Cantatas and Choral Works
Te Deum

Te Deum

Price: £10.56
Description:
There are certain to be many church musicians who will welcome Malcolm Archer's new setting of the English text of the Te Deum , bearing all the hallmarks of this master of his craft.

Scored for mixed voices and organ or orchestra, in turns majestic and lyrical and full of harmonic interest, it includes some passages for double chorus which will make it of particular interest to choirs with fuller resources.
Gainsborough Psalms

Gainsborough Psalms

Price: £12.99
Description:
This lively cantata has a text, taken from the Psalms and Canticles, is scored for soprano solo, chorus and organ, and may also be performed with orchestra.
The Divine Compassion

William Lloyd Webber Centenary Collection - The Divine Compassion

Price: £11.99
Description:

The Divine Compassion is a major work, a full-length cantata for tenor and baritone solos, chorus and organ, with a text based on the Gospel of John.

Like all Lloyd Webber's compositions this one is melodic, skilfully written, romantic and lovely to sing.

Contents:
Part I
The glory incarnate
Christ, the bread of life
Christ, the good shepherd
Adoration of Christ, the faithful shepherd
The love of Christ
The high-priestly intercession
The Christian soul's response to Christ's prayer

Part II
The glory of sacrifice
Christ betrayed
The arrest
Christ in the hands of his enemies
Peter's denial of Christ
Christ denied by his friend
Christ before Pilate
Christ judged by worldly power
Christ mocked and condemned
The condemnation of Christ
Christ crucified
The glory of the crucified

Part III
The resurrection glory
Christ in the tomb
The dawn of hope
The soul's response to the love of the crucified and risen Lord
Hail Redeemer -Christopher Tambling

Hail Redeemer

Price: £8.99
Description:

This reflective Lenten cantata by Christopher Tambling is scored for SATB choir with organ accompaniment, and with optional soprano and tenor solos. It incorporates three well-known congregational hymns, and provides some opportunities for a cappella singing by the choir.

Each of the choral movements may be used on its own, providing the choir with seven new anthems for the repertoire.

Hail Redeemer runs for about 25 minutes.

Contents:
Forty days and forty nights
The Agony
His state was divine
O Savoir of the world
Ride on, ride on in majesty!
Man born of a woman
He endured the suffering
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
When I survey the wondrous cross
Crown him with many crowns
Canticle of Joy - Alan Ridout

Canticle of Joy

Price: £9.99
Description:
An ebullient and optimistic piece, full of enchanting melodies and infectious rhythms. Scored for counter-tenor and tenor soloists, chorus and orchestra, it plays for 40 minutes. The composer has made a keyboard arrangement suitable for piano or organ.
Praise To The Holiest

Praise To The Holiest

Price: £12.99
Description:
As a former Master of the Music at Westminster Cathedral and Choral Director of Radio Telefis Éireann, there is little that Colin Mawby does not know about choral writing.

Here he is at his most approachable, with a 40-minute cantata for soprano soloist, chorus and organ.

This warm and mellifluous work, easy to learn and wonderful to hear, includes three well-known hymns for the audience.
Contents:

Part 1
Great and wonderful are thy deeds
Bless the Lord, O my soul
I will sing unto the Lord
Hymn: Praise to the Holiest

Part 2
You are the light of my world
Our Father, who art in heaven
For thine is the kingdom
Hymn: Now thank we all our God

Part 3
But the Lord is faithful
The Lord bless thee, and keep thee
Great and wonderful are thy deeds
Hymn: Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
Darkness Into Light

Darkness Into Light

Price: £9.99
Description:
A Cantata for Tenor Soloist, Chorus and Organ or Orchestra
Contents:
Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger
Happy the man whose offence is forgiven
O Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger
Have mercy on me, God
Lord, listen to my prayer
Out of the depths
Listen, Lord, to my prayer
Praise God
Jubilate Deo

Jubilate Deo

Price: £9.99
Description:
A wonderful, exuberant work, it is scored for alto solo, chorus and orchestra or organ. The approximate performance time is 16 minutes. This piece is available on a recording by the Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge.
Rumours Of Angels - SATB

Rumours Of Angels - SATB

Price: £11.99
Description:
This is a wonderful worship musical for the Christmas season. It is ideal for performance at any time from the beginning of Advent until Epiphany and will provide a thrilling experience for both performers and congregation.

Graham Kendrick, one of the greatest names in contemporary church music, provides a challenging scripture-based text and melodies of great beauty and strength. Rumours of Angels has been performed successfully on numerous occasions and we are pleased to publish these entirely reset editions.

Rumours of Angels is a continuous work with 11 pieces. It is easily within the competence of the average worship group or parish choir.

We have published two versions of Rumours of Angels :

• Guitar/keyboard is suitable for worship groups • Choir/organ is a fine choral version arranged by David Terry
Contents:
Can you believe it?
Rumours of Angels
Earth lies spellbound
Nothing will ever be the same again (So many centuries)
Thorns in the straw (Since the day the angel came)
Ain't nothing like it
Seekers and dreamers (Stars in our eyes)
He is here
What kind of greatness
You came from the highest (We will sing your song)
White horse (Be patient)
Born a King

William Lloyd Webber Centenary Collection - Born a King

Price: £10.99
Description:

We are delighted to celebrate the centenary of William Lloyd Webber with this eight-book collection.

Showcasing him in the light of a composer who was true to himself and who fully embraced his signature style, this is music that is romantic, melodious and – above all – heartfelt.

This is also music that goes beyond the accepted conventions of his day – music whose time has come!

This tuneful, straightforward and thoroughly enjoyable cantata has parts for baritone solo, chorus and organ, with three well-known hymns for the congregation. The text is taken from Scripture and other sources including Wesley, Luther and Heber. Born a King will take 20-25 minutes to perform, making it suitable for use in a service or as part of a longer Christmas concert. It will cause no learning headaches for a parish choir and will give much pleasure.

Contents:
PART I
Blessed is he that cometh
Come, thou long expected Jesus
Hark the glad sound

PART II
Of the Father's love begotten
My heart for very joy doth leap
Once in royal Devid's city

PART III
O come, let us worship home
Behold, there came wise men
Brightest and best of the sons of the morning
As with gladness men of old
Young Peoples Messiah

Young Peoples Messiah

Price: £9.99
Description:

Instruments: 2/3
This sequence of movements from Handel's most famous work, arranged for two voices and organ or piano, fits perfectly into the Kevin Mayhew philosophy of making great music available to everyone. Young people's choirs will relish the possibility of putting on their own performance of Messiah and this edition will introduce them to the joys of great choral music.

Colin Hand has included all the movements that are suitable for arrangement as well as those solos which can be taken by young voices. There is a new and beautifully realised organ or piano accompaniment.

Length approximately 50 minutes.

Contents:
Overture
Comfort ye my people
And the glory of the Lord
Behold, a virgin shall conceive
O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
Pifa
There were shepherds abiding in the field
Glory to God
Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened
He shall feed his flock
Behold the Lamb of God
He was despised
Surely he hath borne our griefs
He was cut off
But thou didst not leave his soul in hell
Lift up your heads, O ye gates
I know that my Redeemer liveth
Since by man came death
Hallelujah!
Heart of Messiah - Colin Hand

Heart of Messiah

Price: £12.99
Description:

Instruments: SATB
This beautifully legible edition of Messiah offers a full 90 minutes of music, including all the highlights, thus bringing the performance of Handel's masterpiece within the capabilities of every choir. The Heart of Messiah has been expertly edited by Dr Colin Hand who has provided a completely new and eminently playable arrangement of the organ part based on the original score.

The Heart of Messiah makes this great music ever more accessible without sacrificing the integrity of the original. It will encourage many more performances while taking the strain out of preparation.

Contents:
Overture
Comfort ye my people
Ev'ry valley shall be exalted
And the glory of the Lord
Behold, a virgin shall conceive
O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth
The people that walked in darkness
For unto us a child is born
Pifa
There were shepheards abiding in the field
Glory to God
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
Then shall the eyes of the glind be opened
He shall feed his flock
His yoke is easy, his burthen is light
Behold the Lamb of God
He was despised
Surely he hath borne our griefs
Thy rebuke hath broken his heart
Behold, and see
He was cut off
But thou didst not leave his soul in hell
Lift up your heads, O ye gates
Why do the nations so furiously rage?
He that dwelleth in heaven
Thou shalt break them
Hallelujah!
I know that my redeemer liveth
Since by man came death
Behold, I tell you a mystery
The trumpet shall sound
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
Lauda Sion - Felix Mendelssohn

Lauda Sion

Price: £9.99
Description:
A Cantata for Soprano Solo, Chorus and Organ

This is a real find! A wonderful cantata which should have been wildly popular for years.

Colin Hand has created this excellent performing edition, adding a real organ part from Mendelssohn's orchestration. There are eight movements, each of modest length, and the vocal writing is gracious and approachable.

Lauda Sion is vintage Mendelssohn - big tunes and luscious harmonies - and is scored for four soloists, chorus and organ.

Contents:
Lauda, Sion, salvatorem
Laudis thema specialis
Sit laus plena
In hac mensa novi Regis
Docti sacris institutis
Caro cibus, sanguis potus
Sumit unus, sumunt mille
Bone pastor, panis vere
Requiem of Hope

Requiem of Hope

Price: £9.99
Description:
Colin Mawby's Requiem of Hope is a distinguished, mature work, displaying this composer's immediately recognisable style at its most approachable and impassioned.

Mawby uses the texts of the traditional Latin Requiem Mass but adds three English texts - a blessing by an unknown author and one each by Henry Vaughan and John Henry Newman.

Requiem of Hope is scored for a soprano soloist, mixed voices (with divisi) and organ or small orchestra of strings, harp, two trumpets, organ and percussion. Performance time is approximately 35 minutes.
Contents:
Celtic Blessing
Introit and Kyrie
Meditation
Offertory
Sanctus and Benedictus
Agnus Dei
Communion Motet and Antiphon
Libera me, Domine and In paradisum
Missa Sanctae

William Lloyd Webber Centenary Collection - Missa Sanctae

Price: £9.99
Description:
We are delighted to celebrate the centenary of William Lloyd Webber with this eight-book collection.

Showcasing him in the light of a composer who was true to himself and who fully embraced his signature style, this is music that is romantic, melodious and – above all – heartfelt.

This is also music that goes beyond the accepted conventions of his day – music whose time has come!

This setting of the Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei and Ite Missa Est is one of Lloyd Webber's last works.

It is majestic, mature music by a composer thoroughly at home with the voice and contains many passages of astonishing originality.
Love Unknown

Love Unknown

Price: £12.99
Description:
Love Unknown, a cantata on the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus, is for choirs who are looking for an attractive and colourful piece. It is scored for soprano and baritone solos, choir, congregation and organ, and lasts for approximately 90 minutes.

We are pleased to reissue this favourite work.
Contents:
Part 1 - What is Love?
Prelude
Narrative - Love is from God
Song - I may speak with the tongues of men
Narrative - Hear the words of Jesus
Chorus - Love is not feeling
Responsory - This is my commandment
Congregational Hymn - My song is love unknown: Verse 1

Part 2 - Stepping Down
Narrative - Jesus knew his hour had come
Congregational Hymn - Image of the eternal Father
Chorus - Equality with Godhead
Responsory - Let this mind be in you
Congregational Hymn - My song is love unknown: Verse 2

Part 3 - The Sign of Jonah
Narrative - Some of the elders
Chorus - What daring, comparing
Responsory - God forbid
Congregational Hymn - My song is love unknown: Verse 3

Part 4 - The Sign of Jonah
Narrative - Jacob came to a certain place
Congregational Hymn - Bright angel hosts: Verses 1 and 2
Narrative - Jacob was left alone
Song - This fear again
Narrative - When Jesus reached the place
Congregational Hymn - Bright angel hosts: Verses 3 and 4
Responsory - Count it all joy
Congregational Hymn - My song is love unknown: Verse 4

Part 5 - Naked Truth
Prelude
Narrative - The Lord called
Chorus - Adam and Eve
Responsory - All those that see me
Congregational Hymn - My song is love unknown: Verse 5

Part 6 - Finished Work
Prelude and Narrative
Congregational Hymn - Great Son of God
Song - Incongruous images
Chorus - Into thy hands
Congregational Hymn - My song is love unknown: Verse 6

Part 7 - Dawn of New Life
Narrative - Among those who went up to worship
Song with Chorus - Alive, not just in memory
Congregational Hymn - Lord, your voice in Eden's garden
Responsory - Behold, he is coming
Congregational Hymn - My song is love unknown: Verse 7
Requiem - Malcolm Archer

Requiem

Price: £10.99
Description:

This is a sensuous setting of the Latin text of the Requiem Mass, now in its fourth printing.

Malcolm Archer is a master of the choral idiom, writing marvellous melodies which lodge in the memory. His Requiem is scored for chorus, soloists and organ, and provides some 40 minutes of fine devotional music.

Contents:
Introit and Kyrie
Offertory
Sanctus
Pie Jesu
Agnus Dei
Libera me, Domine
In Paradisum