Christmas Motets

Christmas Motets

by John Rutter
     
 


Gathered in this volume are some of the finest motets and related pieces for the season of Christmas. Christmas Motets provides a superb choice of pieces for all choirs looking for something new. John Rutter has prepared completely new editions of all the pre-twentieth-century works, going back to the earliest and most reliable manuscript or printedSee more details below

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Gathered in this volume are some of the finest motets and related pieces for the season of Christmas. Christmas Motets provides a superb choice of pieces for all choirs looking for something new. John Rutter has prepared completely new editions of all the pre-twentieth-century works, going back to the earliest and most reliable manuscript or printed sources. There are new English singing translations and playable keyboard reductions in every case.

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"A musical Christmas would be almost unthinkable without a fresh contribution from John Rutter, either as composer, arranger or editor. For the millennium yuletide festivities Rutter has edited, with all his customary skill and attention to detail, a new collection of 16 Christmas motets, which provides a useful appendix to OUP's earlier volume of European Sacred Music. Both practical and scholarly in its aims, the primary sources have been consulted where feasible . . . The editing is examplary and follows widely accepted norms. . . The standard of music setting and layout is as you would expect from such a distinguished publishing house. While Rutter's collection is probably beyond the resources of the average parish choir (the majority of the motets are for eight voices), any director of a reasonably proficient chamber choir need look no further should he be seeking a varied, enjoyable and rewarding programme of seasonal music this Christmas." --Choir and Organ, September 1999

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780193437043
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Series:
Oxford Choral Classics Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
10.40(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.37(d)

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