In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument

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John Gardner / Simon Harris (Edited by)
A Cappella

Sumer is icumen in
Ave regina coelorum
Ach herzigs Herz
Puisqu'en amour
Tri ciechi siamo
Lugebat David Absalon
Los bracos traygo cansados
La nuit froide et sombre
Laetentur coeli
Miracolo d'amore
Miraculous love's wounding
Benedictus qui venit
Iubilate Deo
She weepeth sore
Draw on, sweet night
Dolcissima mia vita
The Silver Swan
Der Kuckuck
Jesu, dulcis memoria
Gaudete omnes
Ich bin eine rufende Stimme
Hear my prayer, O Lord
Wo der perlender Wein
Tod und Schlaf
Lacrimoso son io
Wenn Kummer hatte zu toten Macht
An dem Sturmwind
Christus factus est
Beati quorum via
Guds son har gjort mig fri

A unique anthology which casts its net far and wide across seven centuries of unaccompanied European choral music, this book is a fascinating selection of thirty pieces, ideal for enterprising choirs looking for something out of the ordinary to enliven their repertoire. Diversity and eclecticism are the hallmarks of this stimulating collection: the pieces range from two to eight voices; from monuments of the Renaissance to miniature canons by Lawes, Schubert, and Brahms; from "Sumer is icumen in" to Stanford and Grieg. This is a truly European anthology, encompassing the music of composers from England, France, Spain, Norway, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands. The contents are arranged chronologically, and though they include a few classics of the genre that no such survey can afford to ignore, the majority of pieces are unjustifiably lesser known. All are newly edited from their sources, at original pitch and in original note-values wherever practical; minimal editorial intervention allows this music to breathe afresh. There are notes on each piece, and prose translation for non-English texts.

Item code: 6604B | Songbook | $19.95 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | SATB | 140 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10