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European Sacred Music: Vocal score Sheet music – 21 November 1996
Edition: Vocal score
A collection of over 50 examples of sacred choral music from continental Europe, ranging from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries.
There is no doubt that the European Sacred Music Choral Classics volume is one of the most important additions to the repertoire made in this century. The fame of this collection has spread so fast that it needs little comment from me, except to congatulate John Rutter on his great achievement. Here at last is an opportunity for choirs to broaden and enrich their musical and spiritual experience with the best works from the pens of Bruckner, Brahms, Lassus, Monteverdi, Palestrina, Reger, Verdi and Victoria. Russian composers are particularly well represented by works from Rachmaninov, Stravinsky, Glinka and Tchaikovsky . . . This book is an absolute bargain, since it not only contains 54 anthems and motets, but also includes fascinating and erudite notes on every single piece, with sources always given. It goes without saying that every self-respecting choir should have a set of this valuable book in its library: so on with the coffee mornings and sponsored swims! ― CMQ, April 97
'There is no doubt that the European Sacred Music Choral Classics volume is one of the most important additions to the repertoire made in this century.' Church Music Quarterly
- Publisher : Oxford University Press; Vocal score edition (21 November 1996)
- Language : English
- Sheet music : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0193436957
- ISBN-13 : 978-0193436954
- Dimensions : 27 x 2.01 x 18.8 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 556,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Excellent publication bought for my church choirReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 November 2020
I've had a copy for years and decided to get copies for my church choir. It was a good investment, well priced and first class delivery service.
Excellent bookReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 June 2021
This excellent book was in very good condition so great value
Christopher S. Pelly
A very useful edition.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 February 2016
A great selection of classic choral repertoire, and some interesting choices of lesser known works too, though perhaps a little too much of some composers! All very well edited, with mostly singable English translations (not all though, the Latin translations tend to be the weakest, understandably). The one criticism I would have is the range of voices used - fewer than half the works are for straight SATB choir, the rest have more voices or soloists. If you are working with a choir which is not capable of divisi singing then this can present a problem.
Excellent collectioReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 August 2021
Used in my chamber choir