ANTHEMS

 

Shaw worked with choirs right from the start of his career, if not before, as his father James Shaw was an organist and choirmaster at Hampstead Parish Church. At the end of his career Shaw was, in effect, a Bishop of Music for the Diocese of Chelmsford, and was created a Doctor of Music by Lambeth Palace in recognition of his work for the Church.

His many anthems are a testament to his work.

 

UNACCOMPANIED

 

UNACCOMPANIED FOR DOUBLE CHOIRS

 

MST Crest MOTET FOR DOUBLE CHOIR (The Lord Hear Thee)

48 pages

Curwen 80726, 1937

COPAC

 

MST Crest SING WE MERRILY UNTO GOD OUR STRENGTH (from the Psalms)

24 pages

Novello 1932

 

 

UNACCOMPANIED FOR FEMALE VOICES

 

MST Crest AN EVENING PRAYER (Ancient Collect, A.D. 590)

4 pages SSA

Curwen 72126, 1945

COPAC

 

MST Crest FATHER, WE PRAISE THEE (St. Gregory the Great, (540 - 604))

6 pages     SSA

Curwen 72124, 1946

COPAC

 

MST Crest GLORIA IN EXCELSIS & GOD BE IN MY HEAD

4 pages     SSC

Curwen 7236, 1956

COPAC ; WORLDCAT

 

 

UNACCOMPANIED FOR MALE VOICES

 

MST Crest FANFARE: Gloria in Excelcis Deo

Duration ½ - ¾ minute without repeat
TTBB

Curwen 50842, 1956

COPAC

 

MST Crest HILLS OF THE NORTH, REJOICE (arr. G.W. Cassler)

Hymn TTBB

Curwen 50844, 1957

COPAC ; WORLDCAT

 

 

UNACCOMPANIED FOR MIXED VOICES

 

MST Crest BLESSED ART THOU, O LORD OF OUR FATHERS
(Song of the 3 Holy Children in the Apocrypha)

6 pages

Novello 1941

 

MST Crest EASTER ALLELUIA on the tune ‘Orientus Partibus’

3 pages
Soprano & Tenor solo with SATB chorus

Curwen 80643, 1926

WORLDCAT

 

MST Crest HYMN FOR THE QUEEN (Joan Cobbold)

SATB

Novello 1952

 

MST Crest I SING OF A MAIDEN arr. Milburn Price

5 verses

OUP 1971

COPAC

 

Note: Original 1928 version included in A CHRISTMAS READING:
A Service of 10 lessons, 12 carols, FANFARE and hymns.
Novello 1962

 

MST Crest LORD MAKE US INSTRUMENTS OF YOUR PEACE
(St. Francis of Assisi (1182 - 1226)

4 pages

Novello 1957

 

MST Crest SERVICE (Rudyard Kipling)

3 pages SATB

Cramer's Choral Library 1928

Note: Unison version IN PRINT

CONTACT US

 

ACCOMPANIED, with organ unless otherwise stated

 

FOR CHOIRS WITH ORCHESTRA

 

MST Crest THE EASTER ANTHEMS

for Chanter with Double Choir
duration 3 ½ minutes
OUP 1935

Re-orchestration needed

 

MST Crest THE GREATER LIGHT (TS Eliot)

12 pages     7 minutes

for Double Choir, tenor & soprano soli,
organ & timpani.

Curwen 1966

COPAC ; WORLDCAT

 

MST Crest GOD’S GRANDEUR (Gerard Manley Hopkins)

15 pages

SATB, organ or orchestra

Roberton 1975

Orchestral parts available to hire
Contact: Goodmusic 01684 773 883

 

MST Crest GO FORTH WITH GOD! (Barclay Baron)

10 pages   

SATB with piano or strings

OUP 1947

Hire conductor’s score and full orchestra version from OUP
Hire conductor’s score and string orchestra version from OUP

 

MST Crest WITH A VOICE OF SINGING

SATB and organ/orchestra

Novello

ORCHESTRAL PARTS HIRE

 

 

 

FEMALE VOICES

 

MST Crest A BLESSING : Go Forth into the World in Peace

SSA, duration 2½ minutes
arr. Maurice Jacobson

Curwen 1961

 

MST Crest FANFARE: Gloria in Excelcis Deo

Duration ½ - ¾ minute without repeat, SSA,
arr. Maurice Jacobson.

Curwen 1959

COPAC

 

MST Crest FOR COURAGE

2 pages     SS or SA

Curwen 72125, 1946

COPAC

 

MST Crest MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE & JOHN
(from English Folk Songs collected by Cecil Sharp)

6 pages     SS or SA

Curwen 72128, 1946

 

MST Crest THE TWO DWELLINGS (Thomas Washbourne (1606 - 87))

6 pages     SS or SA,

Curwen 72127, 1946

BRITISH LIBRARY

 

MST Crest  WITH A VOICE OF SINGING

duration 2½ - 3 mins
- SSA: Curwen 72222, 1951
- SA: Curwen 72276, 1953

 

 

MENS’ VOICES

 

MST Crest  ARISE IN US (John Masefield)

4 pages TTBB

Novello 1950

COPAC

 

MST Crest  FANFARE FOR CHRISTMAS DAY

½ - ¾ minute without repeat TTBB

Curwen 50842

 

MST Crest  WITH A VOICE OF SINGING

duration 2½ - 3mins TTBB

Curwen 50843, 1956

 

MASSED SINGING

 

MST Crest  AN AIRMAN’S TE DEUM (Air-Commodore F. MacNeece Foster, DSO)

Hymn, Unison/SATB

Curwen 80729, 1937

COPAC

 

MST Crest  BREAK FORTH INTO THANKSGIVING (Wordsworth)

6 pages Unison/SATB

Novello 1929

COPAC

 

MST Crest  LORD GOD OF EARTH & SEA & SKIES (W.G. Briggs)

Unison or SATB, hymn

OUP 1944

COPAC

 

MST Crest  THE KING, O GOD (Robert Bridges)

6 pages Unison

Novello 1936

COPAC

 

SATB CHORUS WITH SOLI OR SOLO

 

ADVENT

 

MST Crest VOICE OF THE HARBINGER (Cobbold)
for the Festival of St John the Baptist

3 minutes     Bass & Treble Soli, SATB

Curwen 80815, 1953

COPAC

 

CHRISTMAS

 

MST Crest  WHENAS ALL THE WORLD

6 pages     Baritone & Treble soli, SATB

OUP 1931

 

MST Crest  COME REJOICING (from Laetabundus, 11th Century)

5 pages     Soprano & Tenor Soli, SATB
Gordon V. Thompson 1958

Roberton 1975

 

EASTER

 

MST Crest  HAIL THEE, FESTIVAL DAY (Bishop Venantius Fortunatus (580 - 609))

8 pages     Three-part chorus with Soli, SAT/B

Novello 1958

 

WEDDING

 

MST Crest  THIS JOYOUS DAY also for general use, (Edmund Spencer (1553 - 1599))

Duration 3 mins., Solo, SATB

Curwen 1928, 1961

 

GENERAL USE

 

MST Crest  CHRIST IS OUR CORNERSTONE
(based on Angularis fundamentum, 7th century)

8 pages     Soprano Solo, SATB chorus

Novello 1958

BRITISH MUSIC COLLECTION

 

MST Crest  GRANT, WE BESEECH THEE (Collect for 21st Sunday after Trinity)

3 pages     Soprano Solo, SATB chorus

Novello 1936

COPAC ; WORLDCAT

 

MST Crest  PRAISE TO THE SPIRIT (from York Processional)

12 pages     Tenor or Soprano solo, SATB

Novello 1954

 

 

SATB CHORUS

 

CHRISTMAS

 

MST Crest  FANFARE: GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO

duration ½ - ¾ minute without repeat
Curwen 80596, 1922, 1950,

SATB with Organ & two Trumpets

SATB with Organ & Handbells arr. Dick Averre

 

MST Crest  GLORIA
composed by request of the Religious Drama Soc. for use in Nativity Plays

2 pages     SATB

Curwen 80684, 1931

COPAC ; WORLDCAT

 

HARVEST

 

MST Crest  EARTH’S MIGHTY MAKER for Harvest and General Use

7 pages     SATB

Novello 1936

COPAC ; WORLDCAT

 

MST Crest  LET ALL THE PEOPLE PRAISE THEE, O GOD

8 pages     Three-part anthem, SAT/B

Novello 1947

 

STATE OCCASIONS

 

MST Crest  GOD SAVE THE KING 2nd. v. in Faux Bourdon.

2 pages     Unison, SATB, SSATB

Curwen 61055, 1915

COPAC

 

MST Crest  HYMN FOR THE QUEEN (Cobbold)

3 verses     Unison or SATB,

Novello 1952

 

GENERAL USE

 

MST Crest  ARISE IN US (Masefield)

SATB

Novello 1931

 

MST Crest  A BLESSING ‘Go forth into the world in peace’

3 pages     SATB

Curwen 80648, 1927

COPAC ; WORLDCAT

[note: SSA arrangement is in print ]

Other arrangements (SS, SAB etc.)

COPAC

 

MST Crest   BLESSED ART THOU, O LORD OF OUR FATHERS
(Song of the 3 Holy Children in the Apocrypha)

6 pages

Novello 1941

 

MST Crest  JESU! THE VERY THOUGHT IS SWEET
(from ‘Jesu, Dulcis Memoria’, 12th c.)

7 pages

Novello 1933

COPAC ; WORLDCAT

 

MST Crest  LAUGH & BE MERRY,
arr. of anthem by Geoffrey Shaw,

8 pages

Curwen 61407, 1946

COPAC

 

MST Crest  O CHRIST WHO HOLDS OPEN THE GATE (John Masefield)

6 pages

Novello 1934

 

MST Crest  O CLAP YOUR HANDS TOGETHER, ALL YE PEOPLE from Psalm xlvii

7 pages

Novello 1939

 

MST Crest  O LIGHT FROM AGE TO AGE THE SAME (F.L. Hosmer)

4 pages     SATB

OUP 1937

 

MST Crest  SERVICE AND STRENGTH (Christina Rossetti)

8 pages

Novello 1950

COPAC ; WORLDCAT

 

MST Crest  SOME TRUST IN CHARIOTS words from the Psalms

7 pages

Novello 1937

COPAC

 

MST Crest  THE CANTICLE OF THE SUN the song of the Creatures, (trans. Matthew Arnold)

3 pages     Two chanters, unison & full chorus

Curwen 80644, 1926

COPAC

 

MST Crest  WITH A VOICE OF SINGING

duration 2½ - 3mins

SAB: Curwen 61453, 1953

SATB: Curwen 80599, 1923, 1951

 

CORONATION or STATE OCCASIONS

 

MST Crest  CORONATION SONG ( E. Montgomery Campbell)

7 pages     Unison ; piano

Cramer 1952

 

MST Crest  GOD SAVE THE KING

2 pages     Unison SATB or SSATB
2nd. verse in Faux Bourdon
Melody in Tenor

Curwen 61055, 1915

COPAC

 

MST Crest  HYMN FOR THE QUEEN(Cobbold)

adopted by the Girl Guide movement
3 verses
Unison with optional SATB for verse 2

Novello 1952

 

MST Crest  THE LORD HEAR THEE Motet for Double Choir

Composed for the Coronation Service, Liverpool Cathedral, May 12th 1937
48 pages     Double Choir, unaccompanied

Curwen 80726, 1937

COPAC

 

MST Crest  THE KING, O GOD, (Robert Bridges)

6 pages, Unison for Massed Singing

Novello 1936

COPAC

 

 

UNISON

 

MST Crest  AMERICAN BATTLE HYMN
Mine Eyes have seen the Glory, (Julia Ward Howe)

7 pages     Unison or with soli:
2nd verse Baritone, 5th verse Mezzo-soprano

Curwen 71487

COPAC

 

MST Crest  GO FORTH WITH GOD! (Barclay Baron)

7 pages
Unison with descant and two-part verse

OUP 1937

 

MST Crest  I VOW TO THEE MY COUNTRY (Cecil Spring-Rice)

 

SPCK 1929

COPAC

 

MST Crest  O LORD, HOW MANIFOLD ARE THY WORKS
Psalm 104, vv 24-8, 33 & Psalm 65 v. 14

for Harvest or General use
4 pages

Novello 1954

 

MST Crest  WITH A VOICE OF SINGING

duration 2½ - 3mins
arr. Maurice Jacobson

Curwen 72417, 1958