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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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Bethlehem Promise, Bethlehem Joy Bethlehem Promise, Bethlehem Joy
Joseph M. Martin - Shawnee Press

Twirling like a Hebrew dance and leaping from the pages of prophecy, this celebratory combination of folk song and carol is a jovial shout of praise for Advent.  Unmistakable in its impact, the anthem sings... view details
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The Lord Shall Come and Not Be Slow The Lord Shall Come and Not Be Slow
Zebulon M. Highben - Augsburg Publishing

This simple, lyrical offering for a cappella choir creates an atmosphere of quiet beauty.  With a thoughtful, rich text, this work encourages the listener to prepare for the coming of the Lord. ... 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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With Open Hearts, We Are Waiting With Open Hearts, We Are Waiting
Pepper Choplin - Lorenz Corporation

"Emmanuel: our prayer is the same as the meaning of Your name. God be with us." With open hearts, we eagerly await our Emmanuel each Advent season. This original anthem is a lyrical and touching musical... view details
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Free Us Emmanuel! Free Us Emmanuel!
Pepper Choplin - Lorenz Corporation

An energetic Advent original anthem from Pepper Choplin, this passionate plea for the coming of the Christ Child has a vigorous piano accompaniment that celebrates God's faithfulness to us.

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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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Morning Star Morning Star
Lloyd Larson - Lorenz Corporation

With a sonorous melody to complement the evocative text, this elegant anthem is well suited for Advent or Christmas Eve services. A rich harmonic texture completes the reverential mood as the "Morning Star"... 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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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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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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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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There Is No Rose There Is No Rose
Connor Koppin - MorningStar Music Publishers

A truly unique and deeply spiritual composition incorporating a much loved traditional English text. The effect of dissonance resolving into consonant chords creates a mysterious and calming effect. This piece... view details
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Every Valley Every Valley
Victor C. Johnson - Lorenz Corporation

Victor C. Johnson provides this strikingly beautiful setting for the familiar Advent text. The flowing accompaniment enhances the choral harmonies in a quiet celebration of the Child who will bring peace on... 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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Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus
Nancy Raabe - Augsburg Publishing

Simple to prepare, this arrangement of the traditional Advent offering JEFFERSON has great charm, capturing a chant-like quality without being difficult.   ... 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
Jay Rouse - Lorenz Corporation

Jay Rouse breathes fresh life into this beloved ancient text as he pairs it with the SCARBOROUGH FAIR melody. Lovely choral writing, a gorgeous flowing accompaniment, and a rich harmonic treatment ensure an... 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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A Light Will Shine A Light Will Shine
Lloyd Larson - Lorenz Corporation

This energetic Advent anthem is based upon a famous passage from Isaiah: "The people who walk in darkness will see a great light." Opening with lively syncopation in the accompaniment and easy vocals, it... view details
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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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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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O Dayspring O Dayspring
Karen Marrolli - MorningStar Music Publishers

This original composition features a folksong-like melody for mixed voices that perfectly compliments a violin solo on the Christmas carol  O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.  The two musical... view details

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Prepare the Royal Highway Prepare the Royal Highway
arr. Timothy Shaw - Augsburg Publishing

This commonly sung carol comes from Sweden and Timothy Shaw's accessible setting is just the right choice for Advent services with your choir.  With a single tambourine supporting a cappella... view details

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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Jay Rouse - PraiseGathering Music Group

With piano, voices, and optional cello accompaniment, this stunning offering for Advent is breathtaking and rhapsodic. Master arranger  Jay Rouse has put his signature touches on this accessible and... 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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The People Who Walk in Darkness The People Who Walk in Darkness
Pepper Choplin - Lorenz Corporation

If you're searching for something different for Advent, take a close look at this superb a cappella original that supplements the voices with conga and small shaker. Lightly syncopated with repetitious... 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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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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The World's Been a-Waitin' So Long The World's Been a-Waitin' So Long
Larry Shackley - Lorenz Corporation

"There will be joy when the Messiah comes. The world's been a-waitin' so long." Larry Shackley has created this joyous, energy-driven Advent anthem for a cappella choirs. It may also be performed with the... 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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Jesus Comes the Mystery Proclaiming Jesus Comes the Mystery Proclaiming
John Carter - Augsburg Publishing

This 3-part anthem is well suited for the third Sunday of Advent, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. The melody dances along throughout, and the text centers on images and themes of the prophecy's fulfillment:... 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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People Who Walk in Darkness People Who Walk in Darkness
David Angerman & Michael Barrett - Shawnee Press

Take a close look at this Latin-flavored original anthem that eagerly anticipates the coming of the Savior with gentle syncopation and a light jazz touch. Incorporating O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, this memorable... view details
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Veni Emmanuel Veni Emmanuel
Tom Fettke & Thomas Grassi - Lorenz Corporation

Great for worship this delightful setting of the beloved English carol Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day is paired with the traditional text "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel." A hint of the refrain from O... 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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King Shall Come, The King Shall Come, The
Robert Hobby - MorningStar Music Publishers

A useful and creative anthem for advent. The piece begins with four optional speaking parts taken from passages in the Bible that are frequently used during the Advent season. The hymn tune Consolation... view details
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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Steve Dunn - Lorenz Corporation

Opening with a plaintive cry, this familiar Advent text takes on new insight in this fresh Celtic-style setting.  The text and original melody lend itself so well to this style, with its familiar melodies and... 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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Awaken and Prepare Us Awaken and Prepare Us
Mark Hayes - Lorenz Corporation

This flowing setting captures vivid Advent images and conveys them with charming elegance, filling the listener with the restless anticipation and prayerful patience that are essential to the Advent journey.... view details
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The Song of Mary The Song of Mary
Bob Burroughs - Hal Leonard Corporation

Based on Luke 1:46-48, here is a lovely choral setting of the Magnificat text. Full of warm harmonies and flowing lines, this will serve as a beautiful setting in your Advent or Christmas services.   ... 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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