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Multitude of Voyces: Sacred Music by Women Composers. Volume 3: Advent to Candlemas


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Volume 3 comprises 26 diverse works by historical and living composers, providing a carefully curated and balanced range of texts and music suitable for use throughout the entire season encompassing Advent, Christmas, Epiphany and Candlemas. The volume adds new and exciting repertoire to concerts, introducing or re-introducing audiences and singers to important historical figures and to upcoming young composers.

The first page of each work in this volume can be viewed here.


  1. Amy Beach (1867-1944): Lord, now lettest thou (Nunc dimittis) (SATB & optional organ)
  2. Judith Bingham: Lo! the star (SSAATTBB & organ)
  3. Kerensa Briggs: A tender shoot (SSATB)
  4. Maddalena Casulana (1544-1590): Attesa/Expectation (SATB) (Italian or English)
  5. Sarah Cattley: Ivy, chief of trees it is (SA or TBar solos, SATB (some divisi))
  6. Avril Coleridge-Taylor (1903-1998): The Shepherd (TBar & piano)
  7. Libby Croad: Silent night (SATB)
  8. Melanie DeMore: Blessed be! (SATB & walking stick)
  9. Emily Hazrati: Coventry Carol (SSAATTBB)
  10. Tamsin Jones: Noel: Verbum caro factum est (SABarB or TBarBB)
  11. Hannah Kendall: Nativity (SSA soloists, SSA)
  12. Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704): Alma Redemptoris Mater (SATB & continuo)
  13. Sarah MacDonald: Hymn for the Feasts of St Joseph (T solo, TBarB & optional A)
    (English with optional German)
  14. Elizabeth Maconchy (1858-1896): Nowell, Nowell, Nowell (SAT/B)
  15. Emma Mundella: The Desert (SATB & optional organ & S descant)
  16. Helena Paish: While Mary Slept (S solo, SSAATTBB)
  17. Maria Theresia von Paradis (1759-1824): Es ist ein’ Ros’ (SS & piano)
  18. Katharine Parton: Gaudebat et Ridebat! (SSATB & snare drum)
  19. Yshani Perinpanayagam: In Bethlehem above (SATB)
  20. Sheena Phillips: The Christmas Bird (SATB & flute)
  21. Elizabeth Poston (1905-1987): The Lamb (S or T & piano)
  22. Rhian Samuel: Rhyfedd, rhyfedd/Wonder, wonder (SATB & organ) (Welsh or English)
  23. Olivia Sparkhall: Gabriel’s Message (S & T solos, SAT/B & piano)
  24. Amy Summers: Nunc dimittis (SATB)
  25. Alice Tegnér (1864-1943) arr. Sarah MacDonald: Bethlehem’s star/Betlehems stjärna
    (S & B solos, SSAATTB & organ) (English with optional Swedish)
  26. Alison Willis: There is no rose (SSAATTBB)
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