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Richard A. Nichols

Richard A. Nichols

Richard Nichols boasts a multifaceted career encompassing roles as a music professor, a seasoned performer collaborating with prestigious symphony orchestras worldwide, a leader in music publishing, a conductor overseeing choirs and orchestras, a producer of commercially successful recordings, and a prolific composer with over 150 published works.

His compositional prowess extends to commissioned pieces for esteemed recording projects featuring luminaries such as Stuart Neill (Metropolitan Opera tenor), David Kim (concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra), and esteemed members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Communion table

Invitation to Communion: Keith Christopher's Revitalized 'Come Share The Lord'

Keith Christopher breathes new life into the classic communion song ‘Come Share The Lord’ by Bryan Jeffery Leech. With its accessible SATB vocal parts, this arrangement extends a musical invitation to the Lord’s Table, welcoming choirs of any proficiency level to participate. The orchestration, featuring piano, flute, and strings, creates a warm and inviting atmosphere for congregations. Released in 2009 under the Epiphany House label, this rendition preserves the traditional essence of the hymn while infusing it with a fresh beauty. Accompaniment tracks and Conductor’s Score and Parts are available separately, making it easy for choirs to bring this timeless piece to life.

Bible

Echoes of Faith: 'I Am Not My Own' by Sean Paul

In Sean Paul’s stirring adaptation of Albert Simpson’s hymn text, “Tell Me Not of Earthly Pleasures,” titled “I Am Not My Own,” choirs embark on a transformative journey of faith. Released through the esteemed Fred Bock catalog, this choral piece calls believers to fix their gaze on Christ and surrender all to His divine plan.

With a delicate yet captivating opening melody that evolves into a powerful chorus, the arrangement offers a profound expression of consecration and trust.

Accompanied by piano, this anthem is accessible to choirs of medium-easy proficiency and is enriched with optional orchestration, providing a sublime musical experience for both performers and listeners alike.

Composers & Arrangers

Sculpting Imaginative Soundscapes

Patricia Mock, Composer

Patricia Mock

Patricia Mock is well acquainted with the realm of music publishing. With expertise as both a lyricist and composer, she has published over eighty sacred choral anthems. Alongside her publishing endeavors, she has dedicated herself to teaching Bible studies, fulfilling the role of Coordinator for the Ladies Division of Bible Training Centre for Church Leaders, and offering mentorship to numerous women.

Patricia, a pastor’s wife and mother of three, also embraces her role as a grandmother to six grandchildren. Currently, she resides in Big Canoe, Georgia, with her husband, Dennis.

Keith Christopher

Keith Christopher

Keith Christopher is deeply entrenched in the world of music, serving as a composer, arranger, orchestrator, and producer. His musical journey traces back to Wylie, Texas, where he honed his skills playing trumpet in the band, providing accompaniment in church, and lending his voice to the church youth choir. Following high school, he pursued studies in music theory, composition, and conducting, culminating in a Master of Music in Composition from Southern Methodist University, where he contributed as a Graduate Assistant in both the music theory and choral departments.

His compositions have resonated globally, gracing the stages of esteemed venues such as the National Christmas Tree lighting, Hollywood Bowl, All-State concerts, as well as various symphony halls and festival stages worldwide. Keith has garnered annual accolades for his publications from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers since 1992. Notably, in 1999, he received the prestigious Gold Record Award for “A Merry Christmas with Brass,” featuring The Dallas Brass. His excellence was further recognized in 2003 with a Dove Award for his choral collection, “More Songs for Praise and Worship.” Beyond his own compositions, Keith has contributed to the production of over a thousand recordings for music publishers.

Angel

Triumphant Christmas Anthem: Bruce Greer's 'Sing, Choirs of Angels'

Dive into the jubilant spirit of Christmas with Bruce Greer’s triumphant choral arrangement, ‘Sing, Choirs of Angels.’ Crafted for SATB choirs, this arrangement by Greer infuses any Christmas celebration with exuberance. The brass parts add a regal touch, while the choral sections are beautifully singable, ensuring a memorable performance. Seamlessly woven into the piece is the traditional carol ‘O Come All Ye Faithful,’ serving as a nostalgic anchor amidst the jubilant sounds. Released in 2011 under the Epiphany House label, this arrangement embodies the perfect blend of pop and traditional styles, making it a versatile addition to any Christmas repertoire. Brass parts are available separately, providing choirs with the option to enhance their performance with an extra layer of grandeur.

Church Alter and Congregation

Revitalizing Tradition: Sean Paul's 'Spotless Lamb'

Sean Paul presents a refreshing interpretation of the beloved hymn “Nothing but the Blood of Jesus” with his composition “Spotless Lamb.” Released through Epiphany House in 2024, this arrangement breathes new life into the timeless text, infusing it with a compelling melody that captures the essence of reverence and devotion. Tailored for SATB choirs, the accessible choral parts provide colorful support to the engaging melody, building to a climactic peak before gracefully tapering off as the piano delicately recalls the original hymn tune. Enhanced by orchestral accompaniment, “Spotless Lamb” offers a poignant musical journey perfect for the communion and Lenten seasons, inviting listeners to reflect deeply on themes of redemption and grace.

Faye Lopez

Faye Lopez

Missouri-born Faye López began her musical journey at age 4, learning piano from her mother until she was 16. Throughout school, she accompanied events and later expanded into accompanying traveling groups and arranging choral music.

She earned her bachelor’s in sacred music and master’s in piano performance from Bob Jones University. There, she arranged and accompanied for the Show My People television choir and studied under mentors like Dr. Dwight Gustafson and Joan Pinkston.

After marrying Steve López, they served at The Wilds Christian Camp, establishing a music-publishing arm. They later ministered in church music across Indiana and the Carolinas.

Now retired from teaching, Faye has over 600 compositions published by major publishers. She’s contributed to numerous cantatas, recordings, and piano collections, with her own piano collections and solo albums.