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The Yearning The Yearning
Craig Courtney - Lorenz Corporation

"There is a yearning in hearts weighed down by ancient grief and centuries of sorrow.  There is a yearning for the Lord who visited His own, and by His death for sin atoned, to bring to us salvation.... view details
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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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Climb to the Top of the Highest Mountain Climb to the Top of the Highest Mountain
Carolyn Jennings - Neil A Kjos Music Co

With the text adapted from Isaiah 40, this is a popular choice for adult choirs with a soloist or combined adult and children's choirs.           ... view details
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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 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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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
arr. Alice Parker & Robert Shaw - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

One of the finest carol offerings of all time, this anthem is everything we expect from a Shaw/Parker arrangement. Perfect as a concert processional, sacred Advent selection, or holiday concert feature, this... view details
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Blessed Is the Lord Blessed Is the Lord (Benedictus)
Dan Forrest - Beckenhorst Press

Beginning with the angelic vision to Zacharias proclaiming the coming of the Christ child, this sweeping anthem builds in intensity as the message gains momentum and the time of the Incarnation approaches.... view details
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$2.10
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$17.50
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$80.00
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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Comfort, Comfort Ye My People Comfort, Comfort Ye My People
arr. Howard Helvey - Beckenhorst Press

Thoughtfully arranged for church and school settings, Comfort, Comfort Ye My People offers many teaching opportunities. This Howard Helvey arrangement provides a madrigal feel, mixed meter,

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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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Celtic Advent Carol Celtic Advent Carol
David Angerman & Michael Barrett - Shawnee Press

If you are looking for something fresh and unique to sing during the Advent season...don't miss this anthem!  Bursting with Celtic flair, the melody lines twist and turn and are as enjoyable for the... view details
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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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Gospel Magnificat Gospel Magnificat
Patti Drennan - Jubilate Music

Patti Drennan offers us this gospel style telling of Mary's story from the book of Luke.  A wonderful opportunity to feature a female soloist, backed by choir with a fun gospel style piano accompaniment.  This... view details
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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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Song of Mary Song of Mary
Rachmaninoff/arr. Faye Lopez & Patricia Mock - Lorenz Corporation

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

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$26.95
Advent Noel Advent Noel
Anna Laura Page and Jean Anne Shafferman - Lorenz Corporation

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,"

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Longing for Light We Wait in Darkness Longing for Light We Wait in Darkness
Bernadette Farrell/arr. Joel Raney - Hope Publishing Company

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

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Advent Alleluia Advent Alleluia
arr. Keith Christopher - Hal Leonard Corporation

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

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My Soul Cries Out My Soul Cries Out
Rory Cooney/arr. Mark Hayes - Hope Publishing Company

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

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Canticle of the Turning Canticle of the Turning (My Soul Cries Out with a Joyful Shout)
arr. Anne Krentz Organ - Augsburg Publishing

Flexibility is key to the arrangement of this sturdy Irish tune. A children's or youth choir could sing the first verse, with the adult choir joining on the refrain. The assembly may be invited to join on

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
arr. Trevor Manor - Hinshaw Music, Inc.

This arrangement is stunning! Scored for SATB chorus, optional children's choir and congregation, with piano or optional flute, organ and brass quintet, it transforms the simple chant-like carol into a

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We Wait We Wait
Ruth Elaine Schram - Lorenz Corporation

This unforgettable Advent anthem incorporates the traditional carol We Three Kings of Orient Are. Its lovely original text invokes fresh imagery, prompting us to consider that we all are waiting for... view details
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I Hear the Prophet Callin' I Hear the Prophet Callin'
Pepper Choplin - Lorenz Corporation

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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Prepare the Way of the Lord Prepare the Way of the Lord (Canticle for Advent)
Michael Larkin - MorningStar Music Publishers

A lyrical, flowing anthem appropriate for most any worship experience during Advent. Alternating between unison and divisi passages, this anthem is very accessible and will be easily learned by your choir.

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Is There Room in Your Heart for a King? Is There Room in Your Heart for a King?
Mark Hayes - Lorenz Corporation

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

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Advent Introits and Benedictions Advent Introits and Benedictions
Anna Laura Page - Jubilate Music

A short collection of four, thoughtful, but easy to prepare Advent service pieces. Two in the collection have accessible handbell parts. A wonderful addition to your services during a most sacred time of the... view details
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A Gaelic Rose A Gaelic Rose
Mark Hayes - Lorenz Corporation

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

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Sing All Ye Nations Sing All Ye Nations
Daniel Meyer - GIA Publications

A slow unison beginning texture divides quickly into a joyous bursts. The choral writing effectively expresses the elation found in this declaration of the power of God's word. 

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Christ Be Our Light Christ Be Our Light
Bernadette Farrell/arr. Joel Raney - Hope Publishing Company

Designed to support the lighting of the Advent candles, this resource includes a choral opening followed by a call and response litany with piano background, then a text to be read with the lighting of the... view details
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Come, Emmanuel! Come, Emmanuel!
Pepper Choplin - Lorenz Corporation

A mysterious opening with optional narration begins this Advent message.  A quiet yearning is followed by increasing excitement for the coming of the Christ child as voices and accompaniment reflect a mood of... view details
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Waiting for Bethlehem's Light Waiting for Bethlehem's Light
Dale Peterson - Lorenz Corporation

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

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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Old French Carol)
arr. Gustav Holst - Galaxy Music Corporation

A beautifully sensitive arrangement, this chestnut of the choral repertoire is welcome in any concert or December worship service. ... view details
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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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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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Christmas Is Coming Christmas Is Coming
arr. Joel Raney - Hope Publishing Company

Infectious and jazzy, with a dash of handbells (included) thrown in for good measure, this original piece will bring enjoyment to all who hear it! A verse of O Come, O Come, Emmanuel is blended in the... view details
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Instrumental Parts Rhythm
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Prepare the Way O Zion with Rejoice, Rejoice, O Christian Prepare the Way O Zion with Rejoice, Rejoice, O Christian
Kenneth Dake - MorningStar Music Publishers

An energetic instrumental opening with folk-like qualities introduces this setting of the traditional hymn. The choral parts are accessible and well-written. Two texts are provided, making this useable during... view details
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O Come, Redeemer of the Earth O Come, Redeemer of the Earth
Brian L. Hanson - Choristers Guild

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

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Lift Up Your Eyes Lift Up Your Eyes
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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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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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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Light a Candle for All to See Light a Candle for All to See
Lloyd Larson - Lorenz Corporation

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

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O Come to Us, Emmanuel O Come to Us, Emmanuel
Joseph M. Martin - Hope Publishing Company

A perfect opener for your Advent programming. A compelling original tune leads to a middle section featuring a quote from the familiar Advent hymn tune Veni Emmanuel. To further enhance your

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Angels Are Making Their Rounds Angels Are Making Their Rounds
Pepper Choplin - Lorenz Corporation

In this original anthem from Pepper Choplin, the angelic appearances and reassurances to Zechariah, Mary, and Joseph are musically chronicled in a warm and easy folk-style, that is both endearing and... view details
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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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With Open Hearts, We Are Waiting With Open Hearts, We Are Waiting
Pepper Choplin - Lorenz Corporation

"Emmanuel: our prayer is the same as the meaning of Your name. God be with us." With open hearts, we eagerly await our Emmanuel each Advent season. This original anthem is a lyrical and touching musical... view details
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My Soul Glorifies the Lord My Soul Glorifies the Lord
David Foley - Hope Publishing Company

This original composition from Dave Foley is a gentle, contemplative setting of Mary's Magnificat from Luke 1:46-56, useful during Advent, Christmas, or general worship. The option for a female soloist at the... view details
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The Angel Gabriel The Angel Gabriel
Sabine Baring-Gould & Joel Raney - Hope Publishing Company

Telling the story of the angel Gabriel's annunciation to Mary, this Advent setting from Joel Raney is filled with appeal and charm.  Along with the familiar carol, the addition of an uplifting new

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We Are Singing, for the Lord Is Our Light We Are Singing, for the Lord Is Our Light
arr. Hal Hopson - Hope Publishing Company

This is just plain fun to sing! Arranged from a traditional Zulu song, this has the feel and rhythm you would expect. Primarily in English (one phrase of Zulu is used) and taken from Psalm 27: 1-4, the... view details
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