Christmas Motets

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The Oxford Choral Classics series gathers together over 300 of the world's choral masterpieces into a unique set of anthologies spanning the whole of Western choral literature. Each volume contains all the established classics of its genre under one cover, in authoritative new editions and at a price that gives fabulous value for money.

Gathered in this volume are some of the finest motets and related pieces for the season of Christmas. Christmas Motets provides a superb choice of pieces for all choirs looking for something new. John Rutter has prepared completely new editions of all the pre-twentieth-century works, going back to the earliest and most reliable manuscript or printed sources. There are new English singing translations, and playable keyboard reductions in every case. Some items from this volume are available separately as leaflets in the Oxford Choral Classics Octavo series.

Title: Christmas Motets

Series: Oxford Choral Classics

Editors / Compilers: John Rutter

Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, England (webpage for purchase)

Price: £4.95

ISBN-10: 0-19-343704-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-343704-3

Voicing of works: SATB - accompanied & unaccompanied

Publication date and place: 1999 26 August by Oxford University Press, Oxford, England.


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

Title Composer
1 Virga Jesse floruit Anton Bruckner
2 O magnum mysterium - Beata virgo William Byrd
3 Magnificat César Antonovich Cui
4 Quem vidistis, pastores? Richard Dering
5 Riu, riu, chiu Mateo Flecha el Viejo
6 Omnes de Saba venient Jacob Handl
7 Resonet in laudibus Jacob Handl
8 Frohlocket, ihr Völker auf Erden Felix Mendelssohn
9 Nesciens mater Jean Mouton
10 Hodie Christus natus est Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
11 O beatum et sacrosanctum diem Peter Philips
12 In dulci jubilo Hieronymus Praetorius
13 Quem pastores laudavere Michael Praetorius
14 In dulci jubilo Samuel Scheidt
15 Hodie Christus natus est Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
16 O magnum mysterium Tomás Luis de Victoria