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The music here is presented as free examples of the quality of the typesetting and academic rigour of Ancient Groove Music editions. They may be freely downloaded and printed for use by individuals and choirs, but hosting on other sites or further distribution is not allowed without express permission. If there's something you'd like to see here, do let us know.

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Felice Anerio (c. 1560 - 1614): Christus factus est. Motet for SATB.

Felice Anerio (c. 1560 - 1614): Crux fidelis. Motet for SATB.

Antonio Caldara (c. 1671 - 1736): Crucifixus à 16.
Setting for SSSSAAAATTTTBBBB, organ.

Claudio Casciolini (1697 - 1760): O vos omnes. Short Passiontide motet for SATB.

Richard Dering (c. 1580 - 1630): Duo seraphin. Duet for sopranos with organ continuo.

John Dowland (1563 - 1626): Fine Knacks for Ladies. An example of lute tablature.

Gabriel's Message: Basque folk tune, arr. Edgar Pettman (1866 - 1943).
SATB Carol for the Annunciation.

Orlando Gibbons (1583 - 1625): O clap your hands.
A hopefully helpful edition laid out for double choir (SATB - SATB), instead of the more usual SSAATTBB. Half as many page turns as some other editions, too!

Henry Loosemore (c.1607 - 1670): O Lord, increase my faith. Short motet for SATB.

Antonio Lotti (1667 - 1740): Crucifixus 8vv
Well known motet for SSAATTBB, org, taken from the Credo in F.

Antonio Lotti (1667 - 1740): Five Motets for Holy Week.
Passiontide motets for SATB and ATB.

FREE arias, duets and madrigals by Lotti are available here.
Or see the complete catalogue of sacred music by Lotti.

Thomas Morley (1557 - 1603): Eheu! Sustulerent Dominum meum.
An edition of the SATB motet, written as a compositional example in A Plain & Easy Introduction to Practical Music, 1597.

Thomas Morley (1557 - 1603): Nolo mortem peccatoris. See the essay about this piece.

Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756 - 1791): God is our refuge. Short motet, in English, written in 1765.

E. W. Naylor (1867 - 1934): Vox dicentes: Clama. Advent motet for SSAATTBB.

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1525 - 1594): Nunc dimittis tertii toni
For three choirs (ATTB - SATB -ATTB).

Giuseppe Pitoni (1657 - 1743): Cantate Domino. SATB motet.

Plainsong: Tenuisti manum dexteram meam. An example of Gregorian chant typesetting.

Plainsong: Gloria intonations.
A useful sheet listing all 15 standard intonations for the Gloria.

Michael Praetorius (1571 - 1621): Es ist ein Ros. Three verses, in German.

Thomas Ravenscroft (c.1582 - 1635): Remember, O thou man. Advent Carol, 9 verses.

Preces & Responses: Free editions of settings of Choral Responses can be found on this page.

Thomas Tallis (1505 - 1585): Salvator mundi No.1.
An experimental edition using 16th-century notation symbols within a modern choral staff system.

Tomàs Luis de Victoria (c.1548 - 1611): Nunc dimittis tertii toni for SATB.

Charles Wood (1866 - 1926): Oculi omnium. A short motet for SATB, unaccompanied.

Charles Wood (1866 - 1926): Expectans expectavi. An anthem for SATB and organ.

Blank Sheet Music. An A4 sheet, printed with 15 staves. For you to write your own music.

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Free audio files of various works from our catalogue can be found on our Audio Recordings page.


Free PDFs and eBooks can be found on our Books page.

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