CHRIST AROSE

Composer: Robert Lowry

Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, March 12, 1826. His fondness for music was exhibited in his earliest years. As a child he amused himself with the various musical instruments that came into his hands. At the age of seventeen he joined the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, and soon became an active worker in the Sunday-school as teacher and chorister. At the age of twenty-two he gave himself to the work of the ministry, and entered upon a course of study at the University of Lewisburg, Pa. At the age of twenty-eight he was graduated with the highest honors of his class. In the same year of his graduation, he entered upon the work of the ministry. He served as pastor at West Chester, Pa., 1851-1858; in New York City, 1859-1861;… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: CHRIST AROSE
Composer: Robert Lowry (1874)
Meter: 11.10 with refrain
Incipit: 55665 55466 55566
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Low in the Grave He Lay

Low in the grave he lay, Jesus my Savior,
waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord!

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Notes

The gospel tune CHRIST AROSE captures well the drama of Christ's resurrection with the ascending ("rocket") figures in the refrain. Undoubtedly, the refrain line has greatly enhanced this hymn's popularity. Sing in harmony with crisp rhythms and marcato accompaniment on the refrain. After the final stanza hold back the tempo on the last line of the refrain. Finish with "Christ arose" in three crashing chords with full organ. Sing the stanzas at a subdued pace, the refrain a bit faster.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Arrangements

Organ Solo

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    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2007) pp. 8
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    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2007) pp. 19
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 70 Number 4 March April 2007: The Service Music Anthology for the Church Organist
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    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2007) pp. 60
  • The Organist Volume 110 Number 1 March April 2006: The Service Music Companion for Church Organists
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    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2006) pp. 19
  • The Ready-to-Play Organist: Lent and Easter
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    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2003) pp. 25
  • Augsburg Organ Library Easter
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    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2000) pp. 21
  • Composer/Editors Allen James; Franklin Ritter
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2000) pp. 16
  • Preludes on the Great Hymn Tunes of Lent, Holy Week and Easter
    Composer/Editor Christopher Tambling
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1999) pp. 92
  • The Organist Volume 103 Number 1 March 1999: The Service Music Companion for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Gregg Sewell; Franklin Ritter
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1999) pp. 12
  • Three Nineteenth Century Revival Hymns
    Composer/Editor John A. Ferguson
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (1999) pp. 16
  • 64 Hymn Preludes for Organ:

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  • Partita on "Christ Arose": Organ Solo
    Composer/Editor Jon Spong
    Published By: The Kenwood Press, Ltd. (1993) pp. 1
  • PedalPoint Volume 11 Number 3 April May June 1992: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Tom Stone
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1992) pp. 7
  • Lenten / Easter Service Music for Organ
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    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1990) pp. 35
  • Easy Gospel Favorites for the Organ
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    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1986) pp. 41
  • Organ Solos
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  • The Organist Volume 89 Number 1 March 1985: A Bi-monthly Publication for Church Organists
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    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1985) pp. 56
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 46 Number 3 February 1983: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; Robert J. Hughes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1983) pp. 3
  • Emergency Organ Book for All Occasions Volume Two: Christmas Palm Sunday
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1982) pp. 35
  • Holy Week Hymns and Classics: Arranged for Organ
    Composer/Editor Albin C. Whitworth
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1981) pp. 6
  • Organ Hymns for Praise and Worship #4: Music for Lent / Easter
    Composer/Editor John Innes
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1981) pp. 16
  • The Amateur Organist Number 68: A Collection of Organ Voluntaries for Church Use
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1974) pp. 31
  • Gospel Hymn Devotions - Number Two: Fourteen Transcriptions for Organ - Standard or Spinet Keyboards
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; John M. Rasley
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1971) pp. 35
  • The Easter Organist: Suitable for preludes, offertories and specials
    Composer/Editors Harold H. DeCou; Norman Johnson
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1967) pp. 30
  • Hymn Tune Meditations for the Organ (No. 1): With Hammond Registration
    Composer/Editor Jeanne E. Shaffer
    Published By: Broadman Press (1962) pp. 43
  • The Organist Volume 65 Number 1 March 1961: A Bi-Monthly Magazine for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Rob Roy Peery; John M. Rasley
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1961) pp. 3
  • Gospel Hymn Voluntaries Number Two: For the Organ Based on Familiar Gospel Hymns
    Composer/Editors Roger C. Wilson; Rob Roy Peery
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1959) pp. 29
  • Organ Voluntaries for the Easter Season (Number One)
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; John M. Rasley
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1956) pp. 27
  • Organ Encores: Hymn Transcriptions arranged by George S. Schuller
    Composer/Editor George S. Schuler
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1955) pp. 26
  • Lorenz's Easter Voluntaries
    Composer/Editor Roger C. Wilson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1954) pp. 30
  • The Amateur Organist No. 5: a Collection of Organ Voluntaries for Church Use
    Composer/Editor Roger C. Wilson
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1947) pp. 3

Piano Solo

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  • Solos for the Sanctuary Gospel: 8 Piano Solos for the Church Pianist
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  • Hymnprovisations: Extraordinary New Stylings of Classic Hymns
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    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2008) pp. 50
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  • Joyful Celebrations: Early-Advanced Piano Solos
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    Published By: Shawnee Press, Inc. (2006) pp. 10
  • A Mighty Fortress Is our God: Hymn Arrangements for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Marilynn Ham
    Published By: The FJH Music Company, Inc. (2003) pp. 42
  • The Church Pianist Volume 19 Number 4 March April 2003: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors David Sarandon; Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2003) pp. 10
  • Big Black & White Book of Advanced Piano Solos
    Composer/Editors Carol McMillen Tornquist; Ken Barker; Jeff Bennett
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2000) pp. 100
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    Composer/Editor Marilyn L. Thompson
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  • The Church Pianist Volume 3 Number 4 March 1987: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; Robert Lowry
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1987) pp. 26
  • Wade in the Water: Hymns We Play and Sing Book VI
    Composer/Editor Myra Schubert
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1986) pp. 37
  • The Piano Hymnal: 200 Favorite Hymn Arrangements
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    Published By: Trinity House Publishing, Inc. (1985) pp. 73
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    Composer/Editor Mark Hayes
    Published By: GlorySound (1983) pp. 45
  • Keyboard Medleys: Distinctive Sacred Arrangements for the Piano
    Composer/Editor Robert J. Hughes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1965) pp. 14
  • Piano Arrangements by Tedd Smith Volume Two: Pianist for the Billy Graham Crusades
    Composer/Editor Tedd Smith
    Published By: Walfred Publishing Co. (1964) pp. 28
  • Keyboard Favorites Volume Two
    Composer/Editor Gloria Roe
    Published By: The Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company (1961) pp. 30

Piano and Organ Duet

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  • Seasons: Piano-Organ Duets for Special Occasions
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  • Piano Organ Duets for Special Holidays
    Composer/Editor W. Elmo Mercer
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  • Best Loved Easter Music: Duets for Piano & Organ
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Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

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Piano Duet+: Piano Duet One Piano

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Instruments: Instrumental Solo

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Voices: Vocal Solo

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    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (2008) pp. 50

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