As we journey on for SATB and organ/piano
A new anthem for Advent which captures the essence of the journey towards Christmas. A moto perpetuo, shared by the voices, and supported by the organ, takes us on a journey through a myriad of keys, before returning to where we began.
Let us prepare for the coming of Christ, as we journey on to the kingdom of heaven.
We give thanks that we have been called out of darkness into your everlasting light.
Let us reflect on the birth of Christ, as we prepare for the kingdom of heaven.
We give thanks that we have been called to be stewards of your eternal purpose.
Come, Lord Jesus, open our eyes that we may see your purpose for our lives; and guide us all in the ways of peace.
Come, Lord Jesus, open our eyes that we may see your purpose for our lives; and grow in full knowledge of your love, like the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Words, based on prayers of intercession, by Gillian Rogers (1934-2019)
...requires a cathedral-standard choral group and a good organist, not least because of the shifting tonalities and textures, alongside the many variations in rhythm and pulse: but what an exciting work that deserves regular performances during the festive season. The same is true of two pieces by Olivia Sparkhall: As we journey on and A Renewal of Faith, SATB settings of words by Gillian Rogers (1934-2019) with challenging but rewarding organ accompaniments…. As with Sparkhall’s pieces, the composition makes much use of ostinato motifs…. Encore Publications is to be congratulated on their excellent choral repertoire, all of which is to be recommended.
Organists’ Review magazine, September 2021