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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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
Switching from major to minor keys, Steven Aldredge paints a picture of our longing for God and our hope in God's coming. His use of dynamics and his celebratory "hallelujahs" bring great pacing and
Choirs large and small will find this flexible anthem to be a tender addition to their Advent repertoire. The readily learned piece is accompanied by piano and includes a lovely cello obbligato. It can be
A children's choir, or an optional soloist, and an adult choir join forces in this original antiphonal anthem calling for all to rejoice in Emmanuel's coming. The call-and-response technique is used to
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.
This concise Advent anthem is easily learned and fitting for any Sunday leading up to Christmas and can easily serve as an introit. With plenty of unison lines and memorable part singing, the story is told:
This 20th-century hymn is useful for so many occasions during the church year including Epiphany, Transfiguration, Discipleship, and Advent. It is rich with scriptural references and set for SATB voices,
Now available for men's or mixed voices a cappella, this chant-like setting presents the ancient Advent carol with simplicity and authenticity. In Latin throughout, it will transport your audience or
This Advent song incorporates five of the seven O Antiphons, prayers that have been prayed for over a thousand years as part of the Vespers service during the fourth week of Advent. These are
This festive gathering hymn will enliven your congregation during the Advent season. It includes optional flute and tambourine parts. Bring a sense of joy to your Christmas anticipation.
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 stunning anthem for Advent will be both new and old. With text by Randy Vader, set to Coventry Carol, you will find a stirring arrangement, full of longing and anticipation. With
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
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.
Here are two anthems in one! Pepper Choplin has written a text for Christ the King or general services, and alternate words for Advent. The bright, Baroque sound creates an air of excitement that will fill
Incorporating strains of Of the Father's Love Begotten, this song is a heartfelt plea for grace and peace. A beautiful melody and piano accompaniment support the singer's prayer for God's love to
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,
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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