Christ Arose

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This arrangement has an SATB demo, SATB practice tracks, SATB-only sheet music and multitracks.
Words: Robert Lowery
Music: Robert Lowery
Key: A major
Time Sig: 4/4
Tempo: 114 | up tempo
Meter: with refrain
CCLI #: 5432338
Verse: Acts 2:24
02.05.17 This arrangement was updated with new vocal & instrumental parts, and remixed and recorded with SATB vocals.

I don't think I've ever agonized more over a hymn arrangement!

First of all, this is one tough hymn to arrange. The chord structure is such that it's hard to get a contemporary feel from it. I spent alot of time experimenting with different chord substitutions and patterns.

Second of all, it has such a wide melodic range I was worried I wouldn't find the right person to do the demo! At the time I was working at a church that had a praise choir and a girl named Tara started visiting choir rehearsals. She was new in the area and had been one of the lead roles in the Broadway revival of "Fame" when she lived in New York City. An answer to my prayers - she did a great job on the demo!

Update 2013: Tara eventually moved to Atlanta and was seen on the reality show "X-Factor."

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Instruments mp3s are the arrangements played one time through with just piano and instrumental parts to give you an idea of the orchestration. In the early days of hymncharts before I made vocal recordings I had created these instruments mp3s as a quick demo. Since I now create both a POP and an ORC (orchestrated) mix I no longer make instrumental mp3s for newer arrangements.
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