In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument

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John Gardner / Simon Harris (Edited by)
A Cappella

Song NameComposer
Sumer is icumen in
Ave regina coelorum Guillaume Dufay
Ach herzigs Herz Finck
Puisqu'en amour Sermisy
Tri ciechi siamo Nola
Lugebat David AbsalonJosquin Desprez
Los bracos traygo cansados Vasquez
La nuit froide et sombreOrlando Lassus
Laetentur coeliWilliam Byrd
Miracolo d'amore Anerio
Miraculous love's woundingThomas Morley
Benedictus qui venitGiovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Iubilate Deo Gumpelzhaimer
She weepeth soreW. Lawes
Draw on, sweet nightWilbye
Dolcissima mia vita Carlo Gesualdo
The Silver SwanOrlando Gibbons
Der Kuckuck Steffens
Jesu, dulcis memoria Dering
Gaudete omnesSwelinck
Ich bin eine rufende Stimme Schutz
Hear my prayer, O Lord Henry Purcell
Wo der perlender WeinWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Tod und Schlaf Haydn
Lacrimoso son io Schubert
Wenn Kummer hatte zu toten Macht Johannes Brahms
An dem Sturmwind Cornelius
Christus factus est Anton Bruckner
Beati quorum via Stanford
Guds son har gjort mig fri Edvard Grieg

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