Four Sacred Songs

Four Sacred Songs (1990)
Choral suite for SATB (with divisions) unaccompanied. Duration 9 minutes

These four settings of poems by Thomas Campion were commissioned by the Essex Baroque Choir (conductor Simon Thompson): first London performance at St. James’ Piccadilly, 21 September 1990.

Intended chiefly for concert performance, this choral suite gives choirs the opportunity to present these beautiful sixteenth-century poems in a new way.  The fourth movement,’Never-weather beaten sail’ is also suitable for church services.

Hear Alan Bullard introducing these pieces on YouTube

1. Tune thy music to thy heart
2. Out of my soul’s depth
3. Most sweet and pleasing are thy ways (with soprano and alto solos)
4. Never weather-beaten sail (also available separately from xxx)

Printed copies are available to order from Colne Edition in the UK (minimum 5 copies, £4.95 per copy plus postage, delivery approximately two weeks). Copies are also available on hire from Colne Edition.
Digital downloads / pdfs are available instantly, worldwide, from Sheet Music Plus or  Sheet Music Direct, minimum order 10 copies. (Prices are cheaper than print, but they vary, so do check both sites)

Scrolling Score – see and hear the music – on YouTube