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Jeremy S. Bakken

Jeremy S. Bakken
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Kjos (www.kjos.com)
  • The King of Love My Shepherd Is (2020, octavo) for SATB, piano and optional bass. From the publisher: Jeremy Bakken has added driving rhythmic energy to this well-loved hymn, creating a wonderful upbeat setting, which will enliven your worship. Opening with an atmospheric piano introduction in the original 3/4 meter, it then launches into a piano-driven 4/4 style with syncopated vocal lines. Add the optional electric bass part for some extra foundation!
  • Song of Simeon (2018, octavo) for SATB and piano. From the publisher: Jeremy S. Bakken has created a soundscape that is at once tender yet joyful, serene yet powerful, longing yet peaceful in this elegant setting of the “Nunc Dimittis”, beautifully capturing the sense of promises in the midst of fulfillment. The aged Simeon recognizes Israel’s Savior in his arms, but he can only see the complete fulfillment of God’s promise through faith. The music begins as a delicate prayer, reaching a glorious climax, concluding with a soft doxology.
  • My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less (2016, octavo) for SATB and piano. From the publisher: Jeremy S. Bakken has broken new ground for this durable hymn text based on John Stainer's tune "Magdelan." The opening stanza is presented in unison voices, with the ensuing sections moving through varying vocal textures and the compelling use of overlapped phrases and rhythmic augmentation. The piano accompaniment features ostinato-like figures and extended diatonic harmonies which provide a compelling sense of strength, all leading at the close to a simple re-statement in the altos of the text's central theme: "My hope is built." A fine new addition to your choral library!

Choristers Guild (www.choristersguild.org)
  • Children of the Heavenly Father (2014, octavo) for two-part treble and piano. From the publisher: A thoughtful setting of this well-known text and tune by composer Jeremy Bakken. Your young singers will enjoy the sweetly-rhyming text which allows them to further explore what it means to be God's children. The interesting piano accompaniment provides unexpected surprises beneath the traditional Swedish tune. Add the second vocal part for an additional challenge.
Pavanve Publishing (www.pavanepublishing.com)
  • Ask Me No More (2011, octavo) for SSAATTBB unaccompanied. From the publisher: This piece was the first winning composition for the North Dakota State University Edwin Fissinger Choral Competition Prize. The Tennyson text has been sensitively and descriptively set to music by Jeremy S. Bakken. Selected for the Jo Ann Miller Choral Series, this beautiful piece uses the choral, a cappella sound to its fullest extent. Medium to difficult, it will be a popular high school and college selection.

Northwestern Publishing House (www.nph.net)
  • The Blood of the Lamb (2022, octavo) for SATB and piano. Commissioned by the Lutheran Chorale of Milwaukee and the WELS Commission on Worship. Text by Laurie Gauger, tune by Sarah Lambrecht, arr. by Bakken.
  • Songs from the Spirit (2021, folio) includes "Lord, You Were Rich beyond all Splendor" and "What Wondrous Love Is This" arr. by Bakken
  • Vocal Solos for the Church Year (2020, folio) includes "Were You There" and "Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia" arr. by Bakken
  • Jesus, Ever-Abiding Friend (2020, octavo or digital distribution) for SATB and piano. Commissioned by Wisconsin Lutheran College in cooperation with WELS Comission on Worship.
  • This Broken Bread—Not Bread Alone (2019, octavo or digital distribution) for SAB and piano. Text by Laurie Gauger, tune by Sarah Lambrecht, arr. by Bakken
  • Advent and Christmas Hymn Preludes for Organ (2019, folio). Preludes by Bakken on SIEH HIER BIN ICH, ERHRENKÖNIG and VENI EMMANUEL are included in this collection.
  • Jesus, Shepherd of the Sheep (2018, octavo or digital distribution) for SATB and piano. Commissioned for the 25th anniversary of director Mary Prange's tenure with the Lutheran Chorale of Milwaukee.
  • 8 Hymn Preludes for Organ (2018, folio). Featuring preludes on hymn tunes mostly found in Christian Worship: Supplement.
  • Meinen Jesum Lass Ich Nicht (2017, digital distribution) for liturgical ensemble.
  • Were You There (2014, digital distribution) for SATB and piano. Mostly two-part with some four-part passages. Haunting and simple setting appropriate for Lent or Good Friday.
  • In Silent Pain the Eternal Son (2012, digital distribution) for SATB and piano. Accessible setting particularly suited for Good Friday. Stanzas one and three are 2-part with stanza two SATB.
  • The King Will Come at Age's End (2012, digital distribution) for SATB and piano. Only stanza four is SATB; the other stanzas are unison or 2-part.  Particularly suited for Advent or End Times.
  • A Stable Lamp is Lighted (2011, digital distribution) for SATB and piano.  A mix of 2-part, SATB and unison with flowing piano accompaniment.
  • Once in Royal David's City (2005, octavo) for SATB and piano (optional tenor solo). Rich harmonies and warm piano accompaniment ideal for Christmas Eve.

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