Christmas Sanctus by Lee Dengler. For SATB choir and piano. The Lee Dengler Choral Series. Christmas, Sacred. Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.C5782).
This Christmas text combines the tender beauty of the nativity story with the age old grandeur of the Sanctus. The music weds the simplicity of the stable in Bethlehem to a deeply worshipful exaltation of the promised Savior. It builds in intensity through the final refrain, with an optional soprano descant which enhances its brilliance and then ends with an intimate, quiet final statement reflecting the awe felt by all who experience Christ's presence on earth.