Practise resources

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

44: Hallelujah!

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.

If you are having trouble in downloading any of these files, just email Pauline Terry for help (website(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)

For anyone wishing to read about the background to the work and composer, please refer to these links:

John Rutter                Gloria
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