Advent Celebration by Mark Patterson. For unison/2-part choir and piano (with optional small percussion). Sacred Anthem, Advent. Octavo. Published by Chorister's Guild (LO.CGA1159).
Bright and full of expectation, this energetic anthem with optional percussion sets a joyous, hopeful tone for the Advent season. Sung in unison, this selection works well for older children's choirs or choirs combining younger and older children together. Budding two-part choirs will also enjoy the final section of the piece with its optional two-part singing. Easy syncopation and a speedy tempo provide excellent opportunities to practice singing with rhythmic accuracy, crisp articulation, and sustained legato lines. Optional Instrumentation: Finger Cymbals, Claves, and Shaker.