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Choral – with orchestra

A Mass of a Thousand Ages
SATB / children's choir / mezzo and bass / fl.ob.cl.bs / brass5tet / organ (70'0")
A large scale setting of the Mass fusing together the timeless Latin text with four specially commissioned poems by Jan Purcell, Philip Owens, Jonathan Hill and Eleanor Cooke. The overall theme reflects our thoughts at the start of the new millennium looking back on man's journey through the past age, looking forward to our curatorship of the world in a new age, and through it all, our continuing search for spirituality in an increasingly materialistic world. The children's voices, which bring the work to its close in a dramatic and moving finale, symbolise the crucial part this generation will play in the years ahead.

i) Kyrie Poem: Lord, have mercy – Jan Purcell

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ii) Gloria Poem: Praise Him – Philip Owens

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iii) Credo (1)

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iv) Credo (2)

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v) Sanctus and Benedictus
Poem: First and Second Truths – Jonathan Hill

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vi) Agnus Dei Poem: Agnus Dei – Eleanor Cooke

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Live CD recording available of first performance Nantwich Choral Society

 

Poppies on the Wheat
SATB / soprano solo / 2 clarinets / cello / piano (25'0")
Settings of 5 poems by Victorian women poets:
Poppies on the Wheat Helen Jackson
Love and Friendship Emily Jane Bronte
A Birthday (solo) Christina Rossetti
A Windy Day Anne Bronte
Last Words Helen Jackson
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Appearing, Shining, Distant or Near
SATB / high soprano solo / organ / piano / tubular bells / gong (20'0")
A dramatic three movement setting of words from the great Hymn to Aten, written by the revolutionary Egyptian Pharoah Ahkenaten in 1350BC.It depicts the glory of all creation and the omnipotent power of the one Creator God.

The world came into being by thy hand (extract 1)

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The world came into being by thy hand (extract 2)

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Available on the CD Praise for Creation Ludlow Choral Society

 

Stone Circles
SATB / SA semi-chorus / soprano solo / brass & organ / percussion (65'0")
Composed for the 30th Anniversary of Stone Choral Society The witty and often moving libretto (by Roger Savage) depicts the history of the Choral Society over a background of religious and secular aspects of the town. Local folk songs of this canal town are woven together with Gregorian based melodies depicting the town's religious past.

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Sing to the Lord a new song
SATB / woodwind / brass / organ / harp / perc / timps (8'0")
A celebratory anthem commissioned by Windsor Slough Education Business Partnership for the 50th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. First performance in Windsor Castle July 7th 2003.
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Beati Omnes
SATB / string quartet or organ (4'00")
A reflective setting of words from Psalm 133 - suitable and equally effective with organ accompaniment.
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In Praise of Music (An Angelic Symphony)
SATB / children's choir / soprano & mezzo-soprano solo / orchestra (2221/0200/timps/perc./ piano (celeste) /str.)
Composed to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Ludlow Choral Society. First performance June 27th 2009 in the Ludlow Festival
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