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O Holy Light

Item Number: JMG1253
Format: Choral Book
Voicing: SATB

By Mary McDonald
Orchestrations by Ed Hogan

From the shimmering opening chords to the final climactic finish, O Holy Light carries singers and listeners through a journey of the celebration of The Light of the world. Filled with beloved carols and exciting songs from the inimitable Mary McDonald, this cantata captures the many moods of Christmas with a fresh voice. The narration explores God’s Light contrasted with the world’s darkness, and how the Holy Light of Jesus will never be quenched. The lighting of five symbolic candles during the cantata along with an optional congregational candlelight moment is thrilling. Add optional children's voices as suggested for a multi-generational celebration. Joyful throughout, it’s the sort of cantata that will be remembered for years to come. 35 minutes.

Orchestration Instrumentation:
Flute (Piccolo), Oboe (English Horn), Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet 1 & 2, Trombone 1 & 2, Percussion, Harp (or Synth Harp), Piano, Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Double Bass.

Substitute Parts:
Soprano Sax/Clarinet (Sub. for Oboe/English Horn);  Bass Clarinet (Sub. for Bassoon); Baritone TC (Sub. for either Trombone); Synthesizer String Reduction.

"O Holy Light by Mary McDonald provided the perfect centerpiece to our 15th Annual Christmas on the Avenue community concert. Mary has done it again with fresh arrangements of timeless carols and new songs of hope and joy that are accessible to choirs and uplifting to audiences."                                   -Dr. Randy Brittain/Eatonton, GA


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