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New Choral Piece: "Psalm 148"

I was recently asked to compose a choir and orchestra piece in honor of Steve Allen’s 25 consecutive years as Music Pastor of First Baptist Church in Troy, MI (my home church). I was honored to be a part of the celebration, and last weekend I had the privilege of conducting the choir and orchestra in the premiere of the piece.

I plan to make the sheet music available at a later date, but I thought I’d let you hear audio of the premiere for now:

Psalm 148

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is director of doctoral worship studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.

2 Responses to New Choral Piece: "Psalm 148"

  1. This was really neat. Do you compose a lot or just occasionally? Did you write some of the stuff on your CD?

  2. I compose very rarely. I do a decent amount of arranging, especially for groups in my church. Yes, I arranged several of the songs on our CD and fully wrote 2 of them.

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