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Of the Father's Love Of the Father's Love (A Candle Lighting Ceremony for Advent)
Joel Raney - Hope Publishing Company

Designed to support the lighting of the Advent candles, this includes a choral opening followed by a call-and-response litany with piano underscore, then a text to be read with the... view details

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Almost There Almost There
Amy Grant, Wes King and Michael W. Smith/arr. Heather Sorenson - Hal Leonard Corporation

This splendid anthem from Michael W. Smith's new Christmas album has all the makings of a holiday classic, capturing the deep emotion felt on the journey to Bethlehem. Smartly arranged for choir, the... view details

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Emmanuel Emmanuel
Laura Story/arr. Heather Sorenson - Hal Leonard Corporation

A tender and compassionate lullaby to the newborn King who was born to be our "God with us." Culled from Laura Story's Christmas CD, this stunning arrangement by Heather Sorenson is both accessible and... view details

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The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns
Charles McCartha - Hope Publishing Company

This tender Advent ballad is set to an early-American melody and infused with the imagery of morning light and the hope of Christ's coming. The easy-to-learn choral writing culminates with an original... view details

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An Invitation for Advent An Invitation for Advent
Ruth Elaine Schram & Douglas Nolan - Shawnee Press

Beckoning for Emmanuel to "come and set us free," this anthem of expectation combines original music and text with the beloved Advent hymn O Come, O Come Emmanuel. A stirring piano accompaniment... view details

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
arr. Alice Parker & Robert Shaw - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

One of the finest carol offerings of all time, this anthem is everything we expect from a Shaw/Parker arrangement. Perfect as a concert processional, sacred Advent selection, or holiday concert feature, this... view details
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In This Hour In This Hour
Heather Sorenson - Shawnee Press

This anthem is like an authentic journal entry for a walk of faith, with a rare fragile quality that brings the listener close. The choral writing is well matched to the subject, and the unison verses help... view details

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Creation Will Be at Peace Creation Will Be at Peace
J. Paul Williams & Anna Laura Page - Alfred Music Publishing

An ardent prayer for world peace based upon the famous Advent prophecy in Isaiah 11:6-9, this compelling anthem features an unforgettable melody with a powerfully flowing accompaniment. It's certain to be... view details
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A Great Light A Great Light
Lloyd Larson - Hope Publishing Company

This Advent anthem, with a text based on Isaiah 9:2 and 6, is built around an original melody which then leads into Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus. It is easily learned with minimal rehearsal time.... view details

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Advent Processional Advent Processional
Daniel Greig - Shawnee Press

An ideal introit for Advent services, this short and effective offering is written with a medieval feel. The minor key infuses the tune with the mystery and longing of the Advent message. The optional... view details

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Come to the Light Come to the Light
Joseph M. Martin - Hope Publishing Company

This Advent song is based on a lilting Celtic melody and asks everyone to gather near in the glow of the Light.  It makes reference to the advent candles of peace, love, hope and joy, with engaging... view details

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Oh Children, Come Oh Children, Come
Keith Getty and Kristyn Getty/arr. Joseph M. Martin - Shawnee Press

Rustic and primitive in its form, this call-and-response anthem from Keith and Kristyn Getty is powerful. This piece could include congregation, children's choir, soloists, or other creative combinations of... view details

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The Dawn Is Surely Coming The Dawn Is Surely Coming
Joseph M. Martin - Hal Leonard Corporation

A perfect choice for your Advent programming, this Joseph Martin original with text by his son Jonathan is rich in texture. With rhythmic energy in the accompaniment and exciting anticipation in the vocal... view details

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Gospel Magnificat Gospel Magnificat
Patti Drennan - Jubilate Music

Patti Drennan offers us this gospel style telling of Mary's story from the book of Luke.  A wonderful opportunity to feature a female soloist, backed by choir with a fun gospel style piano accompaniment.  This... view details
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Advent Alleluia Advent Alleluia
arr. Keith Christopher - Hal Leonard Corporation

The famous Tschesnokov choral Salvation Is Created coupled with Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence creates a meditative and uplifting pairing for the Advent season. Choose to use voices and... view details

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Longing for Light We Wait in Darkness Longing for Light We Wait in Darkness
Bernadette Farrell/arr. Joel Raney - Hope Publishing Company

From Joel Raney, here is a new setting of Bernadette Farrell's popular hymn Christ, Be Our Light! offering hope, justice, and peace to a world that is "longing for light." This anthem is perfect... view details

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Shout for Joy, Ye People! Shout for Joy, Ye People!
Victor C. Johnson - Hal Leonard Corporation

The prophetic scriptures of Isaiah provide inspiration for this festive message of celebration. Set to energizing music, this creative piece is a fresh choice for Advent. Solid part-writing gives each... view details

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I Hear the Prophet Callin' I Hear the Prophet Callin'
Pepper Choplin - Lorenz Corporation

This mesmerizing original opens with the haunting call of the distant prophet, "Prepare the way of the Lord."  The choir responds as the voice of the faithful, "Make straight the way in the desert for... view details

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A Prelude to Advent A Prelude to Advent
Frederic Chopin/arr. Ruth Elaine Schram - Hal Leonard Corporation

One of Chopin's most profoundly engaging melodies forms the foundation of this fascinating Advent offering. The arranger creates a meaningful dialogue between a treasured carol and this masterful theme.... view details

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An Advent Yearning An Advent Yearning
Michael Barrett - Shawnee Press

This Advent offering is alive with hopeful anticipation. A lightly rhythmic theme is decorated with flute and bright percussion which brings a uniqueness to the piece. Referencing the classic O, Come, O... view details

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People Look East People Look East
arr. John Leavitt - Hal Leonard Corporation

This Advent carol tells of the Lord's coming with excitement and anticipation. John Leavitt's artful setting for choir and piano or chamber orchestra is a gem that is sure to make you feel the wonder and... view details

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A Star, A Song, A Sign A Star, A Song, A Sign
Brad Nix - Shawnee Press

This precious Advent piece for children's ensemble has an optional flute accompaniment. The text is lovely and fits so well with the children's voices. "Now people look East for a beautiful sign. The... view details

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Christ Be Our Light Christ Be Our Light
Bernadette Farrell/arr. Joel Raney - Hope Publishing Company

Designed to support the lighting of the Advent candles, this resource includes a choral opening followed by a call and response litany with piano background, then a text to be read with the lighting of the... view details
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My Soul Cries Out My Soul Cries Out
Rory Cooney/arr. Mark Hayes - Hope Publishing Company

Mark Hayes has captured the Irish flavor and flare of this ecumenical hymn with its rich scriptural text drawing from Luke 1: 46-55 useful anytime of the year, and a unique, appropriate selection for the... view details

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My Soul Glorifies the Lord My Soul Glorifies the Lord
David Foley - Hope Publishing Company

This original composition from Dave Foley is a gentle, contemplative setting of Mary's Magnificat from Luke 1:46-56, useful during Advent, Christmas, or general worship. The option for a female soloist at the... view details
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Lift Up Your Eyes Lift Up Your Eyes
Joel Raney - Hope Publishing Company

Designed to support the lighting of the Advent candles, this includes a choral opening followed by a call and response litany with piano underscore, then a text to be read with the lighting of the candle.... view details

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Christmas Is Coming Christmas Is Coming
arr. Joel Raney - Hope Publishing Company

Infectious and jazzy, with a dash of handbells (included) thrown in for good measure, this original piece will bring enjoyment to all who hear it! A verse of O Come, O Come, Emmanuel is blended in the... view details
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Instrumental Parts Rhythm
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Prepare Ye the Way Prepare Ye the Way
Michael Barrett - Shawnee Press

New, original material by Michael Barrett has been arranged using the praise song Shout to the North. With a Celtic feel, this delightful pairing is both singable and fun. Perfect for ensembles of... view details

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Advent Trilogy Advent Trilogy
Faye Lopez - Shawnee Press

Three traditional carols are creatively crafted together in this lilting anthem from Faye Lopez: Haydn's Austrailian Hymn, Angels from the Realms of Glory, and Joy to the World. ... view details

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O Come to Us, Emmanuel O Come to Us, Emmanuel
Joseph M. Martin - Hope Publishing Company

A perfect opener for your Advent programming. A compelling original tune leads to a middle section featuring a quote from the familiar Advent hymn tune Veni Emmanuel. To further enhance your... view details

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The Angel Gabriel The Angel Gabriel
Sabine Baring-Gould & Joel Raney - Hope Publishing Company

Telling the story of the angel Gabriel's annunciation to Mary, this Advent setting from Joel Raney is filled with appeal and charm.  Along with the familiar carol, the addition of an uplifting new... view details

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O Loving Father of the Stars O Loving Father of the Stars
Joseph M. Martin - Shawnee Press

A lovely melody is retooled for Advent in this lush treatment. The choir moves in sweeping parallel chords, creating a thick tapestry of sound. The hope for a Redeemer is at the heart of this piece, and the... view details

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Mary Sings Her Lullaby Mary Sings Her Lullaby (Like Gentle Rain)
K. Lee Scott - MorningStar Music Publishers

A tender lullaby for the Christ Child, or a prayer of hope for the coming of the Messiah - both options can be realized with this lovely original anthem for two-part chorus. Accompanied with piano (harp) and... view details
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Promise of Peace Promise of Peace
Mark Hayes - Lorenz Corporation

Inspired by the beloved nineteenth-century text "Watchman, Tell Us of the Night," this new composition is reflective, yet powerful.  The choir opens softly in unison before a full-textured, a cappella section.... view details
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Morning of Promise Morning of Promise
Joseph M. Martin - Hal Leonard Corporation

Based on Isaiah's prophecy of the coming King, this lilting and lively song will be a welcome addition to any Advent service. A Renaissance-styled orchestration is available to enhance the presentation. A... view details

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Unto Us Unto Us
David Hamilton and Aaron Shust/arr. Joseph M. Martin - Hal Leonard Corporation

This blazing setting of a beloved scripture from Isaiah is from Aaron Shust's Christmas album. Featuring both neoclassical and contemporary elements, this anthem will work beautifully in both transitional... view details

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Where the Promise Shines Where the Promise Shines (A Candle Lighting Ceremony for Advent)
Sylvia B. Dunstan & Bob Moore/arr. Joel Raney - Hope Publishing Company

This prayerful resource is designed to enhance Advent candle-lighting ceremonies, with variations for each of the five candles. The choral opening is followed by a litany of call and response underscored by... view details

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The Night That Changed the World The Night That Changed the World
Michael Hurley - Shawnee Press

An awe-inspiring Christmas moment for choir, this song is written in an expressive conversational style that perfectly connects message with music. A strong hook reminds the listener of the miracle evening... view details

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Gaudete! Gaudete! (O Rejoice!)
Sheldon Curry - Shawnee Press

Echoing cathedral music styles from the sixth century, this creative arrangement captivates singers and congregation alike. An early masterwork is thoughtfully presented in a new decorative form, complete with... view details
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We Are Singing, for the Lord Is Our Light We Are Singing, for the Lord Is Our Light
arr. Hal Hopson - Hope Publishing Company

This is just plain fun to sing! Arranged from a traditional Zulu song, this has the feel and rhythm you would expect. Primarily in English (one phrase of Zulu is used) and taken from Psalm 27: 1-4, the... view details
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A Time for Advent A Time for Advent
Stewart Harris - Shawnee Press

With just a mention of Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming in the introduction, this lovely Advent anthem is personal and worshipful. Written for two-part choir, this pleasant arrangement is easily... view details

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O Come O Come Emmanuel O Come O Come Emmanuel
arr. Richard A. Nichols - Jubal House

The opening strain of this familiar melody begins with plainsong and later moves into an accompanied section in 12/8 time. The piano takes a firm stance in the third verse, returning to the 12/8... view details

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Of the Fathers Love Of the Fathers Love
Barry Talley - Hal Leonard Corporation

Barry Talley has combined the traditional text with original music creating a reflective atmosphere, gradually unfolding into an expressive "alleluia" and building to a glorious high point before gently... view details

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Come Light of Christmas Come Light of Christmas
Cindy Ovokaitys / David S. Gaines - Shawnee Press

This beautiful alternative to a simple carol has a lovely text paired with a gorgeous piano accompaniment and tender cello obligato. With a mention of Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus, you will... view details

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Star of Heaven, Child of God Star of Heaven, Child of God
Diane Hannibal/arr. Brad Nix - Hal Leonard Corporation

Incorporating strains of Of the Father's Love Begotten, this song is a heartfelt plea for grace and peace. A beautiful melody and piano accompaniment support the singer's prayer for God's love to... view details

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Redemption Is Drawing Nigh Redemption Is Drawing Nigh
John Purifoy - Shawnee Press

An early Shaker tune is a lively foundation to build an anthem on for the season of Advent. Taking the dance-like character of this well-known tune and developing it, the composer crafts a clarion call to... view details

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Light the Advent Candles Light the Advent Candles
Brad Nix - Shawnee Press

 Many churches use a theme song throughout the season of lights and this anthem is beautiful and useful. A wonderful teaching anthem, it embraces the symbolism of the wreath of light and helps build community... view details
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The King Shall Come The King Shall Come
John Leavitt - Hal Leonard Corporation

Perfect for the Advent season, John Brownlie's text tells of the coming of a great King. You will find Leavitt's setting of this Kentucky Harmony standard, both noble and triumphant, making this useful for a... view details
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