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23rd West Gallery course for singers and instrumentalists
at Benslow Music Trust, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB
Friday 21st-Sunday 23rd February 2020

Benslow Music Trust

This weekend course is for singers and instrumentalists who wished to become familiar with the West Gallery repertoire. It is very suitable for singers wishing to improve their sight-reading and part-holding.

The list below shows some of the the music that is to be sung. These are fairly straightforward pieces, to get us going. If possible we shall move on to more challenging material. Please download the music and practice it if you can. It is all free from copyright for amateur use.

Wind and bowed string instruments are needed to double the vocal lines. The music is not technically difficult, and is suitable for players of about AB Grade 4 or better who would welcome ensemble experience. If you need transposed or recleffed music, please let the course leader know well in advance.

Click on pdf to download the printable file of each piece, on M to download a playable MIDI file, and on S for a Sibelius Scorch file. Scorch files play and show the score at the same time, but only function on certain browsers. Internet Explorer and Slimbrowser are recommended. For more information about Scorch click here.

Any suggestions for particular pieces, composers, or types of music that you would like to see included will be welcome.


Benslow Music Trust
#TitleTextTuneComposer PDFMIDIScorch
3-part pieces
1 How shall I speak my Saviour's worth Anon.WandsworthBenjamin Milgrove pdf M S
2 Mercy I will and judgment sing Ps. 106 vv. 1-26Hymn 7Robert King pdf M S
3Praise the Lord, ye servants Ps. 113 vv. 1-2[Anthem]Thomas Clarke pdf M S
4Lift up your heads, O ye gates Ps. 24 vv. 7-9[Anthem] William Turner pdf M S
5Out of the deep have I called unto thee Ps. 130 vv. 1, 2, & 4 [Anthem] John Church pdf M S
6Not all the blood of beasts on Jewish altars slain Isaac WattsUptonSamuel Arnold pdf M S
4-part pieces
7Christ, the Lord, is risen today Anon.Tottenham Anon. pdf M S
8Let all the world in every corner sing George Herbert [Set Piece]John Hill pdf M S
9Lo! unto us a child is born Anon.St DavidsAnon. pdf M S
10Lo! what a glorious sight appears Isaac Watts New JerusalemJeremiah Ingalls pdf M S
11My voice shalt thou hear in the morning Ps 5 v. 3 AV[Anthem]Anon. pdf M S
12Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless J. MontgomeryBenslow GraceFrancis Roads pdf M S