Chorister Collection

Our Chorister Collection is a series of choral classics set in melody-only scores, making it simpler for beginner choristers to follow the music. The collection also includes complimentary SATB and accompaniment scores, all with permission to copy. 

Suggested Anthems for Autumn 2022 September 11-November 24

Score Choices:

  • Treble-Only Scores make it very simple to begin teaching the choristers how to read the music. All they have to do is follow line-by-line. Emphasis can then be placed on creating a beautiful sound, breathing, following and reading the notes, reading the texts, and learning how to pronounce Latin. All of the system layouts and measure numbers are consistent with the complimentary scores described below. So, when you do decide to move more experienced choristers up to singing from and learning how to follow the full open scores, that will also be more easily accomplished, as it is much more practical to introduce multi-staff open-score reading once they already know the music.
  • Treble & Accompaniment Scores are intended for treble-only singing with accompaniment, or simply for the director and accompanist to use in rehearsals. 
  • SATB are traditional choral scores. But, to save paper, accompaniments are not included. Cue notes are provided for finding pitches at entrances. If your choir wants to read the full edition with accompaniment, use the one below! 
  • SATB & Accompaniment are traditional full scores. We realize that playing from open scores in rehearsals for unaccompanied motets can be challenging for some accompanists. We also realize that it may be too challenging for some choirs to sing these anthems and motets unaccompanied. So, reduced-score keyboard parts for that repertoire are included here for both purposes. For accompanying, depending on the work, the keyboard parts may be arranged in a very legato style to simply serve as a harmonic background of support.

Curated and edited by Thom Pavlechko.