European Choral Music – Sheet Music & Scores

Choral singing has enchanted young and old alike for centuries, and is undoubtedly one of the most important pillars of European culture. Browse our sheet music and scores, and discover for yourself the magic and beauty of the European choral tradition with Stretta Music today!

Where it all began

The goal of the first choral singing, be it early rhythmic intonations or Gregorian chant, was to take a mystical or spiritual moment and infuse it with song. Although originally linked mainly with religion, choral singing soon began to filter into many other cultural spheres, for example in the very popular plays of ancient Greece.

Polyphony

Amazingly, polyphony has been around since as early as the 9th century. It began with simple two-part compositions, the first part, the "vox principalis", was a Gregorian chant, and the second part, the "vox organalis" moved in parallel fifths or fourths. This strict system slowly relaxed over the centuries, and gradually the third and fourth voices were added, and musical forms like Motets, Masses and Madrigals began to emerge. This polyphonic development led to the birth of the Renaissance Period, and the boundaries of polyphony continued to be pushed and stretched through the Baroque Period.

Instrumental Choral Music

With the beginning of the Baroque Period, the predominance of pure a cappella unaccompanied choral singing began to make way for instrumental choral music. Forms such as Opera, Oratorio and cantatas thrived, and have lost none of their expressive power to this day. In the 19th century the choir became part of the highest form of instrumental music, the Choral Symphony.

Choral Music Today

Today, there are very few musical disciplines which do not feature the choir in some shape or form. The choir is invaluable for Spirituals & Gospel and often features in Film Music. The choir also plays a pivotal role in the theatre, in Opera, Operetta, Musicals and straight plays. The choir can provide solace in a Requiem, or help expresses joy at a Wedding or a Baptism.

Countries with a Choral Tradition

Johann Sebastian Bach - St. John Passion
Johann Sebastian Bach

St. John Passion

BWV 245
Bärenreiter Urtext

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, basso continuo

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 116685

15.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Johann Sebastian Bach - St. Matthew Passion
Johann Sebastian Bach

St. Matthew Passion

BWV 244
Bärenreiter Urtext

for: Soloists, 2 mixed choirs (SATB, SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 116686

17.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Karl Jenkins - The Armed Man
Karl Jenkins

The Armed Man

A Mass for Peace

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 143808

21.00 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel - The Messiah
George Frideric Handel

The Messiah

Oratorio in 3 Parts for Soloists (SATB), Choir and Orchestra (Urtext)

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, basso continuo

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 379050

17.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
John Rutter - God be in my head
John Rutter

God be in my head

Sacred choral works for mixed choir with and without piano/organ
- Graduated price on request -

for: Mixed choir (SATB); piano [organ] ad lib.

Score

Item no.: 217258

13.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Karl Jenkins - Stabat mater
Karl Jenkins

Stabat mater

for: Soloist (alto), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 478096

22.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
John Rutter - Anthems
John Rutter

Anthems

11 Anthems for mixed voices

for: Mixed choir (SATB), organ [piano]

Score

Item no.: 371561

16.10 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Joseph Haydn - The Creation Hob. XXI:2
Joseph Haydn

The Creation Hob. XXI:2

Bärenreiter Urtext

for: 3 soloists (STB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 551928

16.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel - Messiah HWV 56
George Frideric Handel

Messiah HWV 56

Oratorium in drei Teilen – Klavierauszug (englisch)
Bärenreiter Urtext

for: Soloists (SAATB), mixed choir (SSATB), orchestra, basso continuo

Piano reduction

Item no.: 334081

19.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
John Rutter - Anthems and Choral Songs
John Rutter

Anthems and Choral Songs

for: Women's choir [children's choir] (SSA), piano

Piano score

Item no.: 689641

12.45 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
John Rutter - Anthems for SA and Men
John Rutter

Anthems for SA and Men

for: Mixed choir (SAM), organ [piano]

Score

Item no.: 666394

11.85 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–4 weeks.
Johann Sebastian Bach - Jesus, my salvation BWV 227
Johann Sebastian Bach

Jesus, my salvation BWV 227

Motet – "Jesu, meine Freude"
Urtext Stuttgarter Bach-Ausgaben

for: Mixed choir (SSATB); instruments colla parte, basso continuo ad lib.

Score (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 226945

10.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel - Messiah HWV 56
George Frideric Handel

Messiah HWV 56

Novello Handel Edition

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), piano

Piano reduction

Item no.: 225360

13.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Johann Sebastian Bach - Mighty God, His time is ever best BWV 106
Johann Sebastian Bach

Mighty God, His time is ever best BWV 106

"Actus tragicus"
Bärenreiter Urtext

for: Mixed choir (SATB), baroque orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 167439

7.75 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Edward Elgar - From the Bavarian Highlands op. 27
Edward Elgar

From the Bavarian Highlands op. 27

SATB and piano (Elgar’s original piano accompaniment) or orchestra
Words from Bavarian Volkslieder and Schnadahupfl

for: Mixed choir (SATB), piano

Piano reduction

Item no.: 328572

20.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Joseph Haydn - The Seasons Hob. XXI:3
Joseph Haydn

The Seasons Hob. XXI:3

Oratorio
Bärenreiter Urtext

for: 3 soloists (STB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 476444

16.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Tore W. Aas - Oslo Gospel Choir - 20 Years 100 Songs
Tore W. Aas

Oslo Gospel Choir - 20 Years 100 Songs

10 New Songs

for: Mixed choir a cappella

Choir book

Item no.: 495380

79.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel - Joy to the World
George Frideric Handel

Joy to the World

King's Singers Choral

for: Mixed choir (SATTBB), piano

Choir score

Item no.: 811648

2.70 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
John Rutter - Requiem
John Rutter

Requiem

für Sopransolo, gemischten Chor und kleines Orchester (Orgel) Vokalpartitur

for: Soloist (soprano), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra [6 melodic instruments, organ]

Piano reduction

Item no.: 123417

16.70 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Karl Jenkins - Motets
Karl Jenkins

Motets

for: Mixed choir (SATB); piano ad lib.

Choir book

Item no.: 624483

22.00 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Joseph Haydn - The Seasons Hob. XXI:3
Joseph Haydn

The Seasons Hob. XXI:3

Edition Peters Urtext

for: 3 soloists (STB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 482962

14.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Johannes Brahms - Schicksalslied op. 54
Johannes Brahms

Schicksalslied op. 54

für gemischten Chor (SATB) und Orchester

for: Mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 632324

10.80 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Sing to the Lord a new-made Song" op. posth. 91
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Sing to the Lord a new-made Song" op. posth. 91

Urtextausgabe

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 658259

5.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Tjark Baumann - Sacred Songs
Tjark Baumann

Sacred Songs

Geistliche Chormusik für SATB

for: Mixed choir (SATB); partly with piano

Score

Item no.: 775570

16.90 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Heinrich Schütz - Musikalische Exequien SWV 279-281
Heinrich Schütz

Musikalische Exequien SWV 279-281

Begräbnismusik in drei Teilen für Singstimmen und Basso continuo
Stuttgarter Schütz-Ausgabe Urtext

for: 8 voices (SSAATTBB), organ, bass; mixed choir (SSATTB), 6 melody instruments colla parte ad lib.

Score

Item no.: 423286

26.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Johann Sebastian Bach - The complete motets
Johann Sebastian Bach

The complete motets

for choir and Basso continuo

for: Mixed choir, basso continuo

Score

Item no.: 303691

24.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - St. Paul (Paulus) Op. 36
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

St. Paul (Paulus) Op. 36

Oratorio

for: 5 soloists (SATBB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 359617

17.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
César Franck - The seven words of Christ
César Franck

The seven words of Christ

for: 3 soloists (STBar), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 155427

17.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Hymn of Praise op. 52 MWV A 18
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Hymn of Praise op. 52 MWV A 18

A Symphony-Cantata after Texts from the Holy Scriptures
Bärenreiter Urtext

for: 3 soloists (SST), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, organ

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 695978

14.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Christoph J. Hiller - #Patches
Christoph J. Hiller

#Patches

53 neue Kanons und Loop Songs mit Kreativideen, Klavier-Pattern und umfangreichen Online-Material
Ringbindung

for: Choir, piano

Music score (with text and chords), E-Book, Media App

Item no.: 687192

59.90 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Johann Sebastian Bach - Heart and lips, thy whole behaviour BWV 147
Johann Sebastian Bach

Heart and lips, thy whole behaviour BWV 147

Cantata for the Feast of Visitation B. V. M.
Bärenreiter Urtext

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, basso continuo

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 137089

11.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Dona Nobis Pacem
Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dona Nobis Pacem

A cantata for soprano and baritone soli, chorus and orchestra

for: 2 solo voices (SBar), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 334417

21.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
George Frideric Handel - Israel in Egypt Part 1–3
George Frideric Handel

Israel in Egypt Part 1–3

HWV 54

for: 6 soloists (SSATBB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 550475

43.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Henry Purcell - Dido and Aeneas
Henry Purcell

Dido and Aeneas

Vocal Score and Full Score

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 207093

13.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Elijah op. 70
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Elijah op. 70

Bärenreiter Urtext

for: 5 soloists (SATTB), mixed choir (SSATTBB), orchestra

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 489920

20.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Bob Chilcott - God so loved the world
Bob Chilcott

God so loved the world

Geistliche Chorwerke für gemischten Chor mit und ohne Klavier/Orgel
Oxford University Press

for: Mixed choir (SATB), piano [organ]

Choir score, ensemble scores

Item no.: 311497

13.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Eriks Ešenvalds - Stars
Eriks Ešenvalds

Stars

Staffelpreise auf Anfrage

for: Mixed choir (SSAATTBB), 3–4 singing bowls, glass harmonica

Choir score

Item no.: 632189

2.90 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 5–7 working days (de )
Knut Nystedt - Peace I Leave With You
Knut Nystedt

Peace I Leave With You

Mit Klavierbegleitung zu Übungszwecken

for: Mixed choir (SATB) a cappella

Choir score

Item no.: 327919

2.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 3–5 weeks
John Lennon - Imagine
John Lennon

Imagine

The emotional impact of John Lennon's classic is most timely in today's world. An expressive setting.

for: Mixed choir (SABar), piano

Score

Item no.: 365143

2.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Kirchenmusik 2
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Kirchenmusik 2

Werke für gemischten Chor a cappella

for: Mixed choir a cappella

Choir score

Item no.: 359631

19.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Johannes Matthias Michel - Das Swing- und Jazz-Chorbuch 1
Johannes Matthias Michel

Das Swing- und Jazz-Chorbuch 1

mit Chorstimmen als Klaviersatz
– Staffelpreis auf Anfrage –

for: Mixed choir; organ [piano] ad lib.

Choir book

Item no.: 301765

7.75 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
John Rutter - Angel's Carol
John Rutter

Angel's Carol

for: Mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Score

Item no.: 681512

25.90 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Karl Jenkins - The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
Karl Jenkins

The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

for: Soloist (soprano), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra

Score (spiral binding)

Item no.: 577814

91.00 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Psalm 42 op. 42
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Psalm 42 op. 42

"As the Hart Pants"
Bärenreiter Urtext

for: 5 soloists (STTBB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, organ

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 620977

11.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Oslo Gospel Choir - This Is The Day – Live In Montreux
Oslo Gospel Choir

This Is The Day – Live In Montreux

The complete songbook

for: Mixed choir, piano

Item no.: 488109

39.80 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Arthur Seymour Sullivan - Three little Maids (Drei kleine Mädel)
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Arthur Seymour Sullivan

Three little Maids (Drei kleine Mädel)

Terzett aus der Operette "The Mikado or the Town of Titipu"

for: Women's choir (SAA) [3 solo voices], piano

Sheet music

Item no.: 1977

2.30 €
Download product – instantly available.
George Frideric Handel - Te Deum for the victory of Dettingen HWV 283
George Frideric Handel

Te Deum for the victory of Dettingen HWV 283

Dettinger Te Deum

for: 3 soloists (ATB), mixed choir (SSATB), orchestra, basso continuo

Piano reduction (Urtext edition)

Item no.: 587107

18.95 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Oslo Gospel Choir - We Lift Our Hands
Oslo Gospel Choir

We Lift Our Hands

The Complete Songbook

for: Mixed choir (SATB); piano ad lib.

Songbook

Item no.: 432378

42.90 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–5 working days (de )
Johann Sebastian Bach - Christ lay in death's cold prison BWV 4
Johann Sebastian Bach

Christ lay in death's cold prison BWV 4

"Christ lag in Todes Banden"
Cantata for Easter Sunday
Stuttgarter Bach-Ausgaben

for: 4 soloists (SATB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, basso continuo

Piano reduction

Item no.: 232735

10.80 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
Henry Purcell - Dido and Aeneas
Henry Purcell

Dido and Aeneas

Operea in three acts

for: Soloists, mixed choir (SATB), strings, basso continuo

Score

Item no.: 342930

17.00 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–3 working days (de )
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