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Frank Adlam

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

Anon

Thomas Attwood

C. P. E. Bach
  • Vom Grab an dem Wir - unaccompanied SATB Easter anthem with German and English words (Christ Rose from Death's Dark Prison)

J. S. Bach

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

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

Arthur Bliss

John Blow
William Boyce

Malcolm Boyle

Benjamin Britten

Anton Bruckner

Ernest Bullock

William Byrd

Andrew Carter

Bob Chilcott

Henry Coleman

Eccard

Edward Elgar


David Fanshawe

Richard Farrant


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

Gabriel Faure

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

Andrew Gant

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

Maurice Greene

George Frederick Handel

William Harris

Jonathan Harvey

Patrick Hawes

Herbert Howells

Charles Ives

Gabriel Jackson

John Jeffreys

H. W. Jones

John Joubert

Lassus

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

Kenneth Leighton
  • Alleluia, Amen - Baritone solo, SATB and organ. 1962 anthem from one of the UK's top 20th century church composers
  • An Evening Hymn - Soprano solo, SATB and organ

Sven Lekberg

Franz Liszt

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

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.
  • Miserere - SSAATTBB
  • 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.
  • 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

Richard Marlow

Pietro Mascagni

William Mathias

John Henry Maunder

Peter Maxwell Davies

Felix Mendelssohn

Monteverdi

Philip Moore

Norman Morris

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Edward W. Naylor

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, sometimes used at weddings, is definitely a piece for big occasions

Robert Pearsall
  • Great God of Love - SSAATTBB anthem
  • Lay a Garland - actually a part song, rather than an anthem, but simply one of the most beautiful unaccompanied vocal pieces ever written SSAATTBB
  • 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

Henry Purcell

Roger Quilter

John Redford
see Anon

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

John Rutter

Franz Schubert

John Sheppard

Caleb Simper

John Stainer

Charles Villiers Stanford

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

Christopher Tye

Victoria

Walford Davies

William Walton


Judith Weir
  • Love Bade me Welcome - a setting of George Herbert's poem for unaccompanied SSATBB by one of the UK's top female organists

Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Samuel Wesley

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.

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