R. Christopher Teichler, Composer

Communion Meditations

- Sacred Instrumental ($12 for Print Version, $8 for e-Delivery)

For Piano. Three arrangements of old hymns and 1 original tune, appropriate for communion or other special music.

Give Me Jesus

- Sacred Instrumental ($10 for Print Version, $7 for e-Delivery)

Flute, Trumpet, Piano. This African-American spiritual is one of my favorite songs. The simplicity of the melody and text is truly inspiring, and I tried to play to these strengths.

Meditation on St. Anne

- Sacred Instrumental ($8 for Print Version, $6 for e-Delivery)

Written for piano and trumpet, this arrangement is suitable for church offertories or special music. This is a reflective and intimate setting on a hymn tune which is often found in more majestic contexts.

Medley of Hope

- Sacred Instrumental ($15 for Print Version, $12 for e-Delivery)

Arrangement of the Hymns "Pass Me Not," and "I Need Thee Every Hour" for Violin and Piano; commissioned by Chicago violinist Jeri-Lou Zike.

Pax Dei

- Sacred Instrumental ($125 for Print Version, $100 for E-Delivery)

For church or school orchestras, this medium-advanced piece is a musical reflection on Philippians 4:7:
           "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

Prelude on 'Ellacombe'

- Brass Quintet ($20 for Print Version, $15 for e-Delivery)

'Ellacombe' is a hymn tune, most commonly known as the music for "I Sing the Mighty Power of God." This very spirited setting for brass quintet is an appropriate service prelude or call to worship.

Rumination on HYFRYDOL

- Orchestra ($75 for Print Version, $60 for E-Delivery)

Based on the hymn tune HYFRYDOL. A well-known hymn tune, I wanted to make sure that it was always recognizable in my setting, not wanting to hid it with melodic variation or alteration. The uniqueness of this arrangement, then, lies in the harmonization, textures and orchestral colors that support the familiar tune.

Sacred Prelude

- Sacred Instrumental ($15 for Printed Set, $12 for e-Delivery)

For Violin and Piano. Commissioned by Jeri-Lou Zike, this piece is a setting of two hymns, COME THOU FOUNT OF EVERY BLESSING and HOLY, HOLY, HOLY. The violin part is extremely demanding and appropriate for highly skilled violinists.

The Solid Rock

- Sacred Instrumental ($8 for Print Version, $6 for e-Delivery)

For Brass Trio (Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone). This fanfare setting of the tune SOLID ROCK works well as a prelude, offertory or other special music.

Surrender

- Sacred Instrumental ($10 for Print Version, $7 for e-Delivery)

For Flute and Piano, based on the well-known hymn "I Surrender All."

'Tis So Sweet

- Sacred Instrumental ($8 for Print Version, $6 for e-Delivery)

A contemplative setting of the familiar hymn tune for Flute and Piano.

Veni Emmanuel

- Sacred Instrumental ($10 for Print Version, $7 for e-Delivery)

For Brass Quintet. VENI EMMANUEL is best known as the Christmas carol "O Come, O Come Emmanuel."  This setting for brass quintet is in the style of a fantasy.

Wondrous Love

- Sacred Instrumental ($10 for Print Version, $7 for e-Delivery)

Flute and Piano; The melody of this SACRED HARP song is very simple, yet lovely. The harmonies are very stark and haunting, and I wanted to bring out these inherent strengths in my arrangement.