Hal H. Hopson takes Bereite dich Zion from Bach's Christmas Oratorio and gives it an excellent English translation that keeps it suitable for Advent. Musically, this piece will help
William Braun presents a new edition of Georg Bohm's cantata Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland for SATB voices, two violins, violoncello, and continuo. Following a short sinfonia, this edition
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
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.
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
Easy and absolutely beautiful for a cappella voices, this setting of the beloved Latin Christmas text is a succinct and lyrical selection that will create a moment of wonder in your concert or worship
A rhythmic ostinato on "Veni, veni" and optional percussion (triangle, tambourine and drum) infuse the traditional Advent carol with such unrelenting energy, the effect on the listener is mesmerizing!
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