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Richard A. Nichols

Richard A. Nichols

Richard Nichols assumes the role of Choral and Instrumental Editor at Fred Bock Music Company and Epiphany House Publications. He has obtained degrees from Bob Jones University, Southern Methodist University, and Ohio State University, culminating in a doctorate in horn performance with a focus on theory and composition. Currently, Nichols contributes his expertise to education as the Dean of Fine Arts and Communication at Butler Community College, having previously served as a Professor and Chair for the Department of Music at Sterling College.

Apart from his academic endeavors, Nichols flourishes as a performer, composer, and conductor, boasting a diverse musical background. His portfolio includes conducting choirs and orchestras, performing with renowned symphony orchestras worldwide, and overseeing the production and direction of commercially released recordings.

I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

Rediscover the Magic: Enchanting Rendition of 'I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day'

Experience Heather Sorenson’s exceptional rendition of “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day.” Her captivating arrangement breathes new life into this cherished carol, inviting listeners to rediscover its timeless beauty. With imaginative flair, Sorenson intertwines classic melodies with contemporary nuances, fostering a deeper connection to the song’s essence. From its orchestral accompaniment to its pop-infused style, this arrangement offers a refreshing take on a beloved tradition.

Whether performed by choir or accompanied by handbells, Sorenson’s setting captivates with its medium difficulty, making it accessible yet profoundly moving. Embrace the spirit of Christmas anew with Heather Sorenson’s unparalleled interpretation.

I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

Indulge in the musical delight that is "Goliath." A Musical Marvel for All Ages

Experience the musical extravaganza of “Goliath” by Joseph Martin and J. Paul Williams! This captivating anthem spins the tale of David and Goliath in a unique, entertaining, and sometimes humorous manner. Loved by audiences of all ages for nearly two decades, it’s a must-have for every choir director.

Originally crafted for 2-part choirs, it’s now available for mixed voices, ensuring everyone can enjoy this timeless story of God’s faithfulness to Israel against all odds. Don’t miss out on the accompanying CD track for an immersive experience. With rehearsal tracks also available, teaching this epic tale has never been easier!

Jan Sanborn

Jan Sanborn

Jan Sanborn, a pianist renowned for her musicianship, style, and adaptability, blends her expertise in the classical piano repertoire to deliver unforgettable concerts to her audiences.
Jan’s musical journey commenced in Ames, Iowa, progressing through Iowa State University and Drake University before venturing to California. There, she honed her skills at Westmont College and California State University Northridge under the tutelage of Dr. Charles Fierro.

Currently, she serves as the choral staff accompanist at California State Northridge University. Jan’s musical talents have taken her far, accompanying the Roger Wagner Chorale on tours across Japan and the Far East and lending her skills to the Los Angeles Chamber Singers. Additionally, she has held prominent positions as an organist and music coordinator at Bel Air Presbyterian Church and Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, among others.

Jan’s artistic contributions extend beyond performance; she is a member of ASCAP and a distinguished composer, with numerous choral works published by Alfred Publishing, The Fred Bock Music Company, Hinshaw, Pavane, and Shawnee. Her piano compositions are featured in publications by Alfred Publishing and the Fred Bock Music Company, complemented by her five solo piano CD recordings.

Moreover, Jan’s commitment to the music community is evident through her leadership as Past President of the National Association of Church Musicians (formerly CCG). She is also an active member of ACDA and the Dominant Club of Los Angeles.

Best Selling Choral

Beloved for their captivating compositions & communal spirit

“Peace, Peace”

A medium difficulty SATB Christmas piece arranged by Fred Bock, composed by Rick and Sylvia Powell, with a traditional style.

“Joshua”

An easy 2-part piece from the Houston Children’s Chorus Choral Series, composed by Joseph Martin, with a blend of pop and traditional styles.

“Tune My Heart”

A medium difficulty SATB arrangement of a traditional piece from Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music 1813, featuring accompaniment by piano, fiddle, stand-up bass, and hand percussion, arranged by Glenn A Pickett.

“Good Christians All, Rejoice”

Bob Burroughs’ rendition of ‘In Dulci Jubilo’ for SATB choir offers a blend of class and brass, with an optional keyboard accompaniment and a joyfully strong ending.

Diane Bish Organ Arrangements

Enchanting Hymn Arrangements: The Diane Bish Organ Book Volume 4

Delve into the musical realm of “The Diane Bish Organ Book Volume 4,” featuring six beloved hymn arrangements. From the timeless melodies of “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” to the majestic resonance of “Jesus Shall Reign,” Diane Bish’s virtuosity and emotional depth are evident.

Ideal for enhancing worship services or concerts, Bish’s arrangements infuse traditional favorites with renewed vitality, captivating both organists and audiences alike. With her renowned skill and profound musicality, Bish’s Organ Book Collection offers a wealth of inspiration and excellence. Elevate your repertoire with the unmatched artistry of Diane Bish, a luminary in the realm of organ music.

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Reverence Renewed: Grimoaldo Macchia's Organ Prelude on 'Come Share the Lord'

Renowned organist Grimoaldo Macchia offers a traditional organ prelude arrangement of the beloved congregational hymn “Come Share the Lord,” composed by Bryan Jeffery Leech. Released as part of the Worship Bridges series in 2016 by Fred Bock Music Company, Macchia’s rendition seamlessly blends contemporary melodies with traditional forms, catering to the needs of traditional and liturgical churches.

This evocative arrangement enriches communion services with its medium difficulty and timeless style, inviting congregations to engage deeply in worship. Embrace the spirit of reverence and renewal with Grimoaldo Macchia’s captivating interpretation, perfect for enhancing the worship experience during the Communion/Lent season.

Lloyd Larson

Lloyd Larson

Lloyd Larson has been a prolific composer and arranger in the realms of church and school music for over three decades. His impressive body of work exceeds 1,300 published compositions and arrangements, spanning a wide range of musical forms including choral anthems, extensive Christmas and Easter pieces, keyboard collections, vocal solos and duets, instrumental works, orchestrations, and handbell settings.

Originally from central Illinois, Larson earned a Bachelor of Arts in music from Anderson University and pursued advanced studies, culminating in a Master’s degree in church music and composition from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He furthered his education through additional graduate coursework at institutions including Southern Baptist Seminary, Ohio State University, and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary.

While his contributions to the music industry are substantial, Larson finds his greatest inspiration in the context of local church ministry. Actively involved in his own congregation, he currently leads the adult choir and plays a significant role in worship planning and leadership. With a career in church music ministry that spans more than 35 years, Larson has served various churches across Indiana, Ohio, and Minnesota.

Fred Bock: A Legacy of Music Leadership

Fred Bock was one of the most recognized and respected leaders in the church music world. He was a noted composer, arranger, clinician, studio musician, organist, pianist, choral director, and music publisher.

Fred Bock’s entrepreneurial journey began in Graduate School at the University of Southern California, where he founded and directed Word, Inc.’s music publishing division at 24. He later established Gentry Publications, expanding to form several publishing companies, notably Gentry Publications and Fred Bock Music Company. Beyond business, Bock served as Minister of Music at Hollywood and Bel Air Presbyterian Churches, edited the acclaimed hymnal “Hymns for the Family of God,” and conducted large-scale concerts in Disneyland.

Fred Bock Classics for Piano and Organ

Fred Bock’s early affinity for music saw him mastering sheet music and piano playing by the age of 6, marking the inception of a remarkable career.

Fred Bock Classics for piano and organ stand as enduring testaments to his musical genius. Among these treasures are essential pieces like “How Great Thou Art,” “Praise His Holy Names,” and “With The Waving Of Palms,” each embodying Bock’s signature style and spiritual resonance. These compositions are indispensable additions to any musical library, reflecting Bock’s lasting impact on the world of worship music.

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