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West Gallery Course for singers and instrumentalists
at Benslow Music Trust, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB
from Friday 13th-Sunday 15th May 2015


This weekend course is for singers and instrumentalists who wished to become familiar with the West Gallery repertoire. It is very suitable for singers wishing to improve their sight-reading and part-holding.

The list below shows some of the the music that is to be sung. These are fairly straightforward pieces, to get us going. If possible we shall move on to more challenging material. Please download the music and practice it if you can. It is all free from copyright for amateur use.

Wind and bowed string instruments are needed to double the vocal lines. The music is not technically difficult, and is suitable for players of about AB Grade 5 or better who would welcome ensemble experience. If you need transposed or recleffed music, please let the course leader know well in advance.

Click on S to view and hear the music from a Sibelius Scorch file. If you are new to Sibelius Scorch or have any trouble with these files please look at the relevant page of Questions and Answers for more information. Click on pdf if you prefer a downloadable pdf file, of M for a downloadable and playable MIDI file.

Any suggestions for particular pieces, composers, or types of music that you would like to see included will be welcome.


#TitleTextTuneComposer ScorchPDFMIDI
3-part pieces
1Awake my soul, and with the sun Thomas Ken (1637-1711)AdorationAnon. S pdf M
2I will always give thanks Ps. 34 verses 1-3AnthemRobert King (1660-1726) S pdf M
3A Virgin most pure, the prophet fortold Anon.CarolAttrib. William Knapp (c1698-1768) S pdf M
4Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright Ps. 37 verse 37--Thomas Jarman (1776-1861) S pdf M
5Praise, praise the Lord, ye servants Psalm 113 verses 1-2AnthemThomas Clarke (fl c1705) S pdf M
4-part pieces
6Our souls shall magnify the Lord Para. Isaac Watts (1674-1748)RenshentAnon. S pdf M
7Awake ye drowsy mortals all Anon.PraiseF. Foster (fl1820 S pdf M
8Come unto me all ye that are weary Matthew XI verses 28-30AdorationJohn Hill (fl1757-90) S pdf M
9My soul give laud unto the Lord Para. Thomas Sternhold (1500-49)NorwichJohn Bishop (1665-1737) S pdf M
10Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless James Montgomery (1771-1854)Benslow GraceFrancis Roads (b. 1943) S pdf M