The works we are singing over the next term are excerpts (see below for details) from Handel “Messiah”, Rutter “Gloria” and Rutter “When Icicles Hang”. If you wish to purchase your own copy of the score for the Rutter pieces, they are published by OUP – the links are here and here. We will be using the Novello edition for the “Messiah”.
We will be singing the following carols taken from the Green Carol Book 1:
Ding Dong Merrily on high, page 28
Sussex Carol, page 96
Past Three O’Clock, page 101
We will also be singing a Christmas Medley “A Merry Little Xmas” arranged by Goff Richards
Please note that the choruses were are singing (preferably off copy!) from the Messiah are:
4: And the glory of the Lord
12: For unto us a Child is born
24: Surely He hath borne our griefs
25: And with His stripes
26: All we like sheep
This page provides links to all types of practice materials for our December 2018 concert. It is assumed that most people will be familiar with “Messiah” so the resources are primarily aimed at practising the Rutter “Gloria”.
There are few rehearsal aids available for Rutter’s “When Icicles Hang” apart from the link on the Midiplay page. However, you can listen to recordings via YouTube or purchase a recording – see the links on the Recordings page.
- free Midi files – see the Midi and MP3 page
- free MP3 files – see the Midi and MP3 page
- commercial practice CDs – see the Choraline page Note: you do have to pay for resources on this site.
- performance CDs – see the Recordings page
- performances on YouTube – see the Recordings page
If you are having trouble in downloading any of these files, just email Pauline Terry for help (website(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)emberchoral.org.uk).
For anyone wishing to read about the background to the work and composer, please refer to these links: