Commissioned by Hazel Green UMC Chancel Choir, Kevin Flannagan, director.
Stars Beyond is—by design—not your typical Christmas anthem. There is no manger. There are no people. There are no angels or animals. Instead, the very heavens above are telling the glory of God. Sensing God’s redemptive plan unfolding before them, they yearn to participate, wondering who will be chosen to illuminate all creation. The rhythmic piano and shimmering handbells translate their nervous excitement into sound, while the choir gives voice to the desire of all true disciples: How can I serve?
Whether leading others to the manger, shining light into the world’s darkest corners, or simply praising the Creator, may we be inspired by the example of these stars and shine through the abilities and attributes God has placed in our lives.
Pages are missing from the preview pictures, but all pages will be included in the file that you order.
Please purchase one copy per singer in your choir. If this creates a financial burden for your program, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Pricing is always negotiable—I just want to share in making great music together!
Here’s a MIDI realization of the score, but I’d love to have a recording of your ensemble performing this piece!