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European Choral Music – Sheet Music & Scores

Choral singing has enchanted young and old alike for centuries, and is undoubtedly one of the most important pillars of European culture. Browse our sheet music and scores, and discover for yourself the magic and beauty of the European choral tradition with Stretta Music today!

Where it all began

The goal of the first choral singing, be it early rhythmic intonations or Gregorian chant, was to take a mystical or spiritual moment and infuse it with song. Although originally linked mainly with religion, choral singing soon began to filter into many other cultural spheres, for example in the very popular plays of ancient Greece.

Polyphony

Amazingly, polyphony has been around since as early as the 9th century. It began with simple two-part compositions, the first part, the "vox principalis", was a Gregorian chant, and the second part, the "vox organalis" moved in parallel fifths or fourths. This strict system slowly relaxed over the centuries, and gradually the third and fourth voices were added, and musical forms like Motets, Masses and Madrigals began to emerge. This polyphonic development led to the birth of the Renaissance Period, and the boundaries of polyphony continued to be pushed and stretched through the Baroque Period.

Instrumental Choral Music

With the beginning of the Baroque Period, the predominance of pure a cappella unaccompanied choral singing began to make way for instrumental choral music. Forms such as Opera, Oratorio and cantatas thrived, and have lost none of their expressive power to this day. In the 19th century the choir became part of the highest form of instrumental music, the Choral Symphony.

Choral Music Today

Today, there are very few musical disciplines which do not feature the choir in some shape or form. The choir is invaluable for Spirituals & Gospel and often features in Film Music. The choir also plays a pivotal role in the theatre, in Opera, Operetta, Musicals and straight plays. The choir can provide solace in a Requiem, or help expresses joy at a Wedding or a Baptism.

Countries with a Choral Tradition

M. Duruflé: Quatre Motets op. 10, Gch (Part.)
Maurice Duruflé

Quatre Motets op. 10

sur des thèmes grégoriens

for: Mixed choir a cappella

Score

Item no.: 484907

17.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
M. Duruflé: Requiem op. 9, 2GesGchOrg (OrgA)
Maurice Duruflé

Requiem op. 9

for solos, choir, orchestra and organ
reduction for song and organ by the author

for: 2 soloists (mezzo, baritone), mixed choir (SATB), organ

Organ reduction

Item no.: 147125

43.70  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
J. Powell: Drachenzähmen leicht gemacht, GchOrch (Part.)
John Powell

How To Train Your Dragon

englischer Originaltitel: How To Train Your Dragon

for: Mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Score

Item no.: 1340532

81.30  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
G. Verdi: La Traviata, GsGchOrch (KA)
Giuseppe Verdi

La Traviata

Opera Vocal Score Series

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 260582

33.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
J. de Haan: Missa Santa Cecilia, GesGch4Org (OrgA)
Jacob de Haan

Missa Santa Cecilia

für gem Chor und Blasorchester (Orgel ad lib) Orgelauszug

for: Soloists, mixed choir (SATB), organ

Organ reduction

Item no.: 676251

9.30  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks (fi)
M. Duruflé: Requiem op. 9, GesGchStroOr (Part.)
Maurice Duruflé

Requiem op. 9

Reduzierte Fassung

for: 2 solo voices (MezBar), mixed choir (SATB), string orchestra, organ; trumpet, harp, kettle drums ad lib.

Score

Item no.: 301277

93.60  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks (fi)
G.F. Händel: Messias HWV 56, 4GesGchKlav (KA)
George Frideric Handel

Messiah HWV 56

Novello Handel Edition

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), piano

Piano reduction

Item no.: 225360

15.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
G. Verdi: Don Carlo, GsGchOrch (KA)
Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlo

versione in quattro atti
Ricordi Opera Vocal Score Series

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 389057

38.60  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
J. Brahms: Messe
Johannes Brahms

Messe

Missa Canonica

for: Mixed choir (SATB), organ

Score

Item no.: 162246

20.30  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
B. Chilcott: A Little Jazz Mass, GchKlav;Schl (Klavpa)

Audio

Bob Chilcott

A Little Jazz Mass

for: Mixed choir (SATB), piano; double bass, percussion ad lib.

Score

Item no.: 446152

16.40  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–9 working days (fi)
J. de Haan: Missa Brevis
Jacob de Haan

Missa Brevis

for: Mixed choir (SATB), concert band; organ ad lib.

Organ reduction

Item no.: 151464

26.80  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
M. Archer: Christchurch Mass
Malcolm Archer

Christchurch Mass

for: Women's choir (SA), organ

Item no.: 131292

16.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–4 weeks.
J.S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion, Ges2GchOrch (KA)
Johann Sebastian Bach

St. Matthew Passion

BWV 244
Bärenreiter Urtext

for: Soloists, 2 mixed choirs (SATB, SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 116686

18.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
J. Rutter: Now thank we all our God, GchBlchPkOrg (Part.)
John Rutter

Now thank we all our God

No. 1 of "Two Hymns of Praise"

for: Mixed choir (SATB), brass winds, kettle drums, organ [orchestra]

Score

Item no.: 465767

28.30  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–4 weeks.
J. Rutter: Anthems for SA and Men, Gch3KlaOrg (Part.)
John Rutter

Anthems for SA and Men

for: Mixed choir (SAM), organ [piano]

Score

Item no.: 666394

14.40  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–9 working days (fi)
E. E_envalds: Stars, GCh8KschGlha (Chpa)
Eriks Ešenvalds

Stars

for: Mixed choir (SSAATTBB), 3–4 singing bowls, glass harmonica

Choir score

Item no.: 632189

3.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks (fi)
J. Haydn: Die Schöpfung Hob. XXI:2, 3GesGchOrch (KA)
Joseph Haydn

The Creation Hob. XXI:2

Oratorio for Solo Voices, Chorus and Orchestra
New edition based on original sources (Urtext)

for: 3 soloists (STB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 155706

15.40  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
G. Puccini: Madame Butterfly, GsGchOrch (Part.)
Giacomo Puccini

Madame Butterfly

Tragedia giaponese in due atti

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Score

Item no.: 296488

48.90  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks (fi)
J. Haydn: Stabat Mater Hob. XX bis, 4GesGchOrch (KA)
Joseph Haydn

Stabat Mater Hob. XX bis

Fassungen von 1767 und 1803
Haydn Gesamtausgabe XXII, Band 1
Urtext

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, basso continuo

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 186622

17.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–9 working days (fi)
F. Poulenc: Figure humaine, 2Gch (Part.)
Francis Poulenc

Figure humaine

cantate pour double choeur mixte a cappella

for: 2 mixed choirs (SATB, SATB) a cappella

Score

Item no.: 245932

37.60  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
T. Baumann: Missa 4 you(th) (Part.)

Demo

Tjark Baumann

Missa 4 you(th)

Pop-Messe für 2- bis 4-stimmigen Chor (SS / SSA / SSM / SSAM) und Klavier

for: Choir, piano

Score

Item no.: 656441

17.40  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks (fi)
J. Whitbourn: Son of God Mass, GchOrgSsax (Part.)
James Whitbourn

Son of God Mass

for: Mixed choir (SATB), organ; soprano saxophone ad lib.

Score

Item no.: 194351

15.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks (fi)
D. Schostakowitsch: Lady Macbeth von Mzensk, GsGchOrch (KA)
Dmitri Shostakovich

Lady Macbeth von Mzensk

Oper in 4 Akten (9 Bildern) – Urfassung 1932
Russische Musik der Moderne

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 175781

100.80  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
K. Jenkins: Adiemus - Songs Of Sanctuary, FChKlav (KA)
Karl Jenkins

Adiemus - Songs Of Sanctuary

The Music from the Delta Air Lines Commercial

for: Women's choir (SSAA), piano

Piano reduction

Item no.: 313385

17.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–9 working days (fi)
O. Gjeilo: Northern lights, Fch (Chpa)

Sound

Ola Gjeilo, Gjeilo Ola

Northern lights

from Song of Solomon

for: Women's choir (SSAA) a cappella

Choir score

Item no.: 695749

4.15  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
W.A. Mozart: Requiem KV 626, 4GesGchOrchO (KA)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Requiem KV 626

The Requiem, completed by Franz Xaver Süßmayr, in its traditional form
Bärenreiter Urtext

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, organ

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 116413

11.10  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
G. Fauré: Musique religieuse, GesGchOrg (Part.)
Gabriel Fauré

Musique religieuse

Complete edition of the shorter sacred music for choir and ensembles
Musique sacrée française

for: Soloists, mixed choir (SATB), organ

Score

Item no.: 425526

80.20  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
F. Mendelssohn Barth: Paulus op. 36, 4GesGchOrchO (KA)
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

St. Paul op. 36

Oratorio
MWV A 14
Stuttgarter Mendelssohn-Ausgaben Urtext

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, organ

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 470975

20.10  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
U. Sisask: Benedicamus - Laudate Dominum, GCh4 (Chpa)
Urmas Sisask

Benedicamus – Laudate Dominum

Hymns IV and V from "Gloria Patri"

for: Mixed choir (SATB) a cappella

Choir score

Item no.: 694493

6.70  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
J. MacMillan: O Radiant Dawn, GCh4 (Chpa)
James MacMillan

O Radiant Dawn

aus "The Strathclyde Motets"

for: Mixed choir (SATB) a cappella

Choir score

Item no.: 491890

4.15  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
J. Rutter: Anthems and Choral Songs, Fch/KchKlav (Klavpa)
John Rutter

Anthems and Choral Songs

for: Women's choir [children's choir] (SSA), piano

Piano score

Item no.: 689641

15.40  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
G.F. Händel: Johannes-Passion, GesGchOrchBc (KA)
George Frideric Handel

Johannes-Passion

Für den Klavierauszug (Orgel) und die Chorpartitur gelten Mengenpreise

for: Soloists, mixed choir (SATTB), orchestra, basso continuo

Piano reduction

Item no.: 119521

24.70  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
J. Mäntyjärvi: 4 Shakespeare Songs, GCh4 (Part.)
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi

4 Shakespeare Songs

for: Mixed choir (SATB) a cappella

Score

Item no.: 241972

14.20  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–9 working days (fi)
J. Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten, 3GesGchOrch (KA)
Joseph Haydn

The Seasons

Hob XXI:3

for: 3 soloists (STB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 697309

16.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–9 working days (fi)
J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion, 4GesGchOrch (KA)
Johann Sebastian Bach

St. John Passion

BWV 245
Bärenreiter Urtext

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, basso continuo

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 116685

16.40  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
J. Rutter: Anthems, GchOrg/Klav (Part.)
John Rutter

Anthems

11 Anthems for mixed voices

for: Mixed choir (SATB), organ [piano]

Score

Item no.: 371561

19.50  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
F. Mendelssohn Barth: Lobgesang op. 52, 3GesGchOrchO (Part)
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Hymn of Praise op. 52

Symphony cantata MWV A 18

for: 3 soloists (SST), mixed choir (SSAATB), orchestra, organ

Score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 1641236

98.70  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–9 working days (fi)
B. Chilcott: Circlesong, GchKlav/2Kla (KA)
Bob Chilcott

Circlesong

for: Mixed choir (SATB), piano [2 pianos, percussion]

Piano reduction

Item no.: 775546

20.10  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
G. Verdi: La Traviata, GsGchOrch (KA)
Giuseppe Verdi

La Traviata

UMPC Critical Editions – Practical Series

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 774788

36.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
F. Poulenc: Un soir de neige, Gch/6Ges (Chpa)
Francis Poulenc

Un soir de neige

Petite cantate de chambre pour 6 voix mixtes ou chœur a cappella

for: Mixed choir (SSATBB) [6 voices] a cappella

Choir score

Item no.: 335309

13.40  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
J. Mäntyjärvi: Stabat mater, GchStr (KA)
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi

Stabat mater

for: Mixed choir (SSATBB), strings

Piano reduction

Item no.: 766724

13.10  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
A. Schnittke: Konzert für Chor, GCh8 (Part.)
Alfred Schnittke

Konzert für Chor

exempla nova 25

for: Mixed choir (SSAATTBB) a cappella

Score

Item no.: 311702

25.20  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–9 working days (fi)
C. Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande, GsGchOrch (KA)
Claude Debussy

Pelléas et Mélisande

Drame lyrique en cinq actes et douze tableaux op. 46
tiré à part de l'édition critique
Durand Œuvres Complètes de Claude Debussy

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 685471

46.30  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
J. Langlais: Messe solennelle, GchOrg (Orgpa)
Jean Langlais

Messe solennelle

for: Mixed choir (SATB), organ

Score

Item no.: 107558

29.00  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–9 working days (fi)
J. de Haan: Missa Santa Cecilia, Gch4OrBlaso (25Chp)
Jacob de Haan

Missa Santa Cecilia

Musica Sacra

for: Mixed choir (SATB), organ; concert band ad lib.

25 choir scores

Item no.: 687356

74.10  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–4 weeks.
J. Brahms: Nänie op. 82, GchOrch (Part)
Johannes Brahms

Nänie op. 82

'Auch das Schöne muss sterben'
Breitkopf Urtext

for: Mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 350903

22.20  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 3–8 working days (fi)
C.M. Widor: Messe op.36, GchOrg (Orgpa)
Charles-Marie Widor

Messe op.36

Einzelabgabe ohne Chorpartituren nur mit Antikopierpunkt!

for: Mixed choir (SATB), organ

Organ score

Item no.: 557772

18.60  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks (fi)
W.A. Mozart: Don Giovanni, GsGchOrch (KA)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Don Giovanni

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Piano reduction (Hardcover)

Item no.: 388543

56.60  €incl. VAT, plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 weeks (fi)
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