Product Category: Choral Music

Annunciation (S,SSS,SSAATTBB a cappella)

$25.00 Package of 10 choral scores. This haunting piece contrasts the awesome power of the angel's voice against the lonely terror of a solitary Mary.  Mary is represented by a solo soprano who sings a wordless vowel from a room adjacent to the main performance space.  The voice of the angel is represented by a soprano trio and SSAATTBB choir that engulfes the audience in a powerful polyphonic surround sound.  This piece pairs well with Magnificat, which uses the same harmonic More Info »
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Deux Chansons de la Belle Cordiere (SATB a cappella)

Package of 10 choral scores. SATB a cappella or ATBB a cappella Text: Louise Labé "Ô doux regards" & "Baise m'encor" This set of romantic partsongs makes a great contribution to any secular program.  Composed in the tradition of the madrigal, the settings make extensive use of word painting and other devices common to the genre.  With an advanced tonal language inspired by the French tradition, these pieces will challenge your singers to achieve excellent intonation and balance while offering More Info »

Drop, Drop Slow Tears (SATB a cappella)

$22.50 Package of 10 choral scores SATB a cappella This setting of the famous poem by Phineas Fletcher is suitable for Lent and Passiontide.  One could also justify its performance at Christmas if you are an adventurous risk-taker like me!  The work features a recurring refrain (sung to oo) between stanzas that creates a mood similar to pieces like The Coventry Carol or Walock's Balulalow.  Despite the generally cloudy mood, there is spot in the middle where the heavens open More Info »

Hineh Mah Tov (SATB with piano & trumpet)

$15.00 Package of 10 vocal scores. This is a short anthem for SATB choir with piano and trumpet accompaniment. The anthem is suitable for liturgical use and is specifically intended for Remembrance Day, at which many churches will have a trumpeter on call. The material is suitable for parish choirs and is easily learned. The piano accompaniment ends with a repeating pattern that can be extended ad libitum in order to fill appropriate liturgical time as needed. Although intended for More Info »

In Manus Tuas (SATB a cappella)

$20.00 Package of 10 vocal scores SATB with divisi and soprano solo In the Liturgy of the Hours, the daily cycle of prayer that marks the passing of time in the Catholic Church, the night service of Compline (said before retiring to sleep) addresses the common human fear of the night and the dangers and uncertainty it brings.  At Compline, we pray to be safely carried through the dark hours to the morning; at Lauds, morning prayer, we rejoice with More Info »
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Magnificat (SATB / SATB a cappella)

$25.00 Package of 10 choral scores SATB/SATB Double Choir a cappella The Magnificat is a song sung by Mary, the mother of Christ, in the well-known nativity story told in the Gospel of Luke.  In this story we hear of the Angel Gabriel descending from Heaven to announce to Mary, still a virgin by Luke's account, that she will bear the Son of God.  This scene is at once both magical and terrifying for it captures at once the humility, More Info »

My Heart Was Cloven (SATB a cappella)

$25.00 Package of 10 vocal scores with organ reduction SATB a cappella (with optional organ) Setting text from the Odes of Solomon, a collection of poems discovered in the Nag Hamadi library, My Heart Was Cloven is an excellent concert work for SATB choir.  With extensive melismas, this work is especially suitable for choirs that specialize in light and flexible Baroque music. Text: Odes of Solomon 11 Hy heart was cloven and its flower appeared, And grace sprang up in More Info »
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O Thou the Central Orb (SATB & Organ)

$25.00 Package of 10 vocal scores. SATB with organ accompaniment or piano accompaniment A setting of the famous text attributed to H.R. Bramley, this anthem is easily learned by a parish choir and is suitable for use in Advent, on the Feast of All Saints, or other similar occasion.  The familiar tonal vocabulary suits parish choirs well and the dramatic style is suitable for festive occasions.  Two accompaniments are available: organ (with pedals) or piano (also suitable for organ, manuals More Info »

Pour Down Ye Heavens From Above (SATB & Organ)

$25.00 Package of 10 vocal scores SATB with organ accompaniment Pour Down Ye Heavens From Above sets selected verses from the Advent Prose for SATB choir and organ.  The anthem is suitable for an advanced amateur choir; the vocabulary is triadic with a shifting modal base.  The augmented second is a characteristic interval of the scale used.  A variety of choral textures are used with tasteful word painting and drama.  There is minimal division of the parts. The organ part More Info »
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Sacramentum (SSATB a cappella)

$22.50 Package of 10 vocal scores SSATB a cappella Sacramentum is a setting of "Locus Iste", the gradual for the Feast of Dedication.  This short anthem is suitable for a church's paternal festival or general use. The musical vocabulary uses an artificial scale derived from the harmonic series.  Each vocal part sings notes from a certain portion of the scale.  Though the harmonic language is challenging, the local melodic movement of each part is restricted to only a few notes. More Info »
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Souls of the Righteous (SATB & Organ, opt. trumpet)

$15.00 Package of 10 vocal scores. This is a short anthem for SATB choir and organ that is suitable for liturgical use.  It is especially appropriate for Remembrance Day and is easily learned by parish choirs. An optional trumpet part (+$1.50) is available in B-flat or C. Text: Wisdom 3:1-2 "The souls of the righteous are in the hands of God; No torment shall touch them. In the sight of the unwise they seem to die But they are in More Info »

The Delight of Paradise (SATB a cappella)

SATB a cappella Text: Odes of Solomon 11 The Delight of Paradise is a seven-movement sacred cantata setting text from the Odes of Solomon. This choral tour-de-force is a powerful feature work for an a cappella concert. The seven varied movements provide a vast array of choral textures that will delight and challenge your singers. Audiences are sure to love it; Amanda Gauthier of the Ottawa citizen wrote: "Contemporary choral compositions have impressed me, amused me, annoyed me, and bored More Info »

The Trees on the Edge (SATB a cappella)

$25.00 Package of 10 choral scores. SATB a cappella Text by Marilyn Lerch, "New Orleans Obliquely." Commissioned by Janet Siltanen and premiered by the Ottawa Bach Choir, The Trees on the Edge is a setting of "New Orleans Obliquely," a tender poem by Canadian poet Marilyn Lerch.  Through observations of trees that grow horizontally from the vertical cliffs along the ocean's coast, Marilyn reflects on challenges of life amid constant struggle.  Janet read in the poem a reflection on life More Info »
Price: $25.00