Polyphonic motets for children
  • Kathy
    Posts: 4,995
    I'm looking for some SSA motets, simple ones to begin with, perhaps Marian and Christmas. Thoughts?
  • If you can get your hands on a copy (or download) of two old books called 'Secunda Anthologia Vocalis' and 'Tertia Anthologia Vocalis' they are crammed full of wonderful polyphonic music by all the great Renaissance masters - most if it (in one the books anyway, I forget which) are SSA (or TTB).

    Lots of things for all seasons and feasts. Is it available online? I'm surprised It's not available on this site, or have I missed it?
  • Kathy
    Posts: 4,995
    It is on this site. Thanks very much for your help!
  • RagueneauRagueneau
    Posts: 2,592
    get MOTECTA TRIUM VOCUM by Kevin Allen.

    You won't be sorry.
  • don roy
    Posts: 306
    heally-williams has a couple of collections from unison to 3 partpublished by concordia i fondly remember singing them myself as a child.
  • Kathy
    Posts: 4,995
    Great. Thanks!
  • Healy Willan Canadian conposer. Augsburg or Concordia also have some nice mostly one page things for childern
    Donna
  • Kathy
    Posts: 4,995
    Excellent.

    I'm not looking for children's music so much as Renaissance polyphony (or more recent compositions along those lines) that are SSA-voiced--and not overwhelmingly difficult harmonically.
  • doesn't Oxford have an Oxford Book of Anthems or Carols for SSA titled something like Book Four?
    Donna
  • http://www1.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/ChoralWiki:Music_for_the_Advent_and_Christmas_season

    This public domain site has been extremely helpful to me. Best wishes in your search.

    Mandee