Additional Choral Repertoire

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Below is a partial list of works for percussion and choir presently in NEXUS’ repertoire. These and other works can be combined and further suggestions by choir directors are welcomed.

The 21st Century:

Four Rituals (for percussion quintet, choir and audience) – by Christos Hatzis

The 20th Century:

Carmina Burana (complete or excerpts) – by Carl Orff,
Catulli Carmina by Carl Orff
Epitaph for Moonlight – by R. Murray Schafer – choir & percussion
Gloria (from Missa Brevis) – by Leonard Bernstein
Dona Nobis Pacem (from Missa Brevis) – by Leonard Bernstein
Shona Mass – by Lee Kesselman, Choir and African percussion
Beat! Beat! Drums! – by Brent Pierce, mixed choir, percussion & piano
Drake’s Drum by C. Stanford – arr. Robin Engelman
Battle Hymn of the Republic by J. Rutter

The 19th Century:

Oh! Canada – Choir and percussion – arr. by Robin Engelman
The Star Spangled Banner, original 1812 version – arr. Robin Engelman for field drums and choir

Three Sacred Harp Songs from the “Original Sacred Harp”, Denson revision (1936):

1. Idumea – Anaias Davisson (1817)
2. The Morning Trumpet – B. F. White (1874) – arr. Robin Engelman
3. New Britan – (Amazing Grace) – Lyrics, John Newton (1789)

Two Shaker Gift Songs:

1. Simple Gifts – attributed to Elder Joseph Brackett (1848) – arr. Robin Engelman
2. I’ll Beat My Drum – Jane Sutton, Shaker Song (mid cent.) – arr. Robin Engelman

The Drummer Boy of Shiloh – William Shakespeare Hays (1862) Soprano Solo – arr. Robin Engelman
Pretty Girl Milking A Cow – Trad. Tenor solo – arr. by Robin Engelman

The18th Century:

See, the Conqu’ring Hero Comes, (from Judas Maccabaeus) – G. F. Handel – arr. R. Engelman
Rule, Britannia! – Dr. Thomas A. Arne (1741) – arr. Robin Engelman
Yankee Doodle – arr. Robin Engelman. Lyrics: Andrew Barton, (1767) The Columbian Songster (1799) Thomas Skillern, London (1778).
The Roast Beef of Old England – Leveridge – arr. R. Engelman
The Anacreontic Song (ca.1775) by Tomlinson – arr. R. Engelman
Chester, 1770 – William Billings, for Choir, percussion and organ – arr. Robin Engelman
Funeral Dirge on the Death of General Washington, 1799 – Peter A. van Hagen, Sr. – arr. Robin Engelman

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