IN FAITH, IN HOPE
by Christopher Walker
In Faith, in Hope is a box of musical jewels that can adorn the liturgy on a variety of occasions throughout the year. Spirited, beautifully crafted and easy to introduce, these 14 versatile songs will quickly become a familiar-and beloved-part of your community's repertoire.
Christopher once again proves his extraordinary ability to compose in a variety of styles, his English roots and musical training adding their usual richness and color to the harmonic structure and melodies. Simple singable ballads alternate with sophisticated choral anthems, gospel-style songs and grand hymns for full-choir.
Arranged with parts for the assembly and harmony and descants for choir, most songs also offer optional parts for other instruments, including strings and harp. There’s something for everyone!
The collection includes two songs suitable for the dedication or anniversary of a parish or cathedral: “Sumus Domus Domini” (“We are the household of the Lord”), which was commissioned for the dedication of Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Los Angeles in 2002, and “Great Is the Power,” both arranged for full choir,
Offering music for weddings, funerals and every season of the liturgical year, In Faith, in Hope is a highly polished, multi-faceted gem of a collection—just what we would expect from this master craftsman.
List of Songs:
1. A Virgin Most Pure
3. 2. Call Us to Your Table
4. Christ, My Hope, Has Risen
6. Funeral Litany
7. Great Is the Power We Proclaim
8. In Faith, In Hope
9. May the Mind of Jesus
10. O Death, Where is Your Power
11. Set Me As a Seal
12. Spirit of God
13. Sumus Domus Domini
14. They Will Never Hunger
15. You Are My Refuge and Strength
Liturgical: The Liturgy of the Eucharist Communion Song
Ritual: Holy Orders, Marriage
Topical: Love of God for Us