The West Coast Mennonite Chamber Choir Collection

was founded by Tony Funk (director) and Larry Nickel (composer) while eating apple pancakes at the Swiss Chalet one rainy morning in 1989 . Larry had recently recovered from a near-death experience with viral encephalitis, which put him in a coma for 15 days. During his convalescence Larry wrote and arranged the music for “Songs My Father Taught Me”. They envisioned making one recording with new digital technology by recruiting family and friends (singers). They could not have imagined that from 1990 to 2004 the choir would record 13 highly acclaimed CDs, raising over a million dollars for a local charity through CD sales. The choir was frequently featured on CBC National Radio and many radio broadcasts throughout the USA and United Kingdom. During those years Nickel composed/arranged 120 pieces for the recordings, including music for brass quintets and string quartets. Nickel’s choral music is listed below. 
Several recordings are still available – click here

ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY: Click on a title to study the score while you listen.
SHAPE NOTES: many titles are available in shape notes upon request.


All That is Beautiful – LN 1954

All the Diamonds – SATB, TBB, SSA

Almighty God – LN 1998

Amazing Grace – LN 1966

Another Day of Grace – LN 2013

As Evening Shadows Fall – LN 1979

Away in a Manger – LN 2008

Bach Sinfonia Eleven – CP 1706

Back to the Master – LN 2021

Behold, the Lamb – CP 1670

Be Still and Consider – SATB, SSAA, SATB – –

Beneath the Cross of Jesus – LN 1994

Blessed Are They – LN 1955

Bugles Sang – from Requiem for Peace

Call to Holiness  – LN 2005

Can a Little Child Like Me  – LN 1980

Candle (includes “Jesus Bids Us Shine”)  – LN 1986

Can You Count the Many Stars  – LN 2018

Come Let Us Go – LN 2003

Come to the Throne of Grace – LN 2026

Come to the Upper Room – CP 1671

Come Unto Me  – LN 1975

Danny Boy – CP 1760

Dare alla Luce – (SATB and SSAA)

Day by Day – (SATB a cappella)

Dulce et Decorum – from Requiem for Peace

Emmanuel – LN 1977

Four Strong Winds – SATB, TTBB, SSAA, SAB

For me to Live is Christ – LN 1956

God Himself is With Us  – LN 2017

God of Love, God of Joy  – LN 1974

God Will Take Care of You and Without Him – LN 1957

Good Christian People Rejoice – CP 1720

Have You Not Known? – LN 2012

Healing for a Wounded World – LN 1967

Heavenly Son, the – LN 1952

His Eye is On the Sparrow – SATB and SSA

Hosanna – SATB with piano  (from the Easter Oratorio)

How Sweetly Chime the Sabbath Bells – LN 2020

I Delight Greatly in the Lord – (SATB and SSA) –

If Christ is For Us – LN 1958

If You Want Joy and God Will Take Care of You – LN 1965

I Know My Jesus Lives – LN 1973

In a Grain of Sand – CP 1093

In My Father’s House  – LN 2004

In the Rifted Rock I’m Resting  – LN 1970

In Times Like These – LN 1960

I Want to Fly (SATB and SSA)

It’s Alright to Have a Good Time – CP 1723

Jacob’s Ladder – LN 1959

Jesus Bids Us Shine – LN 2017

Jesus Shall Reign – LN 1990

Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness  – LN 1971

Jimmy Brown Song, the – CP 1599

Keep Me True  – LN 1981

Like a River Glorious  – LN 1982

Long Black Arm – from Requiem for Peace

Lord, Help Us Live in Peace (Peace)  – SATB and TTBB

Love Bade Me Welcome – LN 1999

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling – LN 1983

Love Everlasting (Gott ist die Liebe) – LN 1985

Love of God, the (SATB)

Make a Joyful Noise – LN 1991

Mary Treasured All These Things – CP 1459

May the Words of My Mouth – LN 1987

Melodies of Molotschna – LN 1996

Miles to Go Before I Sleep – CP 1452

Move Him Into the Sun – from Requiem for Peace

My God Shall Supply All of Your Needs – LN 2000

My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me (TTBB) – LN 1997

New Songs I Sing Today – LN 1992

No More Fear of Dying – CP 1532

No Room – CP 1462

Now the Day is Over – LN 2022

Of the Father’s Love Begotten  – LN 1972

On My Pilgrim Journey  – LN 2016

Paradise Awaits the True Believer – LN 2001

Peace – (Lord, Help Us Live in Peace) – SATB and TTBB

Praise Be to God – LN 2009

Remember Thy Creator – CP 1717

Silent Night – LN 2024

Sing For Joy – LN 1993

SONGS MY FATHER TAUGHT ME (the book pictured below) – CP 1791  ($20.00)

Strands of the Finest Gold – LN 1961

Storm is Passing Over, the – SATB, TTBB, SSA, SATB

Sweet Little Jesus Boy – SATB

Take My Hand and Lead Me – LN 1953

Taste and See – LN 1995

Through an Open Window  – LN 2006

To Whom Would We Go?  – LN 1978

Train Up a Child  – LN 2011

True Evangelical Faith – SATB, SSA, TTBB

Water is Wide, the – CP 1738

We All Like Sheep Have Gone Astray – CP 1673

We Want to Know Christ – CP 1672  (from the Easter Oratorio)

What Joy to Us is Given – LN 2019

When I Was a Child – LN 2002

When Morning Gilds the Skies – LN 2023

Where He Leads Me I Will Follow – LN 1963

Where is Your Treasure? – LN 2007

Who Would Leave a Kingdom? – LN 1964

Wife of Noble Virtue – LN 2010

Without Him and God Will Take Care of You – LN 1957

Working With Joy – LN 1976

World Without End – LN 2025









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