This anthology of 29 chorale settings brings choral music based on the great tradition of Reformation chorale tunes to choirs of all sizes and abilities. Featuring historic settings by composers such as Bach, Buxtehude, Distler, and Mendelssohn, as well as fourteen new settings by some of the best contemporary composers, the Augsburg Chorale Book presents 500 years of choral music in one volume. Historic selections have been carefully edited to preserve the integrity of the original work. Voicing across the collection ranges from unison to SATB, while instrumentation variously includes organ, strings, winds, and a cappella arrangements—making the Augsburg Chorale Book readily accessible to a broad range of ensembles, conductors, and congregations.
The Augsburg Motet Book contains 36 motets appropriate for concerts or worship services throughout the liturgical year. Its repertoire spans seven centuries, six countries, and four languages. Well-known works stand alongside brand new pieces and lesser-known historic selections. Vocal textures vary from three to five voice parts.
With A Voice of Singing
With A Voice of Singing: Essays on Children, Choirs, and Music in the Church in honor of Ronald A. Nelson
Zebulon M. Highben and Kristina M. Langlois, editors
The late Ronald A. "Ronnie" Nelson (1927-2014) was a conductor, composer, church musician, and children's choir expert. With A Voice of Singing is a Festschrift that pays tribute to Ronnie with a variety of essays covering the topics in the subtitle.
Contributors include Anton Armstrong, David and Susan Cherwien, John Ferguson, Martha Fisher, Ralph M. Johnson, Helen Kemp, Elizabeth Shepley, Mons Teig, Dale Warland, and Paul Westermeyer. Foreword by Paul Manz.