NEW! I Will Sing of the Mercies of the Lord Foever
J.W. Pepper Editor’s Choir for 2015
I wrote this piece for my sweet neice, Karah Freeman, who meets the daily challenge of enduring the ravages of Ehlers Danlos Syndrom with constant dependence on the mercies of the Lord, and for her splendid doctor, Fraser Henderson, for his selfless, pioneering work in finding a cure.
“An exquisite new arrangement of the tune FILLMORE, from composer David Rasbach. With long, lyrical lines and a flowing accompaniment, this piece artfully depicts the never-ending mercy of our God. Includes an optional congregational verse.”
It Is Good to Sing Your Praises
I had great fun writing this piece; I hope it is great fun to sing! Listen as the Bob Jones Academy Chorale sings this joyful praise song.
“The joyful words of Psalm 92 are brought to life through this jubilant offering. Sing the praises of the Lord! High energy chorals along with a vibrant piano accompaniment make for one jubilant song of praise! ”
Lord, I Hear of Showers of Blessing
How I had the audacity to arrange one of Joan Pinkston’s lovely hymn tunes is puzzling, but I just couldn’t help myself! Joan is to blame for writing such a beautiful tune.
“This compelling text by Elizabeth Codner is perfectly at home in David Rasbach’s lovely setting for SATB choir. Sophisticated harmonies coupled with periodic a cappella passages will be a welcome challenge to the performer and a delight for the listener. Rasbach’s arrangement is sensitive, with a musical line that is perfectly rewarding. This expressive anthem is a fine choice for choirs of any size.”
is another amazing text I happened upon and realized my life was richer for having read it, for it affirms what dawns on every true believer in Christ: “Once I was blind, but now I see!”
“A luscious piano accompaniment and a melody that masterfully paints William Mason’s text make this piece by David Rasbach a wonderful addition to the CG catalog. The text and music explore the various ways in which we experience God (sight, sound, speech). Lord, I Was Blind is suitable for advanced youth choirs and most adult choirs. The optional cello part offers the opportunity to feature a gifted player.”
This arrangement of “My Faith Looks Up to Thee” and Dwight Gustafson’s “O Sing to the Lord” both appear in this collection of songs for ladies’ choir edited by Jane Holstein and published by Hope Publishing.
“Volume three of this popular series includes choral settings suitable throughout the Church Year arranged for 3 and 4-part women’s voices. The variety of musical styles included, offers a wealth of enjoyment and use!”
Written for Bob Jones Academy Chorale, this is a new take on an old song. The text speaks of heaven, where there is no darkness, “For the Lamb is the all the light, and there is no night there.” I’ve used the shimmering dissonance of an unresolved major 2nd throughout the piece to represent the eternal Light of Christ.
Listen to Bob Jones Academy Chorale sing No Night There.
Although no longer “fashionable” to sing about the blood, yet it remains an indispensable doctrine of true Christianity, for “. . . without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins” (Heb. 9:22, ESV). May we never exclude this from our singing!
“Using the time-honored text by Robert Lowry, David Rasbach’s compelling hymn setting breathes new musical life into this beloved classic. A delicate piano accompaniment underscores beautiful choral lines that allow for great expressive singing highlighted in a few a capella sections.”