DetailsThis new sequence of words and music provides the framework for a devotional service and a wide range of choral resources for use during Advent. Structured around the great Advent Atiphons, known as the Great Os, this service of darkness to light provides readings and music to complement the Antiphons, and help us reflect on the theme of the Christ who comes to judge and save his people. The choral music offers flexibility in a wide range of styles and levels of difficulty for choirs of all standards. Congregational items include established Advent hymns and contemporary worship songs. The Advent Sequence includes music by: John Barnard Jon Banks George Guest Simon Lole Peter Moger David Ogden Richard Shephard The Advent Sequence provides a valuable addition to the music and liturgy of Advent for churches of all sizes.
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- The Advent Sequence belongs on every church musician’s desk
The evocative ‘Great O’ antiphons, beginning ‘O Sapientia’ (‘O Wisdom’) and concluding ‘O Emmanuel’, call on God under a number of scriptural titles to come as teacher and deliverer, and form the basis of this collection of Advent resources. On one level here is an Advent carol service with the traditional movement from west to east and from darkness to light. But it is also an anthology of ten Advent anthems (Jon Banks, Barnard, Guest, Lole, Mendelssohn, Moger, Ogden, Rizza, Shephard and Stanford), and a compendium of other Advent-related material, with the seven Advent antiphons in English and in Latin set to chant, scripture readings, a choral blessing of light, hymns, songs, prayers and canticles. It belongs on every church musician’s desk alongside Carols for Choirs 2 and Advent for Choirs when planning Advent services, and is particularly useful for its downloadable performing notes, instrumental parts, and a template for a congregational booklet.
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