Breath of Heaven
The essence of Christmas is dramatically captured in Lloyd Larson’s setting of this enthralling Amy Grant song. This contemporary favorite, which imagines Mary’s thoughts and prayers as she approaches the birth of the Christ Child, has quickly become a seasonal classic. The rich harmonies and supportive accompaniment will make this an inspirational addition to Christmas choral concerts or worship services. The orchestration contains a Conductor's Score and parts for: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in B-flat, Horn in F, Trumpets 1 & 2 in B-flat, Trombones 1 & 2, Percussion, Timpani, Violins 1 & 2, Viola, Cello & Bass. It may be performed by handbells alone, handbells with choir, or handbells with choir and orchestration. A truly exquisite arrangement, "Breath of Heaven" is 70 measures and is scored in c minor and Eb Major.