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Advent Gloria

Words and music by Richard Hubbard

SATB Choir, Speaker and Organ

Cat. No. 1002a


This short piece can be used as part of an Advent or Christmas service, but is equally at home at any other time of year. The music begins with a single sustained note, over which a spoken voice announces God’s creation of the earth.

The words "gloria in excelsis Deo" unfold gradually, interspersed with sections of the narrative. At the declamation "We believe in one God!" the congregation respond with "maker and mover of heaven and earth", whereupon the choir develop the Gloria theme in a series of jubilant cascading phrases. After a pause, three quiet phrases bring the music to a restful close.

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NB This arrangement is not covered by the CCL Church Copyright Licence. Please purchase enough copies for your needs.