Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   G.F. Handel
Arranger:   Ray W. Urwin
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkes
Edition:   M-051-46587-3
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Mark Stover
Colonial Church of Edina 2012
R&R Chair Music in Worship

It’s never too early to begin planning for Advent/Christmas 2012! This anthem, adapted from Handel’s oratorio Theodora (1749), will put some Baroque bounce into your Advent season. This piece is loaded with scalar figures, and intervallic leaps can serve as a wonderful pedagogical tool to help your singers’ musicality blossom. The text may also be changed to “Come, Mighty Father” for use as a general anthem, or “Come, Holy Spirit” for Pentacost.