Bethlehem Promise, Bethlehem Joy (from Season of Wonders) by Joseph M. Martin. For Choral (SATB). Harold Flammer Christmas. Octavo. 16 pages. Published by Shawnee Press (HL.35028409).
Uses: Advent, Christmas
Scripture: John 7:42; Micah 5:2; Luke 2:4-6
Twirling like a Hebrew dance and leaping from the pages of prophecy, this celebratory combination of folk song and carol is a jovial shout of praise for Advent. Unmistakable in its impact, the anthem sings itself while the rollicking accompaniment creates an engine of joy propelling this piece into the heart of the listener. Two well-known melodies join in a ballet of sound celebrating the anticipation of the coming Messiah. Available separately: SATB, StudioTrax CD, Orchestration CD-rom (Score & parts for Flute 1&2 (Flt 2 dbl Piccolo), Oboe, Clarinet 1&2, Bassoon, Horn 1&2, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2&3, Trombone 1&2, Bass Trombone/Tuba, Timp, Perc 1&2, Harp, Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Double Bass). Duration: ca. 3:56.