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Longing for the Light

A Service for Advent

By John Purifoy

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Choral (Chamber Orchestra Accomp.)
A Service for Advent. Composed by John Purifoy. Brookfield Christmas Choral. Advent, Cantata, Christmas, Sacred. Full Score and Parts. Published by Brookfield Press (HL.144040).

Item Number: HL.144040

ISBN 9781495016745. 8.5x11 inches. Pamela Stewart/John Purifoy.

This moving cantata is a worship service of contemplation and reflection. Based on the classic Evensong service, the work is appropriate for choirs looking for a something that is both traditional and yet very innovative. A profound blending of message and music, the writers have provided a moving invitation to quietly consider the advent moment from an ancient yet relevant perspective, while the narration for multiple readers and congregation poignantly weaves everything together. Though brief, this powerful work will be an inspiring moment as your church prepares for the Christmas event. Truly inspired!

Songs include: 'Tis the Winter of Our Longing; O Come, Thou Wisdom; O Come, Thou Branch of Jesse's Tree; O Come, Thou Key of David; O Savior, Open Heaven Wide; Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus; Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying; O Come, O Come, Emmanuel. Score and Parts (fl, ob, eng hn, vn 1-2, va, vc, db) available as a Printed Edition and as a digital download.

  • O Come, O Come Emmanuel 
  • Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus 
  • 'Tis The Winter Of Our Longing 
  • O Come, Thou Branch Of Jesse's Tree 
  • O Come, Thou Key Of David 
  • O Come, Thou Wisdom 
  • O Savior, Open Heaven Wide 
  • Wake, Awake, For Night Is Flying 

15 - Cello 1 page

15 - Double Bass 1 page

13 - English Horn 1 page

13 - Flute 1 page

88 - Full Score 1 page

22 - Keyboard String Reduction 1 page

15 - Oboe 1 page

15 - Viola 1 page

15 - Violin 1 1 page

15 - Violin 2 1 page

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