A New Thought for Choirs
How It Works
"A New Thought for Choirs" is a growing collection of original pieces written for SATB choirs within New Thought and like-minded spiritual communities, centers, and churches. The lyrical themes are rooted in New Thought principles and ideas, yet all of them are decidedly universal and inspirational in their appeal.
Each piece is offered as a complete package for instant digital download. The purchase price includes everything needed to help your choir and community enjoy a powerful and inspiring experience. Each package includes:
For most of these pieces, I also have available (at no additional charge) other individual instrumental parts and individual part practice mp3s. Shoot me an email (email@example.com) and I am happy to send them to you.
In an effort to accommodate various sized choirs/groups, there are three purchase price options based on choir size/ number of copies anticipated (you're all on your honor).
If the above arrangement doesn't fit your budget or, if you feel that your specific situation or need doesn't fit into this type of categorizing, just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to work something out to fit your your budget.
**Prices are based on current retail price for the octavo minus middle-man fees and percentages - the practice mp3 and vocals-only version are just added bonuses.
So Grateful (NEW)
For SATB Choir; Moderate - Easy; Prayerful, flowing and dynamic expression of gratitude and the causative power of thanksgiving. Themes: Thanksgiving, gratitude, peace, freedom, letting go, and meditation. See Previews
This Is the Day (NEW)
Easy; Fast-Paced, Upbeat and celebrative declaration and intention - perfect for an event or service opener. Written to be a celebrative congregational song, this SATB arrangement is a great way to teach it to the congregation or can also be used as a featured choir piece... or both. Includes a separate version for Congregational Use with "Praise Team". See Previews
A fun-filled, easy to learn, fast-paced and energetic "Salsa" for SATB choir! High-energy, rhythmic accompaniment that underscores two dynamic themes of affirmation. See Previews
I Am and So It Is (NEW)
Moving, dynamic, and dramatic! This moderate-difficulty SATB choral piece will give your choir and your audience a real 'goose-bump' experience. It follows the form of an "Affirmative Prayer," ... See Previews
For SATB Choir and Soloist; Moderate to Easy; A "Big" Gospel-Styled Anthem for Peace; Themes: Peace, Unity, Acceptance, Love, Letting Go, Releasing, Non-Judgment... See Previews
For SATB Choir; Moderate to Challenging; It's, "Drum Circle Meets Pachelbel's Canon" ... or, something like that... Medium-Fast Tempo; Themes: One Life, Unity, the Wholeness, Oneness, Allness of Divine Life; See Previews
For SATB Choir; Moderate to Easy; Prayerful, Meditative, and Contemplative; Flowing; Themes: Peace, Love, God within; God as Source, ... See Previews
For SATB Choir; Easy; Fast-Paced, High-Energy and fun piece for choirs and congregations; Themes: Abundance, Giving, Receiving, Supply, God as our Source, All-Providing Divine Life; Includes a separate version for Congregational Use with "Praise Team"; See Previews
For SATB Choir; Easy; Meditative/Contemplative, Prayerful; A four-part setting of this beautiful and beloved Teri Wilder song with 2 additional counter melodies and lyrics making it suitable as a stand-alone choral piece and/or additional congregational participation. Themes: Prayer, Meditation, Inspiration, Allowing, Acceptance, Alignment, Completeness, Fulfillment... See Previews
For SATB Choir; Easy; Fast-Paced, High-Energy; Themes: Love, Joy, Peace, Unity with God, Affirmations; Includes a separate version for Congregational Use with "Praise Team"; See Previews
For SATB choir; Moderate to Easy; Fast-Paced, Country-Feel ("A Cowboy Shuffle"); Lots of laughs and chuckles throughout the song; A lot of fun for the choir and audience. Themes: Love, Wholeness, Being the Love and Light (and, of course, bringin' it with you), "Being the change"; See Previews
A High-Energy Gospel Celebration for Christmas! for SATB Choir. Not just a gospel arrangement of the traditional, "Joy to the World" - but an entirely re-imagined setting of the lyric and additional/adapted lyrics. See Previews
Hi-Energy Gospel Christmas! For SATB Choir and Soloist; Moderate to Easy; A High-Energy, Faced Paced Gospel Celebration for Christmas! See Previews
Custom Arrangements by James Vandenburg
I also have, over the years, created quite a collection (30 +) of custom arrangements for New Thought SATB choirs that I am happy to share. They range in style from Pop Music to Broadway favorites, from Chant and SATB settings of New Thought Favorites to re-settings of religious contemporary music and even a lot of the "in between." Email me at email@example.com and I will send you the current list of arrangements and supporting choir rehearsal helps.