Upper Voices 2021

Amy Bebbington presents a selection of repertoire for Upper Voices

Oxford University Press

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Reena Esmail


for SSAA unaccompanied
TaReKiTa is a refreshing concert piece that effortlessly blends the Indian and Western classical styles. Reena wrote the piece for a Skid Row choir in Los Angeles as part of the Urban voices project. The composer’s scats, vocal slides, and captivating melodies are built on the Jog raga. A pronunciation guide is included in the leaflet, and a video guide by the composer is available through a companion website.
Versions for mixed voices and lower voices are also available.

Reena can be seen talking about the origins of the piece here.

Leonora D’Este

Sicut Lilium (part of Keane book)

for SSSAA unaccompanied.

Leonora d’Este, daughter of Lucrezia Borgia, and abbess of a Convent in Ferrara. The music and style of d’Este’s compositions are skilful in the art of polyphonic writing. This piece is off-printed from The Oxford Book of Upper-Voice Polyphony.

Sarah Quartel

Carry the music

for SSA and piano

This uplifting and affirmatory piece sets a text by the composer inspired by the reflections of the Northwest Girlchoir on what their choir means to them.

Hal Leonard Europe

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Ola Gjeilo


Words and music by Finneas O’Connell

When The Party’s Over as performed by Billie Eilish

Dean Lewis arr Alan Billingsly


Banks Music Publishing

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Hilary Campbell

What’s the best thing in the world

Hilary Campbell is a freelance choral specialist based in London and is founder and director of professional chamber choir   Blossom Street, and Musical Director of Bristol Choral Society, the Music Makers of London and Chiswick Choir. She is currently also working as Associate Conductor of Ex Cathedra. You can find more information about Hilary Campbell here…

Lydia Kakabadse

I Remember

British born Lydia Kakabadse composes choral,
chamber and vocal music. Of Russian/Georgian and
Greek/Austrian parentage, she grew up in Altrincham,
Cheshire and started composing at the age of thirteen.
Her unique distinctive style incorporates tonal and
modal harmonies with Middle Eastern traits and rich
melody. An avid Latin enthusiast and inspired by
medieval music, Lydia has written original texts in Latin
for her vocal works. She also draws inspiration from
Greek and Russian Orthodox liturgical traditions as well
as from poets of the Romantic era.
More information about Lydia Kakabadse here…

Boosey and Hawkes Music Publishing Co. Ltd

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Kim André Arnesen

Ave Regina Caelorum

SSAA with divisi

Paul Fincham 

Ring the bells

SSAA a cappella. All royalties go to Crisis.

Becky McGlade 

In the bleak midwinter


Lindsay Music

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Douglas Coombes

Get Holly & Ivy

arr. Adrian Pitts

This Endris Night

Maze Music

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Janet Wheeler 

Sing a Song of Joy

This is the short (1’30”), energetic second movement of Songs and Visions of Joy, a 15’ piece commissioned by conductor and Renaissance flautist Nancy Hadden and Psallite in 2015. The first and third movements include a solo flute part (originally for renaissance flute) and several solos. The composer compiles the libretto from a range of sources including the Psalms, Walt Whitman and Emily Bronte. This second movement sets verses from a song by Thomas Campion.

Sarah Cattley

Dormi Jesu

The first performance of this Christmas lullaby for SSAA (duration 2’) was given in the chapel of St John’s College, Cambridge by the upper voices of Granta Chorale. The piece is constructed from irregularly overlapping simple melodic fragments accompanying a main melody sung in octaves.

The Royal School of Church Music

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Both of these are from our new Christmas collection, RSCM Carols for Sopranos, Altos and Unison Lower Voices, which contains 42 carols, all written during lockdown!

They can also be viewed on SATB/SAB page and are available to learn on MyChoralCoach.

Ghislaine Reece-Trapp

Break forth

Peter Nardone

The shepherds are kneeling


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Pascal Martiné

Cantate Domino

Evening Hymn

Stainer and Bell

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Ruth Karn

Five Sisters

SSA & piano (with semi-chorus and divisions)

Ruth Karn is a composer who has written piano pieces, songs and choral works. She is also a gifted writer of words for music, whose expressive lyrics match the strongly emotional presence of her musical settings. Largely self-taught, she has pursued a varied career that has encompassed nursing as well as periods spent working within the legal and insurance sectors. On what she is happy to describe as her unconventional musical journey, these have been fruitful diversions nonetheless, for she finds particular inspiration in people, places and events as triggers for her composing, which happens in the interstices of a busy life of juggling professional, family and caring commitments.

C D Wiggins Music

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There Is No Rose

op. 143 no. 14 (SSA / Organ)

Wise Music

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Owain Park

The Tyger

Paul Mealor

A Christmas Wish

Britta Byström

To every thing there is a season

Florence Price

The Moon Bridge

Missy Mazzoli

As Long As We Live

Gabriela Lena Frank

Two Mountain Songs