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Musical scores, lyrics & libretti

See below for a selection of the latest books from Musical scores, lyrics & libretti category. Presented with a red border are the Musical scores, lyrics & libretti books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Musical scores, lyrics & libretti books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Banjo Case Chord Book

Banjo Case Chord Book

Author: Larry Sandberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1978

Stabat Mater

Stabat Mater

Author: Franz Joseph Haydn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/1977

This thoughtful, delicate, dramatic and at times joyful Stabat Mater, is the vocal work that established Franz Joseph Haydn throughout Europe as a great composer of religious music during the 18th Century. Arranged for mixed SATB chorus, SAT soloists with a piano reduction.

Gloria

Gloria

Author: John Rutter Format: Sheet music Release Date: 13/05/1976

for SATB and brass ensemble or full orchestra Gloria was written in 1974 in response to a commission from The Voices of Mel Olson, a choir based in the USA. The division of the work into three movements a respectively proclamatory, prayerful, and joyfully affirmative a corresponds to the divisions in the text. Most of the melodic material derives from a Gregorian chant associated with this text. An accompaniment for orchestra without organ is also available. Full scores, vocal scores, and instrumental parts are available on hire. The first movement of Gloria is available separately under the title Gloria 1.

Now thank we all our God No. 1 of Two Hymns of Praise

Now thank we all our God No. 1 of Two Hymns of Praise

Author: John Rutter Format: Sheet music Release Date: 17/10/1974

Festival hymn with introductory fanfare for mixed choir, brass ensemble (4 trumpets, 3 trombones or 2 horns and 1 trombone, tuba), timpani, percussion and organ An alternative orchestral accompaniment is available on hire. No. 1 of Two Hymns of Praise

Five Childhood Lyrics

Five Childhood Lyrics

Author: John Rutter Format: Sheet music Release Date: 12/09/1974

Settings of children's poems and nursery rhymes for SATB unaccompanied SATB (with some divisi)

Jesus Child

Jesus Child

Author: John Rutter Format: Sheet music Release Date: 29/08/1974

for SATB and piano or orchestra or brass ensemble or ensemble This carol is also available in Carols for Choirs 3, and 100 Carols for Choirs. All the instrumental accompaniments are available for hire. The arrangement for orchestra is also available on sale.

Anthems for Choirs 2

Anthems for Choirs 2

Author: Philip Ledger Format: Sheet music Release Date: 13/12/1973

24 anthems for sopranos and altos (unison and two-part)

Anthems for Choirs 3

Anthems for Choirs 3

Author: Philip Ledger Format: Sheet music Release Date: 13/12/1973

24 anthems for soprano and altos (three or more parts)

Magnificat

Magnificat

Author: Francesco Cavalli Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/1973

Raymond Leppard's realization of Cavalli's Magnificat for double mixed voices chorus and orchestra of trumpets, trombones, strings and keyboard continuo. Here arranged with a piano accompaniment.

Classical and Romantic Pieces for Cello

Classical and Romantic Pieces for Cello

Author: Watson Forbes Format: Sheet music Release Date: 24/05/1973

for solo cello Includes twelve easy arrangements of pieces by famous composer of the Classical and Romantic periods.

Anthems for Choirs 1

Anthems for Choirs 1

Author: Francis Jackson Format: Sheet music Release Date: 03/05/1973

These fifty anthems were chosen for their accessiblity to the average church choir, but are suitable for larger choirs and concert settings. Four anthems were composed specially for this book by Francis Jackson, Kenneth Leighton, David Lord, and William Mathias; other composers represented date from present day back to the sixteenth-century. The collection covers all main seasons of the church year and includes 21 anthems for general use.

Flourish

Flourish

Author: Ralph Vaughan Williams Format: Sheet music Release Date: 08/02/1973

This brief piece for wind band, composed in 1939 to open a pageant at the Royal Albert Hall, is simple but highly effective. It opens with a rousing brass fanfare, which gives way to a stirring, chorale-like passage in which the woodwind come to the fore, before giving way to the brass as the fanfare returns. Also available in versions for orchestral winds and brass band. Scores and parts are available on hire.