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The Yearning

By Craig Courtney

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SATB choir, piano
Composed by Craig Courtney. Sacred Anthem, Advent, Christ the King. Octavo. Lorenz Publishing Company #10/4171L. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.10-4171L).

Item Number: LO.10-4171L

A stunning work of extraordinary power, this inspired anthem begins with a haunting melody that underscores the yearning of "hearts weighed down by ancient grief and centuries of sorrow." The melody and lyrics gradually build to a dramatic climax of fulfillment that is found only in Emmanuel as His faithful people await "the day of His appearing.".

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  • 5

    Anonymous
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • August 02, 2016 Powerful

    This arrangement beautifully marries the text with a rich melody. The singer and listener understand the yearning for God that moves us to seek Him more deeply. I liked it when I first heard it and love it now.

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  • 5

    Jon H.
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • September 02, 2015 Excellent

    The cry of every human heart captured in the best anthem I've done in 10 years of highschool conducting.

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  • 4

    Carole
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • January 03, 2015 The Yearnig

    With an almost haunting melody, this lovely piece has very meaningful words and is very different from the norm. It was not difficult to learn but took a little time to get the tone and overall quality to develop and mellow into what we wanted to achieve.

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  • 5

    Anonymous
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • August 19, 2013 This is a Gem!

    My church choir loved this piece, and it moved some in the congregation to tears! The text is profound and moving, and the music complements it exquisitely. Wow--gems like this are rare.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    choirgal
    Location:
    Paxtonville, PA
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • January 21, 2013 The Yearning

    I don't know when an anthem has touched me as deeply as this anthem has. The words and musical arrangment truly speak to the deep longing that is in everyones heart for an answer to the emptiness in the human soul. Excellent piece for advent, we used it Dec...

    of 2011. Let your choir listen to it from this site on your computer and they will be eager to learn it with all it's nuances.

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