Choral Anthology Playlists

We have made playlists for four choral anthologies, published by Oxford University Press. Three are edited by John Rutter; the other is a collection of 11 of John’s much-loved anthems.

European Sacred Music is a collection of over 50 of the finest examples of sacred choral music from continental Europe, ranging from the 16th to 20th centuries.

Sacred Choruses, the latest volume of the Oxford Choral Classics series, includes renowned oratorio choruses by such acknowledged masters as Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn and Brahms, complete short choral works such as Handel’s Zadok the Priest and Parry’s I was glad, and some choral discoveries

John Rutter Anthems is a collection of 11 of John Rutter’s finest and most popular pieces.

100 Carols for Choirs is the classic selection of the 100 most popular carols and hymns for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, and Easter, edited by David Willcocks and John Rutter

Oxford Choral Classics: English Church Music assembles in two volumes around 100 of the finest examples of English sacred choral music of the past five centuries. The first volume, Anthems and Motets, presents both favourite and lesser-known works, from the exceptional Renaissance polyphony of Taverner, Tallis, and Byrd, through the Restoration led by Purcell, to the glorious works of the great nineteenth- and twentieth-century composers, including Wesley, Elgar, Stanford, Vaughan Williams, and Howells. The second volume, Canticles and Responses, presents a wealth of service material suitable for use throughout the year.

Madrigals and Partsongs contains 59 of the finest examples of the secular choral repertoire, ranging from the late 15th to the 20th century and spanning all the major European countries.

John Rutter Carols is a selection of John Rutter’s most popular carols, forming an essential collection for all choirs.

Click on each image to be taken to its matching playlist, available across many digital platforms.


European Sacred Music
Sacred Choruses











Madrigals and Partsongs
100 Carols for Choirs











Anthems and Motets
Canticles and Responses











John Rutter Anthems
John Rutter Carols