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Candlelight Christmas Garden
A Christmas musical play for unison or two-part voices
by Ruth Elaine Schram and Scott Schram
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Candlelight Christmas Garden - A Christmas musical play for unison or two-part voices

Are you looking for a unique church children's Christmas musical? A multi-generation program for weekly Advent dinners or Sunday school programs? A special Christian school holiday concert program with narration for your youth choir?

Candlelight Christmas Garden is the perfect choice! Consisting of five short suites, this program can be presented in its entirety, lasting approximately 20 minutes, or as individual short programs throughout the season.

Each suite focuses on a seasonal tradition of light, and the history of Christmas flowers and greens from around the world, affording opportunity to create a visually stunning presentation. Santa Lucia enters first, wearing an evergreen crown and carrying candles in the Swedish tradition. Next, seasonal candles are lighted, encircled by holly, as we recall the prophecies of Isaiah. Christmas roses bloom throughout Europe as the angel Gabriel (which can be represented by a lighted angel) appears to Mary, announcing God's good news. In Mexico, the poinsettia's leaves turn from green to red as a special gift to the Christ Child, and a star is illuminated. In the United States, the children decorate the Christmas tree with white and gold ornaments (known as Chrismons) and light it, reflecting the purity and majesty of God's Son.

holly leafA beautiful candlelight ceremony closes the program as God's people join with the heavenly angels, softly singing a lullaby to the Babe who is the Lord of Light and Life.

Flexible and easy to prepare, Candlelight Christmas Garden can be performed by a single choir or by different groups of singers. The comprehensive Songbook includes everything that you need to prepare the program: narration, songs with keyboard accompaniment and staging suggestions. As an added bonus, Reproducible Singers' Pages are included.

The specially priced CD Kit includes the Songbook (with director's score and reproducible pages) and Accompaniment / Performance CD.


Christmas Candle Contents Christmas Candle
Overture & Lucia Chorus
Evergreens & Candlelight
Mary, the Christmas Rose
The Red Poinsettia: Humble Gift For Tiny King
O Christmas Tree medley
Silent Night, Candlelight
Alfred Publishing Company, Inc.
20919 - Songbook (Director's Score and Reproducible Singer's Pages)
20920 - CD Kit (Songbook & Accompaniment / Performance CD)
20921 - Accompaniment / Performance CD
20922 - Preview Pack (Preview Book & Listening CD)
20923 - Listening CD (Full Performance)

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