Christ United Methodist Church
Christ United Methodist Church

Published Works by Pat Messick

Pat Messick has been the Director of Music Ministries at Christ UMC since 1978.  He is a native of Alabama and received his Bachelor of Music degree from Huntingdon College in Montgomery.  He also holds the Masters of Sacred Music Degree from Southern Methodist University.  Pat has sung professionally in many choral ensembles in the Dallas area and has served as a children and youth clinician and director for many workshops and festivals all over the U.S. including Dallas, Atlanta, St. Francisco, Denver and Chicago. He is a published composer and continues to compose music especially for the choirs of CUMC.

 

ADORATION
CHORISTER GUILD CGA847 two-part

“Adoration” is the combination of two hymns, Jesus, I Adore Thee and Lord Jesus, We Adore Thee. The parts are easily learned and it is an excellent piece to begin part singing with young voices.

 

AIN’A THAT GOOD NEWS
WALTON MUSIC CORP. Hal Leonard Corp. HL08501451 SATB

This is a very accessible arrangement of traditional spiritual. Great for Youth Choirs!

 

ALL MY HEART THIS NIGHT REJOICES
AUGSBURG PUBLISHING CO. unison/two-part

“All my heart this night rejoices as I hear far and near, the angel voices.” What are the angels singing? Snippets of traditional carols Angels We Have Heard on High; The First Noel; and O Come All Ye Faithful in this lovely Christmas offering for children’s choir. Scored for unison voices with an optional descant, this setting is beautiful in its simplicity and is particularly effective for Christmas Eve services.

 

A TIME FOR SINGING

Alliance Music Publications AMP 0419 two-part
This piece is based on the Song of Songs…For lo, the winter is past.

 

CHRIST WAS BORN ON CHRISTMAS DAY

Chorister Guild CGA-264 unison/2 part

Setting of Orientus Partibus with words by Pat Messick. Optional drum, triangle, finger cymbal, flute or recorder can be used. Suitable for younger choirs.

 

HE SMILES WITHIN HIS CRADLE
WALTON MUSIC CORP. Hal Leonard Corporation HL 08501453 unison

This beautiful Austrian carol is set for unison voices and can be sung by children, adults, as a solo, or with numerous combinations of voices. The addition of an easy optional cello part (or other instruments) is provided, which further enhances this wonderful Christmas carol.

 

HOW BEAUTIFUL
Choristers Guild CGA-1203 SA(T)B voices with piano

Text is based on Romans 10:15 and dedicated to former associate minister, Jan Davis.

 

I WAS GLAD

Abingdon Press
General anthem for unison/two-part voices. Suitable for younger choirs. Dedicated to
longtime CUMC Children’s Choir Directors, Deanna Warner and Darlene Solomon.

 

IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER
WALTON MUSIC CORP/Hal Leonard Corp. HL08501390 SA

The lovely poem is set for a two-part treble chorus, starting out in unison to set the mood and then dividing. Dedicated to Rev. Don Underwood, Senior Pastor of CUMC.

 

LONG AGO
ABINGDON PRESS No. 337003 unison

Christmas anthem for young voices dedicated to CUMC children’s choir director, Pam Ward.

 

MY HEART IS READY
LORENZ PUBLISHING COMPANY 10/3005K unison/two-part

“My heart is ready, Lord to sing….” Dedicated to former CUMC Associate Pastor, Todd Harris.

 

PREPARE THE WAY FOR THE LORD
LORENZ INDUSTRIES 10/2453K two-part

Anthem for Advent or Palm Sunday with optional tambourine.

 

SING, MY SOUL
HINSHAW MUSIC, INC. HMC 1924 SATB

General praise anthem written for the CUMC Sanctuary Choir.

 

STARS! ANGELS! SHEPHERDS! KINGS!
(A Christmas Musical for Children)
AUGSBURG PUBLISHING CO. unison/two-part

This melodic and beautifully engaging musical tells the Christmas story through carols and upbeat songs sung from the perspective of the characters in the title. Unison singing with some limited two-part harmony may be enhanced with live instrumentals or a fully produced accompaniment CD that supports but does not overpower the youngest voices. Optional solos are also appropriate, as well as simple costuming and staging. The directors’ kit includes a full score, an accompanist’s book, one P/A CD with permission to copy for the singers, and reproducible parts for hand bells, B-flat and C instruments.

Familiar songs include: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star; Away in a Manger; Angels We Have Heard on High; First Noel; Rocking; We Three Kings; and Go, Tell It on the Mountain. Duration: 30 minutes. Grades 2-5.

 

THERE IS NO ROSE
Choristers Guild CGA 1034 unison/two-part

This Christmas anthem, featuring an anonymous 15th-century English poem honors Mary, the mother of Jesus, calling her the “rose of such virtue.” Celebrating the birth of Jesus, the poem incorporates short Latin phrases within the English text to create a unique kind of poem known as the macaronic poem. The anthem includes a pronunciation guide and translation of the Latin phrases along with a brief history of the old English poem.

 

THE UNIVERSE AND ME

Lorenz Corporation 10/2072K unison/two-part
Text by Dorothy R. Fulton. “Bright Solar Systems, Galaxies, the Universe and Me….”

 

TREASURES IN HEAVEN
Choristers Guild CGA-1252  unison/two part with piano

Text: Matthew 6:19
Beautiful and melodic setting of these words of Jesus.

 

VOCAL SOLOS PUBLISHED BY ABINGDON PRESS available online:

www.abingdonpress.com

 

“O Perfect Love”
Traditional text appropriate for weddings in a new contemporary setting for voice and piano.

 

“Fairest Lord Jesus”
Traditional text in a new contemporary setting for medium high voice and piano.

 

“Jesus Calls Us”
Traditional text set to a haunting melody for medium voice and piano.

 

“PIE JESU” ( in memory of Roger Deschner)
Solo voice and congregational responsive part with piano/organ.

 

Contact Pat Messick about his works.