Oxford Choral Classics: English Church Music - Volume 1 (Anthems And Motets)
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Oxford Choral Classics: English Church Music - Volume 1 (Anthems And Motets)

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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: SATB, Piano Accompaniment (SATB/PFA)
Series: Oxford Choral Classics
Catalogue #: 9780193368415
ISBN: 9780193368415


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Oxford Choral Classics: 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 the exceptional Renaissance polyphony of Taverner, Tallis, and Byrd, through the Restoration led by Purcell, to the glorious works of the great nineteenth- and twentieth-century composers, including Wesley, Elgar, Stanford, Vaughan Williams, and Howells.

The volume contains a number of more substantial works, including Mendelssohn's Hear my prayer, Stainer's I saw the Lord, and Naylor's Vox dicentis: Clama, as well as a wonderful selection of shorter pieces, from Gibbons's O Lord, in thy wrath to Walton's Set me as a seal upon thine heart. With the second companion volume of canticles and responses, this bipartite collection presents a comprehensive survey of English sacred music at its best.

Click on a song below to find all titles, including compilations, that contain it.
Ascendit Deus [Philips, Peter]
Ave Maria [Parsons, Robert]
Ave Verum Corpus [Byrd, William]
Beati Quorum Via [Stanford, Charles Villiers]
Blessed Be The God And Father [Wesley, Samuel Sebastian]
Coelos Ascendit Hodie [Stanford, Charles Villiers]
Dum Transisset Sabbatum [Taverner, John]
Faire Is The Heaven [Harris, Sir William Henry]
God So Loved The World (The Crucifixion) [Stainer, John]
Greater Love Hath No Man [Ireland, John]
Haec Dies [Byrd, William]
Hear My Prayer [Mendelssohn, Felix]
Hear My Prayer, O Lord [Purcell, Henry]
How Beauteous Are Their Feet [Stanford, Charles Villiers]
I Heard A Voice From Heaven [Stanford, Charles Villiers]
I Saw The Lord [Stainer, John]
I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me [Purcell, Henry]
If Ye Love Me [Tallis, Thomas]
Jesu, The Very Thought Of Thee [Bairstow, Edward C.]
Justorum Animae [Byrd, William]
Justorum Animae [Stanford, Charles Villiers]
Let Mine Eyes Run Down With Tears [Purcell, Henry]
Like As The Hart Desireth The Waterbrooks [Howells, Herbert]
Loquebantur Variis Linguis [Tallis, Thomas]
Lord, For Thy Tender Mercy's Sake [Farrant, Richard]
Lord, How Long Wilt Thou Be Angry? [Pucell, Henry]
Lord, Let Me Know Mine End [Greene, Maurice]
My Song Is Love Unknown [Hadley, Patrick]
Nolo Mortem Peccatoris [Morley, Thomas]
O Clap You Hands [Gibbons, Orlando]
O How Amiable Are Thy Dwellings [Vaughan Williams, Ralph]
O How Glorious Is The Kingdom [Harwood, Basil]
O Lord, Give Thy Holy Spirit [Tallis, Thomas]
O Lord, In Thy Wrath [Gibbons, Orlando]
O Nata Lux De Lumine [Tallis, Thomas]
O Taste And See [Vaughan Williams, Ralph]
O Thou The Central Orb [Wood, Charles]
O Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? [Boyce, William]
Praise The Lord, O My Soul [Wesley, Samuel Sebastian]
Rejoice in the Lord alway [Anon.]
Remember Not, Lord, Our Offences [Purcell, Henry]
Salvator Mundi [Blow, John]
Set Me As A Seal Upon Thine Heart [Walton, William]
Sing Joyfully [Byrd, William]
The Souls Of The Righteous [Lewis, Geraint]
These Are They Which Follow The Lamb [Goss, John]
They Are At Rest [Elgar, Edward]
Thou Wilt Keep Him In Perfect Peace [Wesley, Samuel]
Vox Dicentis: Clama [Naylor, Edward W.]
Wash Me Thoroughly [Wesley, Samuel Sebastian]
When David Heard [Tomkins, Thomas]

Oxford Choral Classics: English Church Music - Volume 1 (Anthems And Motets) reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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London GB
An excellent collection of pieces, especially for a small choir.
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Confirmed purchase: 13 February 2017
Published on: 27 February 2017
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Wallington GB
Excellent selection of Anthems in a good series
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Confirmed purchase: 23 March 2015
Published on: 06 April 2015
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Alton GB
Excellent quality of production & content is wide ranging - will be useful for many years.
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Confirmed purchase: 18 August 2014
Published on: 31 August 2014

Musicroom Reviews

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Customer Rating This is a real wealth of British choral music. If you were to any 10 pieces that should feature in the repertoire of a good church choir, chances are that all of them would be in this collection. Therefore it represents excellent value for money. If you were starting a choir from scratch, this would be a fabulous investment, but how many existing choirs already have single copies of this music? The printing is clear, although the paper is a little thin, and the spacing of the staves can get a little wide when 8-part music is printed one stanza to a page.

Customer Rating A magnificent anthology of English Church Music. Every page turned brings up another old favourite. Great for those sing-along moments during broadcast choral services or as a single source book for the better SATB church choirs.Personally I look forward to acquiring subsequent volumes.
See more reviews by Diapason - (London, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Extremely good value and well edited. Some of the printing gets a little small, eg Gibbons O Clap your Hands making following your line more challenging than with a single copy. Also if you're buying a set of copies for a choir, the weight is considerable and issues of transportation should be considered. But anthems per pound? - a winning collection
See more reviews by Tim - Damian Singers - (London, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating A very interesting compilation containing many of the pieces I want on my bookshelf.

Customer Rating Over 50 anthems - all wonderful - many of my favourites. This anthology is very good value and good quality.
See more reviews by DH - (Eastleigh, United Kingdom)

More Product Details

Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 04/09/2010
Format: Vocal Score
Length: 384 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Editor: John Rutter; Robert King

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