final flurry for 2017
Well, Renforth Music was producing new pieces right up to the final days of 2017. Let us first mention Sacred Songs for Small Choirs by Stephanie Martin. This is a collection of 16 mainly short pieces, many of them rounds or what we are calling additive pieces (where one voice starts and keeps singing the same part while a new voice is added with each repeat.) The Sacred Songs will be welcomed by small church choirs that have to be creative with their available resources. This music will make your choir sound great! Most pieces are cappella. We also published a lovely new piece by Stephen Gourley for SA/piano called This Is the Day the Lord Has Made. Hints of modal harmonies in the accompaniment give this song an ‘English’ feel. Great for your junior choir or even for a small church choir. She Walks in Beauty Like the Night (SSATB a cappella) is a beautiful setting of Lord Byron’s poem by Russell Wilkinson whose three piece Incarnation we published last month. She Walks in Beauty is available with or without piano reduction. Finally, we offer a catchy, energetic SA arrangement with a lively piano part of Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho by Stephen Gourley. You and your junior choir (and perhaps the senior choir also) will enjoy this fine arrangement of an old favourite.