Composed in the spirit of folk music, this cantata combines traditional sounds with more rustic elements, creating a blend that is fresh and pleasing. Popular American carols like Away in a Manger and O Little Town of Bethlehem dance with traditional spirituals such as Children, Go Where I Send Thee and Go, Tell It on the Mountain. Sacred Harp tunes are retooled for Advent and stand alongside new versions of Shaker hymns and Appalachian melodies. Thoughtful narration weaves the movements together in a meaningful tapestry of song and Scripture. Two orchestral options are available allowing maximum flexibility in performance. Songs include: Prelude; 'Tis a Season for Singing; Long Time Ago; Hope and Expectation; Carol of the Winter Wind; Mountain Carol; Gentle Carols of Bethlehem; While Shepherds Watched; A Rustic Star Carol; Children, Go Tell It On the Mountain. Performance time: approximately 45 minutes.