ESTERHAZY CHAMBER CHOIR
CHORAL WORKSHOP: The Music of John Sheppard
Please find below the final arrangements for our Choral Workshop.
Music: Attached is all the music as a .zip file - email me if you have a problem unzipping it. The voice allocation can be
found below, but may change on the day if anyone is unable to be there. In order to save your voices, no-one is
singing in every piece; therefore, please bring a book/newspaper/sodoku to occupy yourselves when you’re not
singing. (We may not get to sing every piece - we shall just have to see!)
Familiarisation: Before the day, please familiarise yourself with the music. This will make the day go much more
smoothly. The notes are not generally difficult, but the lines don’t always go where you might expect! Midi files are
also attached, or there are several commercial recordings of these pieces.
Reges In manus Filiae Laudem Libera Lord’s Verbum
Tharsis tuas Hierusalem dicite Deo nos Prayer caro
Andrea Thomas Tr M Tr Tr1 Tr
Sue Cartwright Tr M Tr2 M Tr
Jenny Clarke Tr Tr Tr1 M Tr
Francoise Towler M M Tr2 M M
Elaine King M M M M1 M
Janet Ormerod M A1 A1 M1 A1 M
Liz Webb A1 A1 A1 A1 A1 A1
Maria Birch A2 A2 A2 M2 A2 A1
Joyce Phillips A1 A1 A1 M2 A2
Karen Zeff A2 A2 A1 A1 A2
Graine Sinclair A1 A2 A2 A2 A1
Claire Carberry A2 A2 A2 A2 A2
John Carroll T T T T T
Charles King T T T T T
Chris Dixon T B B1 B B
Matthew Spencer B B B1 B T
John Burns B B2 B B B
Mike Lodge B B B2 B B
Derek Froud B B B2 B B
1. Tr = Treble, M = Mean. These were the two boys’ voices in Sheppard’s time, with the Trebles taking the higher parts, and the
Means’ range being closer to that of a modern mezzo-soprano.
2. The plainsong that intersperses the polyphonic sections of most of these pieces is usually sung by the tenors (basses are
welcome to join them if you like). The exception is Filiae Hierusalem, in which the opening incipit is sung by a solo Treble, but the
sections between the verses are sung by the altos.
Approximate timings on the day:
10.00 Assemble and welcome
10.15 Session 1 2.00 Session 3
11.15 Break 3.30 Break
11.30 Session 2 3.45 Session 4
12.30 Lunch 5.00 Break
5.30 Final concert - please invite family and friends to the concert, so that we have someone to sing to!
Brighton College, Eastern Road, Brighton - see here for directions.
We shall rehearse and perform in the Hordern Room, which is behind the chapel.
Please remember: no refreshments are provided, so please bring your own. We have an hour and a half for lunch, so
there is plenty of time to get some food.
Do email me with any queries. I look forward to a day of wonderful music!