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21st West Gallery Course for singers and instrumentalists
at Benslow Music Trust, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB
from Friday 23rd-Sunday 25th March 2018

Benslow Music Trust

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 4 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 PDF to download the printable file of each piece, and on M for a playable MIDI file.

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


Benslow Music Trust
#TitleTextTuneComposer PDFMIDI
3-part pieces
1Away mine unbelieving fear Verses from Hab. IIIHabakkukAnon. pdf M
2 My God, and is thy table spread Philip DoddridgeHymn 5George F. Handel pdf M
3See the leaves around us falling G. Horne The Fall of the Leaf J. Broderip pdf M
4To our almighty maker, God Anon. Brabrook Anon. pdf M
5Behold, how good and joyful Ps 133 vv. 1, 3, 4Anthem T. Clarke pdf M
6I am so weary of this ling'ring grief Anon.Canon Anon. pdf M
4-part pieces
7Blessed are all they that fear the Lord Ps 128 vv. 1-2Anthem J. Bishop pdf M
8 Lo! unto us a child is born Anon.Carol Anon. pdf M
9Our hopes are fixed, that now the Lord Ps 20 vv. 6-9 NVSinai J. Callcott pdf M
10Save me, O God, from waves that roll Verses from Ps 69Psalm 69 S. Jarvis pdf M
11Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless J MontgomeryBenslow Grace F. Roads pdf M
12Behold the Saviour comes Anon.Carol Anon. pdf M

NV = New Version of the metrical psalms, by Tate and Brady (1698)