Night for Rejoicing
by Lee & Susan Dengler
""Christmas night---what a glorious night for rejoicing!" This new cantata tells the age-old story of Jesus' coming to earth which culminates in that glorious "night for rejoicing." This 35-minute work is scored for choir, congregation, and optional children's choir with keyboard accompaniment. There is also an optional chamber orchestra available for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, cello, timpani, percussion and handbells. The eight choral movements, along with prelude and underscore, are replete with familiar carols, as well as newly composed music. They are separated by narration that can be presented by one or two readers. This stirring work---which includes delightfully upbeat tunes as well as slow, deeply worshipful pieces---is sure to be an effective part of your choir's music ministry.