Samuel Scheidt (1587 - 1654) was a German composer, organist and teacher of the early Baroque era, and was one of Germany's most distinguished composers at that time, especially in the field of keyboard
This work represents something new in the composer's work as it was conceived for a children's choir alongside an adult mixed choir, two soloists, and orchestra (now band). The children's choir adds a
John Rutter wrote this great work for the 2012 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols held each Christmas Eve at King's College. This arrangement is written for combined concert band and chorus, but may be
The delicate melody befitting this familiar text gains gentle momentum by a continual movement in instrumental groups, vibraphone and optional harp. A quintessential piece for spring from renowned composer
And there were shepherds is from The Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach, intended for performance in church during theChristmas season. It was written for the Christmas season of 1734. The
This arrangement is compatible with the published vocal score and can be performed with or without chorus. The choral parts are included in the score for reference, but are not a part of the set.
These three magnificent compositions have been combined into a suite of three movements. The first movement is written for antiphonal brass, with the trumpets and trombones playing from the rear or balcony
Birthday Madrigals was written in 1995 to celebrate the seventy-fifth birthday of the great jazz pianist, George Shearing. This arrangement is written for combined band and choir, but may be
The text for Blessed be that maid Mary comes from an anonymous 15th century English author. It makes liberal use of a common literacy device of the time: mixing English and Latin phrases together. The
British Isles Medley was arranged for performance for the BBC The Big Sing, an annually televised concert from the Royal Albert Hall in London. The medley includes four hymns: Guide Me, O Thou
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