GIA Series featured in this 5/4:
GIA Choral Series: This is the mainstay of the GIA choral catalog. It is the largest series in the catalog and simply put, it contains a wide cross-section of choral music for the church in all voicings, with accompaniment forces from organ or piano alone, through keyboard with various added instrumental forces ranging from a single flute, all the way to editions with an optional full orchestration.
GIA Choral Classics: This series breathes new life into the treasures of the GIA catalog The pieces in this series also represent some of GIA’s best-selling titles. These editions are re-edited, re-engraved, and reprinted for discovery by a whole new generation of choir directors and singers.
Singing Our Faith: Simply put, this is serious-minded music extremely well-suited for children’s choirs. For children? Yes. Childish? Not at all, making the material excellent repertoire for unison and two-part singing by smaller adult groups.
It Is Well with My Soul
Easily learned when preparation time is at a minimum, but so satisfying. –M.S.
The Tree of Life
Arr. James Biery
Maybe the dedication makes me partial to this one, but this is a fine piece for Holy Week or Lessons and Carols. –M.S.
Crown Him with Many Crowns
Arr. Richard Proulx
Am I allowed to have a favorite hymn concertato of all time? If so, this is it! – M.S.
Words by Christopher Idle / Music by Jane Marshall
Such a beautiful text. I’ve gotten a lot of use out of this at funerals and memorial services. – M.S.
Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love
Arr. Cindy Johnson Favreau
Is there anyone who doesn’t have this in their choral library by now? –M.S.