An Advent Fantasia

by Orin Johnson

Arranged by: Orin Johnson

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There are many ways to present this multifaceted piece. A combination of texts and tunes from some of the most revered music for Advent, this contrapuntal work incorporates the tunes CONDITOR ALME SIDERUM in the tenor, STUTTGART in the C instrument part, and ES IST EIN’ ROS’ ENTSPRUNGEN in the alto and bass parts. The sopranos sing an original tune using the text of Veni, veni Emmanuel. Each part can be sung individually, together as a whole, or any combination in between.

Contents: melodies of ES IST EIN' ROS' ENTSPRUNGER; CONDITOR ALME SIDERUM; STUTTGART and an original tune for "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel."

Series: Christmas

Text Source: "Veni, veni, Emmanuel," Latin, 9th c., tr. John M. Neale, 1818–1866, alt.; "Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen," Speyer Gesangbuch, 1599, tr. Theodore Baker, 1851–1934, alt.; "Creator alme siderum," Latin, 9th c., tr. John M. Neale, 1818–1866, alt.

Music Source: Geistliche Kirchengesangbuch, 1599; mode IV, Sarum, 9th c.; Psalmodia Sacra, 1715

Number of Pages: 8

Difficulty Level: E

Vocal Forces: SATB

Instrumental parts included: C Instrument

Accompaniment: Keyboard

Language: English, Latin

Season: Advent

Tune Name: Es ist ein' ros' entsprungen, Conditor alme siderum, Stuttgart

Edition Format: Octavo

Copyright: Arr. and Original Music © 2015 GIA.