Shine a candle was originally written to accompany the lighting of Advent candles, but may also be of use during Holy Week. It is a song of gentle longing. This song may be sung any number of times, as required. The final refrain may be underlined by singing the line, "till the day when Christ arrives", three times..
How to Play it
The manuscript indicates guitar chords, and also bass notes. The bass brings gravity to the accompaniment, providing equal doses of tension and resolution - such is the suspense of Advent. Without the bass, the song can be insipid. If you have no bass instrument, the piano can provide this element in octaves.
Pace is important. Please note the metronome speed marked.
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