Volume 3 - Anthems for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany and Candlemas by historical and living women composers




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The following works from this volume are now available directly from Multitude of Voyces as licenced digital downloads


Amy Beach arr. Sarah MacDonald - Lord, now lettest thou;

Maddelana Casulana - Attesa/Expectation;

Libby Croad - Silent night;

Emily Hazrati - Coventry Carol;

Tamsin Jones - Noel: Verbum caro factum est;

Helena Paish - While Mary Slept;

Katharine Parton -  Gaudebat et Ridebat!;

Yshani Perinpanayagam - In Bethlehem above;

Sheena Phillips - The Christmas Bird;

Amy Summers - Nunc dimittis;

Alice Tegnér - Bethlehem's Star;

Alison Willis - There is no rose


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  1. 1. Amy Beach: Lord, now lettest thou (Nunc dimittis) (SATB & optional organ)  

  1. 2. Judith Bingham: Lo! the star (SSAATTBB & organ)  

  1. 3. Kerensa Briggs: A tender shoot (SSATB)  

  1. 4. Maddalena Casulana: Attesa/Expectation (SATB) (Italian or English)  

  1. 5. Sarah Cattley: Ivy, chief of trees it is (SA or TBar solos, SATB (some divisi)) 

  1. 6. Avril Coleridge-Taylor: The Shepherd (TBar & piano)  

  1. 7. Libby Croad: Silent night (SATB) 

  1. 8. Melanie DeMore: Blessed be! (SATB & walking stick) 

  1. 9. Emily Hazrati: Coventry Carol (SSAATTBB) 

  1. 10. Tamsin Jones: Noel: Verbum caro factum est (SABarB or TBarBB) 

  1. 11. Hannah Kendall: Nativity (SSA soloists, SSA) 

  1. 12. Isabella Leonarda: Alma Redemptoris Mater (SATB & continuo) 

  1. 13. Sarah MacDonald: Hymn for the Feasts of St Joseph (T solo, TBarB & optional A) (English with optional German) 

  1. 14. Elizabeth Maconchy: Nowell, Nowell, Nowell (SAT/B) 

  1. 15. Emma Mundella: The Desert (SATB & optional organ & S descant) 

  1. 16. Helena Paish: While Mary Slept (S solo, SSAATTBB) 

  1.  17. Maria Theresia von Paradis: Es ist ein’ Ros’ (SS & piano)  

  1. 18. Katharine Parton: Gaudebat et Ridebat! (SSATB & snare drum)  

  1. 19. Yshani Perinpanayagam: In Bethlehem above (SATB) 

  1. 20. Sheena Phillips: The Christmas Bird (SATB & flute)  

  1. 21. Elizabeth Poston: The Lamb (S or T & piano) 

  1. 22. Rhian Samuel: Rhyfeddrhyfedd/Wonder, wonder (SATB & organ) (Welsh or English)  to be premiered 24.01.2021 by Jesus College Cambridge (tbc) 

  1. 23. Olivia Sparkhall: Gabriel’s Message (S & T solos, SAT/B & piano)  

  1. 24. Amy Summers: Nunc dimittis (SATB) 

  1. 25. Alice Tegnér arr. Sarah MacDonald: Bethlehem’s star/Betlehems stjärna   (S & B solos, SSAATTB & organ) (English with optional Swedish)  

  1. 26. Alison Willis: There is no rose (SSAATTBB) 


We are very grateful to choirs which have made informal recordings of works from this Anthology series to support us during the pandemic 2020. In time professional recordings will be available of all of the works and we shall be Crowdfunding for this recording during 2021. 

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