A few months ago, my colleague and friend Andrew Cote wrote a new arrangement of “Holy, Holy, Holy” for organ, piano, violin 1, violin 2, and double bass. The choir parts and accompaniment for the verses line up with the 1982 hymnal version, but this arrangement adds a fantastic new introduction, interlude before verse 4, and some instrumental embellishments throughout.
I love what Andrew did with this. It was fresh, inventive, and challenging. But it didn’t get in the way of the congregation belting it out.
If you’d like to download the score and individual instrumental parts, click here.
And if you’d like to hear a rough demo of it, it’s below. Keep in mind this is just exported from Sibelius, so it’s really just for reference only.
Yesterday morning at my church, our prelude was an instrumental piece entitled “Hosanna (For Two Percussionists)”. My colleague Andrew Cote composed this piece for Palm Sunday this past March, and is one of the guys playing the song in the video below. The other guy is Joseph Connell – the drummer at my church for the last 25 years! I love these guys.
Andrew describes the piece this way:
When I began working for Truro Anglican Church in 2016, I began a tradition of writing a percussion duet for myself and our percussionist, Joseph Connell as a call to worship for our Palm Sunday services. This piece is an attempt to capture the energy of the crowd welcoming Jesus as he entered Jerusalem.
Here’s a rough iPhone video of the song from yesterday.
It’s been almost a month since I last contributed anything helpful on Worthily Magnify, and that might be the longest stretch of non-posting since I started this blog in 2009. It’s been a very full summer for me, including several additional ministry things going on (I’ll share more on those later) and a seminary course through RTS’s online campus which I finished last week.
To dust off the blog a bit, I’m just going to share a little song I wrote for “Genesis Arts Camp” that we’re hosting at my church these week for about 200 kids. We need something fun and peppy to start off our sessions with, so for that purpose, “Hey Everybody” was born:
A few weeks ago, my colleague and friend Andrew Cote wrote an instrumental piece for string quartet to be used as the call to worship at our church’s Easter services. He entitled it “Triumph of the Resurrection”. I love it – and here’s the live recording from our Easter 11:30am service.