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Walter Ehret

WALTER EHRET 

(1918 - 2009)

A graduate of the Julliard School of Music and Teachers College, Columbia University, Walter Ehret served as an adjunct faculty member of Hofstra University, Manhattanville College, and Teachers College of Columbia University. During the past forty years he taught instrumental and choral music in several New Jersey and New York school systems and retired after serving as District Coordinator of Music for the Scarsdale, New York public school system.

Choral groups under his direction have performed at Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, state music association conventions, divisional meetings of MENC and the first American Choral Directors Association National Conference.

He was one of the nation’s most prolific and respected choral editors and arrangers and has over 2000 publications in print. He was well known as a clinician, conductor and choral literature specialist, and functioned in these various capacities at over 300 workshops in some 30 states.

 

 

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Didst Thou Suffer Shame?
 

 Didst Thou Suffer Shame? 
Composer: Georg Philipp Telemann  Arranger: Walter Ehret  Author/Lyricist: Anonymous 

Voicing: 2-PART 
Season: Communion/Lent  Released: November 1996 
  

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  P1082 - 2-PART  [buy now]
$1.40

 
Give Thanks To God For It Is Right
 

 Give Thanks To God For It Is Right 
Composer: G.F. Handel  Arranger: Walter Ehret 

Voicing: SAB 
Season: General  Released: January 2007 
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   If anyone knows how to tap the tunes from the masters and edit them for use by a small choir, Walter Ehret has proven he is the man. This selection comes from Handel's oratorio ''Jephtha'' and has been tastefully crafted for SAB. Perfect for school choirs desiring the classics, to church choirs yearning the stately elegance of the Baroque, this is a finely crafted edition.
 

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  P1277 - SAB  [buy now]
$2.10

 
Grant Us Peace, Lord
 

 Grant Us Peace, Lord 
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn  Arranger: Walter Ehret 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: March 2004  Difficulty: Easy
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   From Haydn's ''Harmoniemesse'' comes this new arrangement of the ''Dona Nobis Pacem.'' Published with both Latin and English words, this is an excellent piece for concert or church.
 

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  P1237 - SATB  [buy now]
$1.60

 
How Brightly Shines The Morning Star!
 

 How Brightly Shines The Morning Star! 
Composer: Philipp Nicolai  Arranger: Walter Ehret 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: April 1993 
  

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  P1038 - SATB  [buy now]
$1.60

 
In Thee, O Lord, Have I Trusted
 

 In Thee, O Lord, Have I Trusted 
Composer: Arcangelo Corelli  Arranger: Walter Ehret 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: general  Released: January 2006  Difficulty: medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Corelli composed some of the most beautiful music of the Baroque era. Veteran arranger, Walter Ehret has adapted one of those melodies to a text from Psalm 71 in a style befitting the times. The result is an excellent new work for church or school.
 

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  P1265 - SATB  [buy now]
$1.60

 
Jehovah Is My Shield, My Glory
 

 Jehovah Is My Shield, My Glory 
Composer: G.F. Handel  Arranger: Walter Ehret 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: March 2003 
Sample Sound File Listen
   From Handel's ''Occasional Oratorio'' comes this stately classical anthem. Walter Ehret's skill for finding these gems and tightening them up is legendary. A great anthem of power and praise, it works equally well in concert or church.
 

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  P1214 - SATB  [buy now]
$1.60

 
Sing To The God Of Triumph
 

 Sing To The God Of Triumph 
Composer: G.F. Handel  Arranger: Walter Ehret 

Voicing: SAB 
Season: General  Released: January 2005 
Sample Sound File Listen
   This exciting yet easy Handel chorus from ''Amadigi'' has been edited and arranged by veteran educator Walter Ehret for SAB voices. Originally for SATB voices, the text is from Exodus 15 and is appropriate for general or festive use. Church
 

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  P1264 - SAB  [buy now]
$1.60

 
The Lord Is King Above All Kings
 

 The Lord Is King Above All Kings 
Composer: George F. Handel  Arranger: Walter Ehret 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: Easter  Released: March 2002 
   From the oratorio ''Saul'' comes this dynamic anthem. Beginning with a trumpet-like fanfare, the joyful chorus enters in antiphonal statements. The closing ''hosannas'' excel the tempo with an upward cascading counterpoint, climaxing in a typically rewarding Handel ending. Excellent for church or school.
 

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  P1196 - SATB  [buy now]
$1.60

 
Worship Belongs To God, Our Maker
 

 Worship Belongs To God, Our Maker 
Composer: G. F. Handel  Arranger: Walter Ehret 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2008  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   The Chandos Anthems were composed by Handel while serving as court musician for the English Duke of Chandos. Master editor, Walter Ehret, has taken the fairly extended eighth chorus and created a version that will work well for church or school. The lively spirit and crisp construction for which Handel is famous rings true with this fine edition. Notes and sources are provided.
 

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  P1276 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

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