In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
In 1939, Mosie Lister studied music at the Vaughan School Of Music in Tennessee. He began his musical career as a singer, performing as an original member of the Sunny South Quartet before World War II. After a four year stint with the Navy, he worked a few months again with the Sunny South Quartet before leaving to form the Melody Masters with Jim Wetherington, Alvin Tootle, Lee Kitchens, and Wally Varner in 1946. Lister remained in Atlanta when the Melody Masters moved to Lincoln, Nebraska. In 1948, Lister was tapped by Hovie Lister to be the original baritone for the Statesmen. (Despite their common last name, similar first names and involvement with the Statesmen, Mosie is no relation to Hovie).
Lister soon gave up his professional singing career to devote his attention to writing, continuing to work as an arranger for the Statesmen. In 1953, he formed the Mosie Lister Publishing Company. Some of Lister's better known tunes include "Then I Met The Master," "I'm Feelin' Fine," "His Hand In Mine," and "'Til The Storm Passes By."
Lister was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall Of Fame in 1976 and into the SGMA Hall Of Fame in 1997. Over the years, Lister also became a popular arranger of choral music for Lillenas Publishing. He has continued to write songs for popular Southern Gospel groups in the early 21st century. The Dove Brothers, Booth Brothers, and Palmetto State Quartet are just a few of the modern groups to recorded songs written by Lister. The Dove Brothers released a project titled A Tribute To Mosie Lister in 2004, which Lister also produced.
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Review: God Is Able includes a delightful combination - original songs from Mosie Lister's creative artistry, as well as a few of his time-honored standards, all arranged for men's choir, ensemble or quartet. Presented in authentic southern gospel style, each selection features accessible vocal ranges with supportive and interesting blend of gentle ballads, powerful heart songs and up-tempo toe tappers.
Songlist: God is Able, God on the Cross, I'm Climbing Up the Mountain, I'm Feeling Fine, Let His Love Give Your Heart a Song, Lookin' for Wings, Prostrate at His Feet, Still Feelin' Fine, The Song Rolls On, When the Mountains Sing Your Praise
Review: Thirty-five all-time favorite gospel songs from award-winning composer Mosie Lister in one souvenir songbook. Includes historic photos, as well as stories behind several of his songs. Lister began his musical career as a singer, performing as an original member of the Sunny South Quartet before he was tapped by Hovie Lister to be the original baritone for the Statesmen. Lister soon gave up his professional singing career to devote his attention to writing, continuing to work as an arranger for the Statesmen. Lister was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall Of Fame in 1976 and into the SGMA Hall Of Fame in 1997.
Songlist: At the Crossing, Blow Your Trumpet, Gabriel, Come and See the Man, Down On My Knees, Good Old Gospel Singing, Goodby, World, Goodby, Happy Rhythm, Hard Trails Will Soon Be Over, He Knows Just What I Need, His Grace Is Sufficient For Me, His Hand In Mine, How Long Has It Been?, I Won't Turn Back, I'll Leave It All Behind, I'm Bound For The Kingdom, I'm Climbing Up The Mountain, I'm Feeling Fine, I've Been Changed, If You Believe, In The Arms Of Sweet Deliverance, It's Alright Now, Led By the Masters Hand, Nothing Can Compare, O What A Friend, Restore My Soul, The Gentle Stranger, The King and I, The Touch Of His Hand, The Way Of The Cross Led Me Home, Then I Met the Master, 'Til the Storm Passes By, When I Inherit My Mansion, When They Call My Name, Where No One Stands Alone, While Ages Roll
Review: A dynamic compilation of 15 accessible arrangements for ladies' trios, ensembles, and choirs. This unique gathering of themes includes testimony, worship and praise, invitation, and Christian life. Arranged by Mosie Lister.
Songlist: Feel Like Flying Away, His Grace Is Sufficient for Me, I Should Have Been Crusified, I'm on the Battlefield, Jesus, the Light of the World (Medley), Joy Comes In the Morning, Light Up the Sky, Still Feelin' Fine, Sweeter as the Days Go By, Then I Met the Master, Try Jesus, Turning Point, We Will Lift Up the Name of the Lord, Where No One Stands Alone, You Are My Song
Review: Gospel Music Hall of Fame songwriter Mosie Lister brings his arranger's touch to Marvelous Grace, a compilation of 22 arrangements for ladies' voices. Ideal for choir, ensemble, or trio and features some of Mosie's best-loved songs, some of today's popular gospel titles, original songs, and three a cappella selections. SSA and SSAA formats
Songlist: All of Me, Beyond the Cross, Call Home, Canaanland is Just in Sight, Celebrate His Coming, Grace, Grace Greater than Our Sins, He's Still the King of Kings, Here Come's the King, His Hand In Mine, I'm Not Giving Up, In the Name of Love, Jesus, the Son of God, Keep on the Firing Line, Lay These Burdens Down, Love Was in the Room, New Shoes, O Lord, How Wonderful, That Says It All, The Light From Heaven, The Man on the Middle Cross, The Night Before Easter, Wedding Music, Well Done, My Child
Review: Included here are 23 hymn arrangements, traditional gospel songs, and southern gospel favorites arranged for male choirs and ensembles by Mosie Lister. Easily accessible 2-part and 4-part voicings, in comfortable keys. TTBB selections always have the melody in the second tenor. Five numbers are a cappella and are great for existing men's groups or as a first volume for starting a men's music ministry. A special section is provided with tips on organizing and maintaining male choirs.
Songlist: Rise Up and SIng!, Come, Thou Almighty King, Holy, Holy, Holy , I Believe That Promise, I Saw the Light, I Sing the Mighty Power of God, I'll Have a New Life, I'm Bound for the Kingdom, It is No Secret, It's Alright Now, Just A Little Talk With Jesus, Let Some Drops Fall on Me, Love Through Me, Near to the Heart of God, Rise Up, O Men of God, Stand By Me, Steal Away, The Gentle Stranger, The King and I, 'Til Jesus Comes (Medley), To God Be the Glory, Touched by the Hand of the Lord, Victory in Jesus, Who at My Door is Standing?
Review: 6 arrangements for SSA voices, useful for ladies' trios, choirs, or ensembles. Mosie Lister's arrangements are full and interesting, yet practical and in reasonable ranges. A variety of gospel styles are included.
Songlist: A New Name In Glory, A Storm Now and Then, All Because of God's Amazing Grace, Alleluia to the King, At the Right Time, Come and Dine, Come and See the Man, Dwelling in Beulah Land, From the First Hallelujah to the Last Amen, Holy Spirit, Thou Art Welcome, How Long Has it Been?, I Don't Need to Understand, I Go to the Rock, I Won't Turn Back, I'd Rather Have Jesus, I've Been Changed, Jesus is Coming Soon, Led by the Master's Hand, Love Through Me, Sweet Will of God, The Eastern Gate, The King of Who I Am, 'Til the Storm Passes By, When They Call My Name, While Ages Roll, Wonderful Saviour