Ash Wednesday to Easter for Choirs

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OUP's choral publishing is admired worldwide and includes an impressive collection of anthologies for every type of choir. These volumes include all the vital standard repertoire plus less well-known works and have become indispensable to singers worldwide.

The editors have selected a richly varied collection of sacred pieces for this period of the Church's year, always bearing in mind practical considerations and liturgical needs. Pieces are presented in order according to the Church's calendar, moving from Ash Wednesday and Lent, through Passiontide and Palm Sunday, to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Eve, and Easter itself. The best of the standard repertoire is included alongside fine, less familiar, works. Ranging widely from the sixteenth century to the present day, this is a complete and practical collection for church choirs of all sizes and levels of ability.

Title: Ash Wednesday to Easter for Choirs

Series: … for Choirs Collection

Editors / Compilers: Lionel Dakers and John Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, England

Level: easy to moderately difficult

Price: £16.50 - Paperback edition (As at 04/12/2019)

ISBN-13: 978-0-19-353111-6
(webpage for purchase)
Publication date and place: 1998 10 December , Oxford University Press, Oxford, England.

Price: £20.95 - Spiral bound edition (As at 04/12/2019)

ISBN-13: 978-0-19-335577-4
(webpage for purchase)
Publication date and place: 2006 06 April, Oxford University Press, Oxford, England.

Voicing of works: SATB accompanied & unaccompanied


Tip: Titles in the left column which appear in blue are hyperlinks to the score page on CPDL - click on them for free editions.

Number Title Composer/Source Editor Seasonal use
1 Lent Prose Ash Wednesday / Lent
2 Civitas sancti tui William Byrd Ash Wednesday / Lent
3 Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake Richard Farrant John Hilton (or) Ash Wednesday / Lent
4 The Litany (BCP) Henry Loosemore Ash Wednesday / Lent
5 The Litany Philip Marshall Ash Wednesday / Lent
6 Peccantem me quotidie Cristóbal de Morales Ash Wednesday / Lent
7 Agnus Dei Thomas Morley Ash Wednesday / Lent
8 Like as the hart Noel Rawsthorne Ash Wednesday / Lent
9 Drop, drop, slow tears William Walton Ash Wednesday / Lent
10 Wash me throughly Samuel Sebastian Wesley Ash Wednesday / Lent
11 Christus factus est Felice Anerio Passiontide
12 The Lamentation Edward Bairstow Passiontide
13 Jesu, grant me this I pray Orlando Gibbons Edward Bairstow (arr.) Passiontide
14 God so loved the world Bob Chilcott Passiontide
15 Ecce quomodo moritur justus Jacob Handl Passiontide
16 Adoramus te, Christe Orlando di Lasso Passiontide
17 God so loved the world John Stainer Passiontide
18 The Feast of Palms Alan Bullard Palm Sunday
19 Hosianna dem Sohne Davids Bartholomeus Gesius Palm Sunday
20 Hosanna to the Son of David Arthur Hutchings Palm Sunday
21 Ride on Grayston Ives Palm Sunday
22 Ingrediente Domino George Malcolm Palm Sunday
23 Pueri Hebraeorum Tomás Luis de Victoria Palm Sunday
24 In the heart where love is abiding John Barnard (arr.) Maundy Thursday
25a Pange lingua Anton Bruckner Maundy Thursday
25b Of the glorious Body telling Anton Bruckner Maundy Thursday
26 Tantum ergo Déodat de Séverac Maundy Thursday
27 Ave verum corpus Flor Peeters Maundy Thursday
28 A new commandment Richard Shephard Maundy Thursday
29 Sing, my tongue Richard Shephard Maundy Thursday
30 In the departure of the Lord John Bull Good Friday
31 Were you there? Bob Chilcott (arr.) Good Friday
32 O vos omnes Giovanni Croce Good Friday
33 O mortal man John Scott (arr.) Good Friday
34 Crux fidelis John IV of Portugal Good Friday
35 Eheu sustulerunt Thomas Morley Good Friday
36 The Reproaches John Sanders Good Friday
37 Popule meus Tomás Luis de Victoria Good Friday
38a Easter Alleluias (a) Antiphon with psalm tone Easter
38b Easter Alleluias (b) Plainchant Easter
39 Alleluia, Christus surrexit Felice Anerio Easter
40 Psalm 114 Edward Bairstow Easter
41 Joy is come! Andrew Carter (arr.) Easter
42 Light of the World Edward Elgar Easter
43 Most glorious Lord of life William H. Harris Easter
44 This joyful Eastertide Philip Ledger (arr.) Easter
45 Now the green blade riseth Simon Lindley (arr.) Easter
46 Christ the Lord is risen again! John Rutter Easter
47 Surrexit Christus hodie Samuel Scheidt Easter
48 Easter Anthems John Scott Easter
49 I saw water (Vidi aquam) John Scott (arr.) Easter
50 The Easter Song of Praise Richard Shephard Easter
51 Ye choirs of new Jerusalem Charles Villiers Stanford Easter
52 O sons and daughters Henry Walford Davies Lionel Dakers (ed.) Easter
53 He is risen Percy Whitlock Easter