mehrKlang – this versatile choral collection developed "from practical use for practical use" is aimed at all church choirs and instrumental ensembles who want to achieve more variety and different sounds when playing together in worship, for parish festivals, and on other occasions. In keeping with established choral practice, the selected arrangements are presented to enable beautiful-sounding music to be created with the resources available and with flexibility in scoring. Performance tips give suggestions for different scoring possibilities, reflected in the performance material in the choral collection. The choral director’s volume (a full score) and eight instrumental books are included in the set, a choral edition is available separately.
The editors have chosen 49 compositions for this, including new compositions for choir and instruments, arrangements of attractive choral works for smaller choirs, and lots of new songs in modern settings for choir and individual instruments. Many of the choral settings contain just one male voice part, or the writing is kept to a simple four-part texture.
The styles range from 16th century hymn settings to klezmer and Latin. Well-known hymns are included alongside new worship songs and short motets and liturgical pieces. The most important festivals in the church year, the seasons, psalms, songs of praise, thanksgiving, and commemoration are included.
- for voices and instruments, often ad lib.
- suitable for small choirs
- with tips for performance
- flexible scorings
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