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The Promise of Light

By Joel Raney

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SATB choir
Composed by Joel Raney. Lent/Easter, Cantata. Christmas Musicals. Devotion, Christmas, Sacred. Score. 91 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.8441).

Item Number: HP.8441

Devotion, Christmas, Sacred.

This 45-minute Christmas musical from Joel Raney is an inspiring celebration of God's gift of eternal light" Traditional Christmas carols are masterfully blended with original music to tell the timeless story of the birth of Christ -- the light of the world. An entirely unique feature to this musical is the optional 4-hand piano score, which adds tremendous energy and fullness to the sound. Beyond that, the sparkle of a simple handbell part, plus a variety of percussion instruments and a synth keyboard (to supply lush string sounds), gives this work a pulsating world-music flavor. There is scripture-based narration throughout and simple performance suggestions for using candles in a dramatic fashion to enhance the presentation. The instrumental parts contain a Conductor's Score and parts for Syth, Bass & Percussion 1 & 2.