choosing anthems



I had another relaxing morning yesterday. In the afternoon I went to church and scoured the extensive choral library for selections for us to sing in Holy Week.

This took several hours. I ended up choosing the following.

Palm Sunday – “That Virgin’s Child” by Thomas Tallis






Maundy Thursday – Ubi Caritas by Maurice Duruflé

Good Friday – Crucifixus by Bach


The Easter Vigil – Ye Songs and Daughters by Erik Thiman


Easter Sunday – two anthems

Now Christ is Risen by Martin Plüddeman

 Thou Sweet and Hallowed Morn from Three Easter Carols by Whitehead




One of the reason I’m putting pics up of these is so you can see how old and yellowed some of them are. The English composer Thiman and the Whitehead represent more what choirs were singing in the middle of the last century. I think they are still solid choices. Thiman in particular seems to fit in the Episcopal situation.

Well, running out of time. Have to stop.




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