A Few of Our Favorite …
Classic Anthems for Smaller Churches
Compiled by Eric Dundore
In our quest to find singable pieces for smaller church choirs – SAB, SSA, 2-part mixed or SA pieces – we list some possibilities for those looking to use "the old standards" from before the 20th Century. Sometimes the original voicings are daunting for a smaller group of singers and have lost their usefulness.
Here are some (but certainly not all) arrangements of choral standards that choirs could sing with much less stress and fewer singers.
You can preview and purchase these pieces.
You can also go to ChoralWiki:Music Subcategories - ChoralWiki (cpdl.org) to find free and downloadable music from hundreds of composers in various voicings for many sacred occasions. ■
Our next "A Few of Our Favorite…" column will focus on anthems for smaller choirs from 20th century composers. Please feel free to suggest music you think our members would enjoy hearing about and that has served you well. Send any suggestions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 30, 2023.
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