Augsburg Fortress, 2014

SATB, a cappella

Using the nineteenth-century American tune DUNLAP’S CREEK, Timothy Shaw has fashioned a four-part, a cappella anthem for Advent that is immediately appealing and engaging. The anthem builds from a hushed unison to a rich harmonic palette with a soaring soprano descant, as each verse captures musically the vivid images presented in the text.

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