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Prepare The Way Of The Lord

By William Rowan

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SATB choir (SATB choir)
Composed by William Rowan. Advent, Sacred. Octavo. Hope Publishing Company #A 596. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.A596).

Item Number: HP.A596

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

  • 5

    Anonymous
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2017-11-02 11:40:55.0 Prepare the way of the Lord A 596

    So well written for a church choir to learn quickly and sound like they're singing a difficult Handel piece. Lots of unison to a Baroque motor rhythm that is fun for the accompanist to play. Divide the final arpeggio between left and right hands and it's a breeze...

    to play it with the last three notes in the left hand. This made me, the director/accompanist happy, and the choir feel great about their singing. Add to that the usability for the liturgy on 2-3 Sundays of Advent and for Lessons & Carols. It's a winner. Great investment for the choral library.

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  • 5

    TheHoustonMusicMan
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • 2013-09-09 00:00:00.0 Great Advent anthem!

    Written in the oratorio style, this delightful piece was easy to learn and gave me an opportunity to feature a couple of our beautiful soloists at the same time. This filled our need to match the text of the readings without having to perform Handel's Messiah. ;-) Should most definitely...

    be sung with an organ.

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