Advent & Christmas for SATB Voice, Vol. 3
Audible Light H520
Bethlehem Wind H544
Listen to the Angels H567
Zither Carol H575
Today Christ is Born H576
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence H577
Audible Light is a joyous song featuring synesthesia, “Radiate singing! Reverberate light! Brightness and music together this night.
Bethlehem Wind tells the struggle and hope of “We travel once again the road to Bethlehem.”
“The wind blows still; We onward drift,
But now goodwill and peace uplift,
And Hope is seen afar,
Now shining like a star.”
Listen to the Angels Sing!
Listen to the Angels Sing! is an SATB arrangement inspired by a spiritual. At dramatic moments, the voicing becomes SSAATTB. Imitation between the voices and close harmonies coupled with a large range of dynamics provides an exciting addition to the Christmas choral repertoire.
Listen, O hear the angels sing.
Sing, O sing, O sing.
Do you my sister hear them sing?
Do you my brother hear them sing?
Zither Carol (SSA, Triangle, and Piano)
Zither Carol for Soprano, SSA, Triangle and Piano is a setting of the charming Czech Carol, “Hallelujah the church bells ring, Hallelujah the angels sing, Hallelujah from everything. God-head made man.”
Today Christ is Born (SA)
Today Christ is Born is a two-part setting of the words from the Gregorian chant that is sung at Christmas (Hodie Christus natus est). It has been a popular text with composers for centuries. This gently rocking setting welcomes the Christ child. Words and phrases are tenderly tossed between sopranos and altos with imitation in an ABA form.
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence is from the French tune, Picardy, and the scripture Habakkuk 2:20. The words and music are suitable for use during the Lord’s Supper services at Christmas time but may be used at any time during the Christmas season, or at the Lord’s Supper at other times of the church year. Scholars suggest that the text may date back to the fifth century.