Sacred Choruses

John Rutter
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This volume comprises twenty-eight of the finest oratorio choruses, complete short choral works, and movements from masses or requiems from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. Drawing repertoire from Britain and mainland Europe, the volume features renowned choruses and familiar cornerstones of the repertoire, as well as some choral discoveries, all in new, carefully researched, and practical editions. Playable piano reductions for rehearsal use are included in the main volume, with a separate volume of purpose-made three-stave organ accompaniments, and newly typeset orchestral material available on rental. Intended for choral societies and cathedral, church, and concert choirs, this is a unique collection of choral classics for mixed voices and orchestra, and an invaluable practical addition to any choir's library.

  • New and carefully researched editions of 28 renowned oratorio choruses and choral works from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries
  • Playable piano reductions for rehearsal use in the main volume and a separate volume of purpose-made three-stave organ accompaniments
  • Idiomatic English singing translations
  • Newly typeset orchestral material available on hire/rental for almost every item


  • Bach: Gratias agimus tibi (Mass in B minor)
  • Bach: Jesu, joy of man's desiring (Cantata no. 147)
  • Bach: Praise ourGod who reigns in glory (Ascension Oratorio)
  • Bach: Subdue us by thy goodness (Cantata no. 22)
  • Beethoven: Creation's Hymn
  • Lili Boulanger: Pie Jesu
  • Brahms: How lovely is thy dwelling place (A German Requiem)
  • Durante ('Pergolesi'):Magnificat for five voices
  • Elgar: The Spirit of the Lord (The Apostles)
  • Fauré: In paradisum (Requiem)
  • Franck: Psalm 150
  • Handel: For unto us a child is born (Messiah)
  • Handel: Hallelujah (Messiah)
  • Handel: Let theircelestial concerts all unite (Samson)
  • Handel: See, the conqu'ring hero comes (Judas Maccabaeus)
  • Handel: March (JudasMaccabaeus)
  • Handel: Sing unto God (Judas Maccabaeus)
  • Handel: Zadok the priest
  • Haydn: Insanae et vanae curae
  • Haydn: The heavens are telling the glory of God (The Creation)
  • Mendelssohn: Daughters of Zion (Christus)
  • Monteverdi: Gloria for seven voices
  • Mozart: Lacrimosa (Requiem, K626)
  • Mozart: Laudate Dominum (Solemn Vespers K339)
  • Parry: I was glad when they said unto me
  • Parry: Jerusalem
  • Purcell: Te Deum in D
  • Satie: Kyrie (Messedes pauvres)
  • Schubert: Magnificat
  • Vivaldi: In exitu Israel

Additional Information

Item Number: 9780193518827
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Publication Date: 15/11/2018
Format: 270x190
Voices: SATB
Force: Mixed voices and piano/organ
Level of difficulty: B-C


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