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Psalm Antiphons for a Time of Preparation Psalm Antiphons for a Time of Preparation
Carl Schalk - Concordia Publishing House

For SAB or SATB choir, this collection by Carl F. Schalk contains eleven Psalm antiphons that can be paired with commonly appointed Psalm texts for the Advent season. The antiphons are designed to be sung

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SATB 
$1.90
People Look East People Look East
Craig Courtney - Beckenhorst Press

A joyous setting for SATB choir and piano four-hands, full of the excitement and anticipation of the Lord's coming. Perfect for Advent services or school concerts.

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MEMedium Easy
$2.25
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MEMedium Easy
$2.25
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MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Come, Thou Jesu Come, Thou Jesu
arr. John Purifoy - Alfred Music Publishing

This creative new anthem seamlessly pairs the beloved Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring with the classic Advent text Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus. With a touch of word painting and poignant

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$44.95
Who But the Lord? Who But the Lord?
Craig Courtney - Beckenhorst Press

An opening tenor/bass chant of an obscure verse of O Come, O Come, Emmanuel sets the stage for this contemplative consideration of Isaiah 58. While perfect for Advent, the encouraging, hopeful

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Jehovah Elohim Jehovah Elohim
David Pomeranz & Kathie Lee Gifford/arr. Joel Raney - Alfred Music Publishing

Television icon Kathie Lee Gifford and platinum songwriter David Pomeranz have partnered to create a new song that captures the mystery and majesty of Advent. Joel Raney's stunning arrangement incorporates

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O Come, Divine Messiah! O Come, Divine Messiah!
Hal H. Hopson - GIA Publications

This traditional French carol is set in sturdy four-part harmony and adorned with varied and different harmonic textures in the keyboard accompaniment for each verse. Quicker, joyous verses are contrasted

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Shine On Our World Today Shine On Our World Today
Joshua Metzger - Shawnee Press

An Advent song for our time petitioning for the Light of Christ to shine in our shadows and for the Love of Christ to dry our tears. The "alleluia" section is memorable and intricate. The melody, set in

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Light One Candle Light One Candle
Natalie Sleeth/arr. Heather Sorenson - Shawnee Press

Here's an innovative concept for Advent. A classic children's song from legendary composer Natalie Sleeth is set for use throughout Advent. Each week a new verse reveals itself, and underscored readings are

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Advent Coventry Carol Advent Coventry Carol
Heather Sorenson - Shawnee Press

Adorned with a graceful Baroque spirit, this piece joins the text of O Little Town of Bethlehem with the COVENTRY CAROL tune and creates a special Advent choral offering. The short closing a

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An Advent Song An Advent Song
Rebecca Fair / Joseph M. Martin - Shawnee Press

This is a simple yet effective piece for SATB choir that offers the delightful option of adding children's voices. Easily learned, the Advent candles of hope, peace, love and joy are shared. The modest

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Blessed Are the Ones Who Wait for You Blessed Are the Ones Who Wait for You
David Foley - Shawnee Press

This bittersweet anthem offers comfort to the faithful who wait upon the Lord. The flowing piano accompaniment sets the mood for a text of deep longing for redemption and spiritual freedom. The chorus

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Prepare the Way of the Lord Prepare the Way of the Lord
Darian Krimm/arr. Stacey Nordmeyer - Hal Leonard Corporation

The words of the prophet become song in this carefully written sacred anthem designed for choirs of any size. Perfect as a processional, the voices can be divided into any combination, maximizing the

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When Morning Dawns When Morning Dawns
Joseph M. Martin - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here is a lively Advent original that has the feeling of a rhythmic folk song. This tune in a minor key is easy to learn and has an irresistible charm. A lightly contemporary piano part and a dancing flute

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Hallelujah! God Has Come Hallelujah! God Has Come
Steven Aldredge - Soundforth Music

Switching from major to minor keys, Steven Aldredge paints a picture of our longing for God and our hope in God's coming. His use of dynamics and his celebratory "hallelujahs" bring great pacing and

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Come, Lord Jesus, Dwell Among Us Come, Lord Jesus, Dwell Among Us
Lloyd Larson - Lorenz Corporation

An original melody by Lloyd Larson combines with Bach's timeless Wachet Auf in this inspiring anthem. Accessible to choirs large and small, this selection is a beautiful addition to any Advent

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MEMedium Easy
$2.15
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$26.95
Bring Us Hope Bring Us Hope
Ruth Elaine Schram - Lorenz Corporation

Choirs large and small will find this flexible anthem to be a tender addition to their Advent repertoire. The readily learned piece is accompanied by piano and includes a lovely cello obbligato. It can be

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$26.95
The Coming of the Lord The Coming of the Lord
Pepper Choplin - Lorenz Corporation

This great Advent anthem from Pepper Choplin is inspiring and very appropriate for the season. The classical feel of the piece is supported by the excellent orchestration. The piece also includes O

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$26.95
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$59.95
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$59.95
Come, Lord Jesus, Come Come, Lord Jesus, Come (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 lighting of the candle.

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I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light
Kathleen Tomerson/arr. Mark Hayes - Hope Publishing Company

This 20th-century hymn is useful for so many occasions during the church year including Epiphany, Transfiguration, Discipleship, and Advent. It is rich with scriptural references and set for SATB voices,

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Emmanuel Emmanuel
Tom Long & Allen Pote - Hope Publishing Company

This concise Advent anthem is easily learned and fitting for any Sunday leading up to Christmas and can easily serve as an introit. With plenty of unison lines and memorable part singing, the story is told:

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Antiphonal for Advent Antiphonal for Advent
Joel Raney - Hope Publishing Company

A children's choir, or an optional soloist, and an adult choir join forces in this original antiphonal anthem calling for all to rejoice in Emmanuel's coming. The call-and-response technique is used to

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All Earth Is Hopeful All Earth Is Hopeful
James E. Bobb - Augsburg Publishing

Originally written for the St. Olaf Christmas Festival, this festive interpretation of Alberto Taul's tune TODA LA TIERRA features sections in Spanish and English as well as a lively percussion

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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

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$1.80
O Come O Come Emmanuel O Come O Come Emmanuel
Julian Wachner - E.C. Schirmer Music Co.

A fresh setting of a well-known, traditional tune. Included in the collection "The Snow Lay On the Ground: Nine Festive Carol Settings" by Julian Wachner. Recorded by the Choir of Trinity Wall Street on

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$42.00
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$32.00
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$14.00
Antiphonal Processional Antiphonal Processional
Hal H. Hopson - Choristers Guild

Here's a grand processional with flexible options for use throughout the church year. Begin the year by using the Advent text; then bring the piece out again to celebrate Palm Sunday in festive procession,

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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

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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:

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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

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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

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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

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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 -

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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

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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.

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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$59.95
O Come, O Come Emmanuel O Come, O Come Emmanuel
arr. Jill Friedersdorf & Melissa Malvar-Keylock - Choristers Guild

This outstanding arrangement of VENI EMMANUEL is a must-have this Advent season! The piece depicts the yearning, anticipation, and hope of Advent through gorgeous part-writing and a masterful accompaniment.

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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

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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.

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Emmanuel, Expected Jesus Emmanuel, Expected Jesus
Ruth Elaine Schram - Lorenz Corporation

With ample unison passages to ensure quick preparation during a busy season, this creative presentation by Ruth Elaine Schram expresses a fervent plea for Christ's return. The optional cello accompaniment

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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

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Lift Up Your Heads Lift Up Your Heads
arr. Larry Shackley - Lorenz Corporation

Flexibly voiced for two-part mixed or SATB voices, this lively anthem is a great addition to the Advent hymn-based repertoire. Larry Shackley's delightfully festive setting of PUER NOBIS is a quickly

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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

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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

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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

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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

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