The Moon and Stars Were Shining by Larry Shackley. For SATB choir, piano (with optional instrumental accompaniment). Sacred Anthem, Advent, Christmas. Octavo. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.10-4160L).
In this offering from Larry Shackley, the charming, idyllic melody recalls the angelic proclamation of Christ's birth to the shepherds. Arranged in a light folk style, the optional instrumental ensemble creates a gentle, warm mood that makes this piece a refreshing choice for Christmas worship.