“Easy” here means a piece which can be learnt by ear for non-readers; all of these have been sung by unauditioned choirs. The sacred pieces below would be suitable for any SATB church choir.
Secular choir pieces
- Mary Morison – 4′, SSATB choir a cappella, fairly easy. Copies £1.50, PDF £25. Hear it below:
- After Culloden – 5′, SATB choir a cappella, mostly easy. Copies £1.50, PDF £25.
- Come Away, Death (3′, SATB, fairly easy, words by Shakespeare). Copies £1.50, PDF £25.
Sacred pieces for church choirs
- New! – A Mother’s Blessing – SATB choir, easy, 3′. Lyrics are an ancient Celtic prayer from “Carmina Gadelica”. A beautiful piece for a baptism or christening. Single copies £1, PDF £20.
- In The Bleak Midwinter (a new setting, not an arrangement) – for SATB choir, fairly easy, 4′. Published by NoteNova. SMezABar version also available. Hear Glasgow University Madrigirls (SMezABar version) – or watch the Edinburgh Singers perform it (SATB version). Please order this piece from NoteNova – click here to place an order.
- Crux Fidelis – SATB choir, mostly easy, 1′. Latin. Hear a recording at SoundCloud. Single copies 50p, PDF £10.
- O Vos Omnes – SSATTB or SAATBB choir, mostly easy, 2′. Latin. Hear a recording. Single copies £1.50, PDF £20.
- Solus ad Victimam (English text, 5′, SATB with divisi, medium difficulty). Single copies £2, PDF £25.
See also Carmina Gadelica, published by NoteNova – “God To Enfold Me”, “Come I This Day” and “The Peace Of God” are all for SABar (or ATB) choir, and would fit well into most church services.
And I have several arrangements for smaller mixed choirs (3-part, SABar and ATB), especially if you have many women and few men, or vice versa. Most of these (with the exception of “Duncan Gray”) would be suitable for an unauditioned choir.