Twenty-Five Anthems for Interfaith & Community Choirs


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CD alone $15, book & CD $30

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Peter and Mary Alice’s choral arrangements and compositions are being sung by community, church and hospice choirs throughout the U.S. and the UK. Now the Amidons have published two books and companion sampler CDs of collections of their most popular, musical and accessible arrangements. This book “Twenty-Five Anthems for Interfaith and Community Choirs” is geared particularly to UU church choirs.

This collection is now in its Second Edition. Click here to see the changes from the First Edition.

The second book “Fifty-Five Anthems for the Small Church Choir” is geared particularly to choirs in small, mainstream Protestant churches. However, both books are useful to any church, community, high school or hospice choir.

Here are the songs included in our “Twenty-five Anthems – 2nd Edition” book and CD. Mary Alice co-arranged “I’m Gonna Lift My Sister Up”, “Give Me Birds at the Dawning”, “My Heart is Ready”, and “How Could Anyone”; and she composed the music to “Still There Is Love”, “Great Trees”, “If I Can Stop One Heart” and “Still There Is Love”.  Peter arranged or co-arranged all of the songs.

      Bright Morning Stars
– traditional

      Crossing the Bar
– poetry: Alfred Lord Tennyson, music: Rani Arbo

      There But For Fortune
 – Phil Ochs

      I'm Gonna Lift My Sister Up
 – Faya Ora Rose Touré

      Psalm of Life
 – Lotus Dickey

      Here is My Home
 – Si Kahn

      Give Me Birds at the Dawning
 – Betsy Binstock

      Still There is Love
 – poem Edith Newlin Chase, music Mary Alice Amidon

      How Can I Keep From Singing
 – Robert Lowry, Doris Plenn

      Fear Not the Pain
 – words Raina Maria Rilke; music Rachel Kroh Pollack

      Great Trees
 – poetry: Wendell Berry, music: Mary Alice Amidon

      Golden Thread
 – Pete Seeger

      The Thing That Makes You Beautiful
 – Jane Voss

      Love Call Me Home
 – Peggy Seeger

      Solstice Song
– Alouette Iselin

      My Heart Is Ready
 – Cindy Kallet

      O The Comfort
 – poetry Dinah Mulock Craik, music Peter Amidon

      Peace Like a River
 – traditional

      How Could Anyone
 – Libby Roderick

      Joy of Living
– Ewan MacColl

      Gate of Sweet Nectar
 – Budhist Invocation from

      If I Can Stop One Heart
 – Emily Dickinson, Mary Alice Amidon

      Parting Glass
 – traditional

      What a Wonderful World
 – Bob Thiele, George David Weiss & George Douglas

      Gift of Love
 – Mary Alice Amidon

Book $20, Quantity discounts: 10-19 copies: $17 each, 20 copies + up: $15 each
CD alone $15, book & CD $30

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