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Rejoice in the Lord Alway

By Anonymous

SATB choir and optional organ - Level B-C (easy - moderately difficult)
Composed by Anonymous. Edited by Peter Le huray. Mixed Voices. Tudor Church Music. Sacred, Choral Leaflet. Vocal score. 8 pages. Duration 3'. Oxford University Press #9780193521100. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193521100).

Item Number: OU.9780193521100

ISBN 9780193521100. 10 x 7 inches.

For SATB and optional organ Philippians 4:4-7.

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A series of superb anthems spanning one of the greatest periods of English music. The anthems reflect many styles ranging from simple four-part chordal anthems to elaborate motets. They cover all the main seasons and festivals of the Church's year together with many anthems for general use.

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  • 5

    Journeyman Alto
    Atlanta GA
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  • December 12, 2010 Not the Purcell "Rejoice in the Lord"

    This is the old "anonymous" setting of the text that is the first selection in the Oxford Book of 16th c. Anthems. Formerly attributed to John Redford. It's a lovely work. Purcell's setting of the same text is quite different - for 3 soloists and full choir, with orchestral...

    (or organ) interludes. It's also known as the "Bell Anthem" because of the cascading effect in the accompaniment that sounds like change-ringing. Of course it is also gorgeous, but not the same piece. I would rate this as at best an intermediate difficulty. If your choir is very familiar with the performance style of 16th century music, this is not difficult to sing -- BUT it is still difficult to sing it WELL as the interweaving vocal lines require pinpoint timing. If your choir does not normally sing this style of music, this is not the place to start because it should be sung very up tempo. Something a little more straightforward and in slower tempo, like "If Ye Love Me" or "Hide Not Thou Thy Face".

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  • October 21, 2010 composer

    the composer is Henry Purcell (just so you know)

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