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Salvation is Created
 A Christmas / Communion Anthem for A Cappella SSAATTBB & Bass Solo ~
~Music and Additional Lyrics by Thomas Byron Parks © 2009 ~
Angels visiting Baby Jesus

Angels visitig the baby Jesus
http://www.storiesnow.com/jesusbirth

More than thirty years ago at Christmas, I sang Tschesnokoff’s "Salvation is Created" and "God is With us" in Dr, Richard Klausli’s Plymouth Church choir, then across from the Capitol, in  Lansing, Michigan…and they still go round and round in my head, and in my heart. I certainly cannot top them, but here is my version, which I submit with great respect to Tschesnokoff, and to the Russian Orthodox Church.
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This has not been sung,, so instruments are used for voices. MIDI String Ensemble II  for SATTBB)
If you use it, please send me a recording that I may use on this site, and for seeking publication.


Tschesnokoff composed his as a Communion Hymn for Fridays, the day when, according to the “weekly cycle” of the Orthodox calendar, the Church commemorates the Lord’s crucifixion and death on the cross. I wrote mine for Christmas, adding "by the coming of our Savior Jesus Christ? and the four solo chants  with choral resoibse.

Here is a link to hear
Tschesnokoff's version sung bt St. Olaf:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n1O1CHAXbU&feature=related

The text is a slight paraphrase of Psalm 74: 12:

KJV:    “For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.”
RSV:     "Yet God my King is from of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth."
Grail Psalter):    "But from old has God been my king,
performing in the midst of the earth deeds of salvation!
NIV    “But you, O God, are my king from of old;
you bring salvation upon the earth”

Sung by The Lyrics:
 TTBB
Salvation is created, is created,
SSAA Salvation is created,
ATTBB
in the midst of the earth.
SS
Salvation is created.
SSAATTBB
Salvation is created,
"
in the midst of the earth,
"
by the coming of our Savior,
"
of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Bass Solo
He is the Christ, the Anointed One of God;
SATB Response
Salvation is created by the coming of our Savior Jesus Christ.
Bass Solo
The Lamb, who takes away, the sin of the world.
SATB Response
Salvation is created by the coming of our Savior Jesus Christ.
Bass Solo
The Star of Jacob, is shining brightly in the night.
SATB Response
Salvation is created by the coming of our Savior Jesus Christ.
Bass Solo
He is the Emmanuel. God is with us!
SSAATTBB Response
Salvation is created,
"                "
in the midst of the earth,
  "                   "
by the coming of our Savior,
"                     " of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
SSAATTBB
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia.


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