Church music

Below are a number of songs I've written or arranged for congregational worship in Reformed or Reformed Baptist churches. All are free for use in congregational worship services. All other rights reserved on the original compositions (for now).

Original compositions


Arise, My Soul, Arise

Text: Charles Wesley (1742), alt. Kris Shaffer (2009)
Music: Kris Shaffer (2009)
Demo recording: Michelle Hixson

lead sheet in C
lead sheet in D
hymn score in C
hymn score in D
hymn score in E
hymn score in C (no chord symbols)

God of Mercy

Text: Kris Shaffer (2008)
Music: Kris Shaffer (2008)
Demo recording: Michelle Hixson

lead sheet in C
lead sheet in D
hymn score in C
hymn score in D
hymn score in C (no chord symbols)
hymn score in D (no chord symbols)

His by Grace

Text: Kris Shaffer (2009), based on Romans, Chapters 3 and 5
Music: Kris Shaffer (2009)
Demo recording: Michelle Hixson

lead sheet in D
SAT arrangement in D

Satisfied

Text: Kris Shaffer (2010), based on Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53
Music: Kris Shaffer (2010)

hymn score in C
hymn score in D

Secure

Text: Kris Shaffer (2010), based on Isaiah 46 and Romans 9
Music: Kris Shaffer (2010)
Demo recording: Heidi Betts

lead sheet in C
lead sheet in D
lead sheet in E
SAT arrangement in C
SAT arrangement in D

Hymn Arrangements

Below are PDF scores for a number of older hymns I've arranged for use in Reformed or Reformed Baptist worship services. All are free for use in congregational worship services.

What Child Is This

Text: William C. Dix (1865)
Music: Trad. English melody (16th c.), harm. Kris Shaffer (2009)

hymn score in E Dorian
hymn score in E Dorian (no chord symbols)

'Tis Finished! The Messiah Dies

Text: Charles Wesley (1762)
Music: Trad. Welsh melody, harm. Kris Shaffer (2008)

hymn score in E
hymn score in F
hymn score in E (no chord symbols)
hymn score in F (no chord symbols)

The King Shall Come when Morning Dawns

Text: anon., trans. John Brownlie (1907)
Music: Gesangbuch der Herzogl (1784)
(nothing novel here from me besides the text/music combination)

hymn score in G
hymn score in A
hymn score in G (no chord symbols)
hymn score in A (no chord symbols)

Cantique de Noël (O Holy Night)

This is largely the original music, with a new translation of two verses of the original text by Jessica Moyer, a friend from New Haven. The original text was much more explicitly Christian than the common English translation (which was made by a Unitarian), and Jessica's translation preserves that very well. I also arranged several instrumental parts that can be used for a variety of ensembles. Please contact me at first DOT last AT gmail DOT com if you would like those parts, or would like them set for another ensemble type.

Text: Placide Cappeau (bf. 1893), trans. Jessica Moyer (2010)
Music: Adolphe Adam (1847), arr. Kris Shaffer (2010)

hymn score in C
orchestral arrangement score in C