Advent for Choirs

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OUP's choral publishing is admired worldwide and includes an impressive collection of anthologies for every type of choir. These volumes include all the vital standard repertoire plus less well-known works and have become indispensible to singers worldwide.

This unique collection approaches Advent afresh, drawing together 52 beautiful and accessible pieces that span the whole gamut of periods, styles, and traditions. Advent for Choirs is the perfect musical and liturgical resource for all church, cathedral, and concert choirs and includes approachable new settings, unjustly neglected music, and works not easily available elsewhere.

Title: Advent for Choirs

Series: …for Choirs Collections

Editors / Compilers: Malcolm Archer and Stephen Cleobury

Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, England

Price: £16.50 - Paperback edition (As at 04/12/2019)

ISBN-13: 978-0-19-353025-6
(webpage for purchase)
Publication date and place: 2000 06 April, Oxford University Press, Oxford, England

Price: £20.95 - Spiral bound edition (As at 04/12/2019)

ISBN-13: 978-0-19-335576-7
(webpage for purchase)
Publication date and place: 2006 29 June, Oxford University Press, Oxford, England

Voicing of works: SATB & keyboard


Tip: Titles in the left column which appear in blue are hyperlinks to the score page on CPDL - click on them for free editions.

Title Composer
1 Adam lay ybounden Philip Ledger
2 Advent Antiphons Stephen Cleobury
3 Advent Antiphons Berry
4 Advent Prose (English) Stephen Cleobury
5 Advent Prose (Latin) Stephen Cleobury
6 Advent Wreath Prayers Malcolm Archer
7 Alma Redemptoris Mater Anonymous (Ambrosian chant)
8 The Angel Gabriel Malcolm Archer
9 Angelus ad Virginem Andrew Carter
10 A tender shoot Otto Goldschmidt
11 Ave Maria Malcolm Archer
12 Benedictus in C Charles Villiers Stanford
13 Bogoroditsye Dyevo Arvo Pärt
14 Canite tuba Francisco Guerrero arr. Stephen Cleobury
15 The Cherry Tree Stephen Cleobury
16 Come, thou Redeemer of the earth Stephen Cleobury
17 Creator of the stars of night Malcolm Archer
18 Drop down, ye heavens Lloyd
19 Ecce concipies Jacob Handl arr. Morris
20 E'en So Lord Jesus, Quickly Come   Manz
21 Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen Michael Praetorius, Cashmore
22 Fuit homo missus a Deo Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, ed. Morris
23 How beautiful upon the mountains John Stainer
24 How lovely are the messengers Felix Mendelssohn, ed. Malcolm Archer
25 I look from afar Francis Jackson
26 I sing of a maiden Lennox Berkeley
27 Jacob's Ladder Darlington
28 Jesus Christ the Apple Tree Elizabeth Poston
29 Let all mortal flesh keep silence Stephen Cleobury
30 The Linden Tree Carol Malcolm Archer
31 Long ago, prophets knew Advent Malcolm Archer
32 Magnificat in B flat Philip Moore
33 Man, assay ed. Stephen Cleobury
34 Matin Responsory Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, ed. Stephen Cleobury
35 Matin Responsory Francis Jackson
36 Never weather-beaten sail Richard Shephard
37 Nova! nova! Bob Chilcott
38 O come, O come Immanuel arr. John Rutter
39 On Jordan's bank arr. Malcolm Archer
40 O thou, the central orb Charles Wood
41 People look East arr. Howard Ferguson
42 Prayer for the Blessing of Light Malcolm Archer
43 Rejoice in the Lord alway ed. Le Huray
44 Remember, O thou man Thomas Ravenscroft
45 The Angel Gabriel arr. Malcolm Archer
46 The Cherry Tree Carol arr. Stephen Cleobury
47 The Linden Tree Carol Malcolm Archer
48 There is a flow'r sprung of a tree Vann
49 There is no rose Near
50 This is the record of John Grayston Ives
51 This is the truth sent from above arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams
52 Tomorrow go ye forth Francis Jackson
53 Veiled in darkness Rudolph
54 Vesper Responsory Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina arr. Philip Ledger
55 Vesper Responsory Francis Jackson
56 Virga Jesse floruit Anton Bruckner, ed. John Rutter
57 Wachet auf! Johann Sebastian Bach arr. Nicolai
58 Wie soll ich dich empfangen Johann Sebastian Bach arr. Malcolm Archer
59 Zion, at thy shining gates arr. Guest