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I am new to West Gallery music
Read some of the info pages, then click here for samples of typical West Gallery pieces.

I need music for a particular season or festival.
Click here for a selection of pieces for church festivals throught the year.

I need music particularly for Communion, or Morning or Evening Service.
Click here for samples of pieces for those services. For a full list click on "Canticles ... etc." opposite.

My choir is short of men singers
Click here for samples of three-part (SAB) West Gallery pieces. The main three part list is here.

My choir sings mostly in unison
Click here for a list of suitable West Gallery pieces arranged for unison singing with keyboard accompaniment.

I need transposed music for clarinets and other instruments
Click here for an explanation of how to create your own transposed part from a Scorch file.

I am looking for music by a particular composer
Click here for a list of all known composers represented on this site, with a search facility.

Page from manuscript<br>music book
Typical page from a manuscript music book
used by a West Gallery musician.
Numerical list
shows catalogue numbers of all Roding Music editions. All available files are listed here, including keyboard scores, MIDI files, and soprano-led versions of some tenor-led pieces.
Metrical psalms
are strophic settings of verses from the Book of Psalms paraphrased into metre. They were widely sung in the West Gallery period, and these settings offer an opportunity to bring them back into modern usage.
have strophic texts which, though often based on passages of scripture, are not direct paraphrases.
are through-composed settings of sacred prose texts. Set pieces are also classified in this section; they are through-composed settings of verse texts.
Canticles and music for particular services
include hymns, anthems and liturgical settings for Communion, and Morning and Evening Services. Included are canticle settings for Matins and Evensong as given in the Book of Common Prayer.
Christmas Carols
were traditionally sung outside people's homes on Christmas Eve, rather than as part of a church service.
Three part settings
are gathered here. They are mostly for SAB voices, and will suit choirs short of male singers.
Workshop anthology
of editions especially suited for use at workshops for singers unfamiliar with the West Gallery idiom.
in the West Gallery style by Francis Roads.