I'm excited to introduce Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus and Gentle Mary Laid Her Child to you! Both were written with church choirs in mind in regards to technique, but both also allow for a broad range of expression for school and university choirs.
Follow the links to preview both of them, sheet music is available through J.W. Pepper.
I was thrilled and honored to be sent this link by Rev. Mark Green, Minister of Music at First Baptist Church of Gainesville, GA.
I can't explain the feeling of hearing a piece performed so well by musicians hundreds of miles away, when it started as pencil scribbles in my office...well, it's exciting, humbling, energizing...so many things!
I'm pleased to announce a consortium for new music! If you're unfamiliar with a consortium in the context of commissioning new music, it basically is a way of sharing a commission with other ensembles and performers. This benefits the musicians, as they don't have to carry the commission fee alone, and it benefits the composer, because he/she gets more performances! It's really a win-win.
This consortium is for Incarnation, which will be for SATB choir and concert band. It will be a sacred Christmas work…
I'm excited to announce this new opportunity for church choirs!
The 2021 Church Choral Club members will receive six (6) new anthems throughout the 2021 calendar year. Each anthem will be voiced for 2-part choir (Men/Women, SA/TB, Treble/Bass, etc.) and feature piano accompaniment.
Each anthem will be a standard 2-3 minute selection that will be centered around a different theme. Members will receive via email a single PDF of each anthem, and granted permission to print as many copies as needed for…
I learned today that Chorister's Guild will not be releasing my anthem "Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven" until this fall. Readjustments had to be made due to COVID-19 impact. While I'm disappointed it will not be available as originally planned, I am grateful that it will be out later this year. I will be sure to post another update once it is available again.
I'm excited to announce the release of How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds for SATB and piano, published by Lorenz Music. This is my 3rd published anthem from Lorenz, and I am overwhelmed by their continued support and belief in my work. So, thank you, Lorenz!!!
I'm very happy to announce the release of "Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven" from Chorister's Guild! For SATB and piano, I composed this anthem for a consortium of 10 churches a couple years back, and I was quite pleased with how it turned out, and was thrilled when CG accepted it for publication. They give the following description:
This exciting anthem for Christ the King Sunday is a stunner from start to finish! Composer Christopher Teichler sets this familiar hymn text to a lilting new tune, which…
I'm excited to have two new releases coming soon for church choir! Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven will be published by Chorister's Guild, and How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds from Lorenz Music. Both are for SATB and piano, and doable by average church choirs. Coming in March and/or April of 2020!
I'll announce when one or both are available, but please tell your choir director friends! Thanks!
I am thrilled to announce the release of two of my works from Lorenz Music.
Take Up Your Cross is a new choral anthem for SATB and piano. This text grabbed me immediately, and musical ideas came to me quickly and easily.
Take this Bread, Take this Cup is a collection of hymn arrangements and two original tunes that were written to fit communion/eucharist portions of a church service. This has been in the works for several years, and I'm very happy that it is finally available!
Here's a video I made for the Easter anthem consortium I'm putting together, and my goal is to have several churches take part in creating new music for worship! Click here to be taken to the consortium website. Feel free to share the video with anyone you know that might be interested! Thanks!
One of my best friends from college recently sent me this, written by his Episcopal church Rector. I love this; these are great insights into how a choir serves a congregation in worship. Here's a snippet:
"In worship, instead of allowing the choir to give us something, we invite the choir to sing in our stead. We invite these talented and faithful people to offer our prayers with their mouths, because they have skills for this kind of musical prayer that most of us do not. In other words, in worship, when…
Now that the "Sussex Carol" Consortium is funded and work is underway, I'm excited to introduce an Easter anthem opportunity. For next Easter, I'm putting together a consortium for "I Know That My Redeemer Lives," for SATB, Brass Quartet (2 Tpts, 2 Tbns), Timpani and Organ. As a composer, one of my goals is to help Easter church music repertoire catch up to Christmas, and this is a step in that process. This setting will be ideal for church music programs that are traditional/liturgical in form, as well as…
Many, many thanks to my friend Tom Song and the Life Road Singers for programming two of my choral anthems for their June 1st performance at Carnegie Hall. This is the first time that I will have music performed at the historic venue. While I am unable to attend, I am absolutely thrilled that they have selected some of my music for their performance. I am beyond grateful for this opportunity; thank you, Dr. Song!
Church and school choir directors looking for some new Christmas music, I invite you to check out my consortium for a new setting of "Sussex Carol" for SATB and piano. I'm using the website Consortio to handle all the administrative aspects of this consortium. Check out this link for more info and details.
Please note, registration closes May 31st so sign up soon!