With decades of experience composing and arranging music, Stephen has an extensive collection of self-published music for choir, organ, and piano, including arrangements of the well-loved O Filii et Filiae for Choir and Congregation; Away in a Manger for Men's Chorus and flute; and an original a cappella setting of Lord Jesus Christ, Pierce My Soul With Your Love by Saint Bonaventure.

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Love: Could It Be? - Words and Music by Stephen Marshall-Ward.

Love, Could it Be? performed by reSound, A Northwest Chamber Ensemble, Wanda Griffiths of the Stephen & Wanda Organ Duo, and Kyle Erickson at Plymouth Church, Seattle on January 8th, 2017. 

"'Love: Could it Be?' was inspired by relationships - possibly between two people or possibly between a person and something more conceptual or creatively expressive, like music. Thank you to Wanda Griffiths and Sam Libre (organ), Kyle Erickson (trumpet), and reSound, A Northwest Chamber Ensemble for bringing this to life!" - Stephen Marshall-Ward

I. Pain of Love
Could it be that the arrogant pain of truth
agonizes to free all who are longing,
longing to love each other?

II. Equal Love
Could it be that love is a passion of the soul, 
longing for equal love?

III. One Great Truth
Could it be that the cosmic connectedness
is calling us to oneness;
That Divine Destiny is calling together all teachings
into one great truth: Love?

©2017 Stephen Marshall-Ward. All Rights Reserved. 

O Fillii et Filiae (Easter Song) - Words: Medieval Tradition; Vss. 1-8 by Robert Loretz. Arrangement by Stephen Marshall-Ward.

O Filii et Filiae performed by All Pilgrims Christian Church, Seattle on Easter 2014. 

"I originally wrote this work for my choirs at Edmonds United Methodist Church and have performed this as the opening for our Easter Morning Worship at All Pilgrims Christian Church, Seattle, for the past couple of years.  

Beginning with the room as we left it from the Good Friday Service (draped in black), Easter Morning begins with the story unfolding in the music as the room is transformed and ultimately takes us into “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today” while congregants continue to process with flowers and decorations - including the final lifting of the congregations Prayer Banners written throughout Lent - all in preparation for this transformational Easter experience.  (Congregational musical parts - for worship bulletin inserts - can be provided along with choir parts.)" -Stephen Marshall-Ward 

O filii et filiae, Rex caelestis, Rex gloriae,
Morte surrexit hodie, Alleluia!

On Sunday, Mary Magdalene, with women of Jerusalem,
Brought spices they had prepared for him, Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

An empty tomb was all they found, His shroud was folded on the ground.
The sleeping guards heard not a sound, Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

They thought a thief had come in the night, But then they saw a shining light,
And there an angel dressed in white, Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

"Be not afraid," the angel said, "And mourn no more, rejoice instead,
For Christ is risen from the dead!" Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

So seek Him not, you women three, Among the dead, for living He,
Your Lord has gone to Galilee, Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

The told apostles Peter and John, Who for the tomb departed anon,
But they too found the body gone, Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

They gathered with the other men, The risen Lord appeared to them,
Said, "Peace on earth" and "Peace again," Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

And blessed are those who ne'er saw before, And yet believe and yet adore,
For they shall live forevermore, Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

SCORE:  This score is for your review.  Note pages 5 & 6 were intentionally left out of this review copy.  Please contact us if you would like to purchase a copy of the score for $1.00 per copy (we email it and you print) or $2.00 per copy + Shipping (we print copies and mail to you).

Words ©2005 Robert Loretz, used by permission. Arrangement ©2010 Stephen Marshall-Ward. All Rights Reserved. 

Away in a Manger - Words: Anonymous, Alterations by Stephen Marshall-Ward. Traditional Tunes: CRADLE SONG by Kirkpatrick, 1895; AWAY IN A MANGER Attr. James R. Murray, 1887. Setting by Stephen Marshall-Ward. 

Away in a Manger performed by reSound, A Northwest Chamber Ensemble on their premier album, The Christmas Rose - A Candlelight Concert

"With gratitude to all the tenors and basses in my three wonderful choirs: Cantabile of Skagit Valley, reSound - A Northwest Chamber Ensemble, and The Chancel Choir at All Pilgrims Christian Church, Seattle; for two terrific flutists: Stephanie Bethea, of Skagit Valley, and Sharon Nichols - resident-flutist at All Pilgrims Christian Church, and for accompanist-extraordinaire, Cheri Cook-Blodgett." - Stephen Marshall Ward

Away in a manger no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.
The stars in the bright sky look down where he lay,
the little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.

The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,
but little Lord Jesus no sorrow he makes.
I love thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky,
and stay by my cradle till morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask thee to stay
close by me forever, and love me I pray.
Bless all the dear children in thy tender care,
and fit us for heaven to live with thee there.

©2014 Stephen Marshall-Ward. All Rights Reserved. 

Christmas Alleluia! - Words by Christina Rossetti, Music by Stephen Marshall-Ward  

Christmas Alleluia! performed by reSound, A Northwest Chamber Ensemble on their premier album, The Christmas Rose - A Candlelight Concert.

"For the Touring Ensemble of Trinity Lutheran College, 2011: Samantha Chapman, Kiona Sisk, Rebekah Chaney, Rachel Simmons, Shannon Von Bavel, Anthony Jax, Joshua Smith, and Paul Georgeson." - Stephen Marshall-Ward

Christmas hath a darkness brighter than the blazing noon,
Christmas hath a chillness warmer than the heat of June,
Christmas hath a beauty lovelier than the world can show
For Christmas bringeth Jesus, brought for us so low.

Earth, strike up your music, birds that sing and bells that ring;
Heav'n hath ans'ring music for all angels soon to sing;
Earth put on your whitest bridal robe of spotless snow;
For Christmas bringeth Jesus, brought for us so low.

 ©2011 Stephen Marshall-Ward. All Rights Reserved.