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Roding Music is Francis Roads' website of West Gallery church music. It is dedicated to encouraging choirs to sing music from this repertoire by offering free downloads and information about the genre. Roding Music is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence. This means that you may copy any score for non-commercial use.

West Gallery music is that sung in town and country churches during the period 1700-1850. It is very different from the cathedral repertoire; more information here.

338 scores are available for download in a variety of formats. 82 composers are represented, as well as many anonymous and traditional pieces.

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This website was last updated 28th November 2014.

Francis Roads leading singers<br>in a workshop at Beckenham
Francis Roads leading singers
in a workshop at Beckenham.