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Easter Music• Lent/Easter
Choral Music
• Anthems, Liturgical, and Descant Series 2000/5000/6000
   
     


 
   
   

All works composed or arranged by Paul Halley.
Titles are in alphabetical order by voicing/accompaniment e.g. choral/piano, choral/organ, choral unaccompanied.


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Our choral music is offered as digital downloads in licensed reprint bundles (NO DEALERS, please) or as custom print orders (Choral Series 2000 only, minimum 40 scores, takes two weeks and ships to USA physical addresses only) if you have a large choir or simply prefer printed octavos.  Please note that we no longer inventory any stock of any scores whatsoever.

IMPORTANT: When placing an order for custom print orders of choral scores (Choral Series 2000 only), please observe the required minimum of 40 scores or your order will not be processed. IF YOU REQUEST LESS THAN THE STATED MINIMUM, YOUR ORDER WILL NOT BE PROCESSED AND WE WILL RETAIN A $5.00 FEE WHEN PROCESSING YOUR REFUND.

Please note that Full Scores with Instrumental Parts require the purchase of a choral digital download bundle for 24 reprints or a minimum of 40 scores on custom print orders. If you have already purchased at some previous time the requisite choral scores, either digitally or published, please let us know that in the 'Comments' section at check-out - approximately when and from whom you made the choral purchase - so we won't question your purchase of a Full Score and Parts. This is an honor system.
 


   

 

Easter Music Descriptions and Details • Choral • A-Z
Anthems • Series 6000    Liturgical • Series 6000

Agnus Dei (Winter’s Dream)
Companion to Sanctus & Benedictus

4’00”

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PEL2002SATB

SATB and organ, soprano saxophone

 

Originally an instrumental work Inspired by the simplicity of winter, this is a serene, lyrical setting of the text with unusual harmonies and the unique ‘voice’ of soprano saxophone. 
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg:
Soprano Sax or C-inst.

Level: Moderate
Not yet recorded

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Alleluias

4’00”

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PEL2042SATB

SATB and piano, bass, percussion, organ, optional soprano saxophone                               

 

A strong, lively, and rhythmic setting of a hymn of praise  to Mother Earth: “Eya Mater, mater terra, Eya sancta terra, sancta mater. Alleluia.” A fresh and striking arrangement, perfect for an Earth Day celebration.
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg: Bass/Guitar, Cello, Organ, Soprano Sax

Level: Moderate
Not yet recorded

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Christ Our Passover - Rite II or BCP

5’00”

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PEL5004-SATB

SATB and organ with optional timpani

 

Liturgical use for Easter Vigil and Easter Day

Level: Moderate
CD Let Us Keep The Feast

Available as Licensed Digital Download only

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Christe Qui Lux Es Et Dies

7’30”

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PEL2019SATB

SATB unaccompanied

 

Commissioned by Coit Johnson for the birthday of Pamela Morton, wife of Dean James Parks Morton of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York. Combines the sixth century Latin hymn “O Christ Who Art Both Light and Day” with traditional plainsong in an a cappella setting. Lively and rhythmic, jazzy and evocative, ultimately sublime.     

 

 

Level: Difficult
CD Wondrous Love

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Christos Anesti

4’00”

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PEL2077SATB

SATB and organ, optional brass quintet and percussion

 
 

Commissioned by John Repulski, Director of Music, Christ Church, Cranbrook
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg PDF License Full Score/Brass Quintet/Percussion

Level: Moderate
 

 

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

 

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Come Away To The Skies

4’30”

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PEL2037SATB

SATB and piano, optional bass, percussion, organ

 

Halley has created a new melody for Charles Wesley’s beautiful dedication to his wife on her birthday. Interwoven with the golden thread of this melody is the text of St. Bernard of Clairvaux’s “Jesu, Dulcis Memoria” creating a rich and colorful choral tapestry.
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg:
Bass/Guitar and Organ

Level: Moderate
CD Sound Over All Waters

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Gloria In Excelsis Deo

1’00”

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PEL2001SATB

SATB and organ, optional brass

 

Commissioned by the Choir of Men and Boys, St. Matthew’s Church, Ottawa, Brian Law, director. A short, jubilant choral fanfare that derives its energy from a recurring dotted quarter-note, eighth-note, quarter-note motive.  “Throughout the composition, Halley’s sense of drama and motion never falters; at one minute’s duration, it would serve as an enthusiastic and impressive opening in worship and concert settings.”  – Michael Braz, The Choral Journal  
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg:
Full Score & Brass Quartet

Level: Easy
CD Wondrous Love

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Hosanna To The Son of David

2’00”

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PEL5007-SATB

SATB unaccompanied

 

Liturgical use for Palm Sunday

Level: Easy
Not yet recorded

Available as Licensed Digital Download only

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Jesu, The Very Thought Of Thee

5’30”

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PEL2007SATB

SATB and organ

 

Commissioned by the Elora Festival Singers, Noel Edison, director. Halley’s arrangement of Slater’s melody is lush and lyrical, a beautiful watercolor of vocal harmonies and organ line.                                                                                                                             

 

 

Level: Moderate
CD Wondrous Love

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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My Beloved Spake

4’00”

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PEL2032SATB

SATB and organ, optional trumpet

 

Commissioned for the wedding of Mary Wanamaker Huff and Andrew Elliott Henderson. The Song of Solomon is interpreted anew in sublime fashion with a joyful, uplifting melody, fluid organ accompaniment, and ethereal trumpet solos.
 

 

Instrumental Part: Trumpet

Level: Moderate
In The Wide Awe And Wisdom CD

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Now Quit Your Care

3’00”

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PEL5010-SATB

SATB and organ and congregation

 
 


New Hymn Tune for Lent

 

 

Level: Easy
Not yet recorded

Available as Licensed Digital Download only

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Psalm 150: Laudate Dominum

4’45”

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PEL2062SATB

SATB and organ, trumpet and percussion

 

Commissioned by Lawrence Park Community Church, Toronto, on the occasion of the rededication of the Sanctuary, Mark Toews, Director of Music.  Halley’s has created a setting of Psalm 150 that is jubilant, rhythmic, and exciting, making it a great closer for any concert or as a celebratory anthem for a service. Trumpet, timpani, and cymbals give even more brightness to this brilliant work.
 

 

Instrumental Parts:
Trumpet in Bb, Timpani, and Cymbals

Level: Moderate
In The Wide Awe And Wisdom CD

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Psalm 51: Miserere Mei

2’00”

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PEL5005-SATB

SATB unaccompanied

 
 


Liturgical use for Lent

 

 

Level: Easy
Not yet recorded

Available as Licensed Digital Download only

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Rain Is Over And Gone, The

5’30”

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PEL2009SATB

SATB with vocal solo and piano, optional bass, percussion, organ

 

With texts based on the “Song of Songs”, this work joyfully affirms “life, love, and laughter”. The soprano solo Is featured on the verses with the SATB choir forming a smoothly blended background at the refrain. “Conductors looking for an exciting closing number that showcases an exceptional soloist may find this work appealing. This gospel-style work builds from an unaccompanied solo to a full, passionate conclusion.” –The Choral Journal
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg:
Bass/Guitar and Organ

Level: Easy
CD Sound Over All Waters

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Sanctus and Benedictus
Companion to Agnus Dei (Winter’s Dream)

4’00”

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PEL2024SATB

SATB and organ, soprano saxophone

 

Commissioned by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Chamber Choir, Joe Hickman, director. Glorious harmonies filled with the light of the angels combine with beautiful melodic lines and interesting rhythmic features. As in Agnus Dei, the unique ‘voice’ of soprano saxophone is featured.  “Halley’s music is profoundly beautiful but is, at the same time, very vocally friendly so that it is as pleasurable to sing as it is to hear sung.” - Dr. Joe Hickman, UNC at Wilmington
 

 

Instrumental Parts:
Soprano sax Bb or C-inst.

Level: Moderate
In The Wide Awe And Wisdom CD

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Song of Moses

3'00”

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PEL5002-SATB

SATB and organ

 
 


Liturgical use for
Easter Vigil

 

 

Level: Easy
Not yet recorded

Available as Licensed Digital Download only

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Surgens Jesus (Alleluias)

4’00”

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PEL2041SATB

SATB and piano, bass, percussion, organ, optional soprano saxophone and cello                               

 

A strong, glorious, and rhythmic setting of this hymn of the Resurrection, this fresh and striking work is perfect for your Easter celebrations, when you can finally sing 'Alleluia!' 
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg: Bass/Guitar, Cello, Organ, Soprano Sax

Level: Moderate
Not yet recorded

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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What Stood Will Stand

5'30"

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PEL2047SATB

SATB unaccompanied

 

Text by Wendell Berry.  Created by Paul Halley for the occasion of a sermon given by Wendell Berry at The Cathedral of St. John The Divine. Halley says "I was honored to compose an anthem for that occasion using one of Wendell's poems from "Sabbaths" and interpolating Alleluias and that part of the Nicene Creed which reads 'We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen'."    Also includes Alleluias and part of the Nicene Creed. A musical setting that is as powerful and moving as the words in this profoundly imagined poetry.  Sustained sound of the Berry text is made  vibrant by the light and rhythmic droplets of the 'Alleluias'.                                      

 

 

Level: Difficult
CD Wondrous Love

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Wondrous Love  

8’30”   

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PEL2006SATB

SATB and organ, brass and tympani

 

Created for the Easter Day service of The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, Paul Halley, Director of Music. A magnificent and powerful setting of the American folk hymn. With brass accompaniment, it is the perfect anthem for Easter Day or concert performance. “We sang it for three of our Easter services and each time numerous members of the choir had tears from the emotional drama of this powerful music.” – Terry Price
 

 

Full Score & Instrumental Pkg:
Brass Octet or  Brass Quintet

Level: Moderate
CD Wondrous Love

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order


 

 

Easter Music Descriptions and Details • Descants • A-Z
Descants • Series 6000

We have 101 descants online. Link here to our PEL6000 Descants Page
Descants are listed in alphabetical order by title. Hymn tunes are noted.

Here are a few Suggestions for Easter:

Alleluia! Sing To Jesus!  

Hyfrydol

PERUSAL_score_pdf

Christ The Lord Is Risen Again 

Christ ist erstanden

PERUSAL_score_pdf
 

He Is Risen, He Is Risen! 

Unser Herrscher

PERUSAL_score_pdf
 

Jesus Christ Is Risen Today 

Easter Hymn

PERUSAL_score_pdf
 

Love Divine All Loves Excelling    

Hyfrydol

PERUSAL_score_pdf
 

Ride On! Ride On In Majesty 

Winchester New

PERUSAL_score_pdf
 

That Easter Day With Joy Was Bright

Puer Nobis

PERUSAL_score_pdf
 

Thine Is The Glory

Judas Maccabeus

PERUSAL_score_pdf
 



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Choral SSA Series 2000 Descants Series 6000
   
Solo Vocal Series 3000 Easter Music
   
Keyboard and Instrumental Series 4000/7000 Christmas Music

 

  Easter Music• Choral Music • Anthems, Liturgical, Descant Series 2000/5000/6000