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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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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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...
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
With a carol text dating from the fifteenth century, this original work features lush choral writing over delicate accompaniment suited for piano, harp, or guitar. Appropriate for both worship
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
New, original material by Michael Barrett has been arranged using the praise song Shout to the North. With a Celtic feel, this delightful pairing is both singable and fun. Perfect for ensembles of
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
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