Welcome to a special Christmas in July edition of our Spotlight series! Our Spotlight series is a place for our Member Publishers to connect with our License Holders, share new works, and offer updates on their catalogs. In this Christmas in July special edition, we spotlight new titles and old favorites for the Advent and Christmas seasons from six of our Member Publishers to aid in your future planning. Interested in reading more from our Spotlight series? Visit this link!
When looking through these titles and planning ahead, be sure to take advantage of the ONE LICENSE “List” function. Building a list allows you quick and easy access to titles your congregation uses most frequently or, in this case, titles you are planning to use in a future season or year. To create a list, log in to your account and then select My Account > Manage Lists. On the Manage Lists page, click on the green “+ Create” button. A pop-up window will appear and you will be able to assign a title to your list. Once you have typed in a title, click on “Create.” Now you have a convenient place to save all the amazing titles our Member Publishers highlight in this article. For more about the “List” function, visit our “Making and Managing Lists” blog post here:
Remember when reading about the following selections to pay attention to the type of title you are utilizing. For example, the choir and organ titles featured below are covered for License Holders with a Podcast / Streaming License but cannot be reprinted.
Augsburg Fortress Publishers participates in Reprint, Podcast / Streaming, and Practice-Track licensing permissions with ONE LICENSE.
People, Look East: Advent and Christmas Settings (organ) by William Ringham is a collection of organ settings for the Advent and Christmas season. The use of titles from this collection is covered for License Holders with a Podcast / Streaming License. To report the use of titles from this collection, make sure to search for and report the specific title from the collection you utilized, not the collection as a whole.
Oh, How Joyfully: Carols from Austria and Germany for Flute and Keyboard by Robert J. Powell offers carol settings for keyboard, flute or other C instrument, clarinet, or viola. Many of the piano accompaniments can be adapted for the organ. Titles included in this collection are covered for Podcast / Streaming use. The easiest way to report titles from this collection is to search by tune name and Powell. For example, while logged in to your account, type “ES WIRD SCHO GLEI DUMPA Powell” to find this title.
Come, Lord Jesus, Come to Earth by Walter Pelz is an Advent anthem for SAB choir and organ featuring a text by Herb Brokering. The text alone can be reported here, and the anthem can be reported here.
Augsburg’s new congregational resource, All Creation Sings, features a number of Advent and Christmas selections, including “Filled with Hope and Gratitude” (Tune: ADVENT MAGNIFICAT) and “Glory to God / Gloria a Dios” (Tune: GLORIA A DIOS). Both of these hymn selections are covered for both Reprint and Podcast / Streaming. You can report “Filled with Hope and Gratitude” here, and “Glory to God / Gloria a Dios” here.
JAB (John Behnke) Publishing publishes choral, organ, and handbell titles. They participate in ONE LICENSE Podcast / Streaming and Practice-Track Licenses.
Gaudete, arranged by John A. Behnke, is a Level 3+ handbell piece for 3-5 octaves of handbells that is ideal for the Advent and Christmas seasons. Listen to the piece here, and report it for use in your podcasted or streamed worship service here.
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, arranged by John A. Behnke, can be played as a stand-alone Level 3, 3-5 octave handbell piece or with optional string orchestra or organ / keyboard. Listen to the piece here. The handbell only version can be reported here.
Joy to the World, arranged by John A. Behnke for organ, is from the collection Have Yourself an Easy Advent / Christmas. You can hear this arrangement here, and report it here.
Jubilate Music Group, LLC participates in Reprint, Podcast / Streaming, and Practice-Track licensing permissions with ONE LICENSE.
Sunday Swings, arranged by Ted Wilson, is a collection of flexible instrumental jazz quartets. To report the use of any of the arrangements included in this collection, make sure to search and report the specific title you used, not the title of the collection as a whole.
MorningStar Music Publishers participates in Reprint, Podcast / Streaming, and Practice-Track licensing permissions with ONE LICENSE.
In Dulci Jubilo is a collection of 9 accessible organ preludes for Advent and Christmas written by David Schelat. If you have a Podcast / Streaming License, report the titles from this collection by searching the title of the piece you used along with “Schelat.”
Nativity Scenes by Timothy Shaw is a collection of 12 carols for piano. For License Holders with a Podcast / Streaming License the easiest way to report titles used from this collection is by searching the specific title you utilized along with “Shaw.”
Light the Candle by Michael Burkhardt is a collection of Advent candle-lighting resources for congregational use with optional instrumental and choral parts. As with any collection, the easiest way to report the use of titles from this collection is by searching the specific title you utilized along with “Burkhardt” in the ONE LICENSE database.
OCP Publications participates in Reprint, Podcast / Streaming, and Practice-Track licensing permissions with ONE LICENSE.
Clear the Voice sets Fr. Harry Hagan’s text to an SATB choral arrangement by Luke D. Rosen. The arrangement offers multiple voicing options to involve the entire assembly. Use of this title can be reported here.
World Library Publications, a division of GIA Publications, Inc., participates in Reprint, Podcast / Streaming, and Practice-Track licensing permissions with ONE LICENSE.
Sing We Now of Christmas by James E. Clemens is an a cappella SATB anthem appropriate for the Christmas and Epiphany seasons. The use of this piece is covered by our Podcast / Streaming Licenses and can be reported here.
Jesus, the Light of the World by Edward J. Eicker and Alan J. Hommerding is an SATB choral piece appropriate for a variety of times during the church year, including Advent and Christmas. The use of this piece can be reported here.
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