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Upon a Midnight Clear
A Christmas Musical
by John Purifoy and Ruth Elaine Schram
orchestrated by Ed Hogan


Upon a Midnight Clear - A Christmas Musical Come to Bethlehem and relive that midnight clear when "the world in solemn stillness lay to hear the angels sing." In this 35-minute Christmas musical, veterans John Purifoy and Ruth Elaine Schram have captured the joy of Christmas in dynamic and tender musical moments. The work begins with the beautiful "Stand Still and Wait" by Cynthia Clawson, and gracefully carries us from Advent to the birth of our Savior.

The narration (by Mark Cabaniss) incorporates brief character monologues that give an account of their role on that first Christmas night long ago, bringing it to life in vivid tones. Optional congregational participation is included, as well as the optional incorporation of children's voices. Add the simple, optional staging and candlelight touches to create an unforgettable Christmas worship experience for your church and community.

Exquisite orchestration by Ed Hogan; Accompaniment CD available as well as part-dominant rehearsal aids.

Watch the Digital Reading Session with Mark Cabaniss, John Purifoy, and Ruth Elaine Schram here!

Prologue: Stand Still, and Wait with
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
Joyful and Triumphant (Introit and Processional)
His Name Shall Be Called Peace
O Come, Little Children with He Is Born
Upon a Midnight Clear
Let Earth Receive Her King
Mary Had a Baby! Amen!
He Is the Light
Epilogue: Love Came Down at Christmas
Alfred / Jubilate
44526 - SATB
44527 - Preview Pack
44528 - Rehearsal CDs (2)
44529 - Listening CD
44530 - InstruTrax CD
44531 - Bulk CD pack
44532 - Orchestration Score and Parts CD-Rom

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