Women have always composed sacred music, but their output has often been omitted from established anthologies. In consequence, women are hugely underrepresented in this genre.
Our Anthology series addresses this injustice in a bold way, presenting 63 women composers spanning 800 years of music, across three printed volumes, with many historical works published for the first time, and several works composed specially for our volumes by both emerging and established composers. With your support as customers and supporters, this series will continue to develop over the coming years.
Our printed volumes are distributed worldwide on our behalf by Stainer and Bell Ltd.
Digital offprints from all three volumes are sold directly by Multitude of Voyces: click here to place your order
Read about our project in this article published in Choir and Organ Magazine (November 2019: shared with permission)
With the advent of projects and books such as Multitude of Voyces', women composers can see that they do have a tradition to be part of, a tradition that goes back over a thousand years and will only continue to grow with the burgeoning discovery of music by women in all eras of music. I can only imagine what there is yet to discover in libraries all over the world’.
Judith Bingham OBE, composer
‘We’ve just started singing from the Sacred Music by Women Composers anthology in my chamber choir and I was honestly nearly brought to tears. I don’t think I’ve sung more than a couple of songs by women in the years I’ve been singing, and I really felt the impact of just holding a book full of women’s music. I look forward to your future releases.’ Heather, choral singer.
Sacred Music by Women Composers artwork (c) Caroline Grint (2019)