Following Yonder Star (Songs of the Magi for Piano). By Larry Shackley. For piano. Sunday Suites Series. Sacred, Christmas. Moderately difficult. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.70-1800L).
Following Yonder Star is a scintillating piano suite by Larry Shackley based on the story of the wise men and the Star of Bethlehem. Suitable for the Christmas season through Epiphany, the suite begins with a festive prelude on As With Gladness Men of Old and concludes with a joyous postlude on The First Nowell. In between are two meditative pieces, which could function as offertories or even as background music for a Christmas pageant. Like all of our Sunday Suites, this engaging collection provides thematically-related music for a complete Sunday service.