Here is a simple setting of a traditional 15th-century English text. The first verse relates the events of Genesis, Chapter 3; the second verse narrates the fall of humanity following Adam's temptation; the
This short choral setting of the 15th-century text using a mixture of languages is scored for SATB a cappella choir with minimal divisi in the soprano and bass sections and is of easy to medium difficulty.
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Stan Pethel and Herb Frombach explore the sense of preparation and anticipation that is at the core of Advent in this wonderful anthem. "Stem of Jesse, budding rose, Come to us and nevermore depart. Plant
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
Howard Helvey’s setting of Charles Coffin’s Christmas poem possesses a lyrical spirit and a warm, quiet beauty. A wonderfully introspective anthem or introit for the Christmas season.
This Marian antiphon is traditionally sung after night prayer from the beginning of Advent through February 1. Robert Benson has beautifully arranged this ancient chant for SATB choir, piano and cello. In a
A beautiful and stirring text by Jeannette M. Lindholm that presents a poignant scene of what the day of Annunciation may have been like for Mary. The piece is in three movements with the middle movement
Created for the choir of the American Church in Paris. The ancient Latin text is sung as a refrain by the choir: "Ave Maria, dulcissima Maria, vera spes et vita!" The soprano soloist intersperses an
Parts of the well-known Latin text of the Ave Maria are masterfully worked into this passage from Luke. Set for SATB choir, organ, and flute, this piece will bring joy. Thoughtful and engaging.
Hopson's arrangement of Caldara's composition from the early 18th century develops nicely, starting with unison voices, then a duet, then SAB writing that is accessible but effective. An anthem that calls
This spirited piece captures the joy of Christmas utilizing SATB choir and the accompaniment of four handbells. The text plainly expresses the joy of the Savior's birth, and the text painting invites the
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,
This haunting Advent carol has held a revered station for more than five centuries and has been arranged and reset by composers throughout the ages. Beginning in Latin, Paul Doust presents the tune
This haunting setting of the Canticle of Simeon shifts from a unison opening, to two and then three parts, finally concluding in a rich SATB texture. Equally at home in concert hall or quiet prayer
The rich harmonization of this setting of the Canticle of Zechariah for choir, keyboard, and assembly, presents a very satisfying music experience and performance for any size choir. The six
Connect with the ancient Church in yearning for the coming of Christ using these settings of the Great O Antiphons of Advent by Jonathan Kohrs for SATB a cappella. These settings are designed to follow the
This two-part anthem for women's choir is both simple and beautiful. The texture alternates between a cappella voices and keyboard interludes, with the two joining forces toward the end. With a text based
This beautiful setting of a 17th-century Latin Advent text is scored for a cappella voices with English horn obbligato, or optional clarinet or viola). The more joyous opening and closing sections in
This setting of Psalm 122, which begins and ends the three-year cycle of readings, is both joyful and triumphant in nature. The final refrain is extended and has an added descant. This arrangement would
Inspired by Joy Patterson's text about the new creation, Daniel Nelson has set the lovely American folk hymn, SAMANTHRA, creating a haunting SATB Advent anthem. The piano accompaniment provides the
This Advent anthem sets a Greek hymn text translated by John Brownlie. The overall musical form is ABABA with a short coda, with the A section essentially being a newly composed common-meter hymn tune.
This refreshing new take on an Advent classic is driven by a rhythmic keyboard accompaniment and a three-part choral refrain interspersed with several of the verses. The unison verses invite congregational
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