Youth Choir Music (Non-Contemporary)

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  1. christfollower55

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    I am a Youth Choir Director at my Church. I need some suggestions on songs to sing in our choir. Any suggestions would be helpful.

    Thanks,

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    Oy. What's the skill level? What grades (middle and hgh school, just high school, etc)? Do you push them beyond what they think they can do? Do you incorporate more than four parts? Are you willing to do so? I know you said "non-contemporary," but does that exclude old time gospel? Are you willing to have them sing in (and take the time to learn) Latin or German? I know that many pieces offer a translation, but I personally don't think they translate as well, both in terms of lyrics and the artistic integrity of the piece.

    I have a lot of possibilities, but many of them are in Latin. And I'd need a better idea of what "non-contemporary means" in terms of what era you're trying to avoid (anything in the 21st century? 20th?) in order to be able to help you in any constructive way.

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    What i mean by non-contemporary is just "southern gospel music." It would take to long to learn another language. And yes i push them to new hights everytime we practice. Anything alongs this lines that you have would be helpful. Also non-contempory means "NO" christian rock music and things along those lines.

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    Some things I like that sound good with young voices:

    Steal Away (this is really lovely)
    There Is a Balm in Gilead
    Bound for Canaan's Land (this one if the voices are a little more mature)
    The Lord Bless You and Keep You (nice, particaulrly if you do the sevenfold amen at the end)

    I'll have to dig through some of my books when I get home tonight.


    And I know you said no to other languages, but Mozart's Missa Brevis is really nice. And there are some Kyrie Eleisons and Magnificats that I like.

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    Thank You for the help, let everyone here know that I am looking for suggestions.

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    "One Day"
    "Come Morning"
    "The Midnight Cry."
    "Are You Washed In The Blood."
    "Saved Saved Saved."
    "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today."
    " Up From The Grave He Arose." {beautiful for mixed parts!}
    "My Life Has Been CHanged."
    "I'm On The Winning Side."
    "Yes, I Know"
    "Redeemed."
    "There Is A Fountian" {My favorite hymn!}
    "All Hail The Power."
    "Do You Know My Jesus?"
    "Keep On The Fireing Line." {VERY fast, but I love it! I wish our choir could do it!}

    I can post words to most of these, if you need them, however, I can't actualy give you the sheet music. {I would, but I just don't know I'd post all those notes! :eek: }
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    You can scan and e-mail them to me! If not i know most of the song posted. Thanks for the help!


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    Tell me in theirs one you don't know, adn If I have them in my hymn books here, I can. I'm not sure how much online time I will have this week, because my grandpa is in ICU. WE've had phone calls all day, so I can't be on for long periods of time. But if theres anything I can send tell me, and I'll do my best to get it to you.
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    "One Day"
    "The Midnight Cry."
    "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today."
    "Up From The Grave He Arose."
    "My Life Has Been CHanged."
    "All Hail The Power."

    These are the ones i'm not to familiar with!

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  10. UnashamedYouth

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    wow I know all the ones you don't LOL I thought they were known by all


    I'd say "Holy Pure and Righteous" but I don't think that's been published... our Church got it from the guys who wrote it...
     
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    how about sending it my way to try? i appreciate any music or ideas given...

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    Christ follower, I don't have the sheet music to "The Midnight Cry", but I can give you the words. "My LIfe Has Been Changed", I'll have to check with a friend on that one, so it may be awhile till I can get it to you. I'm going to start scanning the others now. I hope I can get some to you tonight, if not, tomorrow.
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    got the emails thanks for the help. i would appreciate ideas from any one else as well. thanks


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    hmmmmmmmm I don't even think we have the sheet music any more... our piano player rarely reads music... he does it all by ear!
     
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    ok thanks anyway....


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    i really do appreciate all the ideas and the help that was given...anymore ideas?

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    How is everyone today? I am doing fine and i hope all of you are as well...


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    How about "Revive Us Again" "Onward Christina Soldiers", "Precious Memories" and "When The Storm Passes By"?
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    Either the youth choir or the adult choir sings all those songs.. I really enjoy singing them..

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  20. wizofoz

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    Why not ask the kids what they might like to sing?
    You never know, they might just surprise you.
     

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