John Baird – The Anthem Book

Shorter House supplies The Anthem Book on behalf of The Medici Choir.

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  • 60 Anthems
  • Now £2.50 per volume

Volume 1 Choir Book

Volume 2 Accompaniments (for part 2)


These anthems can all be performed without extra material.

All my hope on God is founded (Michael) arr. SATB – Howells/Baird
Almighty and everlasting God – Gibbons, Orlando
Ave verum corpus – Byrd
Canon (Round) – Tallis, Thomas
Come Holy Ghost (Song 44) – Gibbons, Orlando
Creation’s Hymn (Die Ehre Gottes) – Beethoven/Baird
Drop, drop slow tears (Song 46) – Gibbons, Orlando
Gaudete – Piae Cantiones/Baird
God be in my head – Davies, Walford
God has gone up (Alleluja) – Baird, John
Hosannas and Benedictus (Mass in time of war) – Haydn
How brightly shines the Morning Star I – Nicolai/Bach
How brightly shines the Morning Star II – Nicolai/Cornelius/Baird
If ye love me – Tallis, Thomas
Kyrie (Missa brevis) – Palestrina
Kyrie (Missa O Magnum Mysterium) – Victoria
Locus iste – Bruckner
Magnificat (Anglican chant) – Luther (adapted)
Mastersingers Act I (chorale) – Wagner
Mastersingers Act III (chorale) – Wagner
Miserere Allegri
Now thank we all our God – Crüger/Bach/Pachelbel
Nunc dimittis (Anglican chant) – Beethoven (adapted)
O God, thou art my God – Hallelujah – Purcell
Ode to Joy (English hymn and original German) – Beethoven/Baird
Passion chorale (St Matthew Passion) I – Bach, J.S.
Passion chorale (St Matthew Passion) II – Bach, J.S.
Psalm 42 (Anglican chant) – Wesley
Psalm 121 (Anglican chant) – Turle
Psalm 130 (Anglican chant) – Purcell (adapted)
Sheep may safely graze arr. i) SATB ii) organ – Bach/Baird
Silent Night Grüber/Baird
Sleepers Wake! (arr. of tenor solo for i) SATB ii) S/B duet – Nicolai/Bach
Sleepers Wake! – chorale only – Nicolai/Bach
St Anthony Chorale (Kyrie) – Haydn (attrib.)/Baird
This joyful Eastertide – Wood
Thou knowest, Lord – Purcell

Accompaniments (and solos*) will be found in Volume 2: The Accompaniments Book

Agnus Dei (Mass in G)* – Schubert
Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod/Baird
Ave Maria – Schubert/Baird
Ave verum corpus – Elgar
Ave verum corpus – Mozart
Canon – Pachelbel/Baird
Creation, The: Adam and Eve duet* – Haydn
Domine Deus (Gloria)* – Vivaldi
Gloria in excelsis Deo (Gloria) – Vivaldi
Glory to God (Messiah) – Handel
Jesu, joy of man's desiring – Bach, J.S.
Largo (Xerxes) – Handel
Laudate Dominum* – Mozart
Lead me, Lord (includes solo) – Wesley, S.S.
O for the wings of a dove (includes solo) – Mendelssohn
O Holy Night* – Adam/Baird
Panis angelicus (includes solo) – Franck/Baird
Sanctus (Requiem) – Fauré
Thou visitest the Earth – Greene, Maurice

Chorus parts only

Evening Service in C (Magnificat and Nunc dimittis) – Stanford
Heavens are telling, The (The Creation) – Haydn
Mass in C minor (Kyrie) – Mozart
Passion chorale (finale Christmas Oratorio) – Bach, J.S.
Zadok the Priest – Handel