Author Archives: Greg Scheer

Glory and Honour (with Graham Kendrick)

http://www.gregscheer.com/musicblog/glory_and_honour.mp3 A few years ago, I met Graham Kendrick at a CICW event. After living through the March for Jesus and Promise Keepers eras, it was delightful to spend a few hours with the man behind the music and find him … Continue reading

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Lord, Now Let Your Servant @ GKY Manggar Besar, Indonesia

http://www.gregscheer.com/musicblog/mangga_besar-lord_now_let_your_servant.mp3 One of my greatest joys is when a song takes on a life of its own and begins to travel to unexpected places and people. My setting of Simeon’s Song, “Lord, Now Let Your Servant Depart in Peace” was … Continue reading

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2017 Year in Review

I said I’d make this an annual event, didn’t I? The New Year is a time of taking stock of one’s life. For me, that includes the music I’ve been writing. It’s easy to get lost among the trees of … Continue reading

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“Savior of the Nations Come” at Baylor University

Here is the recording of “Savior of the Nations, Come” performed at Baylor University’s 2017 Lessons and Carols service. I wish I could have been there in person. It sounds beautiful. You can read about how the piece came to … Continue reading

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I’m Coming Home, sung by Lauralei

And another one co-written by Colin Gordon-Farleigh and me, and sung by Lauralei: “I’m Coming Home.” It seems that this one was never posted to my blog, so this is really setting things right. Take a listen: https://www.numberonemusic.com/sheerjoymusic/song/728699-Im-Coming-Home-Lauralei

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A-Plus Student, sung by Lauralei

I had almost forgotten about this song I wrote with Colin Gordon-Farleigh back in 2009 until he released a recording of it with Lauralei singing. It sounds pretty good! Listen here: https://www.numberonemusic.com/sheerjoymusic/song/717234-APlus-Student-Lauralei  

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Clap Your Hands, at WLP

http://www.wlp.jspaluch.com/download/Clap_Your_Hands.mp3   World Library Press now publishes “Clap Your Hands,” a Yoruba folk song I arranged for SATB Choir, Cantor, Flute/Piccolo and Percussion. Even better, they recorded a beautiful rendition of the arrangement that shows they really get the piece. This … Continue reading

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Born to Die, Born to Rise

For the fourth year in a row, I’ve been commissioned to write a piece for Calvin College’s Lessons and Carols service. Not only is it an honor, but it’s always a treat because I know the performances will be top-notch. … Continue reading

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Oh, That I Had Wings (Psalm 55)

You may have heard that I won the 2017 Church of the Servant New Psalm Contest with my Psalm 40 song, “Patiently.” What you may not have heard is that I lost the contest with my Psalm 55 song, “Oh, … Continue reading

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Savior of the Nations, Come (String Orchestra)

My friend Carlos Colón directs worship at Baylor University. He recently asked if I had anything for string quintet that might work as an interlude for an upcoming Advent service. And he needed it quickly. I sent him a few … Continue reading

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