Familiar and long-established works are represented alongside many lesser-known and more recent works by composers such as Douglas Guest, Philip Rose and Ralph Allwood. Many of the pieces are ideal as Introits and Anthems for general church use, whilst other have a more specific intended function within the liturgical calendar. However, all are well suited to both devotional and concert performance.
The works here are short, ranging from straight-forward to technically challenging and more exciting. As a whole, the collection features an overwhelming number of choices for choirs of all different sizes and abilities.SonglistA Prayer Of King Henry VI [Ley, Henry]Ave Maria [Bruckner, Anton]Ave Verum Corpus [Byrd, William]Blessing [Allwood, Ralph]Come, Holy Ghost [Attwood, Thomas]Ex Ore Innocentium [Ireland, John]God Be In My Head [Walford Davies, Henry]Hear My Prayer, O Lord [Purcell, Henry]Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face To Face [Whitlock, Percy]Hide Not Thou Thy Face [Farrant, Richard]Holy Is The True Light [Harris, William]I Sat Down Under His Shadow [Bairstow, Edward C.]I Sing Of A Maiden [Berkeley, Lennox]Let Thy Merciful Ears, O Lord [Mudd, Thomas]Love On My Heart From Heaven Fell [Hill, David]Nation Shall Speak Peace Unto Nation [Rose, Barry]O Lord, We Beseech Thee [Pring, Joseph]O Most Merciful [Wood, Charles]O Nata Lux De Lumine [Tallis, Thomas]Rejoice In The Lord [Redford, John]The Lord Is Risen [Rose, Barry]The Virgin's Cradle Hymn [Rubbra, Edmund]Thou Visitest The Earth [Greene, Maurice]We Wait For Thy Loving Kindness [McKie, William]