Composer PAGE, ANNA & SHAFFERMAN, JEAN
Voicing/Instrument SATB SACRED CANTATA/SERVICE
Publisher LORENZ CORPORATION
The journey from Advent to Christmas is filled with vivid images of beloved traditions: the lighting of candles and Christmas trees as the light of Christ glows with increasing intensity; decorations of evergreens, symbols of the promise of rebirth; the emergence of stars atop the trees to guide the pilgrim journey; the presentation of gifts in celebration of God's great gift to us all. Throughout the centuries, believers have sung carols that celebrate these traditions, and A Garland of Carols
combines these elements. It includes five suites, one for each Sunday in Advent and a fifth for Christmas Eve. Each includes an opening carol for choir and a closing medley for choir and optional congregation, as well as narratives for candle-lighting and inspired stories and scriptures for that suite's theme. The flexible choral texture makes it ideal as a "one-rehearsal" program for larger choirs or as an easily rehearsed program for smaller ensembles.
Contains: Ste 1: The Promise of Hope · Ste 1: Carols of Hope · Ste 2: The Promise of Peace · Ste 2: Carols of Peace · Ste 3: The Promise of Joy · Ste 3: Carols of Joy · Ste 4: The Promise of Love · Ste 4: Carols of Love · Ste 5: The Promise of Christ · Ste 5: Carols of Christ.