Choir and Orchestra Music Recordings and Sheet Music

The practice of combining choirs and orchestras can be traced back to the different forms of instrumental accompaniment for choral music in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. As the practice of the basso continuo dissapeared, orchestral parts started to be fully written-out. Eventually the combination of orchestra and choir escaped the sphere of purely sacred music. One of the defining moments in the creation of the symphonic choral tradition was Beethoven's inclusion of soloists and choir in his Ninth Symphony (1824).

Title Composer Form Period Ratings
Coronation Anthems, HWV 258-261 Georg Friedrich Händel Anthem Baroque
Himno Santa Marta Manuel Alejandre Prada Anthem 21st Century
It Is High Time to Awake out of Sleep Joseph Barnby Anthem Romantic
Keep Step with the Music of Union George Frederick Bristow Anthem Romantic
Now is Christ risen from the dead John Fawcett Anthem Classical
Ode on Laying the Foundation Stone of the Imperial Institute Arthur Sullivan Anthem Romantic
Aghadoe George Whitefield Chadwick Ballade Romantic
King Estmere, Op.17 Gustav Holst Ballade Late 19th century
Klärchen auf Eberstein, Op.97 Josef Gabriel Rheinberger Ballade Romantic
Phaudrig Crohoore, Op.62 Charles Villiers Stanford Ballade Romantic
The Banner of St. George, Op.33 Edward Elgar Ballade Romantic
The Page and the Princess Robert Schumann Ballade Romantic
The Skeleton in Armour, Op.28 Arthur Foote Ballade Romantic
Les amours de Momus Henri Desmarets Ballet Baroque
Old King Cole Ralph Vaughan Williams Ballet Early 20th Century
Romeo and Juliet (ballet), Op.64 Sergei Prokofiev Ballet Early 20th Century
8 scènes de Faust, H 33 Hector Berlioz Cantata Romantic
A heart that knows its Jesus is living, BWV 134 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Baroque
Abendmusiken und Kirchenkantaten Dietrich Buxtehude Cantata Baroque
Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein, BWV 2 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Baroque
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