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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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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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Long Awaited One Long Awaited One
Nicole Elsey/arr. Douglas Nolan - Shawnee Press

Hope forms the foundation of the Advent text that moves us through the Child of promise, Child of mercy and Child of Heaven, each with increasing intensity until, floating like a prayer, the piece ends in... 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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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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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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Veni, Veni Emmanuel Veni, Veni Emmanuel
arr. John Englert - Carl Fischer LLC

Now available for men's or mixed voices a cappella, this chant-like setting presents the ancient Advent carol with simplicity and authenticity. In Latin throughout, it will transport your audience or... view details

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O Come O Come Emmanuel O Come O Come Emmanuel
David Ashley White - Paraclete Press

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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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What Hope! An Eden Prophesied What Hope! An Eden Prophesied
Jonathan Kohrs - Concordia Publishing House

A modern hymn concertato for SAB choir, congregation, piano, flute, and optional bass. This anthem uses the tune CONSOLATION with a text by Stephen Starke. A stirring accompaniment with rich harmonies... 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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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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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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Advent Noel Advent Noel
Anna Laura Page and Jean Anne Shafferman - Lorenz Corporation

Ring in the season with this lively arrangement of the French carol Sing We Now of Christmas, including a hopeful, scripture-based text for Advent. Adapted from the cantata "A Garland of Carols,"... 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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Light a Candle for All to See Light a Candle for All to See
Lloyd Larson - Lorenz Corporation

This accessible anthem contains five verses, one for each Sunday in Advent and culminating on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Optional scriptural narrations and repetitive, melodic choral parts combine to... 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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Sing All Ye Nations Sing All Ye Nations
Daniel Meyer - GIA Publications

A slow unison beginning texture divides quickly into a joyous bursts. The choral writing effectively expresses the elation found in this declaration of the power of God's word. 

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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O Come, O Come Emmanuel O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Henry S. Coffin, John M. Neale/arr. Pamela M. Robertson - Hope Publishing Company

This familiar Advent text is paired here with the shape-note tune PISGAH, by Pamela Robertson. For SATB voices and piano, this joyful setting truly sparkles with the addition of the optional violin plus 4... 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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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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Comfort, Comfort Ye My People Comfort, Comfort Ye My People
arr. Howard Helvey - Beckenhorst Press

Thoughtfully arranged for church and school settings, Comfort, Comfort Ye My People offers many teaching opportunities. This Howard Helvey arrangement provides a madrigal feel, mixed meter,... view details

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O Come, Redeemer of the Earth O Come, Redeemer of the Earth
Brian L. Hanson - Choristers Guild

Another timeless anthem from composer Brian L. Hanson. Using a fourth-century text from Ambrose of Milan, this piece is exquisite from its delicate beginning to the powerful ending. Beautiful vocal lines... view details

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The Advent Gift The Advent Gift
Fred Bock & Betty Hager/arr. Joseph Martin - Fred Bock Music

This lovely song is taken from a children's musical by Fred Bock and Betty Hager. Joe Martin has revoiced it for SATB voices and added to the accompaniment to make it a beautiful Christmas anthem. Don't... view details

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
arr. Trevor Manor - Hinshaw Music, Inc.

This arrangement is stunning! Scored for SATB chorus, optional children's choir and congregation, with piano or optional flute, organ and brass quintet, it transforms the simple chant-like carol into a... view details

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Two Short Benedictions Two Short Benedictions
Jacqueline Ng - GIA Publications

Simple repetitive texts and singable melodies make it easy for congregations to participate in these two short benedictions for SATB voices. The first is Wait for the Lord, a blessing for Advent... view details

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Adam Lay Ybounden Adam Lay Ybounden
James H. Laster - Augsburg Publishing

This angular, rhythmic setting of the traditional Christmas text is joyful and richly harmonic. Appropriate for a service of Lessons and Carols or other Advent services, it offers a challenge to... view details

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Hark the Glad Sound! Hark the Glad Sound!
Timothy Shaw - Augsburg Publishing

Using the nineteenth-century American tune DUNLAP'S CREEK, Timothy Shaw has fashioned a four-part, a cappella anthem for Advent that is immediately engaging. The anthem builds from a hushed unison to a rich... view details

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