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Advent

Piano Meditations on the Coming of the Messiah

By Mark Hayes

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Piano - Moderately advanced
Piano Meditations on the Coming of the Messiah. Composed by Mark Hayes. Sacred, Advent. Lorenz Publishing Company #70/1737L. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.70-1737L).

Item Number: LO.70-1737L

Level 2 - Christmastime is often a blur of activity that includes a few moments to reflect on the coming of Christ. In this beautiful collection, Mark Hayes provides us with eight meditative arrangements designed to help us slow down and experience the thrill of anticipation that lies at the heart of Advent. Suitable for preludes, offertories, or even to underscore a candle-lighting ceremony, these hymns and carols will set the mood for prayer and contemplation. A companion listening CD contains the recordings of Mark's original studio improvisations that were the basis for these printed arrangements.

  • Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus 
  • The Wexford Carol 
  • Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence 
  • Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming 
  • In the bleak midwinter 
  • Of the Father’s Love Begotten 
  • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel 
  • Watchman, Tell Us Of The Night 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Church Lady
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • January 22, 2016 Advent

    I treasure this piano book. Every single song is beautiful. What a value! I am a church pianist and organist, and this is just perfect for the Advent season. I am so thankful to Mark Hayes and his gorgeous arrangements. Practicing his music is a time I greatly look forward...

    to, and I feel thankful to God that I am able to play these songs and share them with others. There have been many nice comments from our congregation.

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  • 5

    PianoKeyboardOrg
    Location:
    Hebron, CT
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • March 09, 2015 Advent

    I love this collection. I ordered it a bit too late to use it for 2014's Advent season, but several of the pieces 'cover' non-Advent hymn tunes (e.g., Hyfrydol) and I have used them in several times in early 2015. Without realizing it while I was planning...

    , last Sunday became a 'Mark Hayes Sunday' because the piano prelude, piano offertory and the anthem (God Our Creator, Sustainer) were all by Mr Hayes. I guess I'm a fan. ;)

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  • 5

    Anonymous
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • December 02, 2014 Advent - Mark Hayes

    This is a stunningly beautiful collection of music for Advent. I played "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" for the Prelude in a large traditional church last Sunday and the congregation was silent, giving full attention - and I'm sure with the words going through their minds - just as you...

    wish to begin the Advent season of wonder. Each selection in this book has a wonderful impact - thank you, Mark Hayes!

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  • 4

    Lor Wms
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • December 30, 2013 Interesting

    Perhaps these pieces would be more appropriate in a more liturgical, traditional type of church than the one where I play. I was really excited to find a book of Advent pieces all in one book. But somehow, these pieces don't quite live up to the other Mark Hayes...

    pieces and collections I have. Compared to his usual, these pieces seem a little bland and not easily worked to performance point in a week or less.

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  • 5

    Anonymous
    Location:
    California
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • May 02, 2013 Advent

    I'm a church pianist & I'm always keeping a lookout for creatively arranged church appropriate material. This fits the bill! Love: "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" - soft & quite. A great solo! Highly recommend the book! Thank you Mark Hayes!

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