Now available for SATB and piano, Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven published by Chorister's Guild! And ideal anthem for Christ the King Sunday, but can work any time of year.
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After a brief covid delay, Chorister's Guild will be releasing my anthem Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven sometime in April 2021!
For SATB and piano, I gave this familiar hymn text a joyous, rhythmic setting in a 10/8 meter. It is very lively, and would work well as a Call to Worship.
I'll be sure to make a more formal announcement once the piece is released, so stay tuned!
Special thanks to Katie Houts at CG, who made this possible and gave me some great edit suggestions, and to Russell Almand who…
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…Read more
I'm excited to announce that the Gentle Mary Laid Her Child consortium met the goal of 10 members, so the anthem will happen! Yay!
Many, many thanks to the following commissioners who joined to form the consortium:
University Baptist Chruch (Houston, TX)
Tabor College (Hillsboro, KS)
Immanuel Lutheran Church (Broken Arrow, OK)
St. Michael Catholic Church (Bedford, TX)
First Baptist Church of Farmersville (Farmersville, TX)
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.
Thanks, and stay healthy, everyone!!!
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!!!
Here's a lovely demo recording of the anthem.
Please feel free to share! Thanks!
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…Read more
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!
Many thanks to Lorenz for…Read more
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!
Click here to download the performance of "Love's Philosophy," performed by the MidCities Chamber Singers. You can own it for only $.99! Get a Grande instead of a Venti for one day, and you've budgeted plenty for it! :-D
For those of you who like the convenience of downloading and printing sheet music, I have several selections from my catalog available on Sheet Music Plus.
What all is available here? I'm glad you asked!
I Lay My Sins on Jesus (SATB and Piano)
If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking (SATB a capella)
Love's Philosophy (SATB and Piano)
Now I Give Myself to Thee (SATB, Flute and Piano)
O, For a Closer Walk with God (SATB a capella)
Prayer of St. Gregory (SAB a capella)
Psalm of Praise (SATB, Trumpet,…
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…Read more
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…Read more
I'm happy to announce that the "Sussex Carol" consortium has been funded! The nine-member consortium is made up of the following directors and organizations:
- Dr. Ben Caston - Gambrell Street Baptist Church (Fort Worth, TX)
- Mr. Dennis Emerson - St. Michael Catholic Church (Bedford, TX)
- Dr. Lori Danielson - Northwest Bible Church (Fort Worth, TX)
- Mr. Chuck King - Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL)
- Mr. Bart Morrison - University Baptist Church (Houston, TX)
- Mr. Jonathan…
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!