fine volume, striking in its diversity of styles and approaches. All the contents extremely worthwhile. It's not often that anthologies maintain this level of excellence. Many congratulations on curating such a rich collection, and for your very high editorial standards. You are doing a great job not only for the cause of women composers but for the repertory of sacred vocal music, period'.
Professor Edward Higginbottom
Emeritus Professor of Choral Music, University of Oxford
While Mary Slept
S solo, SSAATTBB
In Bethlehem above
Rhyfedd, rhyffed/Wonder, wonder
SATB & Organ
Watch the world premiere performance in Welsh here (begins at 57:16)
S & T solos, SAT/B & piano
Alice Tegner, arr. Sarah MacDonald
Bethlehem's Star/Betlehems stjarna
S and B solos, SSAATTB & Organ
(English with optional Swedish)
‘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.