The New Church Anthem Book

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A definitive collection of 100 anthems from Tudor times to the present, this book includes favorites as well as lesser-known pieces. The anthems were selected for their practical usefulness for church choirs today, bearing in mind the needs of smaller choirs: the anthems are mostly for SATB with or without keyboard accompaniments.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 592 pages
  • 174 x 254 x 42mm | 1,179.33g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English, Latin
  • UK ed.
  • With music.
  • 0193531097
  • 9780193531093
  • 274,196

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The print is OUP clarity itself throughout . . . Dr Dakers has performed an epoch-making task and the book is wholeheartedly to be commended . . . It represents a musical milestone . . . a thing of beauty as well as a fairly precise record of current taste. * Organists' Review * The New Church Anthem Book is one of the finest collections of sacred music ever collected in one volume, and its use throughout the universal church will offer great hope for the future of church music well into the next century. Oxford University Press deserves the highest praise for this project. Every person involved in church music should own at least one volume for reference. * Creator *
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Table of contents

Haec dies ; O Lord, my God, to thee ; So they gave their bodies ; Come, Holy Ghost ; Turn thy face from my sins ; Awake, thou wintry earth ; Jesu, joy of man's desiring ; Jesu, lead my footsteps ever ; King of glory, King of peace ; Subdue us by Thy goodness ; The day draws on with golden light ; Jesu, the very thought of thee ; Though I speak with the tongues of men ; O gladsome light, O grace ; Locus iste ; Ave verum corpus ; Sacerdotes Domini ; Mary's Magnificat ; O Lord, open thou our lips ; Comfort, O Lord, the soul of thy servant ; Round me falls the night ; When to the temple Mary went ; Ave verum corpus ; Call to remembrance ; Hide not thou thy face ; Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake ; Almighty God, which has me brought ; Evening Hymn ; Almighty and everlasting God ; Drop, drop, slow tears ; This is the record of John ; If we believe ; God so loved the world ; O Saviour of the world ; Thou visitest the earth ; Lord, I trust thee ; Zadok the Priest ; Come down, O Love divine ; Holy is the true light ; Turn back O Man ; Praise, O praise ; My eyes for beauty pine ; Crux fidelis ; O Lorde, the maker of al thing ; Super flumina Babylonis ; Solus ad victimam ; Lo, round the throne a glorious band ; The strife is o'er ; O Lord, increase our faith ; The souls of the righteous ; Salve regina ; Above all praise ; When Jesus, our Lord ; Antiphon ; A Palm Sunday Antiphon ; Nolo mortem peccatoris ; Ave verum corpus ; Let thy merciful ears, O Lord ; O Lord, the maker of all things ; My shepherd is Lord ; Adoramus te, Christe ; Salvator mundi ; My soul, there is a country ; Surgens Jesus ; O come, let us sing unto the Lord ; Cantate Domino ; Rejoice in the Lord alway ; Thou knowest, Lord ; A Gaelic Blessing ; God be in my head ; Panis angelicus ; Where Thou reignest ; Praise to thee, Lord Jesus ; The secret of Christ ; O Saviour of the world ; Pray that Jerusalem ; God is a spirit ; O that I knew where I might find him! ; If ye love me ; Holy, Holy, Holy ; Come, ye faithful ; O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace ; Let us now praise famous men ; O how amiable ; Jesu dulcis memoria ; O quam gloriosum ; Blest are the pure in heart ; God be in my head ; Blessed be the God and Father ; Lead me, Lord ; O Lord my God ; Thou judge of quick and dead ; Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace ; Wash me throughly ; Blessed is he that considereth ; Never weather-beaten sail ; O thou, the central orb ; Oculi omnium
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About Lionel Dakers

Lionel Dakers was born in Rochester, Kent, in 1924, and died in 2003. He was Director of the Royal School of Church Music from 1972 until 1989 and enjoyed an international reputation as an ambassador for excellence in church music. He was also for more than 30 years an examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music. He was awarded a Lambeth Doctorate in Music in 1979, became a Fellow of the Royal College of Music in 1980 and was appointed CBE in
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