choral singing

I can’t remember all the glorious choral music I’ve sung continuously over the past 32 years in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus (and its predecessor, Melbourne Chorale) but it’s all been composed by these wondrous people and many others.

Can you pick who they are? Some are obvious, some aren't. Mouse over and see.

The repertoire is below.

h Bach

Mass in B minor

Johannes Passion

Matthäus Passion

Singet dem Herrn, BWV 225

h Beethoven

Symphony No 9 'Choral
... sung from memory'

Mass in C Major

Mass in D Major 'Missa Solemnis'

h Benjamin, arr by
h Bernard Herrman

The Storm Clouds Cantata
…for the film, The Man who knew too much

h Berlioz

La Damnation de Faust

Grande Messe des morts,
Op 5 (Requiem)


Te Deum

h Bernstein

Chichester Psalms


h Borodin

Prince Igor—Polovtsian Dances

h Boulanger

Psalm 129

h Brahms

Ein deutsches Requiem, Op 45


h Britten

Carry her over the Water

Chorale, after an old
French Carol

Ballad Of Heroes, Op 14

St Nicolas

War Requiem

h Bruckner

Mass in F Minor

Geistliche Chore

h Dean

The Last Days of Socrates

h Di Lasso

Timor et Tremor

h Duruflé

Requiem, Op 9

h Elgar

Spirit Of England

The Dream of Gerontius

h Fanshawe

African Sanctus

h Fauré

Requiem, Op 48


h Gorecki

Miserere, Op 44

Amen, Op 35

h Grainger

A Tribute to Foster

Danny Deever

King Solomon's Espousals

Marching Song of Democracy

The Bride's Tragedy

h Handel




h Handel


Zadok the Priest

h Haydn

Missa In Augustiis, H 22/11,
'Nelson Mass'


The Creation (in English)

The Seasons (in English, and Deutsch)

Te Deum

h Henze

Jüdische Chronik

h Janacek

Glagolitic Mass

h Kancheli


h Kodály

Háry János

h Lambert

The Rio Grande

h Machuel

Über dem Dorn

h Mahler

Das klagende Lied

Symphony 2 'Resurrection'

Symphony 8 'Symphony of aiThousand'... performed at the Opening of the Sydney Olympics 2000 Arts Festival, and a year later in Melbourne, celebrating Australian Federation

h Marlow (after Bach)

Advent Responsory

h Maskats

Da ispravitsja molitva moja
(Psalm 141)

h Mendelssohn

Die erste Walpurgisnacht


Mein Gott, warum hast du mich verlassen, Op 78 No 3

h Mozart

Coronation Mass, K317

Mass In C Minor, K427 (417a)

Requiem, K626

h Orff

Carmina Burana

... In 2001, we performed this 15itimes in a row, sung from memory, on stage with the Australian Ballet.

h Orlovich

The Listening Land

h Parry

I was Glad


h Poulenc


Videntes Stellam

h Prokofiev

Alexander Nevsky

h Puccini

La Fanciulla Del West (In Concert)

h Purcell

Hear my Prayer, O Lord

h Rachmaninov

All-night Vigil, Op 37 'Vespers'

Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
(Four parts)

The Bells, Op 35

h Ravel

Daphnis et Chloë

L'Enfant Et Les Sortiléges
(In Concert)

h Rossini

Guillaume Tell (In Concert)

Stabat Mater

h Schnittke

Choir Concerto

h Shchedrin

The Sealed Angel

h Schoenberg


h Schubert

Mass in G

Deutsche Messe, D872—Sanctus

h Shostakovich

Symphony 2 in B Major,
Op 14 'To October
—aisymphonic dedication'

Symphony 13 in B Flat Minor,
Op 113 'Babi Yar'

h Schultz

In Tempore Stellae

h Stanford


Magnificat in B flat

Nunc dimittus in B flat

Te Deum laudamus

h Stanhope

Exile Lamentations

The Heavens Declare

h Stravinsky

Symphony of Psalms

h Tchaikovsky

1812 Overture, Op 49

h Tippett

A Child of our Time

h Tobias

Jonah's Mission

h Twist

How shall we sing in
a Strange Land?

h Vasks

Pater noster

Ziles Zina

h Vaughan-Willams

A Sea Symphony

Dona Nobis Pacem

Serenade to Music

h Verdi

Four Sacred Pieces

Otello (In Concert)


h Vivaldi

Gloria In D, RV 589

h Wagner

The Flying Dutchman (In Concert)

h Walton

Belshazzar's Feast

h Weber

Missa No2 'Jubel-Messe'

h Westlake

Missa Solis 'Requiem for Eli'

h Plus...

Backing Barbara Streisand
(in concert)
, and various other non-choral gigs

And did those feet in ancient time (aka Jerusalem)
by William Blake

And did those feet in ancient time.
Walk upon England's mountains green:
And was the Holy Lamb of God,
On England's pleasant pastures seen!
And did the Countenance Divine,
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem buildéd here,
Among these dark Satanic mills?

Bring me my bow of burning gold;
Bring me my arrows of desire:
Bring me my spear: O clouds unfold!
Bring me my Chariot of fire!
Download the
Sheet Music
by Parry
I will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand:
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In England's green and pleasant Land.

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