The Lyric Consort maintains an extensive repertoire of individual a cappella works and program groupings, and can work with presenters to create new combinations of existing repertoire or to explore new programmatic concepts. The following general categories are offered to provide a picture of The Lyric Consort's overall repertoire. The individual titles are examples of that category and, in most cases, represent only a portion of the available music.




Various types and styles, including examples of troping (Medieval practice of embellishing pure chant through textual, melodic, or harmonic improvisation).


A condensed view (30') of the Christmas pageant as found in the Fleury Play Book, depicting the journey of the Magi, Herod's plot and slaughter of the Innocents, and their joining of the Heavenly Host. Incorporates hand bells and percussion.


Notre-Dame style organum of Leonin and Perotin, Polyphonic Conductus, and English Descant.


     Guillaume de Machaut--Messe de Nostre Dame
     John Dunstable--Veni sancte spiritus/Veni creator
     Guillaume Dufay--Nuper rosarum flores




     Orlande de Lassus--Il estoit une religieuse, O vin en vigne
     John Farmer--Fair Phyllis, A Pretty Little Bonny Lass


     Josquin Desprez--El grillo (Cricket)
     Pierre Passereau--Il est bel et bon (Chicken)
     Giuseppe Caimo--Mentre il cuculo (Cukoo)
     Clement Janequin--Song of the Birds (Chant des Oiseaux), The War (La Guerre)
     Matteo Flecha--The Shipwreck (La Bomba), Judgement Day (La Justa)


     Hans Leo Hassler--Ach weh des Leiden
     Claudio Monteverdi--Cruda Amarilli, Lamento d'Arianna
     Orlande de Lassus--La nuit froide et sombre
     Thomas Weelkes--Cease Now Delight



     Guillaume Dufay--Ave regina caelorum
     Johannes Ockeghem--Missa De plus en plus
     Josquin Desprez--Memor esto, Missa Pange Lingua
     Clemens non Papa--De profundis
     Cristobal de Morales--Missa Desilde al caballero
     Victoria--O Magnum mysterium, Magnificat secundi toni, Surrrexit pastor bonus
     Palestrina--Missa Omnes gentes, Sicut cervus, Alma redemptoris mater
     William Byrd--Justorum animae, Mass for Four Voices, Viri gallilei, Epiphany Propers
     Orlande de Lassus--In monte oliveti, Penetential Psalms, Lagrime de San Pietro
     Sweelinck--Psalm 150, Hodie Christus natus est
     Hans Leo Hassler--Missa Secunda, Cantate Domino



     Juan Guttierez de Padilla--Missa Ego flos campi, Deus in adjutorium
     Manuel de Sumaya--Lamentations, Egregie Doctor
     Antonio de Salazar--Egregie Doctor, Defensor alme hispaniae


     J. S. Bach--Lobet den Herrn, Ich lasse dich nicht
     Johann Michael Bach--Herr, ich warte auf dein Heil
     Johann Hermann Schein--Die mit Tranen saen
     Mozart--Quaerite primum regnum Dei


     Music from Pennsylvania's earliest published collection of sacred music, James Lyon's Urania
     (Philadelphia, 1761), including music of James Lyon and Francis Hopkinson.
     Music of William Billlings and the New England School.
     Music of their European antecedents and the Protestant Reformation.



     Johannes Brahms--Marienlieder
     Anton Bruckner--Ave Maria
     Charles Villiers Stanford--The Bluebird
     Robert Pearsall--Lay A Garland
     Edward Bairstow--I Sat Down Under His Shadow
     Claude Debussy--Chansons


     John Tavener--A Village Wedding, The Lamb
     Jean Belmont--Nativitas
     Arvo Part--Magnificat
     Frank Ferko--Hildegard Motets
     Hugo Distler--Singet frisch und wohlgemut
     Herbert Howells--Take Him Earth For Cherishing (Anthem on the death of J.F.K.)
     Stephen Sametz--I Have Had Singing
     Murray Schaeffer--Medieval Bestiary
     Biebl--Ave Maria


     A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, Embraceable You, When I Fall In Love
     Swing Low, Deep River, Elijah Rock
     arr. Alan Baker--My Old Man, Whistle 'Neath The Mistletoe
     Britten--Hymn to the Virgin, The Evening Primrose
     John Biggs--Auction Cries
     P.D.Q. Bach--Ground Round, Carols


     a field afar. . .
     What if a Much of a Which of a Wind