|"I have known and performed arrangements by Sterling Procter for many years... some of my favorites are the 'Simple Gifts' for brass quintet, 'Pescador De Hombres' for horn, trumpet and piano and an incredible setting of 'Holy God, We Praise Your Name' for large brass ensemble and of course the 'Make a Joyful Noise - Five Festival Hymns from the Hymnal 1982.' I have used these and other of Sterling's arrangements in my own congregation and in festival situations with great success. Sterling's ability to make fresh, creative arrangements within a wide range of technical capability is remarkable. Musicians love to play his work because he writes so idiomatically. "............ more
G. Kenneth Cooper
Director of Worship and Music
First Presbyterian Church
Highland Music Press is a full-service print music publisher and producer dedicated to the highest standards of artistic excellence.
Our music is definitively Classical without being ponderous. All music in our catalog has been play-tested by professionals for
worship services, weddings, Christmas, Easter, and other places where live music is used.
Our hymn settings are designed for maximum flexibility in a worship setting. Each hymn has distinctive introductions, verses, interludes,
and endings. Each hymn is also designed to fit standard hymnal harmonizations and is titled by the hymn tune to account for variations in
text titles. Most denominations have differing traditions regarding their hymnody, and these arrangements easily lend themselves to cuts
or additional repeats. The difficulty level of each piece is discussed in the Detail View of our search engine.
We have an extensive selection of wedding and ceremonial brass music that, like our hymn settings, is designed for flexibility, as
well as a useful collection of stand-alone brass music for all occasions.