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New folk-song arrangement released

The Water of TyneNow published by Tim Knight Music, is my arrangement of the Northumberland folk-song The Water of Tyne, scored for SAB voices with piano accompaniment. The piece will be published as part of the Accessible Choral Library series, and distributed by Spartan Press. Find out more here.

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New Releases


A New Commandment

A New CommandmentISBN: 9781506408491
Instrumentation: SATB & organ (or piano)
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
Difficulty Level: E
Year of Publication: 2015
Duration: 3 minutes

Availability: In Print

Printed Copy: $1.50

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The lyrical setting of this text from the Book of John reaffirms the world’s need to love one another, a message as relevant now as it was then. Straightforward vocal parts are supported by an organ accompaniment, which can also be adapted for piano. This anthem, scored for SATB choir with keyboard accompaniment, sets the familiar text from John 13:34-35, offering a reflective, yet affirmative addition to the choral repertoire. The lyrical vocal parts are supported by a flowing accompaniment; although originally written for organ, it can be easily adapted for piano. The text encourages us, as disciples ourselves, to reaffirm our love for one another, and in a world of such change and uncertainly, the message is as relevant now as it was then.

Potential Uses

Worship, Anthem, Church, Choir, Dedication

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