Jay Rouse is a masterful pianist known for being one of the leading orchestrators, arrangers and producers in the industry. With over 350 compositions and arrangements, Jay Rouse composes some of the top-selling choral anthems in Christian music, all while serving as Vice-President of Publishing at Praise Gathering Music Group. 

With Easter nearly upon us, Jay Rouse highlights his top Cantata suggestions for your upcoming Easter celebrations. Created and Produced by Randy Vader, Jay Rouse and Rose Aspinall, the following arrangements commemorate the Resurrection of Jesus, celebrate the hope of salvation, and are perfect for a SATB choir. 


“Kingdom, Power, Glory” (2014) highlights and celebrates the story of Christ’s sacrifice, and how redemption is offered at such a great cost. The renowned story that has been read about and told for generations is conveyed through two narrators, and is accompanied by beloved anthems and touching new arrangements. With a total runtime of 35 minutes, it features six powerful tracks; Christ the Lord Is Risen Today Prelude, The Cross that He Carried, Christ Is Risen, God with Us, Sanctuary/Total Praise, and Thine Is the Kingdom. “Kingdom, Power, Glory” has a variety of purchase options, listed below:


“No Cross, No Crown” (2015) is orchestrated by Camp Kirkland, Jay Rouse, Ric Domenico and Dave Williamson. This 34 minute Cantata encompasses God’s greatest gift to mankind, and how his son, Jesus Christ, reflects His love. The Cantata features 8 divine titles; Splendor of Heaven, Sing Hallelujah!, O Sacred Head, Now Wounded, All Because of the Wonderful Cross, Behold the Lamb of Glory/Hallelujah, What a Savior!, and No Cross, No Crown. “No Cross, No Crown” has a variety of purchase options, listed below:


“Through the Torn Curtain” (2016), features titles such as Worthy the Lamb Opening, Lift High the Lord Processional, If It Weren’t for Grace, Through the Torn, Curtain, Worthy the Lamb, Closing Prayer Underscore, and Alive Forever, Amen!. This highly revered composition is orchestrated by Camp Kirkland, Rolin R. Mains and Jay Rouse, and has a total runtime of 27 minutes. “Through the Torn Curtain” describes Jesus Christ’s ultimate sacrifice, and his purpose; the eternal redemption of man, which exemplifies God’s love. This praiseful Cantata has a variety of purchase options, listed below:

In our upcoming blogpost, Jay Rouse recommends four individual Easter compositions to supplement your worship experience. Each of these remarkable arrangements features a variety of talented artists, and original lyrics from the compelling minds of Tommy Walker, Mary McDonald and Charles Wesley.