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Abide with Us, Emmanuel Abide with Us, Emmanuel
Marty Haugen - GIA Publications

This Advent song incorporates five of the seven O Antiphons, prayers that have been prayed for over a thousand years as part of the Vespers service during the fourth week of Advent. These are... view details

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Now the Heavens Start to Whisper Now the Heavens Start to Whisper
Carlton Young - GIA Publications

This festive gathering hymn will enliven your congregation during the Advent season. It includes optional flute and tambourine parts. Bring a sense of joy to your Christmas anticipation. 

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Song of Isaiah Song of Isaiah
Brad Nix - Jubilate Music

Based on scripture passages from the Biblical books of Isaiah and Revelation, this anthem builds from a hushed opening to a soaring climactic section, underscoring its powerful words. The piano part is... view details

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Antiphonal Advent Carol Antiphonal Advent Carol
Lee Dengler - Jubilate Music

Joyful and creative, this new Advent offering features the option of utilizing a vocal quartet (or larger ensemble) to echo the full choir. Or, SATB choirs can perform the piece alone, if desired. Add the... view details

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Come, Child of Light Come, Child of Light
Lloyd Larson - Jubilate Music

This contemplative anthem is designed for use during each of the four Sundays of Advent. With optional narration during and before each section, the anthem can be used for the lighting of the Advent wreath... view details

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E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come
Paul Manz - MorningStar Music Publishers

Recently celebrating its 50th year in print, this breathtaking choral essay is simply one of the finest choices for Advent or general services with a text based on Revelations 22. Conceived for a... view details

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O Come, Emmanuel O Come, Emmanuel
Elaine Hagenberg - Beckenhorst Press

"Colorful" is the best word to describe this original setting of the traditional Advent text, scored for choir, piano and cello. Marked "mysterioso" in triple meter, it is such a creative interpretation -... view details

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The Lord Did Send the Angel Gabriel The Lord Did Send the Angel Gabriel
Fred Gramann - E.C. Schirmer Music Co.

A gentle setting of Luke 1:26-38 as paraphrased by Fred Gramann. Appropriate for Advent as well as services of Lessons and Carols. The piece begins with a gentle solo that is followed by a cappella choral... 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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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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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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Canon of Peace and Joy Canon of Peace and Joy
Patrick M. Liebergen - Choristers Guild

With a nod to classical form, this canon on Dona Nobis Pacem is appropriate any time of the year. The composer introduces the melody with the full unison choir, followed by a brief harmonic... view details

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Veni Veni Emmanuel Veni Veni Emmanuel
John G. Morgan - Choristers Guild

This arrangement is a striking and seamless juxtaposition of two hymn tunes, VENI EMMANUEL and PICARDY. Unison lines grow into a poignant ending with optional divisi. The organ accompaniment is accessible... view details

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Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
arr. Jay Rouse - Lorenz Corporation

Jay Rouse cleverly combines two classic tunes, Lo, How a Rose and Of the Father's Love Begotten, in this lovely Advent/Christmas anthem. The optional orchestration by Ed Hogan adds an... 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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Visit Us, Emmanuel Visit Us, Emmanuel
Pepper Choplin - Lorenz Corporation

Pepper Choplin pairs lovely harmonic colors and accessible vocals with a gentle and mystical text in this original anthem. The flowing piano part and quote from O Come, O Come, Emmanuel add to the... view details

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Behold! He Comes Behold! He Comes
Mark Hill - Lorenz Corporation

Mark Hill crafts an anthem of gentle transcendence based upon a poem by noted theologian Richard Mant. Expressing a quiet yearning for the Messiah in its opening, the piece builds to a glorious conclusion.... view details

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Rise Up, Come On and Get Ready! Rise Up, Come On and Get Ready!
Pepper Choplin - Lorenz Corporation

Pepper Choplin highlights the joy, anticipation, and excitement of Advent in this spiritual-style a cappella anthem that encourages everyone to "rise up and get ready!" Vocal ranges are very accessible and... view details

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Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning
arr. Lloyd Larson - Lorenz Corporation

This Lloyd Larson arrangement takes a fresh look at this great spiritual. Scored for piano, hand drum and acoustic bass, this arrangement includes text not often associated with the spiritual and makes it... view details

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The Light of Christmas Morn The Light of Christmas Morn
Josh Bauder - Jubal House

Originally written for the University of St. Thomas' Christmas festival, this piece is at once reflective and majestic. Perform it with optional brass and percussion for added expressive... 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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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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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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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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Come, Abide with Us Come, Abide with Us
Franz Liszt/arr. Faye Lopez & Patricia Mock - Shawnee Press

The echoes of the romantic piano classic Un Sospiro usher in this hymn adaptation with tender emotion and elegant styling. The piece evolves organically, allowing for directors to focus on the... view details

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Canticle of the Turning Canticle of the Turning (My Soul Cries Out with a Joyful Shout)
arr. Anne Krentz Organ - Augsburg Publishing

Flexibility is key to the arrangement of this sturdy Irish tune. A children's or youth choir could sing the first verse, with the adult choir joining on the refrain. The assembly may be invited to join on... view details

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O Come, O Come Emmanuel O Come, O Come Emmanuel
arr. Kile Smith - Concordia Publishing House

A setting for SATB choir and organ of three stanzas of the ancient hymn VENI EMMANUEL. This enthralling arrangement builds intensity from simply-accompanied single lines to a glorious four-part exultation... view details

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Prophets of Old Prophets of Old
Randy Vader - PraiseGathering Music Group

This stunning anthem for Advent will be both new and old. With text by Randy Vader, set to Coventry Carol, you will find a stirring arrangement, full of longing and anticipation. With... view details

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How Shall We Sing Salvation's Song? How Shall We Sing Salvation's Song?
Joseph Martin & Susan Bentall Boersma - Lorenz Corporation

Joseph M. Martin and lyricist Susan Bentall Boersma combine forces to create this dramatic anthem that moves from a pensive, haunting opening into an ebullient paraphrase of Isaiah's prophetic words:... 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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Come, Love Divine Come, Love Divine
Larry Shackley - Lorenz Corporation

This vigorous anthem pairs a well-known text with an appropriately robust early American melody. Dynamic and spirited to the end, it is a welcome addition to the often subdued seasonal Advent... view details

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A Gaelic Rose A Gaelic Rose
Mark Hayes - Lorenz Corporation

This awe-inspiring anthem exquisitely pairs the beloved SALLEY GARDENS melody with ancient translations of Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming. A charming flute obbligato and lyrical accompaniment enhance... view details

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Waiting for Bethlehem's Light Waiting for Bethlehem's Light
Dale Peterson - Lorenz Corporation

Waiting for hope, waiting for peace, waiting for joy and for God's perfect love. Pensive and inspiring, this piece underscores these four important Advent themes and is particularly appropriate for use... view details

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Mary's Song Mary's Song
M. Roger Holland II - GIA Publications

A slow, gospel groove with an R&B feel complements this contemporary interpretation of the Annunciation. A series of multiple modulations builds the excitement and drives the piece to its climactic... 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Come, Emmanuel, Come Come, Emmanuel, Come
Cindy Berry - Alfred Music Publishing

Written specifically to be used on the four Sundays of Advent, this creative arrangement from the pen of Cindy Berry offers numerous options for these most sacred of Sundays. With verses written for each... view details

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Prepare the Way of the Lord Prepare the Way of the Lord (Canticle for Advent)
Michael Larkin - MorningStar Music Publishers

A lyrical, flowing anthem appropriate for most any worship experience during Advent. Alternating between unison and divisi passages, this anthem is very accessible and will be easily learned by your choir.... 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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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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