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“Five from the Folder: Sacred” by Bryan Black

1. “O Taste and See.” Ralph Vaughn Williams.  Oxford 0-19-353511-4 
Sublime motet written for HRH Queen Elizabeth’s coronation.  Miniature masterpiece, 35 measures long.
2. “Psalm 100.” Eleanor Daley. Alliance AMP 0655
Bright, energetic scoring for two choirs in D-major.  Ideal for opening of concert or worship.
3. “Lully, Lulla, Lullay.” Philip Stopford. Hal Leonard 08752944
Sets traditional “Coventry Carol” text to a haunting original melody.  Optional solo soprano line of uncommon beauty.
4. “Fairest Lord Jesus.” Healey Willan. C.F. Peters 6233
Wonderfully rich melody in f-minor, unison with optional two-part section.  Excellent training piece.
5. “Standing On Holy Ground.” Marc and Judy Hafso. Colla Voce 39-20108
Engaging composition well suited for informal, festive occasions with multiple choirs of different ages.
(“Five from the Folder” provides brief, text-length reviews of vocal works currently in the folders of choral directors throughout the United States.  To share five from your folder, contact Scott Dorsey at