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The Jolly Shepherd (Sheet music, Vocal score with piano accompaniment): John Rutter The Jolly Shepherd (Sheet music, Vocal score with piano accompaniment)
John Rutter
R86 Discovery Miles 860 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB and piano or organ or orchestra This sprightly setting of a sixteenth-century English text tells the tale of a jolly shepherd named Wat. With an upbeat triple metre and a joyful swing feel, this carol has imaginative, contrasting textures, a memorable refrain, and a rousing finish. Two versions of the vocal score are available: one with piano accompaniment and one with organ accompaniment. Full scores and parts are available for purchase or hire.

As I sat on a sunny bank (Sheet music, Vocal score): Malcolm Archer As I sat on a sunny bank (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Malcolm Archer
R66 Discovery Miles 660 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Sacred Choruses (Sheet music, Vocal score on sale): John Rutter Sacred Choruses (Sheet music, Vocal score on sale)
John Rutter
R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This volume comprises twenty-eight of the finest oratorio choruses, complete short choral works, and movements from masses or requiems from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. Drawing repertoire from Britain and mainland Europe, the volume features renowned choruses and familiar cornerstones of the repertoire, as well as some choral discoveries, all in new, carefully researched, and practical editions. Playable piano reductions for rehearsal use are included in the main volume, with a separate volume of purpose-made three-stave organ accompaniments, and newly typeset orchestral material available on rental. Intended for choral societies and cathedral, church, and concert choirs, this is a unique collection of choral classics for mixed voices and orchestra, and an invaluable practical addition to any choir's library.

Wexford Carol (Sheet music, Vocal score): Mack Wilberg Wexford Carol (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Mack Wilberg
R63 Discovery Miles 630 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB and piano or orchestra Setting two verses of the Irish traditional carol, Wilberg's version opens simply with unaccompanied unison men, before the piano creeps in gently. Upper voices take over and an imitative section leads to a more dramatic, thicker-textured section. The carol melody's slightly haunting, modal qualities are complemented by colourful harmonic touches, and a final statement of the melody in the piano brings the piece to a calm close. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have recorded this piece with orchestral accompaniment on the CD Hallelujah! (SKU 5157246).

John Rutter Carols for SA and Men - 9 carols for sopranos, altos, and unison men (Sheet music, Vocal score): John Rutter John Rutter Carols for SA and Men - 9 carols for sopranos, altos, and unison men (Sheet music, Vocal score)
John Rutter
R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for sopranos, altos, and unison men with piano or organ or orchestra This 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. From 'Star Carol' to 'All bells in paradise', these festive favourites continue to delight choirs and audiences across the world.

A Coventry Carol (Sheet music, Vocal score): Malcolm Archer A Coventry Carol (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Malcolm Archer
R66 Discovery Miles 660 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB and organ This welcome original setting of the much-loved 15th-century Coventry carol text features a compelling interplay between choir and organ and a contrast of full and a cappella textures. Archer fully exploits the text's dramatic potential and has created a pleasing and useful addition to the carol repertory.

Blow, blow, thou winter wind (Sheet music, Vocal score): Sarah Quartel Blow, blow, thou winter wind (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Sarah Quartel
R62 Discovery Miles 620 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SSA and piano This atmospheric setting of familiar words from Shakespeare's As You Like It is sprightly and uplifting, with singers being asked by the composer to perform with 'a bit of frost and a knowing smile'. Blow, blow, thou winter wind was originally published in the collection Hark, hark, the lark.

The Wise Men and the Star (Sheet music, Vocal score): Oliver Tarney The Wise Men and the Star (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Oliver Tarney
R66 Discovery Miles 660 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB unaccompanied A mystical, atmospheric carol for Epiphany, The Wise Men and the Star sets a text by contemporary writer Lucia Quinault that depicts the journey of the wise men as they follow the star. Tarney's appealing musical language creates a sense of expectancy, and there are beautiful moments of stillness and quiet that enable the listener to reflect on the wonder of the events of the season.

The Angel Gabriel (Sheet music, Vocal score): Michael Higgins The Angel Gabriel (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Michael Higgins
R74 Discovery Miles 740 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SSSSAATBB unaccompanied In this haunting arrangement of the well-known carol, Higgins creates a mystical soundscape by layering a single motif in a four-part soprano canon. These repetitions echo throughout and support the various textures explored in each verse, producing a dramatic and atmospheric setting of the Basque carol. Suitable for chamber and concert choir.

Pilgrim Jesus (Sheet music, Vocal score): Bob Chilcott Pilgrim Jesus (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Bob Chilcott
R87 Discovery Miles 870 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Star of the East (Sheet music, Vocal score): Gordon THORNETT Star of the East (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Gordon THORNETT
R74 Discovery Miles 740 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB (with divisions) and piano or orchestra Thornett's setting of this Epiphany text, also known as 'Brightest and best', makes effective use of arching melodies and a variety of choral textures. The piece builds to a dramatic final verse with a soprano/tenor descant, before a gentle ending. The accompaniment features bell effects and quotations of Gruber's famous 'Silent night' melody. For choirs who are low on male numbers, there are options for omitting tenor and bass divisi parts.

A virgin most pure (Sheet music, Vocal score): Malcolm Archer A virgin most pure (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Malcolm Archer
R63 Discovery Miles 630 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Make we joy now in this fest (Sheet music, Vocal score): Ian Assersohn Make we joy now in this fest (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Ian Assersohn
R74 Discovery Miles 740 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB unaccompanied In this lively 6/8 setting, Assersohn explores a macaronic 15th-century text ('A Patre Unigenitus/Through a maiden is come'), with its exclamations of 'Eya!' reinforcing festive celebration. Featuring modal harmonies and energetic rhythms, this carol promises to be a fresh, uplifting, and accessible addition to any Christmas programme.

John Rutter Anthems for SA and Men - 9 anthems for sopranos, altos, and unison men (Sheet music, Vocal score): John Rutter John Rutter Anthems for SA and Men - 9 anthems for sopranos, altos, and unison men (Sheet music, Vocal score)
John Rutter
R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SA and Men, accompanied and unaccompanied This collection of nine of John Rutter's finest and most popular anthems, scored for SA Men, has been carefully compiled to be both accessible to a wide range of choirs and appropriate to the needs of today's liturgy. With the inclusion of so many 'classics' covering a variety of texts and styles, this anthology is ideal for working church choirs requiring flexible options.

The Waiting Sky (Sheet music, SATB vocal score): Oliver Tarney The Waiting Sky (Sheet music, SATB vocal score)
Oliver Tarney
R88 Discovery Miles 880 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB unaccompanied The Waiting Sky is a four-part unaccompanied miniature for mixed choir. The evocative text by Lucia Quinault depicts a rural winter scene, and is skilfully set to music by Oliver Tarney to create a lucidly reflective piece. There is a sense in both the text and the music of waiting for the 'shining star' and, while it would make a beautiful addition to a concert programme at other times of the year, the setting is perfect as a reflective carol for Advent, anticipating the wonder of the birth of Christ.

A star as bright as day (Sheet music, Vocal score): Alan Bullard A star as bright as day (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Alan Bullard
R66 Discovery Miles 660 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Over hill, over dale (Sheet music, Vocal score): Andrea Ramsey Over hill, over dale (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Andrea Ramsey
R62 Discovery Miles 620 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SA and piano In this charming piece for upper voices and piano, Ramsey's characterization of the fairy's monologue from Act 2, Scene 1 of A Midsummer Night's Dream is both fun and imaginative. The rhythmic fluidity, driving piano part, and clever accentuation perfectly complement Shakespeare's metre and rhyme scheme and bring the text to life. Over hill, over dale was originally published in the collection Hark, hark, the lark.

Epiphany (Sheet music, Vocal score): Bob Chilcott Epiphany (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Bob Chilcott
R62 Discovery Miles 620 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB and organ or piano This charming carol tells of the joy and wonder of the star of Bethlehem and features Chilcott's hallmark tuneful melodies and carefully chosen harmonic colours. Epiphany takes for its text a translation of two verses by French hymn-writer Charles Coffin, augmented by a newly written verse by Chilcott's long-time collaborator Charles Bennett. The result is a carol which is both narrative and reflective, with a perfect mix of traditional and modern.

Adam lay ybounden (Sheet music, Vocal score): Ben Parry Adam lay ybounden (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Ben Parry
R66 Discovery Miles 660 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Lover's Ghost (Sheet music, Vocal score): Oliver Tarney The Lover's Ghost (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Oliver Tarney
R66 Discovery Miles 660 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB and piano Tarney's setting of this traditional Scottish text offers catchy melodies and folk-inspired harmonies, driven by a rhythmic piano accompaniment. The ballad is framed by a repeating, haunting, and ethereal a cappella phrase that hints at the unearthly nature of the subject. Also available for cambiata voices in the Emerging Voices series.

Away in a manger (Sheet music, Vocal score): John Rutter Away in a manger (Sheet music, Vocal score)
John Rutter
R49 Discovery Miles 490 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SATB unaccompanied John Rutter's tender and poignant arrangement of W. J. Kirkpatrick's much-loved carol sees the familiar melody taken first by the sopranos and then by the male voices, underpinned by a rich cushion of humming from the other sections of the choir, before the voices join together for the final verse in glorious harmony.

I will be with you (Sheet music, SSAA vocal score): Sarah Quartel I will be with you (Sheet music, SSAA vocal score)
Sarah Quartel
R74 Discovery Miles 740 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

SSAA unaccompanied I will be with you sets a reflective text by the composer with a message of enduring solace. Lush harmonies, with predominantly homophonic passagework, coupled with flowing and cascading lines in every voice part make for a tranquil musical experience. Also available in a version for unaccompanied SATB choir.

God will give orders/Sweet child (Sheet music, Upper voice vocal score): Sarah Quartel God will give orders/Sweet child (Sheet music, Upper voice vocal score)
Sarah Quartel
R80 Discovery Miles 800 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

for SSAA, solo cello, djembe, and piano This evocative anthem, from the larger work Snow Angel, is a piece of two halves. Opening with a haunting cello line, the first section ('God Will Give Orders') is mystical and ethereal, until a vibrant figure from the djembe lifts the music into the second section ('Sweet Child'), which is uplifting and bold in character, with a distinctly African feel and an effective a cappella ending.

The Midnight of your Birth - 5 Carols for Upper Voices (Sheet music, Vocal score): Bob Chilcott The Midnight of your Birth - 5 Carols for Upper Voices (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Bob Chilcott
R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Midnight of your Birth is a charming collection of five carols by Bob Chilcott for upper voices and piano. Equally suited to women's choirs and youth choirs, the carols range from unison ('The Blackbird with One White Feather') to three parts, with one ('The Angel did Fly') featuring a mezzo-soprano solo. The texts, all by long-term collaborator Charles Bennett, weave an imagery of birds and the natural world with the Christmas narrative. Chilcott's music is the perfect match, combining characteristically singable melodies with pleasing harmonic colours, buoyant syncopation, and tender reflection. Containing five fresh and accessible carols, this book is the ideal addition to any upper-voice choir's library.

A Simple Gloria (Sheet music, Vocal score): Libby Larsen A Simple Gloria (Sheet music, Vocal score)
Libby Larsen
R87 Discovery Miles 870 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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