SATB a cappella – medium

“Medium” difficulty means that having at least some readers in each section will be very helpful; these pieces should be approachable for any auditioned choir or church choir, and for some unauditioned choirs.

  • “Three Memories of Kurdistan” is a set of pieces from my #choirsagainstracism project, all available in SSAATTBB versions. Visit the page for more. You can hear “In Springtime” from this set below:
  • New! O Clavis David – for SSAATTBB (could be done by 8 soloists, but would work much better with a larger choir). Quite challenging but rewarding. A setting of one of the O Antiphons. Commissioned by the Quodlibet Chorale and premiered in Edinburgh, November 2015 (alongside settings by Gjeilo, Esenvalds, MacMillan, Rubbra and Lukaszewski). PDF £25, single copies £2.
  • New! Mary Morison – 4′, SSATB choir a cappella, fairly easy. Copies £1.50, PDF £25. Hear it below:
  • New! Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep – SATB (no divisi), 3′, ideal for a memorial event but would also make a lovely concert piece. Single copies £1.50, PDF £25. You can hear it below:

  • New! Videntes Stellam – SSATBB, 3′, ideal for the few weeks after Christmas. Medium difficulty. See the score here (piano reduction provided). Single copies £1.50, PDF £25.
  • New! Bright Star – SSATBB, 3′, secular. Medium difficulty. The words are a sonnet on love by John Keats (1795-1821). See the score. Single copies £1.50, PDF £25.
  • Responses (for use in Anglican churches) for SATB choir (no divisi) – see the score. Single copies £1/$2, PDF £20/$30.
  • Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (in Latin) for SATB, ATBarB, or TTBB choir.
    See the Magnificat for SATB here (soprano and alto soloists required, fairly tricky) – £30 for a PDF or £2 per copy.
    and the Nunc Dimittis for SATB or TTBB here (published by NoteNova) (some divisi for sopranos, moderate difficulty).

  • Balulalow – choir only version or with a piano reduction. For SATB choir with soprano and baritone soli, fairly easy, 6′. Text in Scots – a pronunciation guide is provided. Hear a recording. Single copies £2/$3, PDF £30/$45.

  • We Three Kings (arrangement), published by NoteNova – for SATB choir, medium difficulty, 2’30”.

  • As The Rain Hides The Stars – for SATB choir (some divisi, min. 2 singers per part). Medium difficulty. World premiere available! Single copies £1.50, PDF £25.
  • O Mare! SATB or SSATBB, needs at least 4 people to a part but fairly easy. 5′. Latin. Secular, WP available. Copies £1.50, PDF £25.
  • Regis Regum Rectissimi – SSAATTBB choir, moderate difficulty, 5′. Latin. Winner of the Temple Church Composition Prize. Hear a recording. Copies £1.50, PDF £25.

See also my pieces for smaller mixed choirs (3-part, SABar and ATB) – most of these are easy rather than medium, but “Duncan Gray” and “Good King Wenceslas” would present a good amount of challenge for a choir.