Love Divine (A Collection of Victorian and Edwardian Anthems). Edited by Barry Rose. For Choral (SATB). Music Sales America. Romantic, Sacred, Choral. 158 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV032208. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14019496).
ISBN 184449683X. Romantic, Sacred, Choral. 7x10 inches.
This unique anthology features twenty anthems and canticles from this particularly fruitful era of the British choral heritage. Barry Rose has selected and edited a set of pieces by composers including Goss, Mendelssohn, Stanford and Sullivan, as well as several lesser-known composers of the period. This book is a rich resource, suitable for services or concerts of all kinds. The huge variety of music on offer includes easily accessible anthems with simple four-part harmonies and organ, or more complex and sonorous music for eight-part choirs.