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.
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.
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.
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.
for sopranos, altos, and unison men with piano or organ or orchestraThis collection includes nine of John Rutter's most popular Christmas carols, re-scored by the composer into three parts: for sopranos, altos, and unison men. These festive favourites continue to delight choirs and audiences across the world.
50 carols, mostly for SATB, some unaccompanied, and some accompanied. The carols reflect a diversity of styles and periods, whilst still suitable for amateur performers. Includes compositions and arrangements by Britten, Holst, Howells, Hurford, Vaughan Williams, and Walton. Orchestral and brass accompaniments for many of the items are available on hire.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A collection of over 50 examples of sacred choral music from continental Europe, ranging from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries.
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.
An anthology of 17 sophisticated arrangements of popular classic songs. The collection includes accompanied and unaccompanied numbers, in a variety of styles: smoky blues, up-tempo scat, sentimental swing, exuberant Dixieland, sophisticated close-harmony, plus an opulent show-stopper or two.
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.
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.
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.
This is the history of a very succesfull traveling Gay mens choir
With irresistible hip-hop rhythms, solo opportunities and catchy chorus, My Shot is the perfect way to open or close a concert with a bang and showcase your choir's talent. This popular song from the hit Broadway musical Hamilton is arranged for SSA with piano accompaniment.
Ten Pig Songs by Colin Matthews is a series of fun, engaging and theatrical songs that set Cope's typically comical yet striking poems. The songs are arranged for unison and two-part children's voices and piano.