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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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