Choral Music Suggestions for the Third Sunday of Advent (A)

A Selection of Choral Music Suggestions 

from the GIA and WLP Catalogs

Third Sunday of Advent, Year A


Let Us Go Rejoicing – Responsorial Psalm from “The Mass of St. Augustine” By Leon Roberts. SATB; Cantor; Assembly; Piano. (G-2470)
With the Alleluias Ringing to the Sky – By Bob Moore. Text by Timothy Dudley-Smith. SATB; Keyboard. (005934)
Ye Shall Go Out with Joy – By Norah Duncan. SATB; Solo; Piano. (G-9771)
We Prepare – By Lorraine Hess. SATB; Cantor; Assembly; Keyboard. (008034)
Rhythm and Rhyme – Text by Timothy Valentine; Thomas Catania. arr. Peter Valentine. SATB; Solo; Assembly; Piano; Flute I; Flute II; Recorder I; Recorder II; Pennywhistle I; Pennywhistle II; Violin I; Violin II; Glockenspiel; Guitar. (G-6107)
On Jordan’s Bank – WINCHESTER NEW – Text by Charles Coffin. arr. Michael Connolly. SATB; Keyboard. (G-5376)
People, Look East – BESANÇON CAROL – arr. James Clemens. SATB a cappella. (008752)
Song of the Baptist – HEMENWAY Text by Francis O’Brien. SAB; Oboe; Cello; Harp. (G-5917)
We Will Rejoice! – By Roy Hopp. Text by Sylvia Dunstan. SATB; Adults with children. (G-6356)
Sing and Rejoice – By Sam Owens. Text by Michael Forster. Unison; Organ; Handbells. (G-5529)
Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord – By Kenneth Louis. SATB; Cantor; Assembly; Keyboard. (001238)
Happy the Poor in Spirit – Text by Thomas Porter. SATB; Assembly; Keyboard; C Instrument. (G-3354)
Lord, Come and Save Us – By Steven Janco. Unison with descant; Cantor; Assembly; Keyboard; C Instrument. (G-4214)
Magnificat – By Marie-Jo Thum. Two-part children’s choir or two soloists; Keyboard; Flute. (005926)
Lord, Come and Save Us – Psalm 146 By Nicholas Palmer. SATB; Cantor; Assembly; Keyboard. (006287)
Ave Maria – By Camille Saint-Saëns. arr. Douglas Walczak. Two-part equal voices; Organ. (009601)
Maranatha, Lord Messiah – By Kathy Powell. Three-part mixed; SAT; Assembly; Keyboard; C Instrument; Guitar. (G-4794)
You Shall Be My Witnesses – By James Chepponis. Two-part equal; Two-part mixed; Cantor; Assembly; Organ; Flute. (G-2543)
O Come, Divine Messiah – VENEZ, DIVIN MESSIE arr. Joseph Roff. SAB; Keyboard; Handbells. (G-3309)
The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns – MORNING SONG – Text by John Brownlie. arr. John Karl Hirten. SATB; Keyboard. (G-3744)
Psalm 146 – By James Chepponis. SATB; Cantor; Assembly; Keyboard; C Instrument; Handbells. (G-4227)
The Trumpet in the Morning – MORNING TRUMPET – Text by Rory Cooney. SATB; Assembly; Keyboard; Piccolo; Flute; Tenor Saxophone; Trumpet in B-flat; Trombone. (G-4970)
Faith, Hope, and Love – By Paul Melley. SAB; Cantor; Solo; Assembly; Piano; Guitar. (G-7515)

Ave Maria – By Ronald Krisman. SATB. (G-7537)

Magnificat – Tone VIIIg By J. Michael Thompson. SATB, Cantor, Assembly. (005290)
Hail, Mary 13th century Medieval processional By William Ferris. Women’s Choir – SSAA or SSA or SA; Organ. (009604)
Be Patient, God’s People – By Bob Moore. SATB; Cantor; Assembly; Keyboard. (G-3873)
The Advent Herald – SAB edition – By Rory Cooney. Text by Brian Wren. SAB; Assembly; Keyboard; Flute; Oboe. (G-4972)
Your Light Has Come – Gaudete By Andrew Everson. SATB; Solo; Reduction; Percussion. (G-10685)
I Believe (with all my belief) – By Ken Macek. arr. Keith Kalemba; Paul Tate.SATB; Solo; Assembly; Guitar; Keyboard. (007390)



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