Category Archives: Arrangement

Lord, You Have Come to the Harbor

“Tu Has Venido a la Orilla” is a beautiful song by Cesareo Gabarain (1976 © admin. OCP Publications). It is a simple text about hearing Christ’s call, set to an almost perfect melody. I’ve long wanted to arrange the song. … Continue reading

Posted in Arrangement, Choir, Church, Congregational Songs, Global, Live | Leave a comment

Rejoice in All Your Works, at Calvin’s LOFT

I recently completed a full choral arrangement of Wendell Kimbrough’s “Rejoice in All Your Works.” (Which reminds me that I’ve forgotten to post it here on my blog.) Paul Ryan led it at Sunday’s LOFT service at Calvin College with … Continue reading

Posted in Arrangement, Choir, Church, Congregational Songs, Live, Psalms | Leave a comment

Brooks’ Sanctus

I’m just coming down from the mountaintop known as the annual Calvin Worship Symposium. Beyond the 4 sessions and 2 services I helped lead, I contributed an arrangement to the service led by Bruce Benedict and the Hope College worship … Continue reading

Posted in Arrangement, Church, Congregational Songs, Production music | Leave a comment

Pentecostal Splendor at Calvin College’s 2014 Lessons and Carols

While tracking down recordings of my arrangements from this year’s Calvin College Lessons and Carols service, I was also able to locate a recording of “Pentecostal Splendor” from the service in 2014. The vivid imagery of the text by John E. … Continue reading

Posted in Arrangement, Choir, Church, Congregational Songs, Live | Leave a comment

What Adam’s Disobedience Cost

The second piece I was asked to arrange for Calvin College’s 2016 Lessons and Carols service was “What Adam’s Disobedience Cost.” This hymn text by Fred Pratt Green (V5 Carol Bechtel) is not all that well known, but it fills … Continue reading

Posted in Arrangement, Art Music, Choir, Church, Congregational Songs, Live | Leave a comment

Jacob’s Ladder Gloria

This Christmas I had the honor of contributing to Calvin College’s Lessons and Carols service. They commissioned two pieces. The first was a musical collage paired with the scripture about Jacob’s dream of a ladder to heaven. I was asked … Continue reading

Posted in Arrangement, Choir, Church, Congregational Songs, Live | Leave a comment

We Three Kings in Canada

I’ve been making my music available online for two decades; in fact, I was one of the first church music publishers online. And Richard Janzen was there from the beginning. Richard directs the choral program at Rosthern Junior College in … Continue reading

Posted in Arrangement, Choir, Church, Live | Leave a comment

Oče naš /God, Our Father in Heaven (Croatian Lord’s Prayer)

For a long time now, people* have been clamoring for the Scheer men to form a band. Indeed, we are the ultimate boy band: tall and lanky Simon–the funny one–with his hair piled high, Theo–the cute one–with his blonde mop … Continue reading

Posted in Arrangement, Church, Congregational Songs, Global | Leave a comment

Psalm 121: Lift Your Eyes Up to the Mountains!

As you know, my dear listeners, I scour the globe for songs that might find a home in your congregation. Sometimes they come from the globe that is my head. Other times they come from far-flung lands on the globe underneath my feet. … Continue reading

Posted in Arrangement, Church, Congregational Songs, Demos, Global | Leave a comment

2016 Calvin Worship Symposium, final service

Only 5 months after the fact, here’s a video from the concluding worship service at the 2016 Calvin Worship Symposium. I led the service with my Church of the Servant home team, which made it really special. http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/new-heavens-and-new-earth/ New Heavens and … Continue reading

Posted in Arrangement, Choir, Church, Congregational Songs, Global, Live | Leave a comment