Following the successful release of Revival in 2017, Tony Alonso has arranged an additional 14 hymns for use throughout the liturgical year. Keeping true to the previous form, these editions exhibit the same careful SAB vocal scoring, accompaniment suitable for piano- and guitar-based ensembles, and fine part-writing for additional instruments. Also included is an alternate final stanza with reharmonization and descant. These beloved congregational hymns will find new life through these fresh arrangements for contemporary ensembles. Now available from GIA Publications!
Praise for Revival
"Tony Alonso’s Revival offers us fourteen wonderfully arranged familiar hymns—musically accessible and a delight to sing. Flexibly crafted for voices, piano and guitar with lovely optional descants, this is an ecumenical gift and bridge-builder between classical and contemporary approaches to hymns in the liturgy. It should be in every parish’s working library." -Don Saliers
"In his new collection, Revival, Tony Alonso marks the 500th anniversary of a great divide in the church by bridging the chasm between Catholic and Protestant, contemporary and traditional, Appalachian and European. His arrangements for voices, piano, and guitar—with options for using other instruments as well—allow for improvisation and adaptation while remaining accessible for a wide range of musicians. Although these hymns are designed to be used by contemporary ensembles, they lend themselves to use in a variety of worshiping contexts. Alonso's arrangements will entice you to sing along--Revival is a great gift to the whole church!" -Kimberly Bracken Long
"Tony Alonso’s, Revival, is an invaluable resource to help find common ground among “contemporary” and “traditional” choirs and ensembles by making hymnody approachable to those who may have shied away from it for stylistic reasons. It is also a great educational tool for organists and pianists who are seeking ways to improve their improvisatory keyboard skills by modeling accompaniment styles and improvisatory patterns that support and enhance the singing of traditional hymns." -Dominic Trumfio