5 Pieces 4 Smaller Choirs from our Simple Gifts Series

The Simple Gifts series is comprised of quality pieces by established composers who have crafted simple, but not simplistic, music for smaller choirs.


By Suzanne Toolan, RSM

Who can’t use another setting of the Beatitudes? Here’s a setting for unison choir (or cantor) and congregation. The people’s response is inevitable!


Wonderfully Made

By Liz Owen

This SAB setting features a text based on Psalm 139. As the composer suggests, this piece is suitable for choirs of any size.


One Thing I Ask of You, O God

Words by Adam M. L. Tice / Music by Gary Daigle

Graceful, lyric choral parts allow this text of petition and promise to be heard and received by the congregation.


Let All the World in Every Corner Sing

By Calvin Hampton

Time to get those fingers back in shape! Even with easy choral parts – either unison or two-part – this piece sounds much harder than it is.


The Lord Bless You and Keep You

By Carlton R. Young

What a year it’s been for all of us! Let your choir pray this benediction over your whole congregation.



Music Ministry and Mental Health

This article originally appeared on in the GIA Quarterly, Volume 33, Issue 2 (Spring 2022) Music Ministry and Mental Health By Kate Williams It took me a long time even to believe what was happening. With a new job, and brand new to the world of the sleepless nights...

Audio Divina

Praying with Music— Download our FREE GUIDE to Audio Divina As we anxiously await the full reopening of our churches when all can gather (and sing!), you may be looking for a new way to keep our sacred seasons at home. As a source of prayerful inspiration, we offer...

Making Great Music with Limited Forces

This article first appeared in the Spring 2021 issue of GIA Quarterly magazine.  Author’s Note: Publication production schedules being what they are, I’m writing this article as we sail into the 12th week of state-imposed quarantine in response to the COVID-19...

Starting a Book Club with GIA

Learn How to Start a GIA Book Club with Your Group! Looking for a way to keep your choir engaged? Looking for an opportunity to host virtual or in-person faith group gatherings? Looking for formation ideas for your staff, club, NPM/AGO chapter, or another group?...