We Gather as Friends

A Gathering Rite

James Chepponis

© 1994 GIA.

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Item #: G-3753     Status: Available

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Vocal Forces: Unison, SATB, Cantor, Assembly

Accompaniment: Organ

Guitar: Yes

Separate Instruments: Trumpet I in B-flat, Trumpet I in C, Trumpet II in B-flat, Trumpet II in C, Trombone I, Trombone II, Handbells, Percussion

Text Source: Roman Missal; Chepponis, James (verses)

Series: Celebration

Difficulty Level: E


This edition with many optional features allows you to present a Gathering Rite as simply or magnificently as your needs require.

Parts for assembly, cantor, guitar, organ, and optional mixed choir are in the vocal edition, G-3753.

A full score, which includes the parts for priest and piano, is available, G-3753FS.

Parts for brass quartet, 20 Handbells (9-E), and a percussion part for timpani and suspended cymbal are all optional, G-3753INST.

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Rites: Gathering Rite, Sprinkling Rite

Topical: Church

Bible Reference: Ephesians 2:19, 1 John 1:7, Isaiah 55:1, Deuteronomy 8:3, Exodus 13:21, 1 John 1:7

Scored for: Brass, Handbell, Mixed Ensemble, Percussion

Style: Folk

Ensemble/Orchestration: Quartet

Number of Pages: 12

Format: Octavo