Night of the Father's Love

The Awe and Mystery of God with Us


SATB, (SAB available) Piano with Optional Orchestra, Accompaniment CD, Performance CD

Product Code:

65/2026L (SAB:65/2027L)



35 minutes, 104 pages

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Description from Lorenz:

All of the mystery, the awe, and the palpable excitement of that night are imaginatively captured in a Christmas mosaic that combines fragments of the familiar with Pepper Choplin’s always-unique perspective in word and music. "Night of the Father’s Love" skillfully guides the listener through the Christmas story, as though hearing it again for the first time. Three narrators interject with familiar scripture passages and personal reflections, while an intriguing array of musical styles beautifully express the essence of Christmas: the gift of the Father’s love. The accompaniment include a live full orchestral performance, an accompaniment CD featuring that orchestration, a few instruments pulled from the orchestral score, or keyboard alone, as resources and desires dictate. The choral parts are moderate in both difficulty and range, allowing accessibility for most choirs.


Product Code





Night of the Father's Love - Orchestral Score and Parts

Conductor's Score, Orchestra



Night of the Father's Love

SAB, Piano



Night of the Father's Love - SATB Score with CD

SATB, Performance CD



Night of the Father's Love - SA/TB Part-dominant Rehearsal CDs (reproducible)

Rehearsal CDs



Night of the Father's Love - Bulk Performance CDs (10 pak)

Bulk Performance CDs



Night of the Father's Love - Accompaniment CD

Accompaniment CD




A sampling of the feedback


I wanted to thank you for creating an amazing work.  Your blend of new and familiar themes was brilliant and awe-inspiring.  Our congregation can't stop talking about our presentation.  They are saying it was the best they have ever heard. 


Scott Stilwell, West Des Moines Christian Church, West Des Moines, IA



Our choir sang Night of the Father's Love at our church's morning service on December 12, and it was loved by all.  Some people in the congregation said it was their favorite of all our musicals, and hoped we'd repeat it every year!  All the people in our choir (40 singers) said they really liked it and found it "very singable."  Our challenge piece was "Angels Are Making Their Rounds."  But after the choir realized that each part just repeated their own tune exactly the same way each time, the song came together nicely. 


Linda Goodman, Tipp City United Methodist Church, Tipp City, Ohio



Our Asbury Singers (Asbury United Methodist Church in Eugene, Oregon) presented "Night of the Father's Love" at the Christmas Eve service last night. Everyone loved it so much--beautiful, accessible music!

I want to spend the rest of my music budget on something else you have written--what would you recommend?

Thank you so much!


Candace Syman-Degler, Asbury United Methodist Church, Asbury United Methodist Church, Eugene, Oregon



     I just wanted you to know that my Lutheran Church Chancel Choir performed "Night of the Father's Love" last Sunday afternoon and the concert was a huge success!  The choir and audience loved all the songs.  I had the youth enact the drama as we sang, complete with angel liturgical dancers. I'd  say the choir's favorite songs were "Waiting" and "Angels are Making Their Rounds", but they really loved all of them. I've directed many cantatas over the years, but this one is, without a doubt, my favorite. I wonder if I'll ever find another one I will like as well


Jan Pappone, Chancel Choir Director, Brandon Lutheran Church



Our small church choir in Mineola Texas performed you composition "Night of the Father's Love for our Sunday service yesterday morning.  We had people waiting for us as we came out of the choir room to heap praises on us for our performance.  I thanked them but gave you the credit for the wonderful music you wrote.  I have been singing in church choirs for 67 years and to my memory (which is still very good) this is the best piece of music I have ever been a part of.  Most everyone, me included, thought "Angels Are Making Their Rounds" was something extra special.


Duane Lunday, Mineola, Texas



We are currently working on your Christmas cantata, Night of the Father's Love. I want you to know that my choir has never been as enthusiastic about any music before and they already sound wonderful! We are planning to present this on Sunday, December 12th, and I am already looking forward to the experience. My choir brought me to joyful tears tonight as they sang Angels Are Making Their Rounds.! We just love singing your music. You have a gift for writing and arranging music which is beautiful, playful, interesting and yet accessible. 


Dru DeWitt, Prospect United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, GA



We sang your cantata "Night of the Father's Love" this past December.  We all thought it was our favorite cantata ever.  I especially loved the many hints for how to pronounce words or how to best emphasize certain sections.  Thank you so much for them!  Your tips made it all so much better. 


Linda Barnes, Bedington United Methodist Church in Martinsburg, West Virginia



I’m writing to let you know that our church thoroughly enjoyed singing your cantata, “Night of the Father’s Love.” I joined my chancel and youth choirs along with a partial orchestra. I was very happy that you had substitute parts included for the saxophones. (We have a very talented sax group, but no brass.) Your lyrics were wonderful. In fact, for our youth choir tour, they want to sing, “Waiting.” I was a little worried about “Angels are making their round.” At first, I was concerned it was a little “hee haw.” But it too became a favorite. It was perfect in teaching the youth about all the angel visitations and music form! Our congregation loved it too. Many claiming it was the “best” cantata they have ever heard!


Kitty Williams First United Methodist Church, Garland, TX



Last Sunday night my choir of around 28 performed your Christmas cantata "Night of the Father's Love," and it was the most glorious thing they have ever done.  Afterwards, as I was praising them for their performance, so many of them expressed how much they loved the music. 

I, like many choir directors, had listened to so many previews of cantatas this summer that they were all starting to sound alike.  But when the handbell director asked me to listen to "Night of the Father's Love," I was instantly hooked.  I played "Angels Are Making Their Rounds" and "Seeking the King" over and over again.


Leslie Mabe, St Paul United Methodist Church, Wytheville, VA



Just presented Night of the Father's Love with our small Presbyterian SATB choir this morning.  Terrific!  Thanks for providing choral music that is refreshingly different.  The choir, congregation and pastor loved it.  "Waiting" is brilliant.


Lonnie McCalister, Northminster Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, TN


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