Rejoice! Rejoice! The Christmas season is approaching, and these wonderful settings are a perfect addition to your plans. Take a look at the variety below and browse hundreds of other options with the CPH Music Subscription.
A Baby in the Cradle | SA or TB, Piano, C Instrument
Opening with a beautiful duet between the C instrument and piano, this calming and reflective setting is perfect for candlelight Christmas services. David von Kampen’s setting would be perfect for the offertory as a time for church members to reflect and smile about Christ’s birth. The easy piano line and moving melody makes this a perfect addition to any group.
Still, Still, Still | SATB, Two Soprano Instruments, Keyboard
This traditional German carol is complemented nicely by a fresh setting from Kenneth T. Kosche. Written for SATB and instruments, this contemplative piece will be well loved by all who gather together for worship. The peaceful and calm tone of the piece will bring believers’ hearts right to the edge of Christ’s manger.
On Christmas Night All Christians Sing | Organ
A fun, toe-tapping rendition of SUSSEX CAROL will make a wonderful addition to your Christmas season lineup. This setting by Jeffrey Blersch is fun for listeners and musicians, taking them along the moving top notes that complement the melody in the lower notes. Based on Lutheran Service Book 377, it’s a setting you’re sure to find many uses for.
O Little Town of Bethlehem | Organ
Charles Callahan takes a different approach to “O Little Town of Bethlehem” (ST. LOUIS) with this improvisation. While your worshipers may know this well-loved hymn by heart, they’ll enjoy something new to engage with as they wait for the service to begin or to start singing LSB 361.
Joy to the World | 3–5 Octave Handbells
“Joy to the world, the Lord is come!” Rejoice together with this handbell setting of ANTIOCH, arranged by Hart Morris. Let your members hum the familiar words to this tune as the handbells ring throughout your sanctuary. This setting is a must-have for your Christmas worship services.
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