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Advent Gathering Rite

Composer: Brett C. Ballard
Format: Octavo
Voicing: SAB; Cantor; Presider; Assembly
Instruments: Organ; optional handbells
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Brett's noteworthy setting, based on the familiar hymn tune DIVINUM MYSTERIUM and incorporating texts from the Sacramentary, makes an effective and memorable Advent gathering rite, seamless from procession through the opening prayer.  The presider's part is readily perceived as it outlines the elegant, stepwise motion in the melodic classic.  The writing for chorus is proficiently set for SAB.  Within the body of the octavo you will find Introits and Opening Prayers for all Sundays in Advent as well as the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. 
Topic:  Advent; Messiah; Emmanuel; Justice; Peace; Joy; Evening Prayer; Sundays of Advent; Immaculate Conception; Advent Penitential
Liturgical Season:  Advent
Sunday of the Year:  Advent 1 Year A; Advent 2 Year A; Advent 3 Year A; Advent 4 Year A
Rites and Devotion:  Evening Prayer
"... my deep thanks to Brett C. Ballard for his Advent Gathering Rite.It is incredibly effective and so well done! It's simplicity is striking, and the manner in which it connects the various parts of the Gathering Rite is so seamless that it is extremely moving. I don't think I've ever had such a positive reaction to a piece of music as I have had from this one, both from the assembly as well as from the clergy. Kudos to Mr. Ballard!" John Chapman, Director of Music, St. Norbert Parish, Northbrook, IL
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Series Title:  Music for the Rites
First Line:  Veni lumen cordium.  Come light of my heart.
Hymn Tune:  incorporating DIVINUM MYSTERIUM
Secondary Language:  English; Latin
Size:  7x10
Length:  11 pages
Copyright:  The English translation of the Opening Prayers from the Roman Missal copyright © 1973, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc.  All righst reserved.
Introit text and arrangement copyright © 2007, World Library Publications

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