SATB and Piano with optional Orchestra
Bethlehem seemed an unlikely destination for the fulfillment of God's promise to send a Messiah. Bethlehem. Why would anyone–especially the Creator of the universe–choose a little remote village? But as Scripture records, the road to Bethlehem was the road that ultimately led to God! Lloyd Larson's “The Road to Bethlehem” uses narrative and music to help the listener meditate on the coming of the Messiah and the remarkable possibilities that can occur in seemingly unremarkable places. Kylee Larson's narration offers a fresh and thought-provoking perspective on that journey leading to Jesus' birth. Flexibly conceived for Advent and/or Christmas programming, each individual anthem may be presented during the weeks leading up to Christmas, or the entire work may be performed as a whole in a single worship service. Small and large choirs alike will find the choral writing appealing and versatile. Accompaniment options include piano only, full orchestra, or accompaniment CDs featuring the full orchestral recording.