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English Church Music, Volume 2: Canticles and Responses - Oxford Choral Classics Collections (Sheet music)
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English Church Music, Volume 2: Canticles and Responses - Oxford Choral Classics Collections (Sheet music)

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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. The second volume presents a wealth of service material suitable for use throughout the year. The evening canticles are given due space, with seventeen settings, including those by Byrd, Gibbons, Purcell, Walmisley, Stanford, Noble, Howells, Walton, and Tippett. Also included are settings of the Te Deum and Jubilate Deo, alongside seven settings of the Preces and Responses and two additional early Lord's Prayers. The selection is completed with three supplementary items: a set of previously unpublished Psalm chants by Howells, John Sanders's Good Friday Reproaches, and a written-out Order for Compline. Robert King has prepared completely new editions of all the pre-twentieth-century works, going back to the earliest and most reliable manuscripts or printed sources. Playable keyboard reductions have been added for the majority of unaccompanied items.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780193368446
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 639 g
Dimensions: 266 x 187 x 26 mm
Edition: Vocal score


MEDIA REVIEWS
This 'Evensong' volume is a tremendous publication: carefully chosen, authoritatively presented, and extremely good value for money . . . Everyone with any interest in this repertoire will have their own ideas about questionable inclusons and regrettable omissions but the selection is solid . . . This anthology is excellent, and its attention to detail is gratifying . . . This is a magnificent volume. Durability of anthologies is a perennial cause for concern, but my copy of European Sacred Music is still in good nick after 15 years of heavy use; English Church Music vol. 2 should prove similarly imperishable. * Jeremy Summerly, Choir & Organ March 2012 *
But those who do buy it will greatly benefit, as there are insights throughout, from the beginning (Blair's B minor service in its original form rather than Atkins' rewriting as normally sung) to the final Preces and Responses (Stone and Tomkins, both with new reconstructions of their missing parts). * Church Music Quarterly, June 2012 *
This is quite a bold move in the series. English and Latin church music is often sung in concert as well as in church, but it is rare for Anglican services to be sung thus. I'm not very sure why, since a morning or evening service is shorter than a mass and enables programmes to be more flexible . . . I hope that this sells well to collegiate and cathedral choirs, and other emulate them. As always with the series, the layout is excellent, the biographical and editorial comments are the right level, and I trust John Rutter's proof-reading to make it unnecessary to do spot checks. * Clifford Bartlett, Early Music Review *
Beide Bande sind als Grundausstattung und zur Einfuhrung in die anglikanische Chormusik hevorragend geeignet. [Both volumes offer an excellent overview of and introduction to Anglican choral music.] * Dominik Axtmann, Musik und Kirche, January 14 *

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