Advent

//Advent
  • Gloria

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    SATB a cappella introit By: Donna Butler Douglas Level: Easy Click to listen: MIDI Recording Preview Now Introduce your seasonal events with this brief, vibrant and welcoming opener.

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    Gloria! Gloria in excelsis Deo. Gloria! Gloria in excelsis Deo. Tidings we bring to welcome the King. Gloria! Gloria in excelsis Deo.
  • Cello solo with piano accompaniment Transcriptions for violin, viola and flute also available By: Gustav Holst / arr. Donna Butler Douglas Level: Easy
    Preview Now Few carols can express the quiet heart of Christmas more movingly than the Holst tune, CRANHAM. This arrangement was created to honor the composer’s daughter-in-law, Kelly Douglas for a special birthday. Originally written for cello, the work is also available for violin, viola and flute. Recording by Cindy Sheppard, cello and Donna Butler Douglas, piano.
  • Shawnee Press A7219

    SATB anthem By: Donna Butler Douglas Level: Moderate Click to listen: This sprite anthem adds joy and celebration to any holiday service.

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    Text by Paul Gerhardt; trans by Catherine Winkworth

    Gloria, Gloria in excelsis Deo, Gloria! Gloria, Gloria in excelsis Deo, Gloria! All my heart today rejoices As I hear far and near; Sweetest of angelic voices: “Christ is born.” The choirs are singing, “Hope is here.” Gloria, Gloria in excelsis Deo, Gloria! Gloria, Gloria in excelsis Deo, Gloria! Hark! A voice from yonder manger, Soft and sweet, the tiny King. Come, then, let us hasten yonder. Here let all, Great and small, Kneel in awe and wonder; Love Him who is love. Hail the star of glory! Brightest hope is come!
  • Magnificat

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    SATB anthem with soprano solo. Keyboard and/or organ accompaniment. By: Donna Butler Douglas | Orchestration by Donna Butler Douglas, Edited by C.L. Bass Level: Difficult Click to listen: Full Score - Preview Now Choral - Preview Now Parts - Preview Now This five-minute re-telling of the traditional Song of Mary found in Luke 2 is the hallmark for special church Advent or Christmas services or events. Beginning with a sweet, simple melody, the work escalates into dramatic grandeur before culminating in the quiet opening musical sequence.

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    My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God, my Savior. For He hath regarded the lowliness of His handmaiden. For behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me Blessed. For He that is mighty hath magnified me. And Holy is His name. And His mercy is on them that fear Him from generation to generation. He hath shown strength with His arm. He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seat, And hath exalted the humble and meek. He hath filled the hungry with good things, And the rich he hath sent empty away. He remembering His mercy hath helped His servant, Israel, As He promised to our foreparents, Abraham, and his seed forever. Amen.
  • Harold Flammer Music – Shawnee Press A7487

    SATB anthem with tambourine By: A.L. Butler; Arranged by Donna Butler Douglas Level: Moderate Click to listen: Commissioned for the Bethlehem 2000 celebration in Bethlehem Square by Palestinian Christians, this anthem evokes Middle Eastern harmonies with tambourine.

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    Text by A.L. Butler

    O Bethlehem! City of David, Chosen from all of the cities on earth. In God’s great plan, a rude, lowly stable sheltered the blest, holy birth. On that night two thousand years ago, shepherds heard the angels say, “Glory to God in the highest! Peace and good will to all men! Jesus, the promised Messiah, is born today.” That manger scene still lives through the ages, Shepherds adoring the Babe in the hay. The promise foretold in prophecy pages now is fulfilled to this day. Bethlehem! Ephratah, Small among the class of Judah! Out of you there shall come the long awaited ruler. The Messiah coming to save, Free the world so long enslaved. O Holy One, Emmanuel the promised king of kings. And He will be their peace. O Bethlehem light shine to the nations Tell all the world the Messiah lives. O tell of His might, His perfect salvation. Life everlasting He gives. O Bethlehem light, shine to the nations, O shine as the starts in the night, Bethlehem light!
  • Choristers Guild CGA1130

    Unison anthem with optional flute and congregation By: Donna Butler Douglas Level: Easy Click to listen: This lovely anthem offers a variety of presentation options throughout the Advent season for both children's choirs and congregations. In addition to serving as a stand-alone anthem that's sung only once during Advent, the piece can also be used during all four Sundays of Advent when the Advent candles are lit.

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    Text by Kathy Burdette

    One simple candle, now we prepare, hearts full of wonder, spirits aware. 1. This is the season the story begins, open our lives to let promise in. Four candles weave a circle, A wondrous, blazing sight! Come to us dear Savior, Enfold us in your light. The pure Christ candle, so bright. Ah, holy light. 2. This is the advent of love born anew, help us to see new visions of you. 3. Soft golden light and shimmering glow, quietly waiting, eager to know. 4. One simple candle, Advent arrives. Lit by the fire we transform our lives.
  • Heritage Music Press 15/3454H

    Two-part anthem By: Donna Butler Douglas Level: Very Easy Click to listen: "Stars are sparkling on this frozen night … wonder fills the silence, and peace returns again." A tuneful triple meter melody, shared between both parts with uncomplicated linear harmony, and picturesque lyrics present a beautiful winter snapshot in time. Equally effective with young voices or a women's ensemble. Written in memory of Rob Eisele.

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    Text by Kathy Burdette

    Snow and stars are sparkling on this frozen night. Sounds are softly muffled in this world of white. Bustle slows to stillness; darkness closes in. Wonder fills the silence and peace returns again. All the possibilities lie under snow. Now we wait and deeply dream that they will grow. Long and silent evenings comfort and sustain. Nurtured by the quiet we find ourselves again. Winter brings peace and offers a new start. The wonder of the winter is an opening of the heart. Snow and stars are sparkling on this frozen night. Sounds are softly muffled in this world of white. Bustle slows to stillness; darkness closes in. Wonder fills the silence and peace returns again. And peace returns again.
  • Sing Noel

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    Two-part introit with piano accompaniment By: Donna Butler Douglas Level: Easy Click to listen: MIDI Recording Preview Now This sprite and delightful introit is a fresh opening to Advent and Christmas services.

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    Sing noel, noel, sing noel. Christ is born, carols sing, "Gloria! To the King!" Sing noel, noel. Sing noel!