English Church Music, Volume 1: Anthems and M

/ Robert King / John Rutter
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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.


  • Anon.: Rejoice in the Lord alway
  • Bairstow: Jesu, the very thought of thee
  • Blow: Salvator mundi
  • Boyce:O where shall wisdom be found?
  • Byrd: Ave verum Corpus
  • Byrd: Haec dies
  • Byrd: Justorum animae
  • Byrd:Sing joyfully
  • Elgar: They are at rest
  • Farrant or Hilton: Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake
  • Gibbons: O clapyour hands
  • Gibbons: O Lord, in thy wrath
  • Goss: These are they which follow the Lamb
  • Greene: Lord, let me knowmine end
  • Hadley: My song is love unknown
  • Harris: Faire is the heaven
  • Harwood: O how glorious is the kingdom
  • Howells: Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks
  • Ireland: Greater love hath no man
  • Lewis: The souls of therighteous
  • Mendelssohn: Hear my prayer
  • Morley: Nolo mortem peccatoris
  • Naylor: Vox dicentis: Clama
  • Parsons: Ave Maria
  • Philips: Ascendit Deus
  • Purcell: Hear my prayer, O Lord
  • Purcell: I was glad when they saidunto me
  • Purcell: Let mine eyes run down with tears
  • Purcell: Lord, how long wilt thou be angry?
  • Purcell :Remember not, Lord, our offences
  • Stainer: God so loved the world
  • Stainer: I saw the Lord
  • Stanford: Beatiquorum via
  • Stanford: Coelos ascendit hodie
  • Stanford: How beauteous are their feet
  • Stanford: I heard a voicefrom heaven
  • Stanford: Justorum animae
  • Tallis: If ye love me
  • Tallis: Loquebantur variis linguis
  • Tallis: O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit
  • Tallis: O nata lux de lumine
  • Taverner: Dum transisset Sabbatum
  • Tomkins:When David heard
  • Vaughan Williams: O how amiable
  • Vaughan Williams: O taste and see
  • Walton: Set me as a sealupon thine heart
  • Wesley: Blessed be the God and Father
  • Wesley: Praise the Lord, O my soul
  • Wesley: Thou wiltkeep him in perfect peace
  • Wesley: Wash me throughly
  • Wood: O thou the central orb

Additional Information

Item Number: 9780193368415
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Publication Date: 19/08/2010
ISBN: 9780193368415
Format: 270x190
Voices: SATB
Force: SATB with keyboard/unaccompanied/basso continuo
Level of difficulty: B-D


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