Music For Special Occasions brings together 10 secular choral works in on volume, carefully selected to cater for a wide variety of performance contexts - whether joyful, reflective, or commemorative. Practically and flexibly arranged for Soprano and Baritone or Low Alto, this unique collection of best-loved classics and new pieces is a must-have resource for all school, community and church choirs.
This is an excellent book for community choirs where the majority don't read music. The harmony parts are simple and , on the whole, tuneful, giving singers an easy line. There is such a sense of achievement when a whole piece has been learnt and the arrangements make otherwise inaccessible 4-part pieces manageable with 3 parts. I am grateful for both this and L'Estrange's other book and would highly recommend them. It is not for accomplished choirs or singers who could tackle original settings - it could be viewed as condescending! Anonymous
- ( United Kingdom)