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Searching for the King

Drama by Walter L. Black
Arranged and Orchestrated by David T. Clydesdale

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Following the success of the Dove Award winning musical, A Baby Changes Everything, David T. Clydesdale brings Searching for the King, a one-of-a-kind dramatic Christmas musical. A dynamic contemporary story parallels the biblical story delivering a message as powerful as the prophets and as relevant as today's headlines. Walter L. Black's exciting script juxtaposes one of the Magi (Mordecai) as he follows the Star of Bethlehem, with Benjamin, a soldier stationed in the Middle East 2,000 years later who is looking up at the same stars. They are both searching for the truth, and they both find it at the foot of the manger. The musical requires only six actors (3 male and 3 female) and features an engaging scene for children's choir as well as a thrilling mix of new songs and beloved carols. A detailed production manual and optional DVD will ensure that Searching for the King will deliver the heart of Christmas to your congregation and community. 

SKU# 080689747175GP

Quick Overview

Choral Book

Product Features


Word Choral Club - Christmas/Fall 2011


Difficulty: Moderate


Voicing: SATB


Length: 59 minutes


Release Date: April 25, 2011


Click here for alternative narration and reduced musical options!

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Song Titles

Song Titles

Glory to the Newborn King with Hail to the King! David Clydesdale and Shannon Wexelberg
Searching for a King David Clydesdale and Tony Wood
Morning Star with Emmanuel Graham Kendrick and David Clydesdale
It Was a Starry Night Bonnie and David Huntsinger
This Is God Scott Krippane and Tony Wood
Beautiful One with Sing, Sing, Sing Hughes, Tomlin, Carson, Reeves, Gilder, and Nunn
Searching for the King (reprise) David Clydesdale and Tony Wood
What Will You Do? Celeste and David T. Clydesdale
Peace Beth Nielsen Chapman and Michael McDonald
Hail to the King! with Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and Joy to the World! Shannon Wexelberg
At a Glance
  • Requires only six actors (3 male and 3 female) 
  • Optional narration-only script available online (Product Features) 
  • DVD accompaniment video to enhance presentation 
  • New! Production manual created by Walter L. Black includes Casting and Audition information, Detailed Character Profiles, Devotional Thoughts, Makeup, Choreography and Lighting Suggestions, and an Alternate Narrated Script. 
  • Features optional children's choir on -What Will You Do with Jesus?- 

"At last...a new music drama that will involve all facets of the fine arts ministry. In Searching for the King we have a flexible stage production plus the opportunity to use the choir. I really like the parallel drama technique - Biblical times along side the contemporary. If you've been searching for a drama since you did The Christmas Post, here it is." - O. D. Hall, Northridge, CA

"Searching for the King was a GREAT success for our church! People loved it and were very blessed by it." -Rick Pitcher, Music & Worship Pastor, Chico, CA

Flute 1,2; Oboe; Clarinet 1,2; Bassoon; Horn 1,2; Horn 3; Trumpet 1,2; Trumpet 3; Trombone 1,2; Trombone 3/Tuba; Percussion 1,2; Percussion 3/Timpani; Harp; Rhythm; Violin 1,2; Viola; Cello; String Bass ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTATION: Bass Clarinet (doubles String Bass); Alto Sax (doubles Horn); Tenor Sax/Baritone T.C. (doubles Trombone 1,2); Baritone Sax (doubles Tuba); Violin 1,2 (simplified); Viola (simplified); String Reduction
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