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
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
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
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
This Lloyd Larson arrangement takes a fresh look at this great spiritual. Scored for piano, hand drum and acoustic bass, this arrangement includes text not often associated with the spiritual and makes it
Faye Lopez and Patricia Mock skillfully combine words from Luke's Gospel with a well-loved Rachmaninoff melody to create a distinctive setting of the Magnificat. A soprano solo and optional violin obbligato
Ring in the season with this lively arrangement of the French carol Sing We Now of Christmas, including a hopeful, scripture-based text for Advent. Adapted from the cantata "A Garland of Carols,"
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
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
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Pamela Stewart's unforgettable text about the search for the birthplace of God's Son challenges all believers to prepare room in their hearts for the King. Mark Hayes magically conveys the heartfelt poetic
This awe-inspiring anthem exquisitely pairs the beloved SALLEY GARDENS melody with ancient translations of Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming. A charming flute obbligato and lyrical accompaniment enhance
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.
Mary McDonald has created this Christmas arrangement in an easy blues style with a light swing. It opens with roots in the gospel hymn Jesus Is My Lord, then uses parts of O Come, O Come,
Waiting for hope, waiting for peace, waiting for joy and for God's perfect love. Pensive and inspiring, this piece underscores these four important Advent themes and is particularly appropriate for use
This accessible anthem contains five verses, one for each Sunday in Advent and culminating on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Optional scriptural narrations and repetitive, melodic choral parts combine to
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.
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"
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
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:
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Ruth Elaine Schram pairs the chant-like O Come, O Come, Emmanuel with an expressive original melody to create this sensitive Advent anthem. Its flexible voicing makes this piece a versatile choice
A gentle expression of adoration to the newborn Child, this anthem is the perfect consideration for your Christmas Eve service with its seamless integration of the timeless refrain "O come, let us adore
This vigorous anthem pairs a well-known text with an appropriately robust early American melody. Dynamic and spirited to the end, it is a welcome addition to the often subdued seasonal Advent
Matthew Phelps presents this joyous Advent carol from seventeenth-century France with playfully interwoven polyphony interspersed with sections of rich harmony and sensitive rubato. Overall, the anthem is
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