Raise Publishing announces
Gospel Music for Chorus and Orchestra!!

 
 
ATTENTION CHORAL, BAND AND ORCHESTRAL DIRECTORS!!

 
Are you looking for an exciting work that can be performed by chorus and orchestra/band? Then check out our fully orchestrated gospel music arrangements.  Many of the works composed by Dr. Raymond Wise, Rev. Frank Lane and others have been scored for full symphonic orchestra (violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, english horn, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, percussion, harp, piano, bass, and drums).  For more information or to order email raiserecords@aol.com or call (614) 353-8392. (Instant ordering, sample pdf scores and demos from this page coming soon)
 
Available Song Titles Include:
 
Song Title Composer Orchestrator Demo Sample
Listen Here
Afro American Suite R. Wise M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
All Over The World We Celebrate (Kids Christmas) R. Wise M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
Blessed Be The Name of the Lord R. Wise M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
Even Me** Arr. M. Reid C. Carthen
M. Lomax
Not available at this time
Fear Not R. Wise M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
Fix Me R. Wise M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
God Is Good N/A M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
God Is Great N/A M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
Good News Jesus Is Born (Kids Christmas) R. Wise M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
Hallelujah Is The Highest Praise A. Pattin M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
Hallowed Be Thy Name Knight, Lyles M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
How Majestic Is Thy Name M. Smith M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
I Don't Know What You Come to Do R. Wise M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
I Just Want To Say Thanks R. Wise M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
I Was Glad When they Said Unto Me N/A M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
It Happened On Calvary R. Wise M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
I've Got A Robe R. Wise M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
Jesus Is The Reason For The Season*
(Adult Christmas)
F. Lane M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
Let Freedom Ring R. Wise M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
National Anthem (Gospel Version) R. Wise M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
O Praise The Lord (Psalm 117) Anthem R. Wise M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
Shine The Light R. Wise M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
So Glad To Be Here R. Wise M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
Stand Up Speak Out R. Wise M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
The Essence of Christmas (Choral Suite in 3 Movements) R. Wise R. Wise
M. Lomax
Not available at this time
This Is The Day A. Jones M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
To The Manger (Kids Christmas) R. Wise M. Lomax
R. Wise
Not available at this time
 
Raise Publishing also has horn and string parts scored for keyboard synthesizers for many of its selections. 
Call for more information or see the pieces marked */** in the sheet section.


All orchestral scores orchestrated by Mark Lomax, II &
Raymond Wise. 
**Orchestrated by Chuck Carthen. 



 
 
 
**NOTE:  All conductor scores come with performance notes and suggestions for reprises and improvisation.  Since improvisation and repetition are so crucial to the authentic performance of gospel music all scores are designed to allow for improvisation and repetition (repetitive sections are already marked within the score).
 
 
 
PARTS NOW AVAILABLE for rent or purchase.
To purchase electronic or hard copy scores order above.
To rent parts email raiserecords@aol.com or call (614) 353-8392
 
Purchase Terms: Parts can be duplicated and shipped performance ready or parts can be shipped electronically (pdfs) to be duplicated as needed by purchaser.  Orchestral parts for purchase range from $250.00 to $400.00.  Orchestral digital part masters for purchase range from $100-$150.00.  When digital masters are   purchased, client may copy scores as needed.  An authorization to reprint letter is provided with digital purchases. Parts/sets for additional instruments can be created if necessary.  For more information email raiserecords@aol.com or call (614) 353-8392.  Other Raise Publishing compositions can be scored for orchestra.  New orchestration ranges from $300.00 to $1000.00.  For more information email raiserecords@aol.com or call (614) 353-8392.
 
Rental Terms: Parts for rental will be shipped up to 45 days in advance and must be returned within 30 days after the scheduled performance.  Part rentals range from $150.00 to $350.00.  Additional parts/sets can be created if necessary.  For more information email raiserecords@aol.com or call (614) 353-8392 .
 
 
 
To see and hear additional orchestral excerpts and video clips go to you tube and search:

Gospel Showcase in Prague

or the

Ithaca College Gospel Festival

Ithaca College Gospel Festival Fall 2014

 
 
 
Insert Akron Newspaper Review
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




Dr. Wise is available to serve as a guest conductor for your gospel orchestral concert.   For more information contact Dr. Wise at raw12361@aol.com.


Rev. Raymond Wise, B.F.A., M. A., Ph.D.
Biography





 

Rev. Raymond Wise, Ph. D., a native of Baltimore, Md., is the son of C. Dexter Wise Jr. and Rev. Julia Virginia Wise.  He began his musical career at the age of three, singing gospel music with his family singing group "The Wise Singers."  Rev. Wise was educated through the Baltimore City Public School System and graduated second out of class of 500 from the Paul Laurence Dunbar Community High School in 1979.
 
He then went on to Denison University (Granville, Ohio) where he reorganized the Black Student Union Choir, started the Black Student Union Ensemble and Dance company and earned a B.F.A. in Music.  From there he went on to study Opera, Art, and German at the Institute for European Studies in Vienna, Austria, then on to study African-American History, Music, and Dance at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California. He completed an apprenticeship in the business and recording of Gospel Music with the Walter Hawkins Corporation in Oakland, California. Rev. Wise was awarded a Graduate Fellowship from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where earned his Masters in Music Education and Ohio Teacher's Certification.  In addition he also completed a Doctorate in Music Education at the Ohio State University for which his dissertation topic is "Defining African American Gospel Music by Tracing its Historical and Musical Development from 1900 to 2000."
 
Dr. Raymond Wise, began composing at the age of 9 and has penned more than 600 compositions which include Anthems, Spirituals, Sacred and Secular Choral music, Art Songs, Gospel Songs, Children's Songs, Psalm Settings, Band Music, Piano Music, Rap Music, Dance Music, Commercial Jingles, Opera and Musical Theater Scores.   
 
Some of his notable works include “Afro-American Suite” written for Bass-Baritone and Chorus.  Barefoot, a children’s opera commissioned and performed by the Opera Columbus’ educational outreach program.  His anthology entitled “21 Spirituals for the 21st Century” has been praised, performed and recorded by choirs all across the nation and abroad.
 
Dr. Wise’s most recent commission is entitled “The Essence of Christmas,” a choral Suite for Strings, Brass and Rhythm was commission by the Essence of Joy Singers from Penn State University and was premiered in 2014.  Wise has also received commissions from the American Spiritual's Ensemble, Bassoonist, Dr. Maya Stone, the International Spiritual's Festival held in Prague, Czech Republic, and others. 
 
Wise has composed original scores for more than 20 musical theater productions, including Dwight Collin’s “Dark Symphony,” the Samuel S. Davis production of “The Snow Queen,” and the Amera-flora production of “Listen With Your Heart.”   Wise has composed and conducted his works with the Nashville (TN), Littleton (CO), Akron (OH), Ithaca College (NY) and Czech National Symphonies.
 
Wise's compositions are featured in hymnal "Zion Still Sings" and the "The Lectionary Psalter."   Wise also has a newly released piece with Hinshaw Publications.  Wise won an Addie Award for a commercial for Franklin County Children’s Services entitled “Give Him a Hand.”   He has also won numerous Gospel Music Excellence awards and nominations for his gospel compositions. Wise’s works have been performed and recorded by national and international recording artists.

 
 
  

Mark Lomax is available to create arrangements for your chorus, band or orchestra.  For more information contact Mark Lomax at marklomaxii@mac.com.
 
 
Mark Lomax, II, M.M, D.M.A
Biography



 



“Lomax is the rare drummer who leaves you wanting more, leading his bandmates through a strikingly terse, brilliantly counterintuitive and ultimately joyous series of explorations.” - Lucid Culture 

Inarhyme Recording artist Mark Lomax, II has spent a lifetime in music. His mother, a composer of gospel music, introduced him to both gospel and jazz at an early age. He continued his study of gospel music with Dr. Raymond Wise, founder of the Center for the Gospel Arts, where Lomax currently teaches. Mark has collaborated with Dr. Raymond Wise to orchestrate music for the Nashville, Akron, Littleton, Colorado, Ithaca University and Czech National Symphonies. 
 
Besides performing with gospel choirs around the country, Lomax also boasts impressive jazz credentials. He toured with the Delfeayo Marsalis Sextet in 2005, and has worked with Clark Terry, Marlon Jordan, Azar Lawrence, Bennie Maupin, Billy Harper, Nicholas Payton, Ellis Marsalis, Donald Harrison, and Wessel Anderson, among others. Jazz Times says Lomax’s “forceful 
drumming would have made Elvin Jones proud.” He completed a Doctor of Music Art's degree in composition at The Ohio State University. His myriad experiences have allowed him to create a wonderful blend of styles in his music. Whether he’s interpreting the Negro Spiritual through jazz, arranging gospel music for a symphony orchestra, composing or performing his original works, his music is relevant, probing, and inspiring.
 
With his new release The State of Black America, Lomax synthesizes all his previous experiences, in gospel music, jazz, and classical music into a powerful personal concept. “It has never been about one or the other when it comes to human experience,” Lomax says. “It is always about the whole, the ability to celebrate our differences while building upon our similarities.” 
 
In addition to performing and composing, Mark has taught college preparatory theory classes in the Columbus Public School system. He has developed general music and music history curricula for the Martin Luther King Jr. Summer Camp program and the Directions for Youth and Families program that targets ‘at risk’ youth and teens. Lomax is also a lecture in the musicological field of ethnomusicology specializing in the socio-political, and spiritual aspects of African-American art musics. 
 
 
 
 
Raise Publishing also has horn and string parts scored for keyboard synthesizers for many of its selections. 
Call for more information or see the pieces marked */** in the sheet music catalog.