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Prepare the Way of the Lord

By William Rowan

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SAB choir
Composed by William Rowan. Sacred, Advent. Octavo. 8 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.C5696).

Item Number: HP.C5696

Scriptural Reference: Isaiah 40:3-5, Isaiah 52:10, Matthew 3:3.

For Advent, this classic anthem from William P. Rowan is a best-selling chestnut in the Hope catalog. The original setting for SATB or Two Part choirs is in the key of B-flat, while this new SAB voicing has been lowered a step, making it more accessible for the smaller church choir. The accompaniment works equally well for either piano or organ, and the addition of optional soloists makes this an inviting choice for Advent.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Anonymous
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • December 02, 2015 Upbeat, easy to learn

    This song has a classical flair to it. It is somewhat repetitive but not boring, making it easy to read and fun to sing. Words are pretty much straight from Scripture. Accompaniment is supportive and keeps it moving, but not too difficult.

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  • 5

    Carole
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • January 03, 2015 Right from Scripture

    A fantastic piece. It delivers the words from Isaiah 40:4,5 in a light, spirited, easy to learn anthem yet with a classical feel to it that makes it wonderful. Have used it for 2 years now aragation.nd we really enjoy swinging it and have had many compliments...

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  • 5

    Bobby Music Lover
    Location:
    Pennyslvania
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • August 30, 2012 Spirited Anthem!!

    This is a spirited well wrote Anthem,that all choirs should sing each Advent.The organ is perfect for performing this anthem,it's easily learnt.Should be combined with Handel's "And The Glory Of The Lord",and Handel's "He Shall Feed His Flock Like A Sheperd" for...

    a superb choral performance.

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    4 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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  • 3

    epintar
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • November 04, 2011 Easy but effective

    Came to choir and had six 12-13 year old boys join. (They heard my plea for needing more men!) Even with voice changes this piece was easy for them to learn in one practice and sounds lovely. The accompaniment really helps the men's parts so there can be...

    no 'lost' voices. Fun piece for all!

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    11 of 20 people found this review helpful.
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