In the Bible, Psalm 150 evokes the joyful sounds of music so well you can almost hear them. It describes brass fanfares, plucked strings, sweet flutes and clashing percussion. It proclaims that all who have breath will sing praises to God. It is this tribute to the great power of music that gives inspiration to Joel Raney.
Joel's ever-growing music catalog is too substantial to list here. The links listed below will take you directly to the publisher's websites for more information and recordings of the pieces. Fine retailers like J.W. Pepper also have extensive listings of Joel's music.
HOPE PUBLISHING - Most of Joel's chorals, piano books, musicals and other works can be found at Hope where he is a creative editor. For the info on Joel's new 2018 Christmas music, click here.
SHAWNEE PRESS - Under the auspices of friend and Hal Leonard creative director Joe Martin, Joel has created a list of chorals that include rollicking gospel numbers like "Run, Bartimaeus, Run," "Let the Saints Get Up and Sing!", "A Miracle Man," and "O, Jeremiah!"
LORENZ CORPORATION - Look for piano collections that contain some of Joel's work or the delightful Christmas musical, "Love Came Down at Christmas."
JUBILATE (Alfred Music) - Of particular interest from Jubilate is Joel's arrangement of "Jehovah Elohim," written by Kathie Lee Gifford and promoted by her on the Today Show last fall.
FRED BOCK MUSIC - "Gideon," with lyrics by the late J. Paul Williams was written for the Houston Children's series.