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Mary McDonald

Living in: United States

Mary McDonald is a multi-talented musician from Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition to her work as a composer, arranger, producer, pianist, and organist, she was a sacred choral editor for The Lorenz Corporation for nearly twenty years and currently serves as the organist for Central Baptist Church in Knoxville. Her music and talents have blessed choirs and congregations across the country for more than twenty-five years.

Mary is the composer of more than 600 published choral anthems, several Christmas and Easter cantatas, and numerous keyboard collections, and still serves as an editorial consultant for Lorenz. She is also active as a choral clinician, traveling throughout the United States conducting workshops and concertizing. Her unique blend of heart, hands, and humor, combined with a wide range of writing and performing styles, keep her in constant demand.

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My Way Is Not His Way : SATB : Mary McDonald : Wes Hannibal : 35032227 : 888680741198

Mary McDonald : My Way Is Not His Waynew

An honest statement about the journey of faith is at the heart of this sacred ballad. Leaning on the promises of God's grace, the text and tune move with gently rhythmic elegance. The chorus in full SATB voicing is an impassioned acknowledgement of God's sovereignty and a commitment to surrendering to His divine will. A sturdy piano underpinning supports the refrain with strong convicting chords before give way to a devotional, quiet conclusion. A paean of prayer!

Arranger: Mary McDonald | Composer: Wes Hannibal

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35032227


At Calvary's Cross : SATB : Mary McDonald : Nicole Elsey : Sheet Music : 35031830 : 888680712938

Mary McDonald : At Calvary's Cross

Based on a well-known text, this powerful testament of grace is rich with meaning and musical beauty. A winsome melody wafts like a folk tune against a flowing piano part, carrying with tender care the truth of Calvary and the awesome thoughts of Christ's atonement. The restrained ending helps transition from the special music moment to the sermon, or perhaps to function as a choral response to the message. Moving!

Arranger: Mary McDonald | Composer: Nicole Elsey

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Cello |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35031830


Awake, Alone in Gethsemane : SATB : Mary McDonald : Ludwig van Beethoven : Sheet Music : 35031326 : 888680651244

Mary McDonald : Awake, Alone in Gethsemane

Uses: Holy Week, Maundy Thursday Scripture: Matthew 26:36-56; Luke 22:39-46 With the haunting strains of The Moonlight Sonata, this anthem unfolds into layers of beautiful textures, delivering an emotional portrait of Christ in the garden of prayer. The powerful text is filled with evocative imagery and sacred meaning, reminding the listener of the humanity of the suffering Savior and His divine destiny of grace. Highly effective!

Arranger: Mary McDonald | Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35031326


Come Home : SATB : Mary McDonald : R. Kevin Boesiger : Sheet Music : 35031007 : 888680618117 : 1495062465

Mary McDonald : Come Home

Uses: General, Invitation, Revival Scripture: Luke 15:18; John 6:37; Hebrews 3:15 A tender statement of repentance and restoration, this sermon in song is at home in moments of deep reflection. A paean of comfort to the hurting, this anthem is framed as an invitation from a gracious and loving Savior. Bittersweet and emotive, the arrangement is restrained and artful in its approach. Heart-felt!

Arranger: Mary McDonald | Composer: R. Kevin Boesiger

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35031007


Come to the Light : SATB : Mary McDonald : Mary McDonald : Sheet Music : 00-44268 : 038081495378

Mary McDonald : Come to the Light

Featuring inspired original words and music, this anthem begins simply, but soon soars with the invitation to Come to the Light, our King and to follow that Light. The message and music communicate an extraordinary message of Christmas.

Composer: Mary McDonald

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-44268


Fanfare for Palm Sunday : SATB : Mary McDonald : Sheet Music : 35028621 : 884088696450

Mary McDonald : Fanfare for Palm Sunday

Uses: Palm Sunday Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; John 12:12-19 A classic touch adorns this Palm Sunday anthem coupling a well-respected hymn tune with the celebrated theme by Mouret, made famous as the theme of Masterpiece Theatre. A shining example of the elegant blending of two styles into pleasing unity, the subject matter and incorporation of children make this as useful as it is beautiful. Not beyond the comfort range of the developing choir, this choral will be welcome in church music programs of any size. Trumpet part and children's choir part included.

Arranger: Mary McDonald

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028621


Fly Away Home : SATB : Mary McDonald : Albert E. Brumley : Sheet Music : 35028831 : 884088885373

Mary McDonald : Fly Away Home

Uses: General, Revival, Memorial Scripture: II Timothy 4:6-8; I Corinthians 15:54; Titus 2:13; II Corinthians 4:17 Celebrate your faith with this medley of old favorites sure to put a smile on your face. I'll Fly Away, This World Is Not My Home, and In the Sweet By and By dance together in rustic abandon, complete with a rollicking piano part and a combo of acoustic instruments. These hopeful, old gospel evergreens have never sounded better! Available separately: SATB, StudioTrax CD (Accomp., SplitTrax, Perf.), Combo (Dig. score & parts for violin, guitar, bass and drums). Duration: ca. 2:59.

Arranger: Mary McDonald | Composer: Albert E. Brumley

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028831 | Showtrax CD


For the Living of These Days : SSATB : Mary McDonald : Mary McDonald : Sheet Music : 10-3591M : 9780893286989

Mary McDonald : For the Living of These Days

A choral fanfare sets a regal tone in this powerful original anthem, inviting the congregation to join in singing two stanzas of the familiar hymn God of Grace and God of Glory before the grand conclusion.

Composer: Mary McDonald

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Voicing: SSATB | $2.05 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 10-3591M


For the Living of These Days : TTBB : Mary McDonald : Mary McDonald : 10-3592M : 9780893286996

Mary McDonald : For the Living of These Days

A choral fanfare sets a regal tone in this powerful original anthem, inviting the congregation to join in singing two stanzas of the familiar hymn God of Grace and God of Glory before the grand conclusion.

Composer: Mary McDonald

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Voicing: TTBB | $1.85 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 10-3592M


Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me) : SATB : Mary McDonald : Michael Bleecker : Casting Crowns : 00101356 : 884088666590

Mary McDonald : Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)

This hugely popular song by Casting Crowns incorporates the words of a traditional hymn and is set off by their energetic and engaging new tune. Score and parts (fl 1-2, ob, cl 1-2, tpt 1-3, hn 1-2, tbn 1-2, tbn 3/tba, perc 1-2, hp, rhythm, vn 1-2, va, vc, db) available as a CD-ROM and as a digital download.

Arranger: Mary McDonald | Composer: Michael Bleecker Performed By: Casting Crowns

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00101356 | Choirtrax CD Available


God of Our Fathers : SATB : Mary McDonald : George W. Warren : Sheet Music : 35031843 : 888680713072 : 1540006689

Mary McDonald : God of Our Fathers

This hymn is a national treasure! Written originally for the American Centennial, this celebrated song has adorned many patriotic gatherings through the years. The choral writing, full of confident gestures and intense crescendos, will showcase your choir at its sonic best, and a soaring final stanza invites the congregation to join the music before surrendering to an epic epilogue of joyful amens! Score and Parts (fl 1-2, ob, cl 1-2, bn, hn 1-2, tpt 1-3, tbn 1-3, tba, perc 1-2, timp, pno, hp, vn 1-2, va, vc, db) available as a digital download.

Arranger: Mary McDonald | Composer: George W. Warren

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35031843


Here I Am, Lord : SATB : Mary McDonald : Sheet Music : 00-42956 : 038081485065

Mary McDonald : Here I Am, Lord

Dan Schutte's modern classic "Here I Am, Lord" is seamlessly paired with a beloved hymn to create an inspired new setting of these favorites. Mary McDonald's careful craftsmanship shines through in this offering.

Arranger: Mary McDonald

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-42956


Holy Is The Lord : SATB : Mary McDonald : Mary McDonald : Sheet Music : 10-1054 : 000308020137

Mary McDonald : Holy Is The Lord

Beginning with a simple chorus and building to a full statement of praise, this stately, worship-filled anthem will be easily learned by your choir and congregation.

Composer: Mary McDonald

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Voicing: SATB | $2.05 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 10-1054


I Am Bound for the Promised Land : SATB : Mary McDonald : 35010012 : 747510191377

Mary McDonald : I Am Bound for the Promised Land

Uses: General, revival, All Saints' Day Scripture: Romans 4:11, Galatians 3:9, John 14:2 This medley of beloved hymns literally jumps off the page and into the heart. In her inaugural publication with Shawnee Press, popular composer Mary McDonald decorates a few favorite hymns with gospel joy. This is a guaranteed AMEN special for your choir! Also available: LiteTrax CD.

Arranger: Mary McDonald

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35010012


I Stand Amazed : SATB : Mary McDonald : Vicki Bedford : Sheet Music : 35031327 : 888680651251

Mary McDonald : I Stand Amazed

Uses: General, Maundy Thursday Scripture: Luke 21:41-44; Ephesians 2:4 A time-honored hymn text is lifted with renewed energy and strength in this powerful proclamation of faith. Moving with an almost martial gait, the message of awe and wonder is brought home by a noble melody and a sturdy piano support. Brilliant brass work confirms the scope and character of the timeless message. Dynamic! Score and Parts (tpt 1-2, tbn 1-2, timp, perc) available as a digital download.

Arranger: Mary McDonald | Composer: Vicki Bedford

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35031327


I Worship You, Almighty God : SATB : Mary McDonald : Mary McDonald : Sheet Music : 10-3213L : 000308097016

Mary McDonald : I Worship You, Almighty God

This well-known worship song is arranged to encompass a full range of expression possibilities. The inclusion of the favorite ADESTE FIDELES with the text "For he alone is worthy" provides numerous performance options for this inspired setting.

Composer: Mary McDonald

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Voicing: SATB | $1.75 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 10-3213L


I'll Be There in Glory : SATB : Mary McDonald : Mary McDonald : 00152504 : 888680093914

Mary McDonald : I'll Be There in Glory

Uses: General, Memorial Scripture: I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 21:27 Creatively combining the gospel hymn favorites A New Name in Glory and When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder, this toe-tapper is guaranteed to please! Sure to become a favorite for your choir, this anthem is the perfect choice for heaven-themed services or for any time of the year.

Composer: Mary McDonald

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.35 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00152504


I'll Be There in Glory : TTBB : Mary McDonald : Mary McDonald : Sheet Music : 00200577 : 888680651282

Mary McDonald : I'll Be There in Glory

Uses: General, Memorial Scripture: I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 21:27 Now available for men's voices! Creatively combining the gospel hymn favorites A New Name in Glory and When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder, this toe-tapper is guaranteed to please! Sure to become a favorite for your choir, this anthem is the perfect choice for heaven-themed services or for any time of the year.

Composer: Mary McDonald

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.35 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00200577


Immortal Hymns of Praise : TTBB : Mary McDonald : Sheet Music : 10-3608M : 9780893287061

Mary McDonald : Immortal Hymns of Praise

This medley of Welsh hymns was composed for the Tennessee Men's Chorale tour to Wales in 2007. The tunes are woven seamlessly together but give distinction in style and presentation, inviting the congregation to sing before the resounding grand finale.

Arranger: Mary McDonald | Country: Wales

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.05 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 10-3608M


In the Father's Hands : SATB : Mary McDonald : Mary McDonald : Sheet Music : 00249095 : 888680710569

Mary McDonald : In the Father's Hands

A rare find... a Father's Day offering that is very special call to purpose for dads. Using Jesus' earthly father Joseph as a model, the text explores a variety of ways that we can nurture spiritual excellence in our children. Set to the well-known hymn tune MARYTON, the alternate text of O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee is provided, so that the octavo can be used at other times, as well. Two anthems in one!

Composer: Mary McDonald

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00249095


Jesus, Only Jesus : SATB : Mary McDonald : Tony Wood : Passion : Sheet Music : 35030654 : 888680093945

Mary McDonald : Jesus, Only Jesus

Uses: General, Easter, Eastertide Scripture: Philippians 2:9-11; Colossians 1:15-19 Dramatic and effective, this contemporary ballad from Passion and Matt Redman calls us to worship and adoration. The title says it all on this Christ-centered choral filled with inspiring moments of poetry and praise. Gradually building from the restrained opening, the piece proceeds in a mighty crescendo of affirmation. Score and Parts (fl 1-2, ob, cl 1-2, bn, hn 1-2, tpt 1-3, tbn 1-2, tbn 3/tba, perc, pno, syn, rhythm, dm, vn 1-2, va, vc, db) available on CD-ROM and as a digital download.

Arranger: Mary McDonald | Composer: Tony Wood Performed By: Passion

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35030654 | Showtrax CD


Jesus, Only Jesus : TTBB : Mary McDonald : Tony Wood : Passion : Sheet Music : 35030655 : 888680093952

Mary McDonald : Jesus, Only Jesus

Uses: General, Easter, Eastertide Scripture: Philippians 2:9-11; Colossians 1:15-19 Dramatic and effective, this contemporary ballad from Passion and Matt Redman calls us to worship and adoration. The title says it all on this Christ-centered choral filled with inspiring moments of poetry and praise. Gradually building from the restrained opening, the piece proceeds in a mighty crescendo of affirmation. Score and Parts (fl 1-2, ob, cl 1-2, bn, hn 1-2, tpt 1-3, tbn 1-2, tbn 3/tba, perc, pno, syn, rhythm, dm, vn 1-2, va, vc, db) available on CD-ROM and as a digital download.

Arranger: Mary McDonald | Composer: Tony Wood Performed By: Passion

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35030655 | Showtrax CD


Known Only to Him : SATB : Mary McDonald : Sheet Music : 00-36856 : 038081405957

Mary McDonald : Known Only to Him

Mary McDonald's fresh look at this Gospel standard is a welcome addition to any worship service. Its relaxed style and singable choral parts make it a joy from first rehearsal to presentation. The message of Christ's comfort in trying times is especially applicable during these sometimes stressful days. Plus . . . it's fun to sing and play. Related scripture: Psalms 86:11-17; Hebrews 4:12-16; Revelation 2:26-29

Arranger: Mary McDonald

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.05 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-36856


Lead Me On! : SATB : Mary McDonald : Mary McDonald : Sheet Music : 00-36976 : 038081407159

Mary McDonald : Lead Me On!

Mary McDonald calls on her talents as both composer and wordsmith to create an anthem that broadens the scope of a classic Thomas A. Dorsey gospel song - "Precious Lord, Take My Hand." In a simple new setting, she manages to bring deep new insights to a beloved favorite. Related Scripture: Psalm 139: 10; Matthew 8:19; Exodus 15:13

Composer: Mary McDonald

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.05 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-36976


Lift High the Name of Jesus : SATB : Mary McDonald : Kristyn Getty : Keith & Kristyn Getty : Sheet Music : 35029687 : 884088994464

Mary McDonald : Lift High the Name of Jesus

Uses: General, Christ the King, Call to Worship Scripture: Philippians 2:9-11 Alive with folk-styled jubilation, this young song is destined to become a standard. The tune is so engaging that it is learned in a moment and the primal harmonic structure shines in the room with brilliant timbre, characteristic of great gospel music. The bluegrass consort is a happy addition to the mix and the general nature of this message makes it great for a Call to Worship or special musical selection any time of the year.

Arranger: Mary McDonald | Composer: Kristyn Getty Performed By: Keith & Kristyn Getty

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35029687 | Showtrax CD


Look Who Just Checked In : SATB : Mary McDonald : Sheet Music : 00-44576 : 038081503578

Mary McDonald : Look Who Just Checked In

Mary McDonald pulls out all the stops in this Southern Gospel-flavored foot-tapper! The driving rhythms coupled with the fresh textual ideas result in a joyous celebration. The spiritual "Mary Had a Baby" is quoted, creating a delightful offering.

Arranger: Mary McDonald

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.05 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-44576


On the Jericho Road : SAB : Mary McDonald : Sheet Music : 00-34837 : 038081387079

Mary McDonald : On the Jericho Road

Mary McDonald offers her arrangement of one of the most loved gospel favorites. The easy going feel is as comfortable as a front porch swing! The accompaniment is relaxed and fits easily into any pianist's hands. The choral writing is Mary McDonald at her best. Whether offered with piano alone, with the accessible instrumental parts or with the InstruTrax CD, this to-tapper is one you'll revisit again and again.

Arranger: Mary McDonald

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-34837


On Wings of Song and Prayer : SATB divisi : Mary McDonald : Mary McDonald : Sheet Music : 10-3043M : 000308072884

Mary McDonald : On Wings of Song and Prayer

Expressive, sensitive prayer in a traditional style

Composer: Mary McDonald

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Voicing: SATB divisi | $2.05 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 10-3043M


Rise Up, Children, Arise! : SATB : Mary McDonald : Mary McDonald : 00-44269 : 038081495385

Mary McDonald : Rise Up, Children, Arise!

Everyone will want to "rise up" and spread the Good News with this lively, yet soulful choral from Mary McDonald. Absolutely filled with joy and style from beginning to end, it also incorporates "Rise Up Shepherd" and "Go, Tell It on the Mountain" with great effect!

Composer: Mary McDonald

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-44269


Sing to the Lord : SATB : Mary McDonald : Robert Sterling : Sandi Patty : Sheet Music : 00121547 : 884088924836

Mary McDonald : Sing to the Lord

Uses: General, Call to Worship Scripture: I Chronicles 16:23-29; Psalm 18:46-49; Psalm 84:1-2 Mary McDonald has creatively paired this vintage Contemporary Christian song with a well-known hymn. With its praise-filled lyrics over a bright, energetic accompaniment, your choir will want to sing this anthem again and again. Score and Parts (tpt 1-2, tpt 3/hn, tbn 1-2, perc, gtr, b, dm) available on CD-ROM and as a digital download.

Arranger: Mary McDonald | Composer: Robert Sterling Performed By: Sandi Patty

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00121547


Singing the Glory Down : SATB : Mary McDonald : Sheet Music : 00159654 : 888680619060

Mary McDonald : Singing the Glory Down

Uses: General, Revival Scripture: Galatians 6:14; Colossians 1:20; I Peter 2:24 Written in a gospel blues style and quoting Glory to His Name, this piece is a crowd pleaser with a piano part that will raise the roof on any joyful sacred gathering. For gospel quartet lovers, this will be a favorite with its jazzy distinction and vocal special effects. A choral smile!

Arranger: Mary McDonald

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00159654


Teach Me, Lord, to Wait : SATB : Mary McDonald : Sheet Music : 00-42518 : 038081473789

Mary McDonald : Teach Me, Lord, to Wait

This unique pairing of two well-known songs is truly inspired. Mary McDonald has created a beautiful anthem that celebrates God's sovereignty and promises of care and renewal. The melodies soar and then gradually reach a satisfying conclusion.

Arranger: Mary McDonald

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-42518


The Holy Heart : SATB : Mary McDonald : Marsha Skidmore : Sheet Music : 35028034 : 884088598914

Mary McDonald : The Holy Heart

Uses: Lent, Holy Week, Pentecost Scripture: Hosea 11:1-9; Isaiah 12:3; Ezekiel 34:11-16 This sacred song takes us on a journey into the heart of Christ's mercy and grace. The music has the sonority of a folk hymn and yet there is fresh quality in the sound. Crafted to perfection, this arrangement uses the richness of the choir to go from whispered silence to soaring crescendos of praise. Available separately: SATB, TTBB. Duration: ca. 4:15.

Arranger: Mary McDonald | Composer: Marsha Skidmore

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028034


The Holy Heart : TTBB : Mary McDonald : Marsha Skidmore : Sheet Music : 35028310 : 884088650209

Mary McDonald : The Holy Heart

Uses: Lent, Holy Week, Pentecost Scripture: Hosea 11:1-9; Isaiah 12:3; Ezekiel 34:11-16 This sacred song takes us on a journey into the heart of Christ's mercy and grace. The music has the sonority of a folk hymn and yet there is fresh quality in the sound. Crafted to perfection, this arrangement uses the richness of the choir to go from the whispered silence to soaring crescendos of praise. Available separately: SATB, TTBB. Duration: ca. 4:15.

Arranger: Mary McDonald | Composer: Marsha Skidmore

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028310


We Welcome Glad Easter : SATB : Mary McDonald : Welsh Melody : Sheet Music : 35027664 : 884088532512

Mary McDonald : We Welcome Glad Easter

Uses: Easter Scripture: Matthew 28:5-6 A classic Easter hymn is transformed into a glorious anthem celebrating the joy of Christ's resurrection. Include the piano, organ, congregation, brass and handbells for an unforgettable worship moment. The ST. DENIO melody is rich with jubilant spirit and this arrangement maximizes its effervescence. The enduring acclamation of faith is an ideal call to worship!

Arranger: Mary McDonald | Composer: Welsh Melody

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35027664

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