Repertoire

A variety of works sung by the Brighton Orpheus Choir from the 1990s onwards

Harold Arlen arranged by Guy Turner Over the rainbow
J S Bach Christmas Oratorio, Mass in B minor, St Matthew Passion
Edward Bairstow The oak and the ash (arrangement of a traditional English folksong)
Michael Barley As I me lay on a nyght, Nova, nova (an old English carol)
Ludwig van Beethoven Mass in C
John Bennet All creatures now are merry minded
William Sterndale Bennett Come live with me
Hector Berlioz Roman Carnival (from Benvenuto Cellini), The shepherds’ farewell
Leonard Bernstein Chichester Psalms, Excerpts from West Side Story
Georges Bizet Habanera (from Carmen), March of the Toreadors (from Carmen)
Aleksandr Borodin Polovtsian dances
Johannes Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzer,A German Requiem, How lovely are thy dwellings (from the German Requiem), Song of Destiny
Benjamin Britten A Ceremony of Carols, Rejoice in the Lamb, Saint Nicolas, Jubilate Deo
Anton Bruckner Te Deum, Christus factus est, Locus iste
Geoffrey Bush A Christmas Cantata, In Praise of Mary, traditional Tyneside song arr. John Byrt The keel row,
arr. Bob Chilcott An Irish blessing,Londonderry air
S Coleridge Taylor Scenes from “Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast”
Peter Cornelius The Three Kings
Antonín Dvořák Te Deum
Edward Elgar The Music Makers, The Kingdom, The Dream of Gerontius, From the Bavarian Highlands, As torrents in summer, My love dwelt in a Northern land
Iván Eröd Viva la Musica!
Gaetano Donizetti Chorus of Wedding Guests from Lucia di Lammermoor
John Farmer Fair Phyllis I saw sitting all alone
Gabriel Fauré Requiem, Cantique de Jean Racine
Flanders and Swann Ill Wind (irreverently based on Mozart’s Horn Concerto)
César Franck Panis angelicus
Andrea Gabrieli Angelus ad Pastores Ait
Edward German Entrance of Queen Elizabeth from Merrie England
Charles-François Gounod Ave Maria (based on a J S Bach prelude)
G F Händel Israel in Egypt, Messiah, Samson, The King shall rejoice, Zadok the Priest, Chorus of enchanted islanders (from Alcina)
F Joseph Haydn The Creation, Nelson Mass, St Nicolas Mass, Te Deum, Maria Theresa Mass, Henry VIII Pastime with good company
Gustav Holst The Hymn of Jesus, I love my love (arr. of a Cornish folksong), Psalm 148, Swansea Town (folksong arr.)
Grayston Ives Name that tune!, West Country folksong arr. Donald James Strawberry Fair
Karl Jenkins Sacred Songs, Te Deum (2nd UK performance), The Peacemakers
Zoltán Kodály Fölszállot a páva (The Peacock), See the gypsies
Morten Lauridsen O magnum mysterium
R Leoncavallo Bell Chorus from Pagliacci
Pietro Mascagni Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana
William Matthias A babe is born, Sir Christemas
George McFarren Orpheus, with his lute, When daisies pied
Felix Mendelssohn Elijah, Hymn of Praise (Lobgesang), Saint Paul, Sechs Lieder op.59, An old romance
arr. E J Moeran The sailor and young Nancy
Claudio Monteverdi Beatus Vir
Thomas Morley Now is the month of maying, April is in my mistress face
W A Mozart Requiem, Great Mass in C minor, “Coronation” Mass, K317, Voyagers’ Chorus from Idomeneo, Ave Verum Corpus, Laudate Dominum from Vesperae Solennes
Jacques Offenbach Orpheus in the Underground (parody arrangement by Cantabile of the Can-Can)
G P Palestrina Spirito Santo, Amore
C Hubert Parry Jerusalem, Blest Pair of Sirens, I was glad when they said unto me, Music, when soft voices die, There rolls the deep
Robert Pearsall Who shall have my lady fair?
Cole Porter Excerpts from Kiss me Kate, Let’s do it (arr. David Blackwell), Night and Day (arr. Andrew Carter)
Francis Poulenc Gloria
Giacomo Puccini Messa di Gloria, Humming Chorus from Madama Butterfly
Henry Purcell Come ye sons of Art, Choruses from Dido and Aeneas
Roger Quilter Non Nobis Domine
Sergei Rachmaninov (4 part arrangment by Peter Gritton) Vocalise
Ariel Ramírez Navidad Nuestra
Rodgers & Hart arr. David Blackwell Blue moon
Gioaccino Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle, Prayer (from Moise), Villagers’ Chorus (from William Tell)
John Rutter Feel the Spirit, Magnificat, Mass of the Children, Psalmfest, Requiem, Banquet Fugue, Let’s begin again (from The Reluctant Dragon), This is the day, Sourwood Mountain (arrangement of a Tennessee fiddle song), many carol arrangements, including Angel tidings (from a Moravian carol), In dulci jubilo (from an old German carol), Nativity Carol, The Shepherd’s Pipe Carol, The twelve days of Christmas
Franz Schubert Magnificat, Sanctus (from the German Mass)
arr. Mátyás Seiber Three Hungarian Folksongs
C V Stanford , The blue bird, Quick! we have but a second (Irish air arr. Stanford)
Arthur Sullivan Echoes, The Lost Chord, O hush thee, my babie
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Chorus of peasant girls from Eugene Onegin
Michael Tippett Five Spirituals from A Child of our Time
Guy Turner Tequila Samba
Vaughan Williams arrangements: Benedicite, Fantasia on Christmas Carols, In Windsor Forest, Pilgrim’s Journey, The turtle dove (trad. English), Ca’ the yowes (trad. Scottish)
Giuseppi Verdi Messa da Requiem, Stabat Mater, Te Deum (from the Four Sacred Pieces), Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (from Nabucco), Matadors’ chorus (from La Traviata)
Gilbert Vinter Christmas Fantasy
Antonio Vivaldi Gloria
Richard Wagner Sailors’ Chorus and Spinning Chorus from The Flying Dutchman, Bridal Chorus, from Lohengrin
‘Fats’ Waller and Harry Brooks Ain’t misbehavin’
Thomas Walmisley Music, all powerful
Peter Warlock Yarmouth Fair (arr. of Norfolk folksong )
Eric Whitacre The Seal Lullaby
David Willcocks Rocking (arr. of a Czech carol), He smiles within his cradle (arr. of an Austrian carol)
Afton Water (arr. of a Scottish folksong)
Jonathan Willcocks The drunken sailor (arr. of the traditional sea shanty)