Joseph Martin - Shawnee Press
From the lighting of the first candle to the final celebratory chords, Canticle Of Joy gives your choir and congregation the chance to lift their praise to the newborn King! There are moments of tender intimacy (Away In A Manger) and glorious songs of praise and worship (Awake! Sing Gloria!). Some of the carols incorporated into the work include The Wexford Carol; Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus; Tomorrow Will Be My Dancing Day; Gentle Mary Laid Her Child; O Come, All Ye Faithful and others. These, coupled with unforgettable original anthems, will transport the listener from the hush of the manger to the joyous shouts of the angels. This is a glorious cantata!