Choral Music


Classical Academy

 

Vespro della Beata Vergine

The Sistine Chapel

Bruckner's Choral Music

Faure's Requiem

Bach's Magnificat

Pergolesi's Stabat Mater

 

Choral music is one of the oldest forms of music, with medieval composers writing for small groups of choirs with the patronage of the church. Although often affiliated with church music, choral music is a hugely diverse genre that extends to the concert hall and the theatre. Choirs themselves can be greatly varied, but are often composed of four main parts - soprano, alto, tenor and bass (which range from high to low, the first two usually being women and the second two men).