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Choral pieces with solo bass voice

I'm seeking suggestions for choral works (sacred, a cappella) that would feature a strong low bass.
on October 12, 2013 1:19pm
Please consider the following work.
Psalm 130 - English - B. solo, SATB - 1999 - ECS Publishing #5676. Follow the URL below to hear a performance by the Philovox Ensemble, Jennifer Lester, conductor, renowned vocalist Aaron Engebreth, B. soloist.
Canticle Distributing (MorningStar Music) handles all sales for ECS Publishing's sheet music and books. Their URL appears below among others. Thank you for your consideration.
Stanley M. Hoffman, Ph.D., composer
on October 12, 2013 7:03pm
You might consider teaching a Spiritual by rote.  “Go Down, Moses,” “Sometimes I Feel,” and “Hammering (Those Cruel People)” sound great when done with a deep bass Leader!
on October 13, 2013 5:24pm
"My God is a Rock "[in a weary Land], arr. Shaw-Parker.
"Set Down, Servant".
"Every Time I Feel the Spirit" - Wm. Dawson arrangement.
If you can get accompaniment, the "Libera Me" from Faure's Requiem is good.
on October 14, 2013 1:06am
4th piece of the Cycle HE COMES with poems by Rabindranath TAGORE from the GITANJALI (Song Offerings) [durata circa 7’45 / SSSSAATTBBBB & Bass Soloist / 21 pages - 104 measures / In English] 2005 commissioned piece by The Society for Universal Sacred Music (New York, USA)
on October 14, 2013 11:07am
Chesnokov has some fine showpieces for solo bass and chorus a cappella. All published by Musica Russica, and all come with text-specific audio diction guides.
Blessed Is the Man
From My Youth
O God, Save Thy People
For solo basso profundo:
Do Not Reject Me in My Old Age
Kastalsky's Lord, now Lettest Thou is also a very attractive piece.
Hope this helps!
Nazo Zakkak
Assistant to the President
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on October 15, 2013 1:03am
There is a big gap in the market here as most western composers write for baritone. Edward Bairstow, organist at York Minster, wrote for bass. His "Let all mortal flesh keep silence" is in many collections or available separately. The solo, in octaves with the tenor, is short but telling.
on October 16, 2013 3:09am
Dear Rodney,
I've written a Requiem which includes a movement for bass solo, "I Heard A Voice From Heaven" - range goes from low F# to one top E. - starts about 32 minutes in. (The first couple of phrases got screwed up by the soloist on that occasion, but thereafter it's OK.) Email me if you'd like to see a copy - chris(a) .
on October 28, 2013 5:47am
Hello there Rodney,
I wonder if this is any use to you. It has a low bass solo at the beginning. I heard it performed by a choir who continued to feature the bass solo on all the men's chorus sections for the remainder of the piece - it was a small choir and the choir basses all sang 1st bass while the soloist sang 2nd bass in a forthright and soloistic manner - it worked!
Hope you like the piece. It's a setting of Laetentur Caeli for 8-part choir. The recording is towards the bottom of the page - look for the rainy couple!
Best wishes with your repertoire hunt!
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