Praise to the Lord (Cantata)
“Praise to the Lord” is an hour-long cantata celebrating our Savior, Jesus Christ.
This program is voiced for SSAATTBB, soloists and piano, with optional scores included for organ, flute, oboe (or other treble C-instrument), and cello, and it’s somewhat challenging.
Most of the cello score includes only those passages where the cello needs to play a specific part. The cellist may follow the bass line in the organ score for other passages as desired.
There are five narrators for the program. Narrators 1 and 2 have most of the spoken parts. Narrator 2 sings solo sections in “Because He Spoke to Me” and “The Prodigal.” Narrator 3 is the mother of the child soloist in “A Place in His Arms.” Narrator 4 is a soloist with one spoken passage preceding “His Tears Were Mine.” Narrator 5 is a soloist with one spoken passage preceding “He is There.”
Sheet Music Downloads
Praise to the Lord Cantata – Cello (.zip)
Praise to the Lord Cantata – Flute (.zip)
Praise to the Lord Cantata – Full Score (.zip)
Praise to the Lord Cantata – Oboe (.zip)
Praise to the Lord Cantata – Organ (.zip)
Praise to the Lord Cantata – Piano and vocals (.zip)
List of Songs Included in the Program
All titles included in the cantata are listed below. Linked titles are available as separate scores. If a title is not linked, it is only available by downloading the complete program. Selections with audio available are marked with a “*”. Performers’ interpretations may differ from the printed score.
Blessed be the Holy Name of Jesus
Praise to the Lord (introduction)
Anthem of Praise*
God Will Provide a Lamb*
Lying in a Manger*
Because He Spoke to Me*
A Place in His Arms*
His Tears Were Mine*
Upon the Altar
The Stone is Rolled Away
He is There*
Praise to the Lord-Finale
I have appended these two audio tracks, hoping they will be helpful to you in learning these particular songs:
Piano recording: Upon the Altar Accompaniment
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Today our choir from Madagascar will perform the cantata Praise to the Lord the Almighty, composed by Sally De Ford. Please join us at 3 PM UTC+3 to celebrate Easter with Sally De Ford’s beautiful music.
I so enjoyed listening to your lovely choir and watching your beautiful faces full of the light of Jesus Christ. You made my Easter that much more fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing this with us all!!!
Love your gift of music and use it often! I am looking for sacred arrangements for flute and cello. Thanks much!
Hi Sally! Our stake is currently preparing this cantata for this upcoming Sunday. I have used your music so much since I became my ward’s choir director a couple of years ago. Your music arrangements are lovely, you are very talented, and your free sheet music is truly a fantastic gift. Thank you!
We are learning this in our Stake (Calgary, AB) for a cantata the last weekend of May and first weekend in June. It is beautiful. When we sang the “God Will Provide A Lamb” the first time, I couldn’t sing. I was trying to control the :'(. Thank you for sharing your talents.
Sally, your music is absolutely beautiful! You are so generous with your talents. Thank you, thank you!