Chantry Choirbook: Sacred Music for All Seasons
This anthology of over 50 masterworks will bring the great tradition of European choral music to choirs of all sizes and abilities. Featuring the compositions of Hassler, Schütz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Distler, and others from the Renaissance through the 20th century, the Chantry Choirbook presents over 500 years of music in one volume. All selections have been carefully edited to preserve the integrity of the original work as well to make the material accessible to a broad range of performers, conductors, and settings. New poetic English texts have been created for many of the titles, yet the original German or Latin has also been preserved. All titles are carefully indexed and a thorough preface gives a scholarly overview to this tremendous wealth of choral literature. The collection is organized seasonally around the church year--Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Triduum, Easter, Pentecost, Reformation, All Saints, November, Communion, and General.
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