A Christmas Musical. Arranged by Lari Goss. Musical. Christmas. Choral Book. Published by Word Music (WD.080689419171).
Item Number: WD.080689419171
Narrations by Claire Cloninger.
* New Southern Gospel from the musical creative team of Lari Goss and Claire Cloninger
* Features songs from Bill and Gloria Gaither, Joel Lindsey, Rodney Griffin and Claire Cloninger
* Practical SATB arrangements with narrations between songs offer flexible performance options
* Includes opportunities for quartets, trios, duets and a single narrator
In a world whose headlines scream of despair, where is the hope and healing? Even at Christmas, many people struggle to find a glimmer of light. In a world haunted by worry, stress and loneliness, where is the word to lift the weary heart? "The angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will be for all the people'." (Luke 2:10) There IS good news of a great joy! In the new Southern Gospel Christmas musical Unspeakable Joy, this bounteous and overflowing joy is captured by the talented team of Lari Goss and Claire Cloninger. A dynamic blend of choruses, dramatic songs, tender ballads, and beautiful narration recounts the stable and the star, the angels and the shepherds, and the baby on a bed of straw. This simple Christmas story is delivered once again with the power to amaze us with its mercy and fill us with a joy beyond words.
Beginning with the energetic "Overture," Unspeakable Joy incorporates the works of many gifted songwriters such as Bill and Gloria Gaither and others. Its diversity includes upbeat songs such as "Come and See What's Happenin'," highly dramatic moments which erupt during songs like "The Greatest Story Ever Told," and tender manger scenes accompanied by ballads like "When Heaven Kissed Earth," "Jesus, Child of Heaven (Mary's Lullaby)," and "Come Make a Place in Me." But it is the theme of Unspeakable Joy that is so powerfully revealed that will make this musical a treasured Christmas favorite. Unspeakable Joy is the joy of knowing the One who was born at Christmas--and the joy of each believer discovering the love of Jesus Christ for themselves.