How Beautiful Is The Child Music for Advent and Christmas Compact Disc by Carey Landry Perfect for use as accompaniment in the classroom and for the children's or adult choirs in a Christmas pageant. It can also serve as a soothing background for prayer and meditation during Advent and Christmas. Carey Landry and Carol Jean Kinghorn, composers of some of the most popular music for children and for liturgy over the past 35 years, have created their first Christmas collection! Designed for adult choirs, children's choirs, liturgical celebrations, liturgies with children and catechetical moments, How Beautiful Is the Child offers 14 wonderful new songs for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. The collection opens with "Season Full of Promise," a delightful round for children's choir, and "Waiting in Silence," a hauntingly beautiful Advent hymn. Other highlights include Carey's arrangement of his classic hymn "Hail Mary: Gentle Woman" and "Silent Night" to form a beautiful medley; an innovative setting of the traditional hymn "The Friendly Beasts," which children will love; and several pieces in which the adult choir and the children's choir sing together. From energetic music for children to more contemplative hymns for adults, Carey and Carol Jean have included songs in a variety of musical styles, both contemporary and traditional. The songbook includes two programs for using the music -- in the sequence of the recording -- in a Christmas pageant. Program 1 is for a pageant featuring an adult choir and a children's choir. Program 2 is designed for classes of children and young people in a faith-based school or Christian education program. Both are based on the Scripture readings for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. The collection closes with the adult choir urging all to "Go Out and Tell the Good News." Celebrate the Good News of Jesus' birth with the music of How Beautiful Is the Child! Feature -A Little Child Shall Lead -Children of the World, Rejoice! -Go Out and Tell the Good News -God With a Human Face -God's Own Son In A Manger Lay -Hail Mary: Gentle Woman/Silent Night Medley -How Beautiful Is the Child! -No Longer Gold and Frankincense -Peace! Peace! Let There Be Peace! -Season Full of Promise -The Friendly Beasts -Waiting in Silence -We're Going to Bethlehem -Where Do You Go, My Friend?