Allen Pote, sacred music composer.

Allen Pote


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Widely renowned sacred music composer, Allen Pote has received numerous commissions for new works, including a commission in 1999 to write an overture for the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra in honor of the city’s triple centennial, and his published choral works have been performed extensively for decades.

Pote has served as the music director for churches and as a esteemed clinician for festivals and workshops. He founded and co-directs the 250 person Pensacola Children’s Chorus with his wife Susan, has received numerous accolades for musical programming, his engagement in community service and choral guild participation.

Allen Pote

Best Selling Chorals

Prayer Of St Francis – SATB

The poetic words of St. Francis of Assisi from the 13th century are highlighted by this lovely, ethereal tune. It is an SATB choral setting that poignantly portrays the message of peace that speaks to all of us today.

The Prayer of St. Francis is especially appropriate for concerts, services, and gatherings with a peaceful theme.

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I Am The Vine – SATB

One of the most imaginative writers in the realm of sacred music is Allen Pote. This more recent piece, which features a passage from John 15, praises the “tree of life” and emphasizes that Christ, the vine, unites us all. For communion, confirmation, or World Communion Sunday, give it a try.

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Do You Know The Song The Angels Sang? – SA/SSA/SSAA

Do You Know The Song The Angels Sang? is a delightful holiday song for treble voices SA with an optional S2 and piano accompaniment. The uncomplicated narrative is enhanced by imaginative phrase building and exquisite harmonies in a lyrical manner that is true to Allen Pote’s musical style.

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Prayer For Guidance – SAB

This SAB composition with piano features a text from Psalm 25 and is ideal for a small church choir. Try it for a confirmation ceremony, a Sunday school gathering, or any other time of commitment. Prayer for Guidance is just one of the many approachable works by this talented composer.

Unison voicing is also available for this  simple, but effective piece for youth or adult choir.

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Love Came Down At Christmas – SAB

Regardless of the fact that this Christina Rossetti text has been set to music numerous times, this SAB arrangement with keyboard and optional handbells is truly exceptional. Allen Pote is a master of straightforward melody, is familiar with the vocals of a normal church choir, and possesses a talent for entrancing harmonic color. Have a small choir with almost few males voices? Give Love Came Down At Christmas with SAB voicing a try on Christmas Eve.

Pote’s accessible SATB voicing of this piece begins and ends with solo voice, and also features optional handbells and a C instrument.

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