An Introduction to Sacred Polyphony is an entry point resource for your choir to begin singing simple four part hymnody and advancing to some of the simpler 16th Century polyphonic motets. To make sight-reading easier, the music has been published with each vocal part in separate books – Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass. The pieces have been selected to be within the average vocal ranges and they take your choir on a gentle gradient as the degree of difficulty increases throughout the book. The pieces have also been selected to include both Latin and English and to encompass a range of liturgical applications. This book will give your choir a foundation to their repertoire of polyphony and inspire them to dig deeper into the richness of the Church’s sacred music tradition.


Soprano Parts      Alto Parts      Tenor Parts      Bass Parts


An Introduction to Sacred Polyphony – Audio Files

Once you have purchased An Introduction to Sacred Polyphony, these audio files will help you and your choir members to learn their individual parts with aural assistance, and if you follow the steps below, it will enable you to learn your choral part with relative ease.

Step 1: Reading your sheet music, sing along with your part separate.

Step 2: Reading your sheet music, sing along with your part dominant.

Step 3: Reading your sheet music, sing along with all parts balanced.

Step 4: Sing it with your choir.


Glory Be to Jesus

Jesus My Lord, My God, My All

Breathe on Me Breath of God

Abide With Me

Immaculate Mary

Hail Redeemer

Sing to Jesus

O Jesus Christ Remember

God of Mercy and Compassion

O Bread of Heaven

O Sacred Head

Be Still My Soul

Soul of My Saviour

Ánima Chrísti

Pánge Língua Glóriosi

O Salutáris

Tántum Ergo


Adóre Te

Pánis Angélicus

Lauda Jerúsalem

Ubí Cáritas

Ave Máris Stélla

O Sanctíssima

Ave María

Sub Túum

Púer Nátus in Béthlehem

Flos de Radíce Jésse

Adorámus Te


Álma Redemptóris Máter

If Ye Love Me

Ave Vérum Córpus – Mozart

Ave Vérum Córpus – Byrd