The following music pairs well with the lectionary texts for Sunday, August 23, and does not require a choir or other large ensemble:
- "We Sing to You, O God" by Thomas Keesecker (2-part). Gracia Grindal’s text "We Sing to You, O God" (ELW 791) is set to an old Welsh tune adapted by composer Thomas Keesecker for 2-part voices and piano. Listen to a recording. View a video.
- "Rock by Rock, Stone by Stone" by Michael Hassel (2-part). We have long encouraged Mike Hassell to try his very creative hand at easier settings for choir and keyboard—and it's now available to you! Interesting, fun writing on all accounts. Listen to a recording.
- "Song of Thanksgiving" by Tony Ward (2-part). Tony Ward's paraphrase of Psalm 111 delights in God's beauty, gracious mercy, and endless love. View a sample. Listen to a recording. View a video. Download the guitar part.
- "Kirken den er et gammelt hus" in Come and Praise, Volume 3 by Mark Sedio. This third volume is another collection of creative hymn introductions and voluntaries all written in an accessible style. View a sample. View trumpet parts.
- "Toma mi voluntad" in Glorify! Hymn Settings for Piano by Mary Howarth and Hiram Titus. This accessible set of hymn tunes offers an array of music not often found in collections. The variety of music available makes this book relevant throughout the church year. View tune index.
- "St. Helena" by David Lasky from Augsburg Organ Library: Advent II. The Augsburg Organ Library collection reflects the twentieth-century renewal of the organ and its music. This volume contains 45 pieces to enhance your Advent season. View sample.