Lorenz: Keeping Worship Fresh with New Music

LorenzLogo2020Publishing over 1,000 new works every year, Lorenz offers an extensive catalog of choral, keyboard, and instrumental music to support the ministry of churches large and small. From traditional and liturgical to blended and contemporary, music for many styles of worship can be found across its imprints: Lorenz Publishing Company, Medallion Music, and The Sacred Music Press. Having been at the forefront of new church music for over a century, Lorenz is home to best-selling titles written by the most prominent names in church music today, and is committed to supporting the creative work of future generations of composers and arrangers.

O sing to the Lord a new song; for he has done marvelous things. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the Earth. (Psalm 98:1, 4 NRSV)

BryanSharpeLorenzThe Psalms tell us to sing new songs to the Lord. This biblical mandate inspires how we use our gifts. We compose, arrange, edit, and publish new music so that churches and individuals have the resources they need to praise the Lord with instruments and voices. As times change and fads come and go, and as one generation passes to the next, we will always need new music to keep our worship current and relevant.

Bryan Sharpe
Director of Church Choral Publications, Lorenz

Looking to the 2020 fall and Christmas seasons, we’re excited to present these special new releases from Lorenz:

HolyHolyHolyLordGodAlmightyHoly, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty

SATB, Congregation & Piano
(Opt. Organ, Brass & Timpani)

Listen & follow along with the score

In this majestic arrangement, Molly Ijames enhances the powerful words and melody of one of the most beloved hymns of all time. The resounding brass and timpani truly make this anthem something special. “Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! All Thy works shall praise Thy name, in earth, and sky, and sea.”

TheRoadToBethlehemLarsonThe Road to Bethlehem: A Journey to the Newborn King

SAB & Piano, SATB & Piano
(Opt. Full Orchestra Score, Parts & CD)

Listen & follow along with the score

Bethlehem seemed an unlikely destination for the fulfillment of God’s promise to send a Messiah. Bethlehem. Why would anyone — especially the Creator of the universe — choose a little remote village? But as Scripture records, the road to Bethlehem was the road that ultimately led to God! Lloyd Larson’s “The Road to Bethlehem” uses narrative and music to help the listener meditate on the coming of the Messiah and the remarkable possibilities that can occur in seemingly unremarkable places. Kylee Larson’s narration offers a fresh and thought-provoking perspective on that journey leading to Jesus’ birth. Flexibly conceived for Advent and/or Christmas programming, each individual anthem may be presented during the weeks leading up to Christmas, or the entire work may be performed as a whole in a single worship service. Small and large choirs alike will find the choral writing appealing and versatile. Accompaniment options include piano only, full orchestra, or accompaniment CDs featuring the full orchestral recording.

Here Larson discusses this new cantata: