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Classic SATB repertoire for non-auditioned HS Choir

Good morning,
 
For a non-auditioned SATB High School Choir, what are some of the "pre-1900" classics that you have had the most success with?  
 
My list, that I would like to expand, includes...
 
Verleih uns Frieden- Mendelssohn
Ave Verum Corpus- Mozart
Gloria from Heiligmesse- Haydn
Ave Verum Corpus- Elgar
Gloria, opening movement- Vivaldi
Fa Una Canzona- Vecchi
O occhi manza mia- Lassus
 
With help from an auditioned group singing along:
How Lovely are the Messengers- Mendelssohn
Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah- Handel
Va Pensiero from Nabucco- Verdi
Kyrie from Mass in G- Schubert
 
Thanks so much,
 
Ethan Nash
on July 28, 2014 9:41am
Looking through my grandest warhorses, this is a very short list of the most common titles out there:
 
Anon:  Ain’t A That Good News (arr. Dawson)
Anon:  Dadme Albricias (ed. by Greenberg)
Anon:  I Wonder As I Wander (arr. by Niles)
Bach:  Jesus Bleibet Meine Freude (from BWV 147)
Berlioz:  Adieux Des Bergers (from “L’Enfance Du Christ”)
Billings:  David’s Lamentation
Brahms:  Six Folk Songs (Heiberg translation)
Handel:  Sing Unto God (from Judas Maccabaeus)
Holst:  Ye Little Birds Op. 12, No. 2
Isaac:  Innsbruck
Josquin:  El Grillo
Lassus (attrib):  Mon Coeur
Mozart (attrib):  Jubilate Deo
Palestrina:  Pose Un Gran Foco
Pitoni:  Cantate Domino
 
Hope that helps!
  Michael A. Gray
 
 
on July 28, 2014 12:58pm
I think most other movements from the Vivaldi Gloria would work,  "Et In Terra Pax".
You've also got the Kyrie from Schubert's Mass in G listed, I think the Credo would also be accessable, if a bit long.
"Since By Man Came Death" from Messiah
"Cast Thy Burden Upon the Lord" and "O Rest in the Lord" from Elijah
If Ye Love Me - Tallis
Soon Ah Will Be Done - arr. Dawson
 
on July 30, 2014 3:27pm
A few quick ideas.
 
For building up ears and independence, use a round for each concert. I like Boyce's Alleluia which exists in SAB and SATB arrangments. There are lots of Jubilate Deo settings that are good, too.
 
Part Songs can be very approachable. Mendelssohn's Departure is lovely and accessible. Brahms' has a number of two page, relatively simple part songs.
Schubert's Mass in G, especially the Kyrie, is workable. Tollite Hostias  from Saen-Saëns' Christmas Oratorio is accessible. Franck's Panis angelicus in two voices is still lovely.
Bach chorales with reasonable ranges.
 
Renaissance repertoire could include Lassus' Mon coeur se recommande a vous (en Français, s'il vois plaît!) Juan de Encina villancicos (Más vale trocar), Tallis' If ye love me.
 
All best,
Roger Wesby
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