Raney is an elaboration on that hymn, portraying each verse individually in a dramatic, colorful presentation - all retelling the story from John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life." Appropriate for use anytime during Lent or Holy Week, for Palm Sunday or Easter morning, there is an additional narration and underscore that leads into an exciting, complete setting of "Lord of the Dance," celebrating Christ's victorious resurrection. For Maundy Thursday or Good Friday, it may be concluded with the musical benediction "My Jesus, I Love Thee." Narration and scripture have been carefully chosen to complete the story, tying together the verses of Lord of the Dance with a variety of other timeless hymns and songs, creating a meaningful worship experience for the congregation. The piano accompaniment works extremely well by itself, while the optional instrumental parts require a minimal number of players and will enhance the overall effect.

The Instrumental Parts include a Conductor's Score and parts for Flute, Oboe, Violin and Cello.

  • I Danced In The Morning 
  • Fairest Lord Jesus 
  • I Danced for the Scribe and the Pharisee 
  • I Want Jesus to Walk with Me 
  • My Jesus, I Love Thee 
  • I Danced on the Sabbath 
  • Remember Me 
  • I Danced on a Friday 
  • O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee 
  • Benediction  
  • On The Third Day 
  • I Am the Lord of the Dance 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Prof Roy Mac
    Northern Missouri
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  • April 19, 2017 An Exciting Easter Cantata

    Our small town, small church choir (16 members) performed this work for our Easter service this year. Our choir members loved it and it was a hit with the congregation. Joel Raney's arrangements of the 12 pieces are superb, with lots of drama and beauty. They gave our singers...

    a renewed appreciation for dynamics and tempo changes. Performance time was about 30 minutes. If you like Sydney Carter's concept of Jesus that is presented in this work, then you would like this cantata a lot.

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