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Adult Advent Anthems for the Church Choir (33)
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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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An Advent Song An Advent Song
Rebecca Fair/arr. 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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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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Long Awaited One Long Awaited One
Nicole Elsey/arr. Douglas Nolan - Shawnee Press

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

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An Invitation for Advent An Invitation for Advent
Ruth Elaine Schram & Douglas Nolan - Shawnee Press

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

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In This Hour In This Hour
Heather Sorenson - Shawnee Press

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

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Redemption Is Drawing Nigh Redemption Is Drawing Nigh
John Purifoy - Shawnee Press

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

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Come, Abide with Us Come, Abide with Us
Franz Liszt/arr. Faye Lopez & Patricia Mock - Shawnee Press

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

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A Star, A Song, A Sign A Star, A Song, A Sign
Brad Nix - Shawnee Press

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

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Oh Children, Come Oh Children, Come
Keith & Kristyn Getty/arr. Joseph M. Martin - Shawnee Press

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

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O Loving Father of the Stars O Loving Father of the Stars
Joseph M. Martin - Shawnee Press

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

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An Advent Yearning An Advent Yearning
Michael Barrett - Shawnee Press

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

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The Night That Changed the World The Night That Changed the World
Michael Hurley - Shawnee Press

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

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Advent Processional Advent Processional
Daniel Greig - Shawnee Press

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

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A Time for Advent A Time for Advent
Stewart Harris - Shawnee Press

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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Prepare Ye the Way Prepare Ye the Way
Michael Barrett - Shawnee Press

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

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Lo! In the Cold of Winter Deep Lo! In the Cold of Winter Deep
J.A. Lloyd/arr. Gordon Thornett - Shawnee Press

A stunning arrangement for piano and voices, and a beautiful traditional Advent offering, with text based on Isaiah 11. "Lo the righteous branch of David blossoms with holy fragrant flowers. Fairest of

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Come Light of Christmas Come Light of Christmas
Cindy Ovokaitys / David S. Gaines - Shawnee Press

This beautiful alternative to a simple carol has a lovely text paired with a gorgeous piano accompaniment and tender cello obligato. With a mention of Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus, you will

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Come To Us Come To Us
Heather Sorenson - Shawnee Press

With opportunities for a child or soprano soloist, this majestic Heather Sorenson original is a dramatic anthem for Advent, and includes a verse of the familiar carol Away in a Manger. Intricate

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Behold a Day Is Coming Behold a Day Is Coming
Patti Drennan - Shawnee Press

The Advent text pairs with a majestic piano accompaniment to offer a wonderful alternative to traditional carols. If you are searching for something unique, this is a great choice. An exciting proclamation

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Advent Trilogy Advent Trilogy
Faye Lopez - Shawnee Press

Three traditional carols are creatively crafted together in this lilting anthem from Faye Lopez: Haydn's Austrailian Hymn, Angels from the Realms of Glory, and Joy to the World. 

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Glory Will Arise! Glory Will Arise! (Zebulun, Arise!)
David Lantz - Shawnee Press

Misty harmonic cascades in the piano create an expressive web of sound on which a simple yet elegant melody rests.  The artful text takes a passage from the prophetical words of Isaiah and uncovers for the... view details
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