In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
Barry Michael Rose (born 24 May 1934) is a choir trainer and organist. He is best known for conducting the choir of St Paul's Cathedral at the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George Windsor) and Diana, Princess of Wales (Lady Diana Frances Spencer) at St Paul's Cathedral in London on Wednesday 29 July 1981. Born in Chingford, England, Barry Rose grew up accompanying the choir of his local church. After a spell as organist at St. Andrew's, Kingsbury, at the age of 25 he became the youngest cathedral organist in the country when he was appointed to the position of Master of Music at Guildford Cathedral. He moved to St Paul's Cathedral in 1974 as Sub-organist and was appointed Master of the Choir in 1977. He left St Paul's in 1984 after a difference of opinion with senior members of the clergy, and became Master of the Choirs at the King's School, Canterbury. From 1971 to 1986 he was Religious Music Adviser to the BBC, a job that included booking the choirs for the weekly Choral Evensong broadcasts. He continues to work for the BBC, directing choirs and arranging music for The Daily Service. His last post was that of Organist & Master of the Choristers for St Albans Cathedral Choir, from which he retired on Christmas Day, 1997. In the Queen's Birthday Honours List announced on 13 June 1998 he was awarded an OBE for his services to cathedral music.
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Review: A useful resource for Upper Voice choirs. It includes thirty-one pieces, several compositions and new arrangements published for the first time, a set of Preces and Responses and a setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis. The music is drawn from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries and has been carefully selected to embrace a wide range of musical and vocal abilities from unison to four-part writing.
Songlist: Ave Maria, Ave Verum, The Bringer Of Life, A Christmas Carol, Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life, God Be In My Head, God Be With You Till We Meet Again, A Grateful Heart, Here I Am, Lord, Here, O My Lord, Hills of the North, How Like An Angel I Came Down, How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings Fair, A Hymn To The Virgin, I Sing Of Maiden, Lift Thine Eyes, The Lord Is My Shepherd, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, A New Year Carol, Notre Pere, Nunc Dimittis, Pie Jesu, Praise, A Prayer, Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi, The Preces and Responses, Psalm 150, Through The Day, The Virgin's Slumber Song, Who Can Express the Noble Acts of the Lord?
Review: A splendid collection of Anthems, edited for upper-voices by Barry Rose. In total there are twenty-eight pieces - eight published for the first time - including a set of Preces and Responses and a setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis. This is a really useful resource for choirs that sing Services.
Songlist: The Blessed Virgin's Cradle Song, Praise The Lord, Exult, And Now Another Day Is Gone, Give Us The Wings Of Faith, Examine Me, O Lord, A Cradle Song, My Song Is In Sighing, Light of the World, Preces and Responses, O Bone Jesu, I Will Worship, Ave Verum Corpus - Jesu, Word Of God Incarnate, Behold, Now, Praise The Lord, As I Outrode This Enderes Night, Prevent Us, O Lord, Risen Lord, Christ, Whose Glory Fills The Skies, O Magnum Mysterium, The Lamb, Make Me A Light, Mater Ora Filium, Magnificat and Nunc Domittis
Review: Merrily On High is an exciting compilation of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany music for church, cathedral, school, youth and community choirs of 'upper voices' - trebles or sopranos and altos. Thirty pieces are included, eleven published for the first time. Contents include new settings and arrangements of familiar and lesser known carols, a 3-part Advent Responsory and Mark Blatchly's setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in B flat. Lyrics are in English, French, German, Latin and Polish. Includes invaluable historical and performance notes for each piece by Barry Rose.
Songlist: Adam Lay Ybounden, An Advent Responsory: I Look From Afar, Come, Thou Redeemer of Earth, Brightest and Best, A Child Is Born, Come, Watch With Us This Christmas Night, Down In Yon Forest, Fum, Fum, Fum, Gabriel's Message, Go, Tell It On The Mountain, When Christ Was Born of Mary Free, The Holly and the Ivy, How Far is it to Bethlehem?, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, Myn Lynking, No Room at the Inn, Now the Most High Is Born, O This Night is Born Noel, People, Look East, Two Polish Carols, Rejoice and be Merry, The Shepherd's Farewell, Say, Where is He Born?, Silent Night, Still, Still, Still, Sweet Was The Song, Tomorrow Shall be My Dancing Day, Torches!, Watts's Cradle Hymn, Whence is that Goodly Fragrance Flowing?
Review: More Than Hymns is a two-volume collection of anthems for mixed voice choirs featuring extended arrangements of existing hymn tunes, together with original anthem-style settings of the texts of several well known hymns. Of the sixteen works in this first volume, six are published here for the first time, including new arrangements by composers of today: Malcolm Archer, Rogers Covey-Crump, John Joubert, Barry Rose and Gavin Williams. The texts cover many seasons of the church's year - Advent, Epiphany, Passiontide, Easter, Ascension, as well as celebratory occasions such as festival services and weddings.
Songlist: A Hymn For St. Cecilia, When I Needed A Neighbour Were You There?, Brightest And Best, Fight The Good Fight With All Thy Might, For The Beauty Of The Earth, Here I Am Lord, Jesus Is The Brightest Light, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, Let All The World In Ev'ry Corner Sing, O Perfect Love, Rejoice The Lord Is King, Sweet Consolation, There Is A Green Hill Far Away, There's A Wideness In God's Mercy, This Joyful Eastertide, Blessed Are The Pure In Heart
Review: More Than Hymns is a two-volume collection of anthems for mixed voice choirs featuring extended arrangements of existing hymn tunes, together with original anthem-style settings of the texts of several well known hymns. Of the seventeen works in this second volume, seven are published here for the first time, including new pieces by composers of today: John Barnard, Indra Hughes, Stephen Jackson, Bryan Kelly, Barry Rose and Gavin Williams. The texts cover many seasons of the church's year - Advent, Lent, Passiontide, Easter, Communion, Evensong and more.
Songlist: Be Still, For The Presence Of The Lord, Come Down, O Love Divine, Crossing The Bar, Forty Days And Forty Nights, Hail, Gladdening Light, Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face To Face, King Of Glory, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, Lord Of All Hopefulness, Lord Of The Dance, Love's Redeeming Work Is Done, Morning Glory, Starlit Sky, My Dancing Day, Now Is The Bitter Time, O Sons And Daughters Let Us Sing!, Thou Art The Way, Christ Be With You
Review: An excellent compilation of twenty-four anthems for Mixed Voice Choirs featuring texts taken from the Psalms, featuring new works and performing editions published for the first time. The anthology spans four centuries and includes material by many of the greatest composers of English choral music, including William Harris, Herbert Howells, Samuel Sebastian Wesley and Bernard Rose.
Songlist: Behold, O God Our Defender, Turn Thee Again, O Lord, Enter Not Into Judgement, God Is Gone Up With A Merry Noise, I Am Thine, O Save Me, I Love The Lord, I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes, Jubilate (O Be Joyful In The Lord), Let My Prayer, Lord, I Call Upon Thee, Lord, I Have Loved The Habitation Of Thy House, Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge, O Be Joyful In The Lord, O Hearken Thou, O Lord Our Governor, O Praise God In His Holiness, O Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem, O Sing Unto The Lord, Praise The Lord, My Soul, Sing We Merrily Unto God Our Strength, The Eyes Of All Wait Upon Thee, O Lord, The Lord Is My Shepeherd, The Lord Is My Shepeherd, Cast Me Not Away From Thy Presence
Review: 'Sing Low' is a new and wide-ranging collection of sacred music for church, collegiate, cathedral, school and youth choirs of 'low voices': altos, tenors and basses. The anthology includes Medieval and Renaissance works, and represents the rich diversity of twentieth century church music. Selected and edited by Barry Rose. Most arrangements with rehearsal accompaniment.
Songlist: Ave Maria (Angelus Domini), Behold now, praise the Lord, By the waters of Babylon, Christ hath a garden, Come, thou Redeemer of the earth, Exsultate justi, Give rest, O Christ, God so loved the world, Grace, Holy is the true light, I will lift up mine eyes, If ye love me, In manus tuas, In paradisum (Nunc dimittis), Jubilate Deo, Look down, O Lord, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, Oculi omnium, O most merciful, O praise God in his holiness, Preces and Responses, Salve Regina, Sancta Maria, The shepherds' farewell, Sicut cervus, Thou, O God, art praised in Sion, Upon this Holy Eastertide, When Christ was born of Mary free
Voicing: Low Bass
Review: Selected and edited by Barry Rose, Sing, Precious Music is a superb collection of nine anthems written between the 1960s and today, one newly published in this volume: all by noteworthy composers if choral works, all memorable, suitable for concert as well as liturgical use, and all within the capabilities of the modern mixed choir, large or small. A Choral Advisor to Novello since 1999, Barry Rose has been associated with many forms of choral music for over sixty years. The Novello Choral Programme is the creation of a panel of advisers preeminent in the British music scene. The aim is to publish essential editions from the best of the wealth of existing choral music, ancient and modern, while widening the repertoire with exciting new composers and new trends in music making.
Songlist: Feast song for Saint Cecilia, Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost, Harvest Anthem, I love all beauteous things, I saw three ships, Let all the world, The praises of the Trinity, Rejoice and be merry, There is no rose
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