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Repertoire for choir with violin and cello

I'm looking for repertoire (preferably Baroque) that can be adapted for choir with violin and cello.  
Two young men coming "up the pipe" are world class instrumentalists, who also sing!
Thanks for your suggestions!
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on April 26, 2014 3:42am
I compose a piece for choir and strings.  Look at my web page, maybe you will be find what you want.
on April 27, 2014 6:49am
I think Rene Clausen's setting of "Oh My Luve's Like A Red Red Rose" has violin and cello, very beautiful setting.
on April 27, 2014 8:26am
For 'cello alone with choir, "Quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae" from Magnificat by William Copper.    Dramatic 'cello part, not difficult choir parts. 
on April 28, 2014 4:20am
Had a lok at the score - bar 4 of the cello part needs an F natural, and in bar 27 the choir sings a C# but the score shows a C natural?
Was that recording made with software? Amazing stuff. I was wondering how a real cellist would cope with that double-stop at the end, I've had a professional cellist tell me not to do them that high up.
on April 27, 2014 1:20pm
I have a setting of Now Thank We All Our God for violin, cello, tambourine, optional audience, and keyboard (ideally organ, but piano will do).  It's called Nun Danket All Our God (since it's a mix of English and German).
Leonard Enns
on April 28, 2014 3:33am
Hello Claudia,
You may find my commissioned Reflections on Walden Pond, though not Baroque, appropriate. This accessible work was composed for Pennsylvania's Cantate Carlisle, the text being professionally excerpted from Henry David Thoreau's epic writings on his beloved New England wilderness. It is some 20 minutes long, and consists of five movements– Woods & Life, The Hawk, Spring Grass, Fishes & Time and To Nature. The titles give some indication of the content and direction of the suite, as each movement is concerned with Thoreau's love for the natural beauty of the flora and fauna in the area surrounding Greater Boston, where he sequestered himself in a cabin for two years and wrote his reflective 'Walden’. It is scored for SATB (with divisi), piano, and violin and cello. Individual movements, each four to five minutes long, are available separately and are definitely complete in themselves.  CD available.
on April 28, 2014 5:42am
There are several shorter works available through the Moravian Foundation that you might want to consider. Anong them are:
I will ein freudenopfer Thun - Peter
Die Frucht des Geistes - Geisler
Another lovely, shorter work with obligato violin/oboe and cello (continuo) is:
Magnificat - Zeiller
Also, a contemporary work written in a Baroque manner is:
Ave Maria - Vitier
And there are endless Baroque works, like those of Vivaldi, that could easily be adapted for violin, cello and keyboard.
on April 29, 2014 8:54am
Hi Claudia (long time since we last spoke!)!
I have a composition titled "Clothe Yourself In Love" for SATB choir, piano, cello, and violin published through National Music Publishers/Fred Bock is not well known and I don't have a recording, but it is different and worth a look!  Much of the NMP catalogue, unfortunately, is now "Print on Demand" but I have been promised by Steve Bock that all of pieces are available and will not be Out of Print (contrary to what some distributors might tell customers).....check it out if curious and hope all is well with you and your choirs!  Maybe see you next year at National ACDA?  Best,  Vijay
on May 1, 2014 7:01am
Hello from Utah!  It is a long time since we spoke, but we have continued to sing your pieces!  I will hurry to check out Clothe Yourself in Love, and I'm so grateful for the suggestions.  I would love to catch up in SLC  (local for Salt Lake City.)  
on May 2, 2014 2:01am
many Bach cantata-chorale movements have SATB choir with a treble+bass accompaniment, usually filled in by continuo harmony, but (to my ear) purer and simpler without
the most famous examples I guess are
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Wake, O Wake with tidings thrilling
and with the same line-up (and inspired/influenced by Bach) you might check out these:
The Lord's my shepherd
Kate Simmons
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