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Our Customers’ Five Favorite Pieces for the Easter Season

Looking for some new pieces to add variety to your church’s music during the Easter season? Here’s an overview of our customers’ five favorite Easter pieces. Listen to each piece below, then head to the CPH website to browse the complete section of music for the Easter season.

Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds/All Creatures of Our God and King

Cathy Mokelbust | Handbells

This arrangement beautifully combines handbells and handchimes into one joyful piece of praise. Because it uses a tune that is used for many occasions, including Easter and Ascension, the piece is a versatile one that can be used throughout the Church Year. The arrangement provides great opportunities for musicians of all age groups to be involved and work together.

This Is the Day

John Behnke | SATB and Organ or Piano

The familiar words of Psalm 118 ring clear in this piece’s memorable refrain: “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” The easy-to-medium difficulty level makes this piece accessible and learnable any week in the Easter season.

A Reformation Easter: Organ Preludes on Sixteenth-Century Hymns

Various Composers | Organ

The eight preludes in this collection provide a variety of different musical styles and expressions for your congregation to enjoy. Use the collection throughout the entire Easter season and even into Pentecost! This collection is part of a series of three; the other two books are A Reformation Christmas and A Reformation Celebration. Save 20% on each collection when you buy the entire set!

Alleluia! For Christ the Lord Is Risen/Alleluia! O Praise the Lord Most Holy

J.S. Bach | SATB and Organ

This historic work from “Auf, schmetternde Töne” is perfect both for general use and throughout the Easter season. Its flexibility makes it appealing for ensembles of all sizes, as it can be accompanied by organ or various instruments. Smaller choirs may purchase the choral arrangement alone, while larger groups may be interested in pairing it with the instrumental parts or full score.

Joy to the Heart

K. Lee Scott | SATB, Organ, and Congregation

This piece makes it easy for everyone at your church to enjoy the arrangement! Though written for large forces, this piece can be performed by groups of all sizes with or without brass. Also included are performance notes and an optional part for congregational singing.

Looking for more ideas?

Browse our complete selection of music for the Easter season.

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Mark Knickelbein

Mark Knickelbein is editor of music/worship at Concordia Publishing House and an active composer and church musician. His compositional focus is on choral, piano, and organ church music. He has a Bachelor of Science in education from Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN, and a Master of Arts in music from Concordia University Chicago. He previously served Trinity Lutheran in Kaukauna, WI, as principal, teacher, organist, and choir director.

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