2-part chorus (flexible) with piano and violin duet
Philip Paul Bliss’s gorgeous hymn Brightly Beams our Father’s Mercy describes the Christian obligation to reflect the Savior’s light and help others find Him. This new arrangement is simple enough to be sung by youth choirs, but it is beautiful and interesting enough for experienced choirs to use in Sunday meetings or special conferences. This arrangement was written for an upcoming conference of the Greeley, Colorado Stake.
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Now available in an SAB edition, this 2010 cantata includes four brand-new choral pieces, two choral arrangements of familiar Christmas hymns, and narrated piano solos that shine new light on some old tunes.
O Night is a song about the birth of Christ. This SATB piece begins with a medium-voice solo, then breaks into a quasi-canon in the choral voices. The song finishes as it begins, with a solo voice imploring the audience to receive Christ the Lord. The minimalistic accompaniment provides a starry backdrop for a song that expresses joy at the coming of the Savior. It was written as a part of the 2010 Christmas cantata Come and Behold Him. This standalone version contains different measure numbering from the original cantata score.
Listen to this beautiful version from the NCCS Concert Choir:
Borrowing an old text from Benjamin Keach, Awake, My Soul, Awake, My Tongue is a beautiful Christmas hymn in a minor key. The unusual harmonies, though initially difficult, are both powerful and memorable. The song was conceived previously and then arranged as a part of the 2010 Christmas cantata Come and Behold Him. This standalone version contains different measure numbering from the original cantata score.