skip to Main Content

Sing We Merrily: Music for Eighteenth-Century English Choirs


Edited by Nicholas Temperley and Sally Drage
[PDF Sample]

Ref: D93 ISMN: 9790220222108 Categories: , ,

Hymns and Metrical Psalms
1. O sing ye now unto the Lord (Anon)
2. O thou to whom all creatures now (Anon)
3. O ye immortal throng (Anon)
4. Let all the lands with shouts of joy (Knapp)
5. If angels sung a saviour’s birth (Stephenson)
6. Glory to God on high (Milgrove)
7. Oh the delights, the heavenly joys (Leach)
8. Where, Lord, shall I my refuge see? (Webbe – senior)

Anthems and Set Pieces
9. To God I make my prayer (Blow)
10. Blessed are all they that fear the Lord (Bishop)
11. Sing we merrily unto God (Anon)
12. Close thine eyes and sleep secure (Anon)
13. I heard a great voice (Knapp)
14. Hear my prayer, O God (Carter)
15. Why do the heathen so furiously rage together (Smith)
16. Vital spark of heavenly flame (Harwood)
17. This is the day the Lord hath made (Greatorex)
18. Hark! the herald angels sing (Arnold)
19. Maker of all! be thou my guard (Haydn)

A collection of great historical interest, this practical anthology of anthems will appeal to West Gallery and Sacred Harp groups, as well as to church choirs both in Britain and America wishing to add an authentic and colourful strand of music to their worship. The contents are drawn from the definitive collection of this repertoire, Musica Britannica Volume 85, Eighteenth-Century Psalmody, with keyboard reductions and a comprehensive note on performance also included.

Back To Top