10 sacred pieces for accompanied SATB voices
Forces or Category: SATB & piano
- 10 sacred pieces, including settings for Christmas
- SATB arrangements of unison or treble pieces
- Adaptations that widen the appeal of the pieces for church or concert use
- All pieces with piano accompaniment
- Notes on the pieces
A leading British composer of the twentieth-century, Ralph Vaughan Williams was a lifelong exponent of choral music and singing. This two-part collection of new arrangements and editions features well-loved and lesser-known Vaughan Williams songs, anthems, and carols - for today's mixed-voice choir. It presents unison or treble pieces scored for SATB, creating new repertoire, and provides new accompaniment options and durations that widen the appeal of the pieces for church or concert use. The adaptations may introduce or give new light to the repertoire, yet are complementary to the original settings published as single pieces. John Leavitt, being an experienced conductor, composer, editor, and champion of Vaughan Williams, brings great sensitivity to this process, and knows how best to maximize rehearsal time with choirs of various types and sizes.
The blessed son of God from the cantata 'Hodie'
No sad thought his soul affright from the cantata 'Hodie'
A Song of Thanksgiving
This is the truth
O taste and see
God rest you merry, gentlemen
O how amiable
He that is down need fear no fall
At the name of Jesus
Let us now praise famous men