Synopses & Reviews
Simply gorgeous! Lloyd Larson has crafted a flexible, singable cantata in three suites, one each for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. Perform each suite individually (7-10 minutes) throughout the season, or present the entire work as a special 30-minute Christmas program. Suggestions for the observance of seasonal customs, such as the lighting of Advent candles or the presentation of gifts, are included. Filled with delightful carols and scripture narration, The Christmas Promise also includes optional congregation and children's choir participation. Chamber orchestra accompaniment (2 strings or woodwinds, 2 trumpets, French horn or trumpet 3, 2 trombones, opt. tuba, percussion) and accompaniment/performance CD available separately.