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RSCM Anthems for 

Sopranos, Altos and Unison Men

30 anthems for the church year,

selected and edited by David Ogden




This book provides a comprehensive collection of 30 anthems by 23 composers, for church and school choirs. It includes specially commissioned anthems by established composers including Philip Moore, Richard Shephard and Philip Wilby, as well as works by such newer writers as Joanna Forbes L’Estrange, Owain Park, Ghislaine Reece Trapp, Amy Summers and Toby Young. There are also some new arrangements of classics such as Brother James’ Air and John Rutter’s A Gaelic Blessing. Popular RSCM composers Thomas Hewitt Jones, Piers Maxim, Sarah MacDonald, Peter Nardone and Geoff Weaver have also contributed new works.

Many of the pieces have been tried and tested by choirs in worship. They employ a wide range of interesting and inspiring texts that echo the themes of the Sunday readings, as well as familiar words that have been given a new lease of life by inventive and imaginative settings.

No choir will feel short-changed by these three-part settings. Each composer has set about creating something original rather than reducing existing material. Many of the pieces are flexible so they can comfortably be sung by smaller groups. The organ parts are straightforward and can be also be played on the piano.

I hope you will take the time to explore the variety of anthems in this book and that they will enrich your worship. I’m sure your choir will enjoy singing them. 

Additional Information

Additional Information

Catalogue No. B0445
Publisher RSCM Press


Seasonal and Thematic Index iv

Introduction vii

1. All creatures of our God and King Rosemary Field 1

2. Author of life divine Richard Shephard 7

3. The Call Stuart Beer 11

4. Come, dearest Lord Philip Moore 16

5. Forth in the peace of Christ we go David Ogden 20

6. A Gaelic Blessing John Rutter 27

7. Hosanna to the Son of David Thomas Hewitt Jones 32

8. Holy Spirit, truth divine Meirion Wynn Jones 34 

9. I give to you a new commandment Peter Nardone 39

10. I will sing with the spirit Andrew Kirk 44

11. An Irish Blessing Philip Wilby 51

12. Long ago on Patmos Island Piers Maxim 57

13. The Lord’s my Shepherd Glyn Jenkins 63

14. Love bade me welcome Geoff Weaver 69

15. Love Divine, all loves excelling Amy Summers 75

16. A Love Unfeigned Thomas Hewitt Jones 83

17. Morning glory, starlit sky Geoff Weaver 89 

18. New Year Carol Thomas Hewitt Jones 94

19. Nunc Dimittis Toby Young 101

20. O be joyful in the Lord Ian Carpenter 105

21. O for a closer walk with God Thomas Hewitt Jones 114

22. Prayer of Saint Teresa David Ogden 118

23. Saint Richard’s Prayer Joanna Forbes L’Estrange 123

24. Thine be the glory Alan Bullard 131

25. Thou knowest, Lord Owain Park 139

26. Trinity Sunday Stuart Beer 148

27. We meet you, O Christ Simon Lole 154

28. When Jesus Christ was yet a child Ghislaine Reece-Trapp 160

29. When Mary came to the temple Disraeli Brown 164

30. The wounds of Christ Sarah MacDonald 169