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The Oxford Book of Choral Music by Black Composers is a landmark collection of non-idiomatic compositions from the sixteenth century to the present day, providing a comprehensive introduction to an area of choral music that has been historically under-represented. This unique anthology seeks both to improve representation in the historical canon and to showcase the music of some of the best names in choral music today.

*35 pieces for SATB choir, unaccompanied or with piano or organ

*Mixture of sacred and secular non-idiomatic works, including anthems, choral art songs, madrigals, motets, and part-songs

*Pieces from the Renaissance, Classical, and Romantic eras, in addition to the twentieth and twenty-first centuries

*Several pieces published here for the first time

*Features composers from a variety of nations, including Brazil, Canada, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and the United States

*Includes a general introduction, biographical information for each composer, and commentary for each piece, including editorial practice and source information where applicable

*Playable piano reductions for rehearsal purposes, where needed

Marques L. A. Garrett
Marques L. A. Garrett is an established conductor, educator, and composer whose works have been performed to acclaim by high school all-state, collegiate, and professional choirs, including Seraphic Fire and the Aeolians of Oakwood University. Awarded a PhD in Music Education (Choral Conducting) from Florida State University, Dr Garrett is an Assistant Professor of Music in Choral Activities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He also serves as artistic director and conductor of the Omaha Symphonic Chorus and as founding artistic director and conductor of the Nebraska Festival Singers.

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