The quietly joyful strains of Gloria in excelsis Deo
open this grace-filled Advent anthem. Jean Anne Shafferman has adapted Phillips Brooks's text O Little Town of Bethlehem
, and Lloyd Larson has brilliantly paired it with the melody from Amazing Grace
. Contrasting the more lyrical opening and closing verses is the hymn-like Forest Green
. Also great for Christmas Eve, it's certain to become a perennial seasonal favorite!
Piano Accompaniment CD.