Advent Benediction

Valerie Shields

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Vocal Forces: SATB, Congregation

Accompaniment: Keyboard

Instrumental parts included: 2 or 3 octaves Handbells, 2 or 3 octaves Handchimes, C Instrument

Tune Name: Veni emmanuel

Text Source: Numbers 6:24–26, alt., "Veni Emmanuel"

Music Source: Based on veni emmanuel

Series: Calvin Inst

Difficulty Level: E


This brief choral blessing begins with “The Lord bless you and keep you” and finishes with a highly developed “Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come . . .” with a stretchedout ending that decreases to pianissimo.
Use it at the end of a service, or at the end of Advent lessons and carols, or at Advent vespers.

Categories: Choral Vocal

Seasonal: Advent

Liturgical: Advent 2 C

Topical: Blessing

Bible Reference: Numbers 6:24-26

Scored for: Handbell, Woodwinds

Style: Traditional

Number of Pages: 8

Language: English

Format: Octavo