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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.