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PETER B. ALLEN

Sounds, styles, and flavors mingle. Melodies hover and soar, harmonies melt over color and texture. Variety and form move in bold rhythm. Try it! Practice required.

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Consecrated to Thee Vocal Collection Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
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Consecrated to Thee is a collection of ten solo settings of Bible texts, poems and familiar hymn texts. These solos were beautifully performed and recorded by Tanya Perkins on the CD Still With Thee. The songs are fresh, lyrical and memorable, and have been used successfully by soloists all over the world for worship services.

Consecrated to Thee
Love
Feed My Sheep
Christ My Refuge
I Walk With Love
Gracious Love
I Know No Life Divided
O Lord, I Would Delight In Thee
The Lord's Prayer
Psalm 23

Six Parables of Christ Jesus Vocal Collection Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
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Over forty parables are attributed to Jesus and constitute almost one third of his teachings. Peter B. Allen chose six of his best-known parables and set them to music. These solos communicate the power, compassion and tenderness of Jesus' words. Most of the settings are versatile and can be played on the organ or piano. The Six Parables of Christ Jesus that you here in the samples were recorded by Julia Wade.

An Honest and Good Heart
You Are the Light of the World
One Lost Sheep
Pearl of Great Price
Wise and Foolish Builders
The Good Samaritan

The Song That Ne'er Shall Cease Vocal Collection Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
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Peter B. Allen's fourth book of solos chosen from favorite texts, such as "From Sense to Soul" and "In Heavenly Love Abiding", is a must for solo singers. Each solo is melodic, memorable and comfortable. They cover a variety of moods and tempos, from quiet and meditative, to soaring and bold, and they can be used by church musicians for a large range of service topics. The accompaniment can be played on either the piano or organ.

The Song The Ne'er Shall Cease
In Heavenly Love Abiding
From Sense to Soul
A Grateful Heart
O Love, Our Mother Ever Near
We Thank Thee and We Bless Thee
This Is the Day the Lord Hath Made

You Shall Go Out With Joy Vocal Collection Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
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A book of vocal solos with settings of Bible texts from both the Old and New Testaments, and all of the solos are fresh and accessible. The keyboard part can be performed on either piano or organ.

You Shall Go Out With Joy
There Is No Fear in Love
The Spirit of Power
Be Still
Trust in the Lord
The Whole Armor of God
All Things Work Together for Good

Sheet Music in the Category: VOCAL SOLOS

Blest Christmas Morn Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

This lovely new setting of Mary Baker Eddy's poem has a strong melodic theme with an easy range. It is gentle with a strong rhythm.
Christ My Refuge (new) Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

Accompaniment imitates harp. Contrasts storms of life with spiritual rest. From turbulent, emotional to introspective, gentle. ”Rock of Ages" is quoted. Large range, easy tessitura.
Speak Gently Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

Christian Science Hymn 316 arranged in “Americana” harmonies. Theme of gentleness, forgiveness, patience. Each verse is alternated with a short piano interlude. Lyrical and satisfying.
The Song of Soul Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample

Features themes of listening, inspiration, and following. Recounts the story of Moses in the wilderness coming upon the burning bush and talking with God. Quiet, bluesy verses contrast with a big, showy chorus.
A Grateful Heart Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Text stresses gratitude and likens a grateful heart to a fruitful garden, a protecting fortress, and a holy temple. Six-eight feel rolls along, and melody unfolds in waves. Schubert-like accompaniment, refined harmonies.
All Things Work Together For Good Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
On the themes of love of Christ, and love of God, vocal melody starts quietly, builds, then blossoms on the title line. Assertive, rhythmic accompaniment. Somewhat challenging. Strong ending.
An Honest And Good Heart Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
This first parable teaches the importance of accepting and assimilating Jesus' teachings. The song opens with an a capella voice announcing that Jesus is about to tell a story. Simple melody in easy range. Gentle "heartbeat" accompaniment.
Be Still Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
This song contrasts the useless rushing of the "Martha complex" with the purity of "be still and know that I am God." Rushing static motion during "Martha" sections, and sustained calm in contrasting sections. Somewhat challenging.
Christ My Refuge Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Poem by Mary Baker Eddy. Flowing melody follows the emotional contour of the text, bringing out new shadings and meanings. The tone is spiritual, Christ-like, and heavenly with a peaceful and satisfying ending.
Consecrated To Thee Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Very popular "Gospel" version of this well-known text. Emphasizes consecration, sincerity, giving our all to God. Builds to powerful climax near the end. Quiet "vocalise" ending.
Feed My Sheep Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Poem by Mary Baker Eddy. Pastoral, sustained opening with a faster middle section and peaceful ending. Melodic theme appears throughout in different forms. Very effective.
From Sense To Soul Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Tender opening melody, builds to soaring vocal line on the text: "Thought soars enraptured, fetterless and free…" Melodic hook in each verse adds unity. Legato, flowing, with rich melodic invention. Very popular.
Gracious Spirit Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Popular, uplifting rendition of this well-know hymn text. Smooth, running triplet feel in the keyboard supports the vocal line. Graceful, natural melody is very singable. Meditative ending.
I Know No Life Divided Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Lively, spirited solo setting of a beloved hymn text. Playful, rhythmic keyboard pattern underpins the abundant, flourishing vocal line. Sure to provide a feeling of the abundance of life.
I Walk With Love Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Lilting Irish ballade feel, in minor, with spirit of movement and adventure. Reminiscent of "Londonderry Air." Short keyboard interludes weave between verses. Poignant, gentle treatment of text.
In Heavenly Love Abiding Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
One of my favorite solos. Hymn text emphasizes comfort and assurance. Jazz-Romantic harmonies in a classical context. Easy tessitura. Feeling of beauty, timelessness, completeness. Like a finely crafted Hugo Wolf song.
Love Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Poem by Mary Baker Eddy. Music evokes the eloquent moods and nuances of text on God's love. Large range, and challenging, but takes listener on a rich musical journey.
O Lord, I Would Delight in Thee Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Moving, emotional setting of this hymn text. Jazzy vocal line gives color and warmth to the text. Keith Jarrett influenced the keyboard part. Brings conviction to the idea of God as "my best, my ever friend."
O Love, Our Mother Ever Near Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Theme of God as Mother, and man is God's loved child - "the loved of Love." Main idea has melodic hook in each verse. Accessible harmonically. Comfortable range and tessitura. Very satisfying.
Psalm 23 Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Simple opening melody based on minor 3rd creates calm mood. Melody expands and blossoms in middle section, then returns to peaceful ending on the words "I will dwell in the house of the Lord, forever". Prayerful, meditative, intimate.
The Battle is the Lords Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Combines recitative and strong melodic hook. Soloist portrays both David and Goliath characters. David sings song of victory before and after battle. Bold, powerful.
The First Commandment Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Strong statement of first commandment. Leads to flowing lyrical section highlighting names for God found in the Bible. High point is "I AM THAT I AM". Closes with 1st Commandment.
The Good Samaritan Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
This relaxed, simple setting beautifully underscores the profound message of Jesus' parable of loving your neighbor. Easy keyboard part gives musical pad for vocal melody. Dramatic delivery of lesson to "go and do likewise." Touching, gentle, compassionate.
The Lord's Prayer Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Starts with Jesus' instructions: "when you pray…", then transitions to Lord's prayer a cappella. The song continues with a repeat of the prayer with accompaniment. Strong, slow pulse creates feeling of pure faith and devotion. Quietly powerful.
The One Lost Sheep Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Pastoral, calm, "Bach-like" accompaniment interweaves with vocal melody. Keyboard figure imitates shepherd's flute. Emphasizes the purity and joy of returning to the Shepherd. Challenging accompaniment.
The Pearl of Great Price Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Musical setting highlights the beauty, stillness, and radiance of the pearl. Slight "gospel" feel supports the text "ask and you shall receive". Effective and powerful. Not difficult.
The Song That Ne'er Shall Cease Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Relaxed tempo, and sweeping vocal melody rises and falls gracefully. Text highlights the fact that God knows our needs and sends His angels to help, comfort and guide. Emphasizes healing, harmony, and peace. A joy to sing.
The Spirit Of Power Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
A dramatic contrast of the story of Jesus healing Jairus' daughter with a hymn-like treatment of the text "God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and of a sound mind…" Powerful and moving.
The Whole Armor of God Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Victorious, triumphant, confident music surrounds this familiar text by Saint Paul. Main themes stress preparing, defending and protecting oneself. Powerful, high note vocal ending. Six-eight accompaniment propels motion to the end.
The Wise And Foolish Builders Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Vocal line dramatically tells the story with shockingly strong ending on the words "built on solid rock." Running sixteenths in keyboard create "stormy tempest". Challenging and effective.
There Is No Fear In Love Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Well-known text from I John. Calm mood, gentle flowing melody, alternates sections in minor and major. Easy tessitura. Emphasizes God's love for man, and the peace of true love.
This Is The Day The Lord Hath Made Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Favorite solo for Thanksgiving or Christmas season. Affirms that each day is harmonious, and unfolding according to God's plan. "Fanfare" keyboard introduces quick moving vocal melody. Big, high ending is very pleasing.
Trust In The Lord Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
An “almost” pop song treatment of Proverbs 3. The melody soars on the main theme and ends quietly with "trust in the Lord". Familiar and musically accessible.
We Thank Thee And We Bless Thee Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Gratitude, praise, and freedom from pain are main themes. Opening recitative is followed by progressively higher melodic lines. Ends with several vocal flourishes. Very strong ending on: "Rejoice, for thou art whole."
You Are The Light Of The World Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Joyful, rhythmic and buoyant, encouraging Christians to "let your light shine." Vocal part requires boldness and agility, piano is light and skipping. Big finish. Extremely compelling.
You Shall Go Out With Joy Buy Sheet Music More Details View Lyrics Listen to Sample
Text from Isaiah 55. Gods word blesses the whole world like falling rain and brings new growth and progress. Lively, rhythmic accompaniment and singable vocal line.

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BIOGRAPHY

Peter B. Allen is a composer, pianist and conductor actively involved in writing and performing music. Peter studied music at Principia College, the Eastman School of Music, and the Aspen Music Festival. He has worked as a musician in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Geneva, and Warsaw. Peter's recordings in order are: Still with Thee (1996), The Greatest Thing In the World, (1998) Pilgrim On Earth (2000), Solitary Freedom (2002), Onward (2006), and Christmas Present (2007), the Christian Science Hymnal (2008), and the Christian Science Hymnal Supplement (2009). Peter has published over 40 vocal solos. Peter's hymns are included in the Christian Science Hymnal Supplement (2008). His current projects include biblical dramas, opera, and music combining improvisation with fine-tuned orchestration. Peter lives with his wife Bess and their children David and Ruth, in Santa Rosa, California.


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