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The "added ninth of British choral music" - for 8-part a cappella choir.
Three settings of texts by Kahlil Gibran for a cappella choir (SSAATTBB) Commissioned by St Albans Chamber Choir to mark their 60th anniversary.
By Alexander L’Estrange
Published by Andagio
On Eagles' Wings
Liturgical settings include the Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (New College Service), the Lord’s Prayer and Lighten our Darkness (Prayers for Peace). There are also sacred anthems for upper voices and for SATB choir, some with organ and some unaccompanied, ranging in difficulty level from easy to challenging. Secular songs include Love’s Philosophy, three settings of poems by Shelley, Tennyson and Byron, currently on the ABRSM Singing Syllabus.
Give us grace
Give us grace (A Prayer of Jane Austen) - Words and music by Joanna Forbes L’Estrange
A gospel-style setting of a Jane Austen prayer commissioned by Patrick Craig and Aurora Nova for International Women's Day 2018.
Two versions: SSA unaccompanied; SSA + piano
Published by: andagio. Available as a digital download
The St Helen's Service
By Joanna Forbes L'Estrange
The St Helen’s Service is a modern congregational setting of the communion service/mass composed by Joanna Forbes L’Estrange. Named after St Helen’s Church in Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, for whose choir and congregation it was commissioned, the style is fresh and modern with echoes of Taizé music, simple enough to be accessible for congregations whilst retaining enough interest musically for parish church choirs. The accompaniment is for organ; there are also band parts for piano, guitar, bass and drums which are available as downloads.
What are parish church choirs are saying about this setting?
"it just sounds sublime"
"it makes you want to glorify God"
"uplifting and upbeat"
"wonderful, uplifting, prayerful"
"a joy to sing"
"a refreshing change from the Thorne"
Click here to view sample scores and hear the audio files
For other compositions by Joanna Forbes L'Estrange click here