A Christmas Carol for a Dark World
Created by Claire Cloninger & Mark Hayes
Arranged by Mark Hayes
Claire Cloninger and Mark Hayes's enduring bestseller communicates a timeless message that is relevant to today's world, offering the Light of the World as our only Hope in the darkness that surrounds us. Repackaged for a new generation of choirs (without touching a note of music in the book,) this perennial favorite is now available with split trax accompaniment in both CD and cassette formats. The recordings and trax have been remastered, improving the quality and updating the sound.
Quick OverviewChoral Book
Word Choral Club - Christmas 1986
Length: 45 min.
Release Date: April 15, 1986
- Song Titles
Song TitlesSeason of Light
with Good Christian Men, Rejoice
and O Holy Night!
and Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light Rhodes, Greer
traditional German carol
John S. Dwight, Adolphe Adam
SchopChristmas Shines Rhodes, WalkerLittle Yeshua Claire Cloninger, Gary RhodesPathway of Light HayesPeople Need the Lord Greg Nelson, Phil McHughLight of a Million Mornings Cloninger, Germsehl, HayesShine Down Smiley, Gersmehl, FarrellEverlasting Light
with O Little Town of Bethlehem
and Silent Night! Holy Night!
and O Come, All Ye Faithful Hayes
Phillip Brooks, Lewis H. Redner
Joseph Mohr, Franz Gruber
Latin hymn, John Francis WadeFinale
with Season of Light
and Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
and Everlasting Light (medley)
Charles Welsey, Felix Mendelssohn
- At a Glance
flute 1, 2; piccolo; oboe; clarinet; bassoon; horn 1, 2; trumpet 1, 2; trumpet 3; trombone 1, 2; tuba; percussion 1, 2; rhythm; violin 1, 2; viola; cello; bass; harp
- Clip Art
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Write Your Own Review
Review by LanieR
I was only 16 then when I first heard this album. It was beautifully done and very anointed. I was wondering why it is not available in iTunes? And this album is so hard to find in Christian Bookstores. Still the message that all the songs gave is that truly in this dying world of ours we were given by our Almighty God a Savior Jesus Christ to save us, give us hope, faith and love that we all need.
(Posted on 10/20/14)
Review by roseajoste
I absolutely love this cantata! My church performed it back in the 80's, and it has always been my dream to hear it performed once again. Please make it available for churches to purchase. You should include a picture of the beautiful cover art on this website. The message about the light shining in the darkness has never been more needed. The three songs that stuck with me were "Everlasting Light", "People Need the Lord", and "The Light of a Million Mornings". I give it 5 stars for Excellence!!!!
(Posted on 8/13/13)