Samuel Barber: Agnus Dei

Books | Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass,

Publisher: G. Schirmer
Composer: Samuel Barber
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work
A terrific SATB setting of Samuel Barber’s popular Agnus Dei (or Lamb of God). Taken from his 1936 composition Adagio for Strings Op.11, it is among the most familiar pieces of American concert music and has graced Film and Television with it’s poignant sincerity.

It is a dignified, simple work with the repetition of a rhapsodic section that rises to a climax, the intensity gradually building and then falling away following the ‘arch’ form tradition. This is a wonderful Latin Text version of Agnus Dei and has been transcribed effectively for Full Mixed Chorus and optional Piano accompaniment.
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
No of pages: 12
Language: English, Latin
Catalogue No: GS31391
 
     
       

        Samuel Barber: Agnus Dei reviews verified by reevooReevoo

        Quality of content
        8.9
        Value for money
        8.0
        Overall rating
        8.7
        Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 7 reviews
        8 out of 10

        Peter

        WOODBRIDGE GB Choral singer with Woodbridge
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        It's the correct version and is easy to read and add conductor comments
        It's a bit pricey for a few sheets of folded paper. There is not even a staple to help hold the pages together
        Confirmed purchase: 15 January 2016
        Published on: 15 February 2016
        10 out of 10

        John

        Skipton GB
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        This is a choral version of Barber's famous Adagio for strings. It is not easy - long sustained lines and very high tessatura for both sopranos and altos - but very effective if well sung. This is as far as I know the only edition available.
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 08 January 2016
        Published on: 29 January 2016
        10 out of 10

        jenny

        Plymouth GB
        +
        Wonderful music
        Much more difficult than I thought it would be, so is taking the choir longer to learn.
        Confirmed purchase: 10 January 2014
        Published on: 22 June 2014

        Musicroom Reviews

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        5
        a good arrangement which will offer a challengs for a small choir which is always looking for something new for their expanding repertoire. musicroom.com can be trusted to supply a huge catalogue of choral music for all standards and abilities.
        Anonymous - (Oswestry, United Kingdom)
        4
        Although originally Barbers Serenade for Strings it lends itself very well to the words of the Agnus Dei
        Anonymous - (Glenamaddy, Ireland)

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