RBM-116 | Canticles of Praise

Canticles of Praise
SATB chorus with Piano or Large Orchestra

This multi-movement choral-orchestral arrangement was commissioned by the Second Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis, IN, and consists of arrangements of 8 well-known Christmas hymns, which were fashioned into 7 movements as follows:

  1. All Creatures of Our God and King
  2. Eternal God, Whose Power Upholds
  3. Lift High the Cross
  4. The King of Love
  5. Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah / God of Grace and God of Glory
  6. We All Are One in Mission
  7. O God, Our Help in Ages Past

To complement the music, there exists a special narrated text by Dr. Craig Dykstra which may be included in performances (and provided by Randol Bass Music on request). Dr. Dykstra requests that the following credit appear in the program for any public performances including his text:

Canticles of Praise narration written by Dr. Craig Dykstra –
Senior Vice President, Religion, Lilly Endowment, Inc.

This suite of arrangements is scored for large orchestra (2222 2221 timp 2 perc hp stgs) and does not require organ for performance. The orchestration is available on a rental-only basis.

Plans are underway to make each of these hymn arrangements available as separate choral editions, with attendant rental orchestrations. Please watch for this availability.

( dur: 25:00″ )

All rentals arranged through ECS Publishing.

View: Canticles of Praise – SATB Vocal Score
View: Canticles of Praise – Original Orchestration – first page
View: Canticles of Praise – Narration by Dr. Craig Dykstra


All Creatures of Our God and King
Eternal God Whose Power Upholds
Lift High the Cross
The King of Love
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
We All Are One in Mission
O God, Our Help in Ages Past