Choral (SATB Choir)
A Winter Service of Hope and Healing. Composed by Joseph M. Martin. Shawnee Sacred. Cantata, Advent, Christmas, Sacred, Winter. Softcover. 56 pages. Published by Shawnee Press (HL.35031582).
Item Number: HL.35031582
ISBN 1495091813. 6.75x10.5 inches.
The Longest Night is a unique winter service of devotion that has a very special ministry focus. This introspective smaller work is intended to be a worship experience that encourages those going through times of sorrow and grief during the holidays. Inspired by the solstice, winter's longest night, this service of music, scripture and prayer brings light into the darkness and offers hope to those in deepest need. A small consort orchestration adds a fragile intimacy and brings a healing ambience to this singular service of song.
Songs include: Prelude (In the Bleak Midwinter); Be Still and Know; The Winter Weeps in Snowfall; He Shall Feed His Flock; The Healing Place; I Thank My God for You; In the Bleak Midwinter. Score and Parts (fl, ob/eng hn, fr hn, vibes, pno, vn, vc) available as a Printed Edition and as a digital download.