The perfect anthem to program after a busy and full December! Antiphonal voices of any age and any number will be successful in this piece, which depicts the magi's journey to Bethlehem. Consider combining adult and children's choirs for this accessible selection, or featuring a soloist on Part I. The flowing piano accompaniment provides a solid harmonic structure for the unison melody.
Voicing: Antiphonal voices with piano and optional flute
Composer: Thomas Keesecker
Text: Thomas Keesecker, based on Isaiah 60:1, 6 and Matthew 2:2
Season: Christmas, Epiphany
CGAC1469 Arise, Shine! accompaniment track
DLA1469 Arise, Shine! audio download