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Anton Garcia Abril

Frank Adlam


Richard Allain

Gregorio Allegri

  • Miserere - yes, that one. The anthem Mozart copied from memory after hearing it in the Sistine Chapel

John Amner

Julian Anderson


Felice Anerio

Anon

Thomas Attwood

J. S. Bach

J. L. M. Bain

Edgar Bainton


Edward Bairstow

Bernard Barrell
  • Two Short Anthems - the Grace of God has Dawned and Truly the Lord is in this place (SATB and organ)

Joseph Barnby

Samuel Barber
  • Agnus Dei - this arrangement for voices of Barber's Adagio for Strings is electrifying: even better than the original

Adrian Batten

David Bednall


Lennox Berkeley

  • A Festival Anthem - SATB and organ with soprano and tenor solos, based on Jerusalem et Sion Filiae.

William Billings


David Blackwell


Arthur Bliss


John Blow

William Boyce

David Briggs

Benjamin Britten


Anton Bruckner
  • In Monte Oliveti - Unaccompanied SATB Choir. A setting of text from the first Responsary on Maundy Thursday
  • Locus Iste - Unaccompanied SATB Choir. Arguably Bruckner's best motet
  • Os justi
  • The Great Unaccompanied Motets - Excellent value collection including Christus Factus Set, Os Just, Ave Maria, Tantum Ergo, Pange Lingua, Locus Site and Virga Jesse (minimum order 10 copies)

Thomas Bullis

Ernest Bullock


H. Elliot Button

William Byrd


Andrew Carter

Herbert Arthur Chambers

Brian Chapple


Bob Chilcott


Henry Coleman

Arnold Cooke


Edward Cutler


Walford Davies


James Davy


Jonathan Dove

  • They Will Rise - SATB and organ - first performed at Westminster Abbey for the Centenary of the Royal Air Force

Johannes Eccard

Edward Elgar

George Elvey

David Fanshawe


Richard Farrant

Jean-Baptiste Faure (the Victorian baritone, not the well-known composer Gabriel)

Gabriel Faure

John Thomas Field

Dan Forrest


Cesar Franck

  • Panis Angelicus - the full SATB and organ setting of this very popular anthem
  • Panis Angelicus - the TTBB and organ setting of this very popular anthem
  • Panis Angelicus - the SSA and organ setting of this very popular anthem
  • Panis Angelicus - the SAB and organ setting of this very popular anthem
  • Panis Angelicus - Two part and organ setting of this very popular anthem
  • Psalm 150 - for SATB choir and organ (O Praise God in His Holiness)

Jakobus Gallus/Jacob Handl

Orlando Gibbons

Howard Goodall
Goodall's setting of the 23rd psalm, written as the theme for the TV show The Vicar of Dibley makes a surprisingly effective anthem. It is available in a number of versions

John Goss

Charles Gounod

Maurice Greene


Patrick Hadley

Rev E V Hall


G J Hall

  • Pater Noster - SATB and organ setting of the Latin Lord's Prayer

George Frideric Handel

  • O Lord We Trust Thee Alone - SATB and organ, coupled with Tye’s Laudate Nomen Domini
  • Praise the Lord - SATB and organ arrangement of the chorus from Judas Maccabeus
  • Zadok the Priest - SAATBB and organ. The first and most famous of Handel's coronation anthems, used at the most recent British coronation
  • Zadok the Priest - SATB and organ. In case your resources aren't up to the full seven parts, this may be the four part arrangement, though Musicroom's heading suggests not

William Harris

Jonathan Harvey

Patrick Hawes

Russell Hepplewhite

Tony Hewitt-Jones


David Hill


Richard Hinde


Moses Horgan


Joseph Horovitz


Herbert Howells


William Stevenson Hoyte
  • Pater Noster - SATB and organ setting of the Latin Lord's Prayer

Charles Ives


Grayston Ives

Gabriel Jackson


John Jeffreys

H. W. Jones

John Joubert

Bryan Kelly

James Kent


James Klein


Tim Knight


Craig Sellar Lang


Orlando de Lassus


Morten Lauridsen
  • O Nata Lux - unaccompanied SATB motet from Lux Aeterna

Kenneth Leighton

Alexander L'Estrange

Sven Lekberg


Edwin Lemare
  • Pater Noster - SATB and organ setting of the Latin Lord's Prayer

Andrew Lloyd Webber

  • Pie Jesu - the famous movement from Lloyd Webber's Requiem, for either 2 sopranos or soprano and treble with SATB chorus

Antonio Lotti

Peter Lutkin


George Alexander Macfarran

James MacMillan

  • A New Song - SATB and organ - commissioned by Nicholas Russell for the choir of St. Bride's Episcopal Church, Glasgow
  • Alpha and Omega - SSSSATTBB
  • Ave Maris Stella - SATB a cappella a setting by James MacMillan of the traditional vesper hymn (‘Hail, O Star of the ocean’), commissioned by Christopher Gray and the Choir of Truro Cathedral
  • Christus Vincit - big forces (soprano solo and double SATB) required for this impressive anthem
  • Divo Aloysio Sacrum - SATB and organ
  • In Spendoribus Sanctorum - SATB The Strathclyde Motets are communion motets setting propers of the mass for various Sundays and feasts. a communion motet for Nativity Midnight Mass (Psalm 109: 3). For mixed choir (SATB), trumpet in C (organ) ad libitum, with piano accompaniment for rehearsal only.
  • Lux Aeterna - SATB The Strathclyde Motets are communion motets setting propers of the mass for various Sundays and feasts. They are suitable for intermediate standard choirs.
  • Miserere - SSAATTBB
  • O Radiant Dawn - SATB The Strathclyde Motets are communion motets setting propers of the mass for various Sundays and feasts. They are suitable for intermediate standard choirs. This piece is an antiphon for 21st December, the text (in English) is one of the "Great O" antiphons which are used on the seven days approaching Christmas

George C. Martin

Pietro Mascagni


William Mathias


John Henry Maunder

Colin Mawby

Peter Maxwell Davies


John McCabe

Paul Mealor


Kirke Mechem

Felix Mendelssohn


Anthony Milner

Claudio Monteverdi

  • Vespers - his masterpiece for SATB soli, double choir, organ and orchestra

Philip Moore

Norman Morris

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Nico Muhly

Charles L. Naylor


Edward W. Naylor


Peter Naylor

Vincent Novello


F. A. Gore Ouseley


Matthew Owens


Giovanni Palestrina

  • Motets - Ave Maria, Benedicta Sit Sancta Trinitas, In Diebus Illis, Lapidabant Stephanum, Loquebantur Variis Linguis, O Rex Gloriae, Valde Honorandus Est

Hubert Parry
  • I was glad - Parry's soaring coronation anthem for SSAATTBB and organ, sometimes used at weddings: definitely for big occasions

Alex Patterson


Robert Pearsall
  • Great God of Love - SSAATTBB anthem - demonstrates Pearsall's (Victorian) mastery of renaissance harmony and suspensions beautifully
  • Lay a Garland - actually a part song, rather than an anthem, but simply one of the most beautiful unaccompanied vocal pieces ever written and suitable for funerals etc. SSAATTBB
  • Mihi est Propositum - TTBB (or ATBB - source not clear)
  • Tu Es Petrus - probably best known for his arrangement of In Dulce Jubilo, and the exquisite part song Lay a Garland, Pearsall could also produce a mean anthem - here for double unaccompanied SATB
  • Two Introits - Blessed Word of God and Therefore We Before Him Bending for SATB with organ

Peter Phillips

Henry Purcell


Roger Quilter

George Rathbone

John Redford
see Anon

R. Walker Robson

Joaquin Rodrigo

  • Ave Maria - unaccompanied SSATB setting by the man better known for his guitar/instrumental work

Barry Rose


Graham Ross


Alec Rowley


John Rutter


Robert Saxton

Franz Schubert


Heinrich Schütz

Kirby Shaw


Martin Shaw


John Sheppard


Caleb Simper

Mark Sirett

Mattias Sjöberg

Howard Skempton

Henry Smart

Alan Smith

Paul Spicer


John Stainer


Charles Villiers Stanford

Christopher Steel

Igor Stravinsky

  • Pater Noster - SATB unaccompanied setting of the Latin Lord's Prayer

Philip Stopford


C Stroud


Martha Sullivan


Donald Swann


Thomas Tallis

  • Spem in Alium Nunquam Habui - the big one: 40 parts (8 x SATB) - in places it sounds chaotic, but then suddenly comes together wonderfully

John Tavener

Eric Thiman

Peter Thompson


Edward H. Thorne


Will Todd

Thomas Tomkins


Edmund Turner

Christopher Tye


Pêteris Vasks
  • Pater Noster - SATB unaccompanied setting of the Latin Lord's Prayer

Ralph Vaughan Williams


Tomas Luis Victoria


Ernest Walker

T. A. Walmisley


William Walton


Grayston Ives

Herbert W. Wareing

Thomas Weelkes


Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Samuel Wesley

James Whitburn

Mack Wilberg


Philip Wilby


Jonathan Willcocks


Arthur Wills
  • O Praise the Lord SATB and organ, taking the text of Psalm 117. Commissioned for the opening service of the King's Lynn Festival, 1967.

Fred Winter


Michael Wise

Charles Wood

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