Advent. (Piano Meditations on the Coming of the Messiah). By Mark Hayes. For piano. Sacred, Advent. Moderately difficult. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (70-1737L).
Level 2 – Christmastime is often a blur of activity that includes a few moments to reflect on the coming of Christ. In this beautiful collection, Mark Hayes provides us with eight meditative arrangements designed to help us slow down and experience the thrill of anticipation that lies at the heart of Advent. Suitable for preludes, offertories, or even to underscore a candle-lighting ceremony, these hymns and carols will set the mood for prayer and contemplation. A companion listening CD contains the recordings of Mark’s original studio improvisations that were the basis for these printed arrangements.