I prefer to send you a PDF so that you can print your own copies (a flat rate to print as many copies as you want; I’ll email you the PDF and an invoice), or you can order individual copies if you prefer (in which case I will send you an invoice for payment in advance, and then print and post the copies).
Download a complete catalogue of my music here (arranged by choir category – SATB, SAB, children’s choir etc. – and by difficulty).
New pieces available!
A Mother’s Blessing – for SATB choir, easy. A beautiful piece for a baptism or christening, no divisi and simple to learn. £1 per copy or £20 for a PDF.
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (in Latin) for SSABar, SATB, ATBarB, or TTBB choir
See the Magnificat for SATB here (soprano and tenor soloists required, fairly tricky)
and the Nunc Dimittis for SATB here (some divisi for sopranos, moderate difficulty).
The price is £40 for a PDF of the set (or £3 per copy).
And a new recording – “Take Me Or Leave Me” for solo jazz vocalist and piano. Something a bit different to start the year! See the score here (available for alto or tenor, other transpositions on request).
The Mackintosh Choir in Glasgow gave the premiere of my 3-part arrangement of “Good King Wenceslas” and also performed my setting of “In The Bleak Midwinter” on 7th December at 7pm in the Mackintosh Church, Glasgow – hear them doing “Good King Wenceslas” on Soundcloud!
Chicago A Cappella are performing my arrangement of “We Three Kings” in concerts throughout Illinois.
And All Saints’ Parish Choir in Peterborough, New Hampshire, will sing my setting of “In The Bleak Midwinter” in their carol service on 21st December!
Thanks to Chigwell Choir for a great premiere of “Next Morning” – sadly the recording didn’t come out very well, but I hope we can perform the piece elsewhere. If other choirs are interested, here’s the score – for SATB choir (no divisi), organ and trumpet.
Several upcoming performances of my Christmas music – Chicago, New Hampshire, Isle of Man, and Glasgow so far! See all Christmas music here.
I had an excellent trip to the Association of British Choral Directors’ annual convention in Cardiff this month – thanks to funding from Creative Scotland, I was able to get a stall and promote my music there. Three new choirs have ordered pieces already – thank you to all those who took samples.
“God to Enfold Me” has been performed 3 times now by the National Youth Choir of Scotland’s Training Choir – most notably at the Edinburgh Culture Summit. It’s available for 3-part SABar choir or for 3-part ATB choir (which would suit mens’ voices).
O Praise The Lord Ye Angels Of His is now available on St Giles Cathedral Choir’s new CD “O Clap Your Hands” – order from McAlister Matheson Music in Edinburgh (UK orders here, international orders here).
New recordings available – God To Enfold Me and Come I This Day To The Father, both at Soundcloud. These were recorded by Matthew Curtis of choraltracks.com – I think they sound great. Both are fairly straightforward pieces for 3-part choir, available for SABar or ATB.
Feedback from my latest commission: “I think this is going to be really stunning! Thank you, Chris, for a really expressive and wonderful work that will contribute to the repertoire for Compline in an important and innovative way.” Gregory Hooker, director of music, St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Arlington. Preview the setting of the Lord’s Prayer from the Compline service (SATBSATB, very difficult). Here’s more information about how to commission a piece from me.
And another short new piece – As The Rain Hides The Stars – for SATB choir (some divisi, min. 2 singers per part). Medium difficulty. Single copies £1.50, PDF £25.
Some lovely feedback on “Solus Ad Victimam” from a choir in Missouri who ordered it recently: “Our choir read through your “Solus” Thursday night, and we loved it. It’s a superb setting of the text – very effective dramatically – and I’m delighted to find a worthy alternative to Leighton’s, which we do every few years for Maundy Thursday. Keep up the fine work.” You can see a score of the piece here (no recording yet).
The Edinburgh Singers’ recording of “In The Bleak Midwinter” is now up on YouTube!