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Darkness to Light Music Suggestions

Here are the suggested anthems and they range from easier to more difficult. We have included anthems for 2 part choirs, SAB Choirs, and SATB+ choirs. Of course, there are many, many more choices on the website - or use you own Advent favorites. Using different choirs (chamber, children's, youth, etc.) for the carols will be very effective as well.

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ORGAN VOLUNTARY

Meditation on Veni Emmanuel - Stuart Forster *

MATIN RESPONSORY

Matin Responsory - Richard Shephard *
I Look From Afar — Giovanni da Palestrina, arr. Richard Shephard (2 Part or SAB)

HYMN AT THE PROCESSION

Come, thou Redeemer of the Earth - arr. Stuart Forster *

INVITATORY CAROL (optional)

Zion Hears the Watchman Singing — Johann Walter (2 Part)
The King Shall Come - Thomas Keesecker (SAB)
Teach Me, My God and King - Arlen Clarke (SATB)

AFTER LESSON 1

Now Come, Redeemer of us all — Praetorious, arr. Thomas Gibbs (2 Part)
Lo, the Beginning — Mark Schweizer (SATB and soloist)
This is the truth sent from above — James Kirkby (SATB)
In the beginning (Carson Cooman (SATB)

AFTER LESSON 2

What Sweeter Music — Vaughan Williams, arr. Schweizer (2 Part)
Spirit Truth, Pure Light of Love — Robert Powell (SAB)
O Word that goest forth on high – Robert Lehman (SATB)
I Will Sing With the Spirit — David Goodenough (SATB)

AFTER LESSON 3

On Jordan's Bank, the Baptist's Cry - Simon Andrews (2 Part)
This is the Record of John — Orlando Gibbons (SAB or SATB)
Saint John Baptist — Robert Lehman (SATB)

AFTER LESSON 4

Out of the Wintry Gloom - Richard Shephard (2 Part)
Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus — Moonyeen Albrecht (SAB or SATB)
The Apple Tree — Mark Schweizer (SATB)

AFTER LESSON 5

The White Dove - Johannes Brahms ((2 Part, SAB or SATB)
The Linden Tree - Crawford Thoburn (SAB)
The Angel Gabriel — Richard Shephard (SATB)

AFTER LESSON 6

Nunc dimittis - Richard Shephard (Unison w/SATB Gloria Patri)
The Purification — Rachel Aarons (SAB)
Blow ye the trumpet, blow — Thomas Clark (SATB)
When to the Temple Mary Went — Johan Eccard (SSATBB)

AFTER LESSON 7

The Father’s Love — William Roger Price (2 Part)
Hark, A Thrilling Voice — Ian Higginson (2 Part, SAB, or SATB)
The Desert Shall Rejoice — Malcolm Archer (SATB)

ANTHEM (Optional)

Never Weather-beaten Sail — Charles Wood (2 Part, SATB)
Be Ye Also Ready — Daniel Gawthrop (SAB)
Arise, the Kingdom is at Hand — Philip M. Young (SATB)
In the Stillness — Arlen Clarke (SATB)

VESPER RESPONSORY

Vesper Responsory - Richard Shephard *

HYMN

Lo! he comes with clouds decending - arr. Stuart Forster *

ORGAN VOLUNTARY

Toccata on "Helmsley" - Stuart Forster *

*Music specially commissioned for this service


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P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
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