Brooke Fraser was born and raised in a not-so-hip area of a hip little city in the most beautiful country on God's green earth - Wellington, New Zealand. She studied piano from the age of seven, began writing songs at 12, played clarinet very averagely from 13, and at 15 got sick of writing slow piano ballads and playing "Baby Elephant Walk" in the school concert band, so taught herself the acoustic guitar. She still has quiet aspirations of being a drummer in a hardcore band or a forensic anthropologist, or a really great knitter, but these remain pipe dreams for now.
Brooke was co-erced into playing in public during her first year in high school, when the dean of the senior year wanted an assembly ‘item' and one of Brooke's so-called 'friends' dobbed her in. This led to a semi-humiliating but character building bi-weekly 'gig' at the senior assembly. Over the next few years as her songs stopped being about insects, her 'gigs' became music festivals, support shows and fundraisers for a charity that she remains committed to and passionate about today - World Vision.
In 2002 at 18, Brooke signed with Sony Music (now SonyBMG) and moved to Auckland where she played regularly at the grassroots/indie/acoustic venue 'The Temple' (no longer in existence) whilst continuing to write material for her debut album.
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This is as up-to-date as it gets. If a new song hits the airwaves and it starts trending fast, chances are you will be able to spot it here. If an old song suddenly spikes because of a unique current event, you'll see that here as well. So get out a bag of popcorn and hit refresh every 10 minutes to watch the race. Listen on Spotify.
As we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, we give thanks for and embrace the power of the Holy Spirit with the authority given through Christ. This is a list of chord charts, special arrangements, and orchestrations designed for your congregation as you declare and celebrate Pentecost or the theme of fire.
We arrange all of our top songs in four-part harmony (SATB) so that your choir can lead the way when it is time to worship at church. And besides, people look best in choir robes. We know this, and you know this. Here is a list of our top downloaded vocal sheets. You can bet that all the worship songs that show up at the top of this list are well suited for choir. Find more songs for the choir here.
Your pianist wants as few pages as possible to have to flip while playing, so we took away the vocal staff so you don't have to use scissors and tape to do it yourself. The two staves of the scored piano part, with just a few vocal cues, keeps this part easy to manage while providing the fully noted part your piano player needs. These piano parts are the exact parts found in the piano/vocal charts... just without the vocals. Need the vocal charts as well? Check out the Piano/Vocal Packs.
Palm Sunday – The day Jesus made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. On this first day of the Holy Week of Passover, He was greeted with a royal carpet of palm branches and cheers of adoration. “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord,” they shouted, hailing Him as the promised Messiah. Celebrate with your team through the chord charts, piano & vocal arrangements, and orchestrations to present the triumphant adoration of Christ.
Planning for Christmas-themed services is just 'round the corner and we want you to have the best Christmas songs and hymns in a variety of traditional, modern, and contemporary arrangements. With a variety of different resources to support your worship band, choir, or orchestra, these are some of the best worship songs for the Christmas season.