Parker's Picks For Every Choir 2019-2020

Summer is nearly over and it’s time to select music for the upcoming 2019-2020 season. We have reviewed every piece in our catalogue to bring you our very best recommendations for your choir for the new year. Whether community, church or school choir, we have everything you need at


At The CrossArr. by Matt Limbaugh, "At The Cross" is a passionate setting of the classic Isaac Watts and Ralph E. Hudson text for SAB voices with piano accompaniment.


A Child Of The King"A Child of The King" for SAB voices with piano accompaniment Arr. by Coleman Fitts. With its expressive, yet simple setting, this anthem is an evocative reminder of the regal stature of our relationship with the Lord.



Take My LifeWith flowing melodies and a warm progression, "Take My Life" is an imaginative, fresh setting of the classic Frances Havergal text by Nathan Cort for SAB voices with piano accompaniment.

Trust In The Lord"Trust in The Lord" is a meditative anthem for SATB choir with piano and cello accompaniment, with words and music by Tracey Craig McKibben. With its peaceful, evocative setting, this piece breathes life into the words of Proverbs 3:5-6 and Isaiah 26:4.

We Give Thanks"We Give Thanks" is a passionate expression of gratitude for SATB voices with piano accompaniment with words and music by Dennis Clements. With a flowing, contemplative setting, this piece helps us reflect a heart of thanksgiving.

One Christmas CandleWith light, agile composition, "One Christmas Candle" encapsulates the advent spirit through the music and lyrics of John Parker. For SATB ensembles with piano accompaniment, this anthem timelessly represents the emotions of the season.



Ukulele LadyWith its upbeat, swung setting, "Ukulele Lady" is a fresh re-imagining of the Gus Kahn and Richard A. Whiting classic arranged by Stephanie S. Taylor. Set for two-part TB ensemble, with piano and optional Ukulele accompaniment.

may the road rise to meet youArr. by Darian Krimm, "May The Road Rise To Meet You" is a setting of a traditional Irish blessing for two-part treble voices and piano accompaniment. Gentle, expressive lines create a warm arrangement of a classic text that is detailed, yet accessible in execution.

Sail With MeA hearty invitation to explore the high seas, "Sail With Me" is a piece for TB Chorus featuring Piano, Claves, Conga Drum, and Descant. "Sail With Me" describes a land of mango and palm trees with days that grow ever longer, and where the waters are a cool shade of blue that begs to be sailed upon. With a calypso rhythm and up-beat melody, "Sail With Me" is a fun, light-hearted work for any TB chorus.

Wint'ry Thread"Wint'ry Thread" is an idyllic, picturesque work for SAB choir with piano accompaniment with words by John Parker and music by Stan Pethel. With unique harmonies tied together through tuneful melodies, "Wint'ry Thread" creates an air of mystique that captures the quiet white snow and other seasonal machinations of Winter.

I'm Gonna Sing"I'm Gonna Sing" for SAB ensemble with lyrics and music by R. Kevin Boesiger. Exciting rhythms and bright harmonies make "I'm Gonna Sing" a lively, expressive and accessible concert opener.


I Saw A Tree"I Saw a Tree" by Stephanie S. Taylor is a beautiful, relaxed piece for SSA ensemble that reflects upon the strength, and serenity of nature. Thought-provoking allegory highlights this tender expression. Also available for SAB choir.

Midnight BattleWith hushed tones and a quick, galloping pace, "Midnight Battle" takes the listener on a magical journey with a band of knights riding out to battle. Voiced for SSA or TTB choir with piano accompaniment with lyrics and music by John Parker, "Midnight Battle" is an exciting work that is a fabulous addition to any ensemble's repertoire.

When Dawns The Moon"When dawns the moon, the night awakes" begins this mysterious mood piece for SSA choir by John Parker and Vicki Tucker Courtney. Tone painting and vocal clusters work to paint the adventures of the moon and her adventures through the night.

Fare Thee Well My Love"Fare Thee Well, My Love" is a stately, neo-Baroque anthem for three-part mixed ensemble with optional baritone, and optional flute solo with lyrics by John Parker and music by Vicki Tucker Courtney. This anthem underscores classic, artful lyrics about a sailor saying goodbye to their loved one with gallant, stately music.

So Lost Without My Lord"So Lost Without My Lord" is an a cappella spiritual with lyrics by John Parker and music by Anthony Giamanco. With soulful harmonies and a soaring descant, "So Lost Without My Lord" is an evocative expression of hopeless living. For SATB ensemble with piano accompaniment.


Good King WenceslasWith dramatic dynamics and lively rhythms, this arrangement of "Good King Wenceslas" creates an exciting, yet accessible presentation of the classic Christmas carol. Jesse Bullard's unison (optional two-part) setting is a wonderful, fresh take for a wide range of choral ensembles.

Manger Lullaby"Manger Lullaby" is a beautiful anthem for two-part voices with words and music by Milt Eblen, arranged by Clare C. Toy. The flowing C instrument solo helps underscore the peaceful, gentle nature of this piece.

This Is America"This is America To Me" is a spirited patriotic anthem for two-part children's ensemble with words and music by Teresa O'Connell. Fully orchestrated by award-winning composer, Sean Pack, , this piece is a lively homage to the American spirit featuring a quotation of the classic, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee".

Let There Be PeaceWith words and music by Stan Pethel, "Let There Be Peace" is a simple, reflective anthem for unison voices (with an optional second part). Through its call for peace and love, this piece reminds both audience and ensemble alike of the moments that exemplify peace in our lives.

Away In A MangerArranged by Stephanie S. Taylor, this simple, peaceful partner-song combines two familiar seasonal melodies for "Away in a Manger" and is a wonderful addition to any Christmas program. It's unison (two-part optional) voicing allows both beginning and veteran choirs like to present a fresh spin on a classic piece for the advent season.


Hallelujah ChorusThis anthem is a new SAB arrangement of the classic G.F. Handel "Hallelujah Chorus" from Messiah. Through his efforts, R. Kevin Boesiger has created a way to make this all-time classic accessible to a wide range of ensembles, while still remaining faithful to the source material.

Missa BrevisWith three unique movements, this "Missa Brevis" by R. Kevin Boesiger is a wonderful crossover piece for both educational and sacred SATB ensembles that will give the opportunity for a wide variety of musical expression ranging from introduction into the latin-mass genre, all the way to passionate interpretation of a carefully crafted miniature mass by more advanced ensembles.

Bolingo“Bolingo” is a traditional African song of joyous praise. Full of rhythmic exuberance, the song proclaims the joy and mystery in God sending His Son, Jesus, to be Emmanuel - God with us. Written for SATB ensemble with tenor solo, and optional percussion 50% of every dollar spent on this title goes directly to help fund the African Children's Choir.

Be Still My Soul"Be Still, My Soul" is a serene choral anthem for SAB ensemble with piano accompaniment by Tracey Craig Mckibben. With music adapted from Jean Sibelius, and lyrics adapted from Catharina von Schlegel, this piece is a fresh setting of classic elements that displays its peaceful message through poignant, evocative expression. Also available in SSA and non-sacred version. 







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