The Oxford Book of Choral Music by Black Composers is a landmark collection of non-idiomatic compositions from the sixteenth century to the present day, providing a comprehensive introduction to an area of choral music that has been historically under-represented. This unique anthology seeks both to improve representation in the historical canon and to showcase the music of some of the best names in choral music today.
Forces or Category: SATB accompanied (piano or organ) and unaccompanied
35 pieces for SATB choir, unaccompanied or with piano or organ
Mixture of sacred and secular works, including anthems, choral art songs, madrigals, motets, and part-songs.
Pieces from the Renaissance, Classical, and Romantic eras, in addition to the 20th and 21st centuries.
Several pieces published here for the first time
Features composers from a variety of nations, including Brazil, Canada, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and the United States
Includes a general introduction, biographical information for each composer, and commentary for each piece, including editorial practice and source information where applicable
Playable piano reductions for rehearsal purposes, where needed