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Sacred Choral Music

Explore our most recent Sacred choral music. Where available, sample pages, audio recordings, and additional information can be found on the specific web pages for each product linked below.


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Come, my Way

David Bednall

George Herbert's popular poem, 'The Call', is set to music in this powerful and evocative anthem. Bednall uses subtle dynamic and rhythmic shifts to build towards a powerful climax in the third verse, before winding down to a contemplative ending.

SATB and organ

6 minutes

Moderately difficult 

Published March 2020

St. Martin's Mass

David Bednall

This congregational mass setting is short and accessible, with a congregational part that may be intuitively learnt. The congregational part, which may be photocopied, is available at the back of the vocal score.

SATB and organ, with optional congregation

5 minutes

Easy

Published July 2020

O Lord, Thou Hast Searched Me, and Known Me

Bob Chilcott

This setting of Psalm 139 is warm and mesmerizing. The chant-like texture and shifting tonalities impart the sensation of being entranced in prayer. The words offer respite, as one is safe in the omnipresence of God. Tranquil yet powerful, this work captures a sense of the total stillness after a storm.

SATB and organ

5 minutes

Easy

Published January 2020

Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life

Becky McGlade

McGlade's setting of 'The Call' by George Herbert is simple but effective, reflecting the directness of the original poem. The three-bar phrases create a feeling of expectancy throughout the verses, and are beautifully intensified by harmonic shifts in one verse and a soaring descant in another.

SATB (with divisions) unaccompanied

3 minutes

Easy - Moderately Difficult 

Published June 2020

My beloved spake

Becky McGlade

This is a beautiful and dynamic setting of well-known words from the Song of Songs (or Song of Solomon). With a soaring soprano melody, McGlade's fluid vocal lines drive harmonic twists within an immediately accessible sound-world. Perfect for concert performance.

SATB (with divisions) unaccompanied

3½ minutes

Easy – Moderately Difficult

Published August 2020

Solitude

James Whitbourn

“For competent choirs…this will be a striking piece to enjoy learning and to programme.”  

- Choir & Organ

This anthem sets a powerful poem by John Henry Newman that reflects on the spirituality of solitude. An imaginative interplay between voices and instrumental accompaniment is prevalent throughout, with effective contrasts between tranquillo and animato sections and delicate ostinato patterns. An alternative accompaniment for guitar (the composer's original instrumentation) is available for purchase. Also available in a version for SSA and piano or harp.

SATB and guitar or piano

7 minutes

Moderately Difficult

Published August 2019

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