Most popular Choral music books
The most popular Choral music books currently available. Updated weekly.
With The Sixteen, Christophers has succeeded in nurturing a choir of exceptional calibre, establishing a business model that includes a record label and extensive tours to capacity audiences, mining a rich variety of repertoire, and combining enormous popular appeal with the stamp of approval from experts.
50 Christmas carolsOrchestrations for several of the carols from this collection are available on sale or hire under the titles Three Carol Orchestrations and Five Christmas Carols. Eight Carols for Brass for 5 and 8 part brass (to accompany carols from Carols for Choirs 1 and Carols for Choirs 2) are also on sale.
Andrew Gant's compelling account traces English church music from Anglo-Saxon origins to the present. It is a history of the music and of the people who made, sang and listened to it. It shows the role church music has played in ordinary lives and how it reflects those lives back to us., The author considers why church music remains so popular and frequently tops the classical charts and why the BBC's Choral Evensong remains the longest-running radio series ever. He shows how England's church music follows the contours of its history and is the soundtrack of its changing politics and culture, from the mysteries of the Mass to the elegant decorum of the Restoration anthem, from stern Puritanism to Victorian bombast, and thence to the fractured worlds of the twentieth century as heard in the music of Vaughan Williams and Britten. This is a book for everyone interested in the history of English music, culture and society.
Offers 50 carols for sopranos and altos (suitable for boys', girls', or women's choirs). This work contains simple arrangements of the best-loved carols, some less well-known ones, and four original pieces by Britten, Rutter, and Hadley.
The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems is the perfect resource for church choirs of all types and sizes. Each piece is presented with flexible scoring options, clearly explained throughout, enabling performance by various combinations of singers. With complete coverage of the Church's year, this is a must-have collection for all church choirs.
50 carols, mostly for SATB, some unaccompanied, and some having accompanied. Many of the carols are from traditional sources, rearranged, as well as carols written especially for this volume by composers including Walton, Britten, Rodney Bennett, and Mathias.
for SA and piano or orchestraWith a simple, appealing melody and a flowing accompaniment, The Colours of Christmas evokes a touching sense of longing for the joys of the festive season.
for SATB, accompanied and unaccompaniedCarols for Choirs 5 continues the tradition of its predecessors by providing a complete resource for choirs from Advent through to Epiphany. Featuring brand new carols and arrangements of classic tunes, the collection showcases the very best established and new names in choral composition today.
English Church Music assembles in two volumes around 100 of the finest examples of English sacred choral music of the past five centuries. The first volume, dedicated to anthems and motets, presents both favourite and lesser-known works, from Renaissance polyphony to the works of the great 19th- and 20th-century composers.
This collection caters for church choirs of all types and sizes and presents flexibility of scoring in a constructive and realistic way, with particular provision for unison or two-part singing and a focus on ease of learning and performance. With complete coverage of the Church's year, this is a vital resource for all church choirs.
for soprano solo, SATB choir, and organThis popular movement from John Rutter's Requiem is presented here separately, with the accompaniment arranged for organ.
for SATB accompanied and unaccompaniedFred Onovwerosuoke and the St. Louis African Chorus have compiled their most requested pieces to create Songs of Africa. The volume includes a pronunciation guide, notes on performance practice and cultural context, and, where accompaniment is needed or suggested, a percussion chart.
The writing of a Requiem is a special challenge. The great Requiems of the past by composers such as Mozart, Verdiand Berlioz interpret the Requiem text, offering prayers of salvation for the departed. This title intends to provide solace to the grieving, reflecting on the words of the Latin Mass by juxtaposing them with poems in English.
French Vocal Literature introduces singers to the history and performance concerns of a vast body of French songs from the sixteenth century to the present, focusing on songs for solo voice or small vocal ensemble with piano or organ accompaniment suitable for recital, concert, or church performance.
This collection caters for church choirs of all types and sizes and presents flexibility of scoring in a constructive and realistic way, with particular provision for unison or two-part singing, while not forgetting SATB choirs, and a focus on ease of learning and performance. With complete coverage of the Church's year, this is a vital resource for all church choirs.
Composed in the mid-80s, this mesmerising choral tour de force is Hillborg's most performed work, and has been widely recorded. A study in ever-shifting tone colours, Mouyayoum draws its inspiration from overtone singing, creating an intricate and luminous tapestry of sound across its 13-minute span. For sixteen-part mixed choir.
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Relive the best hits from the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and GRAMMY Award-winning musical Hamilton in this 9-minute choral medley for SA/Men. With opportunities for soloists and small groups, this is a perfect showcase piece for your choir and a lively and fun addition to any concert programme.
for SSA, piano, & opt. guitar, bass, & drum kit Samba Mass is a joyous setting of the Missa brevis. The stylistic piano part can be played as written or serve as a guide, and an optional band part is available separately. Performers will enjoy exploring the interplay between voices and the rich colours of the samba and bossa nova styles.
A collection of 34 anthems covering all seasons of the church's year.
The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols is the perfect resource for choirs of all types and sizes. Each piece is presented with flexible scoring options, clearly explained throughout, enabling performance by various combinations of singers. With a fabulous range of accessible, quality material, this is a must for all choirs at Christmas.
for SATB and organThis lovely anthem sets a biblical text to a warm and flowing tune. It is suitable for use in wedding ceremonies and throughout the church year.
There are two versions of the vocal parts - for SATB and piano or orchestra, or SS or SA and piano or orchestraOrchestral material is available on hire
for SATB accompanied by strings and harp, or organ or pianoFaure's Cantique de Jean Racine has all the emotional appeal and refined elegance that one associates with its composer, and has a cherished place in the repertory of both sacred and secular choirs. The orchestration makes the work suitable for programming with Rutter's edition of Faure's Requiem.
A collection of 20 fresh new spiritual arrangements for SATB choirs. Many of the songs are well-known to most singers, and some are entirely new. There are a range of styles, with a mixture of large- and small-scale pieces, both unaccompanied and accompanied. The collection provides singers with inspirational, moving, and above all, enjoyable repertoire.
for solo voice, SATB choir, flute, and keyboard or guitar or chamber orchestraThis heartwarming song, setting words by the composer, has a rich, satisfying melody that befits the sentiment of the text: 'music is a gift that enriches the soul and lasts a lifetime'.
for SATB chorus and orchestraThese four anthems have long had a special place at the heart of the English choral tradition. They were composed for the coronation of George II in 1727. Full scores, vocal scores, and orchestral material are available on hire.
Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose is an uplifting celebration of King Henry VIII's famous warship, the Mary Rose. Fusing the music of Tudor times with an array of catchy sea shanties, L'Estrange take us on a whirlwind journey across the oceans - and the centuries - in this glorious celebration of English Maritime history.
There are two versions of the vocal parts - for two-part upper voices with piano or for SATB with organ. An orchestral accompaniment is also available for both versions. Words are from Corinthians 1:14Full scores and parts for the orchestral accompaniment are available on hire. Also available in John Rutter Anthems.
The hugely popular Gareth Malone recounts the heart-warming stories and transformations behind the award-winning BBC2 series The Choir, including the new series Sing While You Work.
-You're having some kind of crisis.-It's called being fifty. A frank and funny family drama questioning parental anxieties and life after fifty, Jumpy by April De Angelis premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in October 2011.
One woman's journey through love and loss to find her voice with the Fishwives Choir.
Matthew Hoch and Linda Lister examine all aspects of singing, including nontechnical matters, such as auditioning, performance anxiety, score preparation, practice performance tips, business etiquette, and many other important topics for the advanced singer.
This book offers an overview of issues related to the regulated, formal organization of sound and speech in verse intended for singing. Particularly, it is concerned with the structural properties and underlying mechanisms involved in the association of lyrics and music.
Visions of Eternity is the companion volume to Prophets without Honour (Matador, 2011) which explored the forgotten melodies of Charles-Marie Widor, Louis Vierne and Charles Tournemire.
Described in the Radio Times (27 July 2015) as 'A remarkable, unique institution lying at the heart of British life', the Three Choirs Festival celebrated its three-hundred-year anniversary in 2015.