Now & Then
Songs for All Seasons / Songs from the Mountain
Arr. Sheldon Curry
Choral Worship Cantata
Now & Then is an Appalachian collection of old and new hymns and spiritual songs, each created for a specific liturgical calendar purpose, scored for SATB, Appalachian instruments, and strings.
The rhythm instrumentation is authentic and Nashville style "number" chord charts are provided. Optional strings are available to add depth to the worship experience. Curry creates a musically satisfying way to include non-traditionally trained musicians to the community's worship. From the longing of "Great Jehovah" to the unbridled joy of "Resurrection Jubilee," this is a journey you don't want to miss.
Titles: Come Thou, Long Expected Jesus * Appalachian Cradle Song * Great Jehovah * Resurrection Jubilee * We Gather to Recall the Night * Come Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove.
"Curry, as eclectic a choral writer as they come, sets six anthems, suitable for various seasons in the church year (including "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus" for Advent and "Resurrection Jubilee" for Easter), in a style that would be right at home on a T-Bone Burnett roots-music album. And like Burnett, Curry expertly crafts the vocal score and accompaniments to be earthy yet polished, so that even those who aren't fans of this genre will find something to enjoy here."
-Warren Anderson, Worship Leader magazine