Worship Pastor / Composer Travis L. Boyd and his wife, Cynthia, provide inspiration and resources for the worship community and all believers through sharing the blessings of worship, faith, family, ministry, music, love, & life. We also share information about Worship Sounds Music, which can be found on our Worship Sounds website at worshipsounds.com ~ Downloadable Choral Anthems * Solos * Orchestrations * Worship Songs * Accompaniment Trax

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Our Top Anthems and Solos for 2013

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At Worship Sounds Music, all of our music is designed to be much more than a song.  Each Choral Anthem, Vocal Solo, or Congregational Worship Song is, most importantly, a message of God’s love.  Our mission is to provide very affordable music for worship that is Biblically sound, memorable, worshipful, and meaningful.  Our music is the work of Worship Pastor and composer Travis L. Boyd, written with a heart for local church ministry.

We are blessed to know many worship pastors and worshippers throughout the United States and to have made friends through our website and blog with many others in the U.S. and around the world.  May God bless those who lead God’s people in worship with a heart for Him, a love for God’s people, and compassion for those who need to know him.

Our downloadable music is very beneficial in these times of tight music budgets.

Choral Anthems are priced between $10.00 and $15.00, with no “per copy” fees, allowing an unlimited number of copies to be made for your choir in either Octavo or Full Page format.

*  Our Accompaniment Tracks are $10.00 and come as a downloadable Mp3.

*  Our Full Orchestrations range from $25.00 to $35.00, with the bundled PDFs including a Director’s Score, String Reduction for keyboard, and reproducible parts for all instruments.

Worship Paks for our Congregational worship songs are priced at $15.00.

We strive to keep our prices as low as possible (considering the expenses of our website, shopping cart, and Pay pal); and we hope to be able to share some special offers for our friends who serve in very small churches during 2014.

At Worship Sounds Music, we seek to provide a resource for music that will bring glory to God
and be a blessing to your worship ministry participants and to your church family.
We count it a joy to partner with you in sharing the good news of God’s love and salvation
through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Looking back over 2013, here are our
Top Anthems, Orchestrations and Trax, Worship Paks, and Vocal Solos
(as reflected by music purchases from WorshipSounds.com)

TOP  TEN  ANTHEMS
2013

1.  He Put the Joy

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(SAB, optional A Cappella, general use anthem for Student Choir or Ensemble)

2.  Early in the Morning

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(SATB, general use, anthem of praise)
Full Orchestration available, Anthem Trax available

3.  A Mighty God

Link to Video Demo

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(SSATB, general use anthem)
Full Orchestration Available

4.  A Prayer for the Saints
(SATB, general use anthem)
Full Orchestration available
Worship Pak available for use in Congregational worship
{Recorded by The Sons of Jubal, under the direction of Dr. Jon Duncan,
for their new CD, “Washed Away”,  during 2013}

5.  Greater
(SSATB or SSAA general use anthem)
Full Orchestration available, works w/ both voicings
{sung by The Jubalheirs, under the direction of Dr. Jon Duncan}

6.  Where You Want Me to Be
(SATB or TTBB, general use anthem with Solo throughout)
Full Orchestration available, Anthem Trax available
{sung by The Sons of Jubal, under the direction of Dr. Jon Duncan,
and at the 50th Anniversary Concert by The Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma,
then under the direction of Dr. Ken Gabrielse and Dr. Bill Green}

7.  A Joyful Doxology
(SATB, general use anthem for Adult or Student Choirs)
Four brief Solos within anthem

8.  I Am Here
(SATB, general use or for memorial service)
Full Orchestration available, Anthem Trax available
{sung by The Singing Churchwomen of Oklahoma, then under the direction of Dr. Bill Green}

9.  O, For a Thousand Tongue to Sing
(SATB, general use anthem with hymn text)
FREE flute obbligato is ordered separately

10.  I Am a Child of God
Easy SATB for Sr. Adult or small Choir

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TOP  ANTHEM  ORCHESTRATIONS  AND  TRAX
2013

1.  We Have Met to Worship
(Worship Pak includes SATB vocal parts, Rhythm Section parts, & String Reduction)
Full Orchestration available, Accomp. Trax also available

2.  Early in the Morning
Full Orchestration, Accomp. Trax both available

3.  A Mighty God
Full orchestration

4.  A Prayer for the Saints
(Worship Pak includes hymn sheet, Vocal / Piano score, and lead sheet)
Full Orchestration also available

5.  O, For a Thousand Tongues
(free Flute Obbligato, ordered separately)

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TOP  CHRISTMAS  ANTHEMS
2013

1.  O, Come, O Come, Emmanuel
(SATB, Fresh, new arrangement of the traditional Carol)

2.  Christmas Joy
(SATB, joyous 6/8 celebration of Christ’s birth)

3.  Glory to the Newborn King
Bluesy, rockin’ SATB anthem
Anthem Trax available

4.  No Room
SATB anthem about the search for lodging before the birth of Christ

5.  The Praises of the King
SATB, Rhythmic Christmas praise

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TOP  CONGREGATIONAL  WORSHIP  PAKS
2013

!.  We Have Met to Worship
 (Worship Pak includes SATB vocal parts, Rhythm Section parts, & String Reduction)

2.  A Prayer for the Saints
(Worship Pak includes hymn sheet, Vocal / Piano score, and lead sheet)

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TOP  VOCAL  SOLOS and SOLO  TRAX
2013

1.  Where You Want Me to Be

2.  Much More Than a Song
(sung by The Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma, then under the direction of Dr. Bill Green)

3.  A Mother’s Love

4.  A Prayer for the Saints
(Vocal Solo is included in the Worship Pak)

5.  The Father’s Beautiful World
A medley of beloved Creation hymns, with a new melody for
“All Things Bright and Beautiful”
and incorporating a portion of, “This is my Father’s World”

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Anthems of Praise and Thanksgiving

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Our Worship Sounds Music website has almost 2 dozen anthem options that are songs of Praise and Thanksgiving!

From the easy to learn 2-part arrangement of “Since I Have Been Redeemed” (also avaiable in SATB w/ Solo Throughout and in SATB with optional 1st verse solo, sung by The Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma in TTBB) to the SSATB arrangement of “One Like Me” (sung by The Singing Churchwomen of Oklahoma in SSAA), every difficulty level is represented.  (With a wide variety of voicings as well)
Some the anthems are written in a lyrical, ballad or hymn-like style, like the lovely creation hymn medley “The Father’s Beautiful World” and the majestic anthem, “Greater” (available in SSATB and SSAA, sung and recorded by the Jubalheirs).
Other anthems are more up-beat and syncopated, such as the jazzy SATB anthem, “Don’t Let the Rocks Cry Out” and the contemporary praise anthem, “For the Glory of God” (available in SATB, SSAA, and TTBB, with optional Full Orchestration or Accompaniment Track also available, also sung by The Jubalheirs).
There are anthems for all of your choirsAdult Choir “The Theme of Our Praise), Student Choir (“A Joyful Doxology”, in SAB), and Senior Adult Choir (“Thank You for the Journey”).
Some of our anthems have well-loved hymn texts set to beautiful new melodies, such as the SATB “O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”.

We invite you to take a few minutes to listen to the audio of voice parts and piano accompaniment as you view the music for our anthems with our Video Demo playlist below.

PLEASE VIEW PLAYLIST IN FULLSCREEN MODE TO SEE LYRICS BEST.
Please use “Back” and “Forward” arrows (on the YouTube toolbar at the bottom, between play/pause arrow and speaker icon) to go to the Next Video or Previous Video if desired.

*  Our anthems are the work of Music and Worship Minister and Composer Travis L. Boyd, who has published anthems with Lorenz Music, Shawnee Press / Hal Leonard, Choristers Guild, Lifeway, and Broadman.

* All of our music is very affordably priced, with anthem PDFs priced at $10.00 to $15.00 and no “per copy” fees. (The one time cost is all you will ever pay, even if your choir grows and additional copies are needed.)

* Many of our anthems have Full Orchestrations available, which cost either $25.00 or $30.00 for the bundled PDFs of your music. Included are a Director’s Score, String Reduction for keyboard, and reproducible parts for Strings, Winds, and Percussion.

* Many of our anthmes have Accompaniment Tracks available at a cost of $10.00, sent as an Mp3 download.

* Our delivery system (through e-mail) is very convenient and quick. We also offer Pay Pal. If there is some reason that Pay Pal will not work for you, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Composer Travis L. Boyd at his webmail address, Travis@worshipsounds.com
We will be glad to set up alternate payment arrangements or answer any questions that you have.

All of these anthems of Praise and Thanksgiving
(and many more, including Christmas anthems and anthems for any time of year)
are available on our Worship Sounds Music website
at http://www.worshipsounds.com

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Thank you for your time and for your consideration of our music!  We consider it an honor to serve Ministers of Music and Worship and Church Choral Directors with the hope that we can provide support and resources for your Worship Ministry through this blog and through our music.
Blessings to you in your life and ministry,

Travis L. Boyd
Worship Sounds Music

Music Available on Our Worship Sounds Website

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MUSIC PLAYERS or VIDEO DEMOS FOR EVERY SONG & CHORAL ANTHEM!

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A. ON OUR WorshipSounds Music HOME PAGE:

1. Our SOLO MUSIC can be viewed and purchased on our website’s Home Page (in the left sidebar).

* Every Vocal Solo has a Video Demo.

* Some Vocal Solos also have new

Accompaniment Tracks available.

* For some Vocal Solos, there are Mp3 Accompaniment Track downloads available in all Three Solo keys (with a PDF lead sheet included). For other songs, the available Accompaniment Track download only works with the Medium Voice Solo. We’re working on additional tracks for other keys.

* There may be a Demo Vocal only on the Medium Voice track, but there will be a Video Demo of the other Keys that have tracks available so that a Soloist can determine which key works best.

> Our Vocal Solo PDFs are $5.00, with permission to make as many copies from the PDF as needed for your Soloist & Accompanists or Rhythm Section.

> Our Solo Accompaniment Tracks are $10.00 (for the Mp3 download with a lead sheet PDF download).

1, SOLO VERSIONS OF SOME OF OUR BEST LOVED ANTHEMS

* “A Mother’s Love” — A song for Mother’s Day, for a Baby Dedication, or for honoring a special Mom, this Vocal Solo is available in 3 keys. An Accompaniment Track is available for this song, featuring the flute and cello obbligati, in each of the 3 keys.

* “For the Sins of All” — A song about Christ’s sacrifice so that he could pay the penalty “for the sins of all”. This Vocal Solo is available in 3 keys, with an accompaniment track featuring the Full Orchestrations that works for the Medium Voice version.

* “I Am Here” — A song of assurance, which has been sung by The Singing Churchwomen of Oklahoma, “I Am Here” is available in 3 keys, with Accompaniment Tracks featuring the Full Orchestration available for all 3 keys.

* “Much More Than a Song” –This is a beautiful and meaningful song about choosing to praise God in every circumstance. It has been sung in SSAA by the Jubalheirs, under the direction of Dr. Jon Duncan, and recorded on their CD entitled “New Every Morning.” This song has also been sung in TTBB by The Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma, then under the direction of Dr. Bill Green. “Much More Than a Song” is available as a Vocal Solo in 3 keys. The Medium Voice key works with the Accompaniment Track.

* “One Like Me” — A song of praise and thanksgiving for salvation, “One Like Me” is available in 3 keys, with accompaniment tracks for all 3.

* “The Father’s Beautiful World” — This beautiful arrangement combines 2 hymns of thankfulness for God’s amazing creaton. It features the Travis’ own melody and arrangement of “All Things Bright and Beautiful” as well as a portion of the hymn “This is My Father’ World.” The Vocal Solo is available in 3 keys.

“The Father’s Beautiful World” Vocal Solo for Medium Voice
PLEASE VIEW THIS VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE TO SEE LYRICS.

* “Where You Want Me to Be” — A song of dependance on God, “Where You Want Me to Be” has been sung by The Sons of Jubal, under the direction of Dr. Jon Duncan, and The Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma, then under the direction of Dr. Ken Gabrielse and Dr. Bill Green. There is one Solo version available. It is in the same key as the Choral Anthem, so this Vocal Solo works with either the accompanying Full Orchestration or the Accompaniment Track (which features the Orchestration).

2. OUR FEATURED MUSIC is also on the Home Page

(Click on any title to see and hear the anthem with our unique Demo Videos!)

* Seasonal Anthems or Vocal Solos

* Brand new to our website

(NEW Anthems, Orchestrations, Voicings, Vocal Solos, or Accomp. Tracks)

* An occasional special offer on our music

NOTE: Featured Anthems may include at least one anthem from each of the following categories:

Adult Choir, Student Choir, Senior Adult Choir, School and Community Choirs, and Seasonal (Christmas, Easter or Palm Sunday, Mother’s Day or Baby dedication)

3. “JOIN OUR LIST” WIDGETA sign up blank for our mailing list (for occasional e-mails about new music available on our website, seasonal anthems, and special offers)

4. PRICING DETAILS (basic info about purchasing our music)

for our Choral Anthems, Anthem Orchestrations, Vocal Solos, & Accompaniment Tracks

Our website offers the convenience of Pay Pal for your purchase. This allows us to do international sales. However, if you live in the United States and do not have Pay Pal, we can arrange to work with you through check or money order. Downloads will be delayed until your money order arrives or your check has cleared, but we’ll be glad to work with you to get your music sent as soon as possible.

To make alternate pay arrangements or communicate with us about anything else, just contact Travis directly using his web mail address, Travis@worshipsounds.com

(This same address is found on our home page.)

* We use the affordable “you print” method for your music, sending a link to your PDF download almost immediately (for Pay Pal orders)!

* Our music PDFs come in either octavo format or full-page format.

You choose the format that works best for you, according to the sophistication of your copier.

(Printer requirements for making octavo copies are listed at the top of our shopping cart page.)

* $8.00 to $15.00 price range for Anthem PDFs, with permission to make an unlimited number of copies (for your Choir and Accompanists and/or Rhythm Section only)

* $25.00 – $30.00 for Complete Orchestrations

They are written to be practical for church musicians & to enhance the performance of an anthem without covering up the choir. The price includes bundled PDF master copies, from which you can dulplicate your Director’s Score, Parts for Strings, Winds, & Percussion, and a String Reduction for Keyboard.

* $5.00 for each Solo Version PDF, with permission to make copies as needed for your Soloist, Accompanists, and/or Rhythm Section

* $10.oo for each Accompaniment Track for a Vocal Solo or Anthem [This price includes the Mp3 Accompaniment Track download (plus a lead sheet PDF for Vocal Solos). Choral Anthem PDFs must be purchased separately.]

B. ON OUR “ADULT CHOIR” MUSIC PAGE:

23 Adult Choir Anthems plus 3 Adult Choir Christmas Anthems

See and hear the music! Our new, ONE CLICK DEMO VIDEOS allow you to view the music as you are listening to the computer demo! (You can view video demos on this page, but ordering these Adult Choir anthems can only be done from our Adult Choir website page, http://www.worshipsounds.com/Adult_Choirs.php )

* You’ll love the convenience of watching the music without having to scroll.

* Although the lyrics become just slightly blurry in the conversion from PDF to video demo, the notes are clear & words are still readable, especially when you watch demo videos in fullscreen mode. Our actual PDFs are clear as a bell.

1. General Use Choral Anthems

Here’s our list of 23 Adult Choir anthems for any time of year !

Link to Video Demo

“A Mighty God”

* SSATB…..Anthem PDF, $15.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

* Full Orchestration, $30.00

(with full score, string reduction for keyboard, and reproducible parts for all instruments)

This anthems is an upbeat, joyous declaration of reliance upon and trust in our mighty God. It’s available on our website’s Adult Choir music page.

“A Mighty God” SSATB Choral Anthem, with Full Orchestration available

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE TO SEE LYRICS BEST.

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“A Mother’s Love”

* SATB with flute and/or cello obbligati…..Anthem PDF, $10.00

with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

This anthem is a beautiful and meaningful message for Mother’s Day or a Baby Dedication. There’s an obbligato part for flute (or other C instrument) as well as one for cello. The anthem can be performed with either of the obbligati or with both to make the sharing of this lovely song extra special.

“A Mother’s Love” is also available in a solo version, which is found on our website’s Home Page.

“A Mother’s Love” SATB Choral Anthem with Flute and/or Cello Obbligati

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE TO SEE LYRICS BEST.

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“A Prayer of Praise”

* SATB Choral Anthem, also useful for congregational praise…..Anthem PDF, $10.00

with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

This upbeat anthem can be introduced by your Adult or Student choir and later sung as a congregational praise song. The message is about learning to focus on bringing glory to God in every moment, so that our lives become a prayer of praise. (lifestyle worship).  There is a section in this anthem that can be sung unaccompanied (optional a cappella).

“A Prayer of Praise” SATB Choral Worship Anthem

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE TO SEE LYRICS.

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“A Prayer for the Saints”

* SATB…..Anthem PDF, $15.00

with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

* Worship Pak, $10.00 [includes lead sheet, reproducible hymn sheet (bulletin size), and Vocal/Piano score]

This anthem voices the prayer of every Christian’s heart and was the theme song for the 2012 Sons of Jubal rehearsal retreat, selected by Dr. Jon Duncan.

“A Prayer for the Saints” SATB Choral Anthem

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE.

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“Crucifixion Day”

Note: This is a sneak peek!

This anthem is not yet on our website and may be slightly revised before it is uploaded. Look for it for Easter 2014!

“Crucifixion Day” SATB Choral Anthem

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE.

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“Don’t Let the Rocks Cry Out”

* SSATB…..Anthem PDF, $15.00

with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

* Full Orchestration, $30.00

(with full score, string reduction for keyboard, and reproducible parts for all instruments)

An upbeat message of praise in a jazzy, southern gospel style, this anthem is as enjoyable to play and sing as it is to hear, exhorting your choir and congregation to praise the Lord in song.

“Don’t Let The Rocks Cry Out” SSATB Choral Anthem, with Full Orchestration available

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE IN ORDER TO SEE LYRICS BEST.

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“For the Glory of God”

* SSATB…..Anthem PDF, $15.00

with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

* Full Orchestration, $30.00

(with full score, string reduction for keyboard, and reproducible parts for all instruments)

This anthem is a joyful and gently syncopated call to praise, with a more lyrical “Alleluia” section and rhythmic, energetic verses. It will challenge your choir and inspire your congregation! It features multiple meter changes and never loses the intensity of the message. This anthem has been performed by The Jubalheirs, under the direction of Dr. Jon Duncan.

Read about the circumstances involving the writing of this anthem in this blog post: Song Story: “For the Glory of God”

“For the Glory of God” SSATB Choral Anthem, with Full Orchestration available

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE TO SEE LYRICS BEST.

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For the Sins of All”

* SSATB…..Anthem PDF, $15.00

with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

* Full Orchestration, $30.00

(with full score, string reduction for keyboard, and reproducible parts for all instruments)

* Solo Version, $5.00

(with permission to make copies for your Soloist and Accompanists or Rhythm Section)

With a message about the amazing sacrifice that Christ made on the cross, this anthem is perfect for general use, Palm Sunday, or Easter.

“For The Sins Of All” SSATB Choral Anthem, with Full Orchestration available, Accompaniment Track available

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE IN ORDER TO SEE LYRICS BEST.

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“Greater”

* In SSATB or SSAA Voicing…..Anthem PDF, $15.00

with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

Orchestration, $30.00 “His name is higher, His love is deeper. He reigns forever and ever more! …For our God is greater than all!”

“Greater” is in the current repertoire of The Jubalheirs, under the direction of Dr. Jon Duncan, and it has been recorded on their most recent CD, entitled “To Live His Song”.

“Greater” SSATB Choral Anthem, with Full Orchestration available

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE TO SEE LYRICS BEST.

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“Great Things”

* SSATB…..Anthem PDF, $12.00

with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

An energetic and rhythmic anthem of praise, “Great Things” celebrates God’s work in our lives and His provision for His children.

“Great Things” SSATB Choral Anthem

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE.

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“He Took Up a Cross”

* SATB…..Anthem PDF, $8.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

(Recorded on The Singing Churchwomen of Oklahoma’s CD entitled, ”The Lord is My Light” in SSAA version.)

“He Took Up A Cross” SATB Choral Anthem

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE.

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“I Am Here”

* SATB…..Anthem PDF, $8.00

with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

* Full Orchestration, $25.00

(with full score, string reduction for keyboard, and reproducible parts for all instruments)

(This song has been part of the repertoire of The Singing Churchwomen of Oklahoma.

See our blog post entitled, Blessings through God’s Presence and our Song Story for: “I Am Here” for more information on this anthem.)

“I Am Here” SATB Choral Anthem

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE.

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“In My Father’s House”

* SATB…..Anthem PDF, $10.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

This song has been performed at Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma concerts. The anthem arrangement works well for an ensemble and for choirs or all sizes.

“in My Father’s House” SATB Choral Anthem

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE.

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“Jesus Christ is Lord”

* SATB…..Anthem PDF, $15.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

* Full Orchestration, $30.00

(with full score, string reduction for keyboard, and reproducible parts for all instruments)

An upbeat anthem of praise for the Lordship of Christ, “Jesus Christ is Lord” has a full Orchestration available.

“Jesus Christ Is Lord” SATB Choral Anthem

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE.

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Let the Trumpet Sound thumbnail“Let the Trumpet Sound”

* SATB …..Anthem PDF, $15.00 (The trumpet obbligato part is free but ordered separately.)

(Purchase of the anthem PDF grants permission to make an unlimited number of copies for your choir and accompanists.)

This anthem features an optional trumpet obbligato and is written in a classical style. Solid four-part writing and an energetic melody compliment the text to create a perfect service opener or a general usage anthem. Formerly sung at the beginning of worship concerts by The Singing Churchwomen of Okalhoma, then under the direction of Dr. Bill Green, “Let the Trumpet Sound” is suitable for Adult or Student Choirs.

“Let The Trumpet Sound” SATB Choral Anthem w/ trumpet obbligato

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE to see lyrics best.

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“Much More Than a Song”

* SSATB…..Anthem PDF, $15.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

* Vocal Solo, with Piano accompaniment and chord symbols

(with permission to make copies for your Soloist and Accompanists or Rhythm Section)

“May my praise to You be much more than a song.” The beautiful melody and powerful lyrics of this anthem will touch the hearts of your congregation.

We have a song story about “Much More Than a Song” at this link: Song Story…”Much More Than a Song”

(This anthem was recorded by the Jubalheirs on their CD entitled “New Every Morning” and has also been sung by the Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma.)

“Much More Than A Song” SSATB Choral Anthem

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE.

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“O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

* Easy SATB…..Anthem PDF, with flute obbligato, $8.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

This anthem uses the familiar hymn text with a new melody in a lovely setting that brings new life to the lyrics. Add the flute obbligato (heard on this demo) to the piano accompaniment.

“o, For A Thousand Tongues to Sing” SATB Choral Anthem

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE.

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“One”

SSATB…..Anthem PDF, $15.00…..Orchestration, $30.00

There is only one Savior who takes away the sins of the world! He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Lift up Jesus with this stirring anthem.

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Link to Video Demo

“One Like Me”

* SSATB…..Anthem PDF, $12.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

* SSAA…..Anthem PDF, $12.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

An anthem of praise and thanksgiving to Jesus for saving “One Like Me”, this anthem has been included in the repertoire of The Singing Churchwomen of Oklahoma.

“One Like Me” SSATB Anthem

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE

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Link to Video Demo

“Prince of Peace”

* SSATB Choral…..Anthem PDF, $15.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

* Full Orchestration, $30.00 (with full score, string reduction for keyboard, and reproducible parts for all instruments)

With a piano accompaniment that sets the mood perfectly, “Prince of Peace” is a message of hope about turning to the Lord in every day life and in times of crisis.

“Prince of Peace” SSATB Choral Anthem

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE.

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Link to Video Demo of SATB Anthem

“Since I Have Been Redeemed”

* SATB Choral throughout, with Unison or Solo on the first verse…..Anthem PDF, $15.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

Video demos for the other two Choral options of “Since I Have Been Redeemed can be viewed on our website.

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE TO SEE LYRICS.

* SATB Choral back-up with Solo throughout…..Anthem PDF, $15.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

* Two – part Choral…..Anthem PDF, $12.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

* Vocal Solo with Piano accompaniment (chord symbols included)…..PDF Master, $5.00

(with permission to make copies for your Soloist and Accompanists or Rhythm Section)

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Link to Video Demo

“The Father’s Beautiful World”

* SATB….Anthem PDF, $15.00…..SSAA…..Anthem PDF, $15.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

* Solo Version, with Piano accompaniment and chord symbols…..$5.00

(with permission to make copies for your Soloist and Accompanists or Rhythm Section)

Utilizing the familiar text for the hymn, “All Things Bright and Beautiful” with a lovely new melody and a portion of the beloved hymn, “This is My Father’s World”, this anthem is a beautiful and effective medley with a message of thankfulness for God’s majestic creation.

“The Father’s Beautiful World” SATB Choral Anthem

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE.

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Link to Video Demo

“The Name”

* SATB…..Anthem PDF, $10.00 (with optional trumpet obbligato)

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

This anthem has a stirring message, calling for God’s people to praise and glorify His name. It would be a great way to begin a service of praise, especially when the trumpet obbligato is added.

“The Name” SATB Choral Anthem

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE.

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Link to Video Demo

“The Theme of Our Praise”

* SSATB…..Anthem PDF, $10.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

This anthem is a joyful proclamation that Jesus Himself is the theme of our praise.

“The Theme of Our Praise” SSATB Choral Anthem

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE.

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Link to Video Demo

“Where You Want Me to Be”

* SATB Choral, with Male Solo…..Anthem PDF, $15.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

* TTBB Choral, with Male Solo…..Anthem PDF, $15.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

* Full Orchestration, $30.00

(with full score, string reduction for keyboard, and reproducible parts for all instruments)

* Solo Version, with Piano accompaniment and chord symbols…..$5.00

(with permission to make copies for your Soloist and Accompanists or Rhythm Section)

This anthem has a message of humility in bowing before the Lord and seeking to stay in the center of His will. It has been part of the repertoire of The Sons of Jubal and The Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma, having been included in the latter’s 50th Anniversary worship concert. There is a video performance of the TTBB version from a Sons of Jubal concert at this link: http://vimeo.com/15477249

“Where You Want Me to Be” SATB Choral Anthem with Solo throughout

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE.

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2. CHRISTMAS ANTHEMS

Link to Video Demo

“Christmas Joy”

* SATB Choral…..Anthem PDF, $8.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

“Christmas Joy” is a joyful proclamation of our Savior’s birth, celebrating the greatest gift ever given. It is written in 6/8 meter and has a bridge section with lyrics from Isaiah (“For unto us a Son is given….”). It works well for Adult Choir or for Student Choir.

“Christmas Joy” SATB Christmas Choral Anthem

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE TO SEE LYRICS.

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Link to Video Demo

“Glory to the Newborn King”

* SATB…..Anthem PDF, $10.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

With a jazzy, southern gospel style, “Glory to the Newborn King” is not your typical Christmas anthem. It will hold your congregation’s attention from beginning to end, sharing the truth about the identity of the baby born in Bethlehem and what His birth means to us.

“Glory to the Newborn King” SATB Christmas Choral Anthem

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE TO SEE LYRICS.

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Link to Video Demo

“God Reached Down”

* SATB…..Anthem PDF, $8.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

The beautiful message of God’s plan to meet our need by sending His Son is summarized in the title of this anthem and shared in detail through the glorious melody and lyrics of “God Reached Down. Your choir will love singing this message about the expression of God’s love and mercy that we celebrate at Christmas.

“God Reached Down” SATB Christmas Choral Anthem

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE TO SEE LYRICS.

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C. ON OUR YOUTH, SENIOR ADULT, AND SCHOOL OR COMMUNITY CHOIR MUSIC PAGE:

Four choral anthems for Student or Youth Choir, 3 for Senior Adult Choir, and 2 for School, University, or Community Choir

1. MUSIC FOR YOUTH OR “STUDENT” CHOIRS:

Click to view Video Demo

“A Joyful Doxology”

* SATB…..Anthem PDF, $8.00with permission to make an unlimited number of copies
for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)
“A Joyful Doxology” SATB Choral Anthem
VIEW IN FULLSCREEN MODE TO SEE LYRICS.

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Click to view Video Demo

“A Prayer of Praise”* SATB…..Anthem PDF, $10.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies

for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

This upbeat SATB Choral Anthem is also useful for congregational praise. The anthem can be introduced by your Adult or Student choir and later sung as a congregational praise song. The message is about learning to focus on bringing glory to God in every moment, so that our lives become a prayer of praise. (lifestyle worship)

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Click to view Video Demo

“He Put the Joy”

* SAB…..Anthem PDF, $8.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies

for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

“He Put The Joy” SAB Choral Anthem

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Click to view Video Demo

“The Name”

* SATB…..Anthem PDF, $10.00 (with optional trumpet obbligato)

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies

for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

Note: This Anthem and the Video Demo for this Anthem are exactly the same as the same title above in the Adult Choir music section.

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2. MUSIC FOR SENIOR ADULT CHOIRS (OR FOR CHOIRS IN SMALL CHURCHES)

Click to view Video Demo

“I Am a Child of God”

* SATB…..Anthem PDF, $8.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies

for the use of your Church or Choral Organization)

“I Am A Child Of God” SATB Choral Anthem

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE TO SEE LYRICS.

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Click to view Video Demo

“Thank You for the Journey”

SATB…..Anthem PDF, $8.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies

for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

“Thank You for the Journey” SATB Choral Anthem
PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE TO SEE LYRICS.

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Click to view Video Demo

“The Name”

* SATB…..Anthem PDF, $10.00 (with optional trumpet obbligato)

with permission to make an unlimited number of copies

for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

Note: This Anthem and the Video Demo for this Anthem are exactly the same as the same title above in the Adult Choir music section.

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3. MUSIC FOR SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY, OR COMMUNITY CHOIRS

Click to view Video Demo

“Music”

* SSATB…..Anthem PDF, $10.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies

for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

“Music” SSATB Secular Choral Anthem

PLEASE VIEW VIDEO DEMO IN FULLSCREEN MODE.

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Click to view Choral Video Demo

“Christmas Joy”

* SAB…..Anthem PDF, $8.00

(with permission to make an unlimited number of copies

for the use of your Church or Chrisitan School or Choral Organization)

Note: This arrangement (and the video demo for the arrangement) are the same as above in the Adult Choir section.

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ALL OF THE ABOVE ANTHEM TITLES ARE AVAILABLE AT: http://www.worshipsounds.com

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WHAT ELSE IS ON OUR WEBSITE ?

In addition to the music available on our website for Congregational Worship, Choirs of all ages and sizes (Student, Adult, & Sr. Adult), Ensembles, Soloists, and Church Orchestras (our anthem orchestrations), you will find the following information and links on our website:

A. On our LET US SERVE YOU page:

1. Information about commissioned anthems and orchestrations, with an example of one of our published anthems (with our full orchestration) written using our process for making the inspiration for commissioned anthems most meaningful for the indiviual or group to whom the anthem is dedicated. References can be provided upon request.

2. Information about Compositition classes, Composer’s Weekends, and other services we offer.

B. On our PUBLISHED MUSIC page:

1. Information about our published anthems, listed by publisher (Shawnee Press, Lorenz, Choristers Guild, and Lifeway), with links to studio demo recordings as well as other recordings and videos, links to sample music pages, and information about each anthem, including the availability of related products such as accompaniment trax, brass and rhythm parts, and full orchestrations. For an even more exhaustive list of our published works dating back to the early 1980′s, see the info page on our WorshipSounds Music facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/WorshipSoundsMusic

2. A list of large choral and instrumental groups which have sung or played and have recorded our music (in SSAA, TTBB, or SATB choral anthem arrangements as well as full orchestrations).

Under the direction of Dr. Bill Green, over 700 musicians present a glorious worship concert, recorded on a DVD & CD, both called “Foundations.” My SATB choral anthem, “Amazing Grace, Eternal Life!” was performed & recorded.

3. A Discography of some of the recordings of our music, with some links to full recordings or samples. The discography includes several large group recordings as well as professional singing groups and solo recording projects.

C. On our SHOPPING CART PAGE

There is a search capability on the shopping cart page, which will allow you to seek anthems by voicing or by difficulty level. You can then return to the Adult Choir music page or the Student, Senior Adult, and School Choir music page to view video demos and information about the anthems located during your search.

All of the products currently offered on our website have their own identifying photo. All products associated with a particular song have the same photo. Each anthem is available in either full-page format or octavo format. Some anthems are available in more than one voicing, and some anthems have accompanying orchestrations or Solo versions that can be ordered as a separate product.

Title / photo thumbnail for “Where You Want Me to Be”

For example, “Where You Want Me to Be” has an identifying photo of a person walking alone on a beach at twilight. All products related to “Where You Want Me to Be” have the same photo, including:

* The Octavo version of the choral anthem in SATB

* The Full-page version of the choral anthem in SATB

* The Full Orchestration

* The Octavo version of the choral anthem in TTBB

* The Full-page version of the choral anthem in TTBB

* The Solo version of “Where You Want Me to Be.”

One of our next projects will take some time. We will be adding accompaniment trax for each song eventually.

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This page was compiled by C. Boyd

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Do you know someone who is looking for answers?

Thank you for spending your valuable time reading the contents of this page. We hope that it has been helpful to you. If you or someone that you know is looking for answers about life, we hope that you will visit our page called “Do You Know Jesus?”. The links provided on this page will help to answer life’s deepest questions. Here is the link to “Do You Know Jesus?”: http://www.worshipsounds.wordpress.com/do-you-know-jesus/

Please feel free to share this URL with anyone who is looking for answers about life and eternity.

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Our WorshipSounds Video Demos Are Now on YouTube!

Click the photo above to go directly to our WorshipSounds Music website!

Click the photo above to go directly to our WorshipSounds Music website!

In order to make it easier for those who are interested in our music to find and view our WorshipSounds Music Video Demos, we have uploaded all of them to YouTube.

The Video Demos have been placed in categorized playlists. 

 > The advantage of having the Video Demos in playlists is that a viewer can watch all of the videos in a playlist if desired or choose from the other videos in the playlist menu to see the next video of his or her choice.
> When you go to the playlist, the menu appears as a scroll-able list of video options (to the right of the Video Demo that you are viewing).
> It is best to change the Video Demo setting to FullScreen as you are viewing a video so that you can see lyrics and voice leading more clearly.
> To continue to access the menu of playlist choices, click the small frame option at the end of each Video Demo, and then return to Fullscreen Mode after the video that you have chosen begins to play.

*  All of our Choral Video demos have been edited and  prepared with complete information about the song and arrangement, including links to our website for purchase.

Here are the categorized Video Demo Playlists and their URLs:

A.  Mixed Choir Choral Music Video Demos

There are thirty one (31) SAB, SATB, and SSATB Choral Anthems in this playlist.

Some of the anthems are available in multiple Mixed Choir arrangements, so you will see the same title appear more than once.  However, when you view the Video Demos, the entire title of each is visible, specifying which arrangement you are viewing.  (For example, “Since I Have Been Redeemed” has 3 Mixed Choir arrangments:  2 – Part, SATB, and SATB with Solo Throughout.)

The Mixed Choir Video Demo Playlist can be viewed athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkhSz9gJgiM&list=PLMJind8w21aQ26cyw7AKYC2xHGis9ZEG9

B.  Christmas Choral Music Video Demos

There are three (3) Christmas Choral Video Demos in this playlist.  All are arranged for SATB Choir.

The Christmas Choral Video Demo Playlist can be viewed athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzE7uIXZ7xo&list=PLMJind8w21aTl5dK9YUmElwusw2Cioadl

C.  Choral Anthems for Women’s Choir (SSAA)

There are four (4) Video Demos in this playlist.

The Videos Demos for Women’s Choir can be viewed athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izJQLUwJQ18&list=PLMJind8w21aQSAmFoAFFmzinodcHqFILg

D.  Choral Anthems for Men’s Choir (TTBB)

There are two (2) Video Demos in this playlist.

The Video Demos for Men’s Choir can be viewed athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6K8oJ70pVI&list=PLMJind8w21aTIpu-JHPG8G32FNd1UiBOL

E.  Inspiring Secular Choral Anthem

There is one (1) Video Demo in this playlist.

Our inspiring secular choral anthem, “Music”, can be viewed athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXuocDU_wCM&list=PLMJind8w21aRn2Nh6hRQ2k7siuyD2O738

F.  Vocal Solo Video Demos

Note:  Travis has recently made additional keys available for Vocal Soloists.  All of our Vocal Solos are available in 3 keys for Low, Medium and High Voice, with the exception of “, which is available in only two keys.  For those of you who are interested in our Vocal Solo Demos, please be patient with us as we work on all of the recently added videos.  We are still in the process of editing some of our Vocal Solo Video Demos, so there is an edited playlist and an unedited playlist of the Solos.  The Video Demo playlists and their URLs are as follows:

Vocal Solo Video Demos (edited)

There are six (6) video demos in this playlist.

The edited Vocal Solo Video Demo playlist can be viewed at:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzUExX3t2Rg&list=PLMJind8w21aTLmiWDbQJt2Fgbhx7gSR0d

2.  Unedited Vocal Solos

This playlist contains sixteen (16) videos.  Most of these videos have no information added below the video.  Only the titles have been edited for most of these.  As they are edited, they will be removed from this playlist and placed in the “Vocal Solo Video Demos” playlist.

The Unedited Vocal Solos playlist can be viewed at:   http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMJind8w21aQGueRjVdkCihaZdGXd4IXQ

G.  If you wish to view all of the options available on our YouTube Channel, here is the Travis L. Boyd (WorshipSounds) Channel URL:

http://www.youtube.com/user/MrBoydbrain/videos?flow=grid&view=1

Song Story: “Walking by Faith”

The song, “Walking By Faith,” was composed by Travis L. Boyd as a result of the inspiration of an Oklahoma Minister of Music and Worship.  Royce Brown was a model of effective, servant leadership, community involvement, and perseverance to so many of his colleagues.  The song was written with the ministry and character of this man (and the faithfulness of God as our Shepherd and guide) uppermost in Travis’s mind.

Royce Brown, long-time Minister of Worship and Music, community volunteer, charter member of The Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma, and Minister of Music Emeritus for the First Baptist Church of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, was a man who walked by faith, both spiritually and physically.  He left behind a legacy of service and faithfulness as well as a testimony of trust in God and a transparent love for his Lord and Savior.  Royce and his family moved to Sapulpa, Oklahoma in 1966, when he became the Minister of Music at the First Baptist Church there.  After more than 5o years of service in ministry at Sapulpa and other in communities such as Blackwell, Ada, and Pauls Valley, Royce retired from full-time ministry. Continuing to live in the community of Sapulpa, Royce sang in local nursing homes every week.  He was involved in the Sapulpa Ministerial Alliance and in the local Lions Club.  Royce was also named Citizen of the Year by the Sertoma Club of Sapulpa.  June 9, 2002, was proclaimed Royce Brown Day by the Sapulpa Mayor in honor of Royce’s long history of community service and ministy.

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Royce had been widowed in 2001, and he had also lost his eyesight.  However, he never lost his love for the Lord or his desire to serve.  Royce continued to sing with the Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma, depending on friends within the group for transportation to and from concerts all over the State of Oklahoma and around the world on Churchmen Mission trips.  He inspired fellow Ministers of Music and Worship with his dedication and perseverance, memorizing all of his music and accepting the help of others as he navigated through the buildings and upon the platforms of the churches where concerts were held.

Due to his longevity and faithfulness in ministry, Royce was recognized by the Historical Commission of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma as Music Minister Emeritus of the First Baptist Church of Sapulpa.  In addition. he was also presented the Lifetime Music Ministry Award, instituted in Royce’s honor, by Dr. Bill Green, Associate Executive Director of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and, at that time, Director of both The Singing Churchmen and The Singing Churchwomen of Oklahoma.  This award continues to be given to Music and Worship Ministers in the State of Oklahoma who have served faithfully for many years.

Introducing “Walking by Faith”

Travis played “Walking by Faith” for Royce in the Worship Center of First Baptist Church of Sapulpa, Oklahoma.

After Travis had written a TTBB arrangement of “Walking By Faith” with a tenor solo; and Dr. Bill Green had selected the song for inclusion in the repertoire of The Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma, Travis and I travelled to Sapulpa to share the song with Royce and introduce him to the solo.  Royce had a mellow tenor voice, and he did not hesitate to use it in praise to his Lord.  I am smiling even now as I recall meeting Royce in the Worship Center of his church, where Travis sat down at the piano with Royce just behind him, listening and ready to sing.  Royce picked up on the song so quickly that it seemed miraculous.  He was singing along with portions of the song before he had even heard them being played or sung and without the benefit of being able to see the music.   It was definitely a very spiritual experience to hear Royce singing “Walking By Faith”, knowing that the Lord had inspired Travis to write the song so that Royce could have further opportunity to proclaim the message of His life and ministry in Christ.  Travis and I both knew that the message of “Walking By Faith” would be shared with integrity and conviction by this man who had lived it through many decades of ministry and service.

From the July 11, 2002 Baptist Messenger: HONORED: Royce Brown, left, Music Minister Emeritus at Sapulpa, First, accepts congratulations from Ron Fannin, Associate Executive Director of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, right, and Bill Green, BGCO Associate Executive Director of Church and Family Equipping Ministries and Director of The Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma, of which Brown is a charter member. Brown was honored by Sapulpa, First, for more than 50 years of ministry. Fannin presented an award from the BGCO Historical Commission, and Green announced the establishment of the Royce Brown Award for Lifetime Achievement in Music Ministry.

From the July 11, 2002 Baptist Messenger: HONORED: Royce Brown, left, Music Minister Emeritus at Sapulpa, First, accepts congratulations from Ron Fannin, Associate Executive Director of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, right, and Bill Green, BGCO Associate Executive Director of Church and Family Equipping Ministries and Director of The Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma, of which Brown is a charter member. Brown was honored by Sapulpa, First, for more than 50 years of ministry. Fannin presented an award from the BGCO Historical Commission, and Green announced the establishment of the Royce Brown Award for Lifetime Achievement in Music Ministry.

Hearing Royce sing “Walking By Faith” was something very special to Travis, to our brother, Dr. Bill Green, and to all of The Singing Churchmen and the audiences at each of the Worship Concerts.  Beyond the sound of Royce’s beautiful tenor voice singing a pleasant tune with with a message of encouragement and challenge, the Holy Spirit used the life and spirit of the man singing the solo and the testimony of The Singing Churchmen singing the choral parts to touch the hearts of all who heard “Walking by Faith” during this time period. On one occasion, Travis and some friends stopped at a restaurant after a concert during which “Walking By Faith” was one of the anthems sung by The Churchmen, with Royce as the soloist.  Royce and his traveling buddy had also stopped at the same place; and Travis overheard a woman who had been at the concert and recognized Royce as she told him how blessed she had been by his solo on “Walking By Faith.”  Royce had beamed as he thanked her, and we are so pleased that God allowed Royce to share the testimony of his spiritual journey through this song.

Our brother Royce went home to be with His Lord in June of 2003.  The Singing Churchmen sang “Walking By Faith” and other songs of testimony at his funeral service.  For those who witnessed his life, there remains an unforgettable testimony of the faithfulness of God and the faith journey of a man of God that will live on in our hearts.  There are so many faithful servants of God who have the same testimony of walking by faith and trusting the Lord through life.  Along the way on our journey, we are thankful to have met so many wonderful people who love the Lord and are walking with Him one step at a time.  Most of all, we are thankful to know the Lord and to be able to trust Him throughout our lives as we continue walking by faith.

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“Walking by Faith” was published as an SAB Choral anthem with Solo by Shawnee Press/Hal Leonard.
A Performance/Accompaniment CD is also available.

One step at a time…

Lyrics for “Walking By Faith”:

Walking by faith and not by sight,
Guided by Holy light.
Step by step, the way is clear.
The Spirit of the Lord is near.

I will follow where He leads,
For I know the path is right
When I’m walking by faith
And not by sight.

Trusting in One I cannot see,
For He knows what’s best for me.
Tenderly, the Shepherd guides.
The Spirit of the Lord abides.

I will follow where He leads,
For the Lord will be my light
When I’m walking by faith
And not by sight.

(Bridge section)
Though at times I stumble,
I will never fall;
For I know God is always faithful
To hold my hand, and lift me up,
And see me through it all.

When I’m living by faith, I’m not alone.
As I travel on toward home.
When the road is hard to bear,
The Spirit of the Lord is there.

I will follow where He leads,
For the way is always right
When I’m walking by faith
And not by sight.

(Tag ending)
I’m walking by faith and not by sight.

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HERE IS THE PUBLISHER’S DESCRIPTION of “Walking By Faith”:

“Full of youthful confidence and motivational lyrics, “Walking By Faith” is a challenge to Christians of all ages to “walk by faith and not by sight.” Gentle syncopations are easily learned and help give the piece a nice contemporary feel. The SAB voicing is particularly well suited to youth choirs.”

“Walking by Faith”  is available from:

Shawnee Press at:  http://www.shawneepress.com/product/viewproduct.do?itemid=35024936
Hal Leonard at:  http://www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.do?itemid=35024936&lid=1&keywords=TravisBoyd&subsiteid=1
Sheet Music Plus (with 2 sample pages to view plus a listening link) at http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Walking-by-Faith/5206355
J. W. Pepper at  http://www.jwpepper.com/8065838.item

The first page of “Walkig By Faith”, copyright Shawnee Press, with the dedication, “For Royce Brown”, appearing above the title.

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This post was written by C. Boyd

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Do you know Jesus? 

The decision to ask Jesus to come into your heart and life as your Lord and Savior is the best decision you could ever make!  The one true God is ready to give you forgiveness and eternal life as soon as you understand your need for Him and believe on the name of His only Son, Jesus, for your salvation.

Here’s a blog page link to help you find the answers to your questions about Jesus.  http://www.worshipsounds.wordpress.com/do-you-know-jesus/

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Blessings through testimony

***  THE  PASADENA  TABERNACLE  SONGSTERS  ***
The testimony of others can be uplifting and encouraging to believers.  That’s really our main task… our mission… to share the good news about the love of God, His gift of salvation, and how He continues in relationship with His children, at work in our lives in ways that we often don’t even see.   We must share these truths and the difference that knowing Him has made in our lives with those who don’t know the Lord and also with each other.   We never know how the Lord may use our personal salvation or faith walk story in the lives of others.   As Christians, sometimes the testimonies that help to strengthen our faith walk are from people that we know personally.  At other times, we may read them in a book or magazine, hear them on the radio, in a movie or television show… or even in a song!

The group in this photo takes the mission of sharing their testimony of faith very seriously.  They are the Pasadena Tabernacle Songsters from the Salvation Army’s Pasadena, CA, Tabernacle.  This group has recorded several CD’s and does a major mission trip every year.  They recorded Travis’ SAB Anthem, “Children of Light,”  (published by Shawnee Press / Hal Leonard) on their “New Day”  CD just prior to a mission trip to Australia and New Zealand.   The CD is still available at this link:  http://www.tabsongsters.org/previous.html , along with their current CD, “Amazing Grace” and several other previous CDs. Travis’ anthem, “Children of Light”  is song #12 on the “New Day” CD (yellow cover), and the text is a perfect description of the testimony of this group:  “Saved by grace, walking in faith, following Jesus Christ…we are the children of Light!”

Here is the audio from my Sound Cloud of the Pasadena Tabernacle Songsters’ recording of “Children of Light”.  Although this anthem has also been recorded by others, the Pasadena Tabernacle Songsters are the only group which has recorded the song with the full Orchestration.  Because the Publisher, Shawnee Press, had not requested or published an Orchestration, the group’s director contacted Travis and commissioned him to write a Full Orchestration for this recording and for all of the times that the song has been shared on mission trips and in their home church.  (See the note about availablility below.)

The recording of their incredible choir and orchestra, singing and playing “Children of Light” can also be found on the web at:  http://www.salvoaudio.com/audio/music/mus_2515.mp3

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“Children of Light” is still available from the following sources:
Pine Lake Music at www.pinelakemusic.com/Results.aspx?s…ch=Travis+Boyd
It is also available from Sheet Music Plus at www.sheetmusicplus.com/composers/Travis-Boyd/18033

Note:  The Orchestration heard on the Pasadena Tabernacle Songsters’ recording of “Children of Light”, commissioned by the Choir’s Director specifically for their recording project and mission trip repertoire, remains unpublished.  Travis contacted the publisher after finishing the Orchestration to see if they wanted to publish it.  However, the publisher declined.  It is, unfortunately, not available for purchase since the song is under Shawnee Press / Hal Leonard copyright and the commissioned orchestration is owned by the group (though they were willing for it to be published).

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Many more songs written by Travis L. Boyd can be found
on our Worship Sounds Music website.

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Do you know Jesus? 

The decision to ask Jesus to come into your heart and life as your Lord and Savior is the best decision you could ever make!  The one true God is ready to give you forgiveness and eternal life as soon as you understand your need for Him and believe on the name of His only Son, Jesus, for your salvation.  Here’s a blog page link to help you find the answers to your questions about Jesus.  http://www.worshipsounds.wordpress.com/do-you-know-jesus/

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