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.

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