This collection of Christmas and Advent seasonal anthems is designed for use when you are at less than full-strength in choir attendance: Christmas Eve, when some members are travelling or at family functions or your church has multiple services and only a potion of the choir at each service, the first Sunday after Christmas, when the travellers have not yet returned, Thanksgiving weekend, when it coincides with the first Sunday in Advent.This collection of anthems is also valuable for choirs who are smaller even when all are in attendance.
The primary composer/arranger for the first two collections is Marty Parks. Marty received his Bachelor of Music at the Univeristy of Tennessee at Chattanooga and his Master of Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently a product developer for Lillenas Publishing Company. Marty has published several collections, including: Praise & Worship Favorites (Lillenas), We Exalt Thee (Lillenas),In His Sanctuary (Lillenas),Here I am to Worship (Lillenas), Classic Praise (Lillenas), The One That We Praise (Hal Leonard). Published musicals and cantatas include: Holy Child (Lillenas), Jesus, Our Emmanuel (Lillenas),Heaven and Earth Rejoice (Hal Leonard),Thank You for the Cross (Lillenas), Crown Him King (LifeWay),Man of Sorrows, King of Glory (LifeWay), Jesus Christ Is Lord (Lillenas)Choral Book available separately.