Breath of Heaven by Chris Eaton & Amy Grant. Arranged by Lloyd Larson. For SATB choir. Contemporary, Advent, Christmas, Sacred. Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.C5437).
The essence of Christmas is dramatically captured in Lloyd Larson's setting of this enthralling Amy Grant song. This contemporary favorite, which imagines Mary's thoughts and prayers as she approaches the birth of the Christ child, has quickly become a seasonal classic. The rich harmonies and supportive accompaniment will make this an inspirational addition to Christmas choral concerts or worship services. A medium-voice vocal solo is available, and the Performance/Accompaniment CD (which is in the Key of C Minor) is compatible. The orchestration contains a Conductor's Score and parts for: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in B-flat, Horn in F, Trumpets 1 & 2 in B-flat, Trombones 1 & 2, Percussion, Timpani, Violins 1 & 2, Viola, Cello & Bass.