Music by choir type:
SATB a cappella: Easy – Medium – Difficult
SATB with accompaniment (mostly organ)
Children’s choirs or unison voices
Others: small mixed choirs – upper voices – lower voices
And by type of music: liturgical – secular – Christmas – chamber music and solo works
For recordings, see my SoundCloud page – 2 new recordings just added, “It’s Raining” and “Under The Wide And Starry Sky”
New recording just added – “Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep”:
See the score here – SATB (no divisi), would suit 4 soloists. Only £25 for a PDF to print unlimited copies, or £1.50 per single copy.
Two premieres coming soon! On Sunday 29th November at 6pm, the Quodlibet Chorale in Edinburgh will give the premiere of my “O Clavis David” as part of a Festival Service at Greyfriars Kirk – admission is free. Hope to see you there! The piece is for SSAATTBB choir, and fairly challenging – see the score here. And next month George Watson’s school choir will give the Scottish premiere of “Child In The Manger” (SA and piano, medium easy) in their service of Nine Lessons and Carols at St Giles Kirk, Edinburgh – Wednesday 16th December at 7.30pm, open to the public.
Thanks also to Ralph Earwicker and Harkness Ladies’ choir, who gave the world premiere on November 7th in Yorkshire and are performing it a few more times over the Christmas season.
On Nov 5th, I went to Chester to meet with the Jan Modelski Community Orchestra as part of Adopt A Composer. I’ve also started a blog about the project – keep up with all my progress here.
On the weekend of 13th-15th, I went to Crear in Argyll for a residential weekend run by Enterprise Music Scotland, “Space To Create”, with three other composers, and a string trio made up of players from Red Note Ensemble. “Next Morning” was performed in London by the Chigwell Choir – sorry I couldn’t go! – and there was also a performance of “Under The Wide And Starry Sky” in Saskatchewan by a children’s choir, which I also couldn’t get to (I’ve just added a new recording of the latter: listen here.)
My new communion setting was performed at a joint service of three Edinburgh churches, on Sunday 25th October at 11am – full details here, thanks to all who came! All three churches (Greyfriars Kirk, Augustine URC and St Columba’s by the Castle) will use the setting regularly over the next year. If you’d like to see the music, here’s the score – it’s for choir and/or congregation, accompanied by organ. It can be sung with just a unison line, or SATB choir, or both.
And a new piece just added – Dominus Regnavit for SATB choir and organ. This will be workshopped in March 2016 by Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, but performances before then are welcome! Please email me to order a copy – single copies £1.50, or £25 for a PDF to print infinite copies.
New music added in the last few months
Videntes Stellam for SSATTB choir, moderate difficulty, 3′. Version with piano reduction also available for perusal.
Child In The Manger – SA and piano (could also be accompanied by harp, organ, or guitar)
Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep – SATB (no divisi), medium difficulty, 3′, ideal for a memorial event but would also make a lovely concert piece
“Bright Star” for SSATBB choir – written as part of the Choralnet Showcase Dare, in just one week
Drop, Drop, Slow Tears – for SSA trio
St Paul Responses – for SATB choir and cantor. Responses for Anglican evensong or similar services.
A Mother’s Blessing – for SATB choir, easy. A beautiful piece for a baptism or christening, no divisi and simple to learn.
These are all reasonably priced, at £20-£25 for a PDF to print infinite copies, or £1-1.50 per printed single copy.