Father in Heaven [SSA]

SSA a cappella


This hymn is a prayer for peace in the world and in our hearts.  Nathan Howe’s arrangement from 2007 features natural voice leading and shimmering chords.  It is a good medium-difficulty piece for a women’s choir or a trio.  For an SATB version of this arrangement, click here.

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The Star-Spangled Banner [SSATBB]

SSATBB a cappella


One of Nathan Howe’s first arrangements which was used for public performance, this rendition of the U.S. National Anthem was completed in 1999 for the choirs at Thompson Valley High School in Loveland, Colorado.  It was used for football games, graduation, and other events.

The arrangement is included here mostly for archival purposes; most choirs would find this SA(T)B arrangement more suitable for their needs.

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Crown After Cross

SATB hymn


The lovely text Crown after Cross was written by Frances R. Havergal and first published in 1879. The commonly used Christian tune for this hymn is an upbeat setting by Barney E. Warren and includes a refrain not originally published with Havergal’s text. This new melody by Nathan Howe takes a more reverent approach.

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Abide with Me

Baritone solo with TTBB a cappella men’s chorus or piano or organ


One of the best known hymns of all time, Abide with Me was written by Henry F. Lyte and William H. Monk. Nathan Howe has arranged Abide with Me for four-part men’s chorus with a baritone solo.

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