Advent Preludes

3 short anthems for SATB Choir

Based on traditional hymns and chants, these three brief anthems present the seasonal texts in a new and compelling way. “Savior of the nations, come!” and “Creator of the stars of night” are easy and very accessible. “Come thou redeemer of the world,” while more advanced, with close harmonies and disparate key changes, repays the efforts in rehearsal with a rich and satisfying musical experience.

SKU: SDE-006 Categories: , Instrumentation:
Language:English
Sacred or Secular:Sacred
Season or Event:Advent, Communion, Mass, Vespers
Descriptive Tags:Adoration, Christian, Heaven, Jesus, Liturgical text, Praise, Scriptural text, Worship
Difficulty:Intermediate, Advanced Student, Advanced
Voicing:SATB
Instrumentation:A Cappella

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    for double SATB chorus (SATB + SATB)
    SWM-002a
    SATB+SATB
    1' 45"
    English
    This a cappella setting of Emily Dickinson’s poem is an excerpt from Michael Kaulkin’s larger work Cycle of Friends for soprano solo, chorus and chamber orchestra. It is for mixed chorus divided into two ideally antiphonal SATB groups. Program Note Completed and premiered in 1996, Cycle of Friends for soprano solo, chorus and orchestra is […]
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    for SSATBB mixed choir, unaccompanied
    RBT-005
    SATB
    SSATBB
    4'30"
    English
    This work was commissioned by the Jane Froman Singers of Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri, under the direction of Nollie Moore.
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    for SATB choir and piano
    GTT-027
    6'45"
    These simple folksong arrangements were made for two community choirs based in Selly Oak, Birmingham, but they would be equally suitable for school choirs or other groups. Included are well known songs from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, which are woven into a continuous piece lasting about six and a half minutes. The medley starts […]
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    for SATB chorus and piano
    SRD-002
    SATB
    3'
    Hebrew
    This upbeat mixed-meter setting of Psalm 100 in Hebrew was inspired by Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. The difficulty level is moderate, suitable for high school, college, and community choirs. It was premiered by Triad: Boston’s Choral Collective. The English translation is as follows: 1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. 2 Worship the […]
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    for SA choir and piano
    CME-010
    SA
    SS
    2'
    English
    A sweet and evocative, lyrical piece for treble voices and piano, this delicate song is a setting of a list of paint colors by Martha Stewart. The piece is also available in versions for solo voice and piano (baritone or soprano). It can be performed with or without a video/slide presentation of the paint colors.
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    Mixed voices a cappella
    CHR-1503
    SATB
    1' 41"
    Latin
    This lovely setting of St Thomas Aquinas’s famous Corpus Christi text will be useful all year round for church choirs which like to perform unaccompanied motets during the administration of Holy Communion. With its independently moving parts, gentle chromaticism and slow, lilting 5/4 metre, it is a calming evocation of the mystery of the sacrament. […]
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    for mixed choir a cappella
    AMH-001
    SATB
    5'20"
    Latin
    The text comprises a solitary verse, St. John 3:8, taken from Nicodemus’ well-known nocturnal conversation with Jesus. The anthem is intended for use in a generous acoustic, such as a Cathedral, where during the many bar rests, the fragmented and overlapping phrases can be given opportunity to resound and reflect until the reverberation dissipates. The […]
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    for mixed chorus a cappella
    SWM-013
    SATB
    2'24"
    Yiddish
    Tumbalalayka is one of the most performed and beloved Yiddish folksongs. This choral setting employs the use of instrument-like sounds imitating the strumming of the balalayka, a Russian folk instrument similar to a guitar, and contrasts the upbeat “Tumbalalayka” refrain with dark harmonic colors and occasional smooth polyphonic textures. This Tumbalalayka arrangement has been performed in the […]
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    for TTB choir a cappella
    RCL-013
    TTB
    2'40"
    English
    “Voices Taking Flight” is an uptempo and energetic piece written for youthful male voices. It is rhythmic, dynamic, and contains accessible harmonies throughout. It’s a lively concert opener, appropriate for civic & community events and ideal for adding movement & choreography. The lyrics are empowering and inspiring. The ranges of each part are limited, making […]
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    for lower voices a cappella
    JBN-004
    TBB
    TTBB
    3'
    English
    TTB American folksong arrangement
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