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SATB: with Cello and Keyboard

Here is a compilation for all those interested. Thank you for the
considerable volume of responses. I have listed those suggestions which
matched my request for: choir, cello, w/keyboard accompaniment. I have
also edited out most comments where possible.
Thanks again for your help.
Dennis Keller

terzetto from Bach's Cantata #150 - Cedern Mussen Vonden

Brahms "let nothing never grieve thee" has a organ accompaniment. I've
seen it with piano and cello instead.

John Rutter's Out of the Depths (Psalm 130) from the Requiem calls for
cello, harp and organ but could be adapted for cello and organ.

Faure's "Cantique de Jean Racine" works well with cello on the bass

two choruses from Donald McCulloch's "Holocaust Cantata" for
chorus, cello There is also a fabulous movement for baritone
solo, piano and cello. Published by Hinshaw Music.

David Brunner's, "O Music".

The "Kol Nidre" from Jewish Yom Kippur services is gorgeous. Believe
composer is Max Janowski. It is for cello, organ, choir and soprano or

The Water is Wide by Rene Clausen....also French Horn and Clarinet

Are you familiar with the Leslie Bassett "Moon Canticles"? For choir
cello obbligato.
Edition Peters, No. 66270

There is a beautiful piece " Love Never Fails" by J.A.C. Redford that is

for mixed choir, piano, and cello.

The Tavener piece is Svyati--quite nice and not difficult for the choir.

I encourage you to look at Joseph Martin's "The Living Song" published
Harold Flammer Music (A-7282)

Nada te Turbe, SATB or SSAA by Joan Szymko
poem by Saint Teresa of Avila

Last year Cantori New York commissioned and performed a beautiful work
the Quebecois composer Alain Gagnon, for choir SATB and cello. The
is in French; the poem is by the composer. The title is Le Rameau de
Soie. The publisher is Les Editions Doberman-Yppan in Quebec. Their
is doberman.yppan(a) and they have a website:
http:/ The cantata is about 25 minutes long, and

the cello part is hard, with some very tough double stops and tricky

Earthsongs publication: Ach, Synchu Synchu

Another piece is Raymond Haan's "Were You There?". I cannot remember
the publisher, maybe Hinshaw? It is
a new melody for that text, with a beautiful cello line written to go
with the keyboard. (Or was it Raymond
Herbek's piece? Not sure.)

Do you know the lovely arrangement by Rene Clausen of O My Luve's Like a
Red Red Rose

I have a piece for choir, organ and cello at

I wrote a piece for choir, cello and organ just last year (well I
guess you could use piano; we used viola instead of cello in one
instance. so that's ok too).
It has a new scared text by a local poet. The title is "Angels and
Strangers" and has a "social justice" message: "We look for angels,
glorious visitations/While strangers in need are gathering at our
--Mark Gresham

I would recommend Samuel Adler's "Kol Nidre," published by
Music. Keys, cello, baritone solo, and SATB - very, very nice piece.

I did a piece last year by Saul Rothstein (I think) titled Neshama
T'horah. It is one movement
from a larger work that features sop., Alto, and Bar. solos interspersed
with the choir.

You might consider my arrangement of "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded"
published by
Concordia. It can be seen and heard at

on May 20, 2002 10:00pm
Two new works by Concordia: Treasure/ for cello, choir, piano and
Shepherds' Song by the Cr
on March 26, 2007 10:00pm
Regarding the listing above which reads, "John Rutter's Out of the Depths(Psalm 130) from the Requiem calls for cello, harp and organ, but could be adapted for cello and organ."

Observation - The title of the 2nd movement from the Rutter Requiem is called "Out of the Deep". I have performed it many times as solo cellist in both ensemble editions and with choir, solo cello, and organ.

With permission from John Rutter and Hinshaw music, I also publish this movement with the cello music and choral part in the Virtuoso Obbligato Aria Collection. For more information, go to

Thank you.
Barbara Hedlund vcello1(a)

on March 26, 2007 10:00pm
I happened to be searching on line tonight for a sound file and
stumbled on this page. Finding this additional list of choral repertoire with cello is very useful. Thank you for posting it.

"Were You There" by Raymond H. Haan (SATB with option Soprano or Tenor solo and cello obbligato)is published by Morning Star Publishers of St. Louis. They are located at 1727 Larkin Williams Rd, Fenton, MO 63026. I am performing it this weekend in Champaign, IL and have the music in hand at the moment.

If anyone is interested in original arias from oratorio and opera for voice, cello solo, and organ, piano,or harpsichord, check out the "Virtuoso Obbligato Aria Collection" Click on the word catalogue to see the listings and sound files.
Feel free to contact me for questions.

Thank you, Barbara Hedlund