Up-tempo and dancelike, this setting of O Come, O Come, Emmanuel is a joyful and energetic arrangement of what is typically a slower, more contemplative advent song. Rhythmically it follows a repeating pattern of 7/8 and 2/4 measures. Arranged by Garrett Breeze for SSATTB and SAB choir, the arrangement also incorporates the latin text of the Greater Doxology (Gloria in Excelsis).
Voicing: SSATTB, and SAB
O come, come, Emmanuel and ransom captive Israel that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, o Israel.
Gloria in excelsis Deo! Gloria in excelsis Deo!
O come, come Thou Lord of might, (Laudamus benedicimus te)
Who to Thy tribes on Sinai’s height (Adoramus, glorificamus te)
In ancient times did give the law (Gratias agimus tibi propter)
In cloud and majesty and awe. (Magnam gloriam tuam)
Rejoice! (Gloria!) Rejoice! (Gloria!)
Emmanuel shall come to thee, o Israel.
O come, desire of nations bind in one the hearts of all mankind;
Bid every strife and quarrel cease! And fill the world with heaven’s peace!
Rejoice! (Gloria in excelsis!) Rejoice! (Gloria in excelsis!)
Emmanuel shall come to thee, o Israel. (Gloria in excelsis Deo!)
Rejoice! (Gloria in excelsis Deo!)
Rejoice! Rejoice! (Gloria in excelsis Deo!)