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Choral – unaccompanied

A Girl for the Blue
SATB/soprano solo (7'20")
An evocative and spiritually moving setting of words from Michael Ffinch's poem Annunciation.
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available on the CDs The Rose of Peace and A Girl for the Blue

 

First, the making of the sun and moon and stars (Carol)
SATB

Modal setting of words by the Orkney poet George Mackay Brown.
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Can I not sing but hoy!
SATB with optional piccolo / recorder

A Spirited Medieval carol telling the story of a simple shepherd boy.
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The Shepherd of the flock was born
SATB

A warm, harmonic setting of words from the Carmina Gadelica - a collection of hymns and incantations from the Scottish Highlands and Islands.
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Two Medieval Carols
SATB / ST solo

(Also available separately)
Hayle, flowre of al vyrgynyte
In the style of an English Medieval carol with verses and refrains.
Wolcum Yole!
A jaunty carol, playing on the natural rhythm of the 14th century words.
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The Holly and the Ivy
SATB (optional organ accompaniment) (3'30")

An arrangement and re-harmonisation of the well known Christmas carol.
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Crucifying and Resurrection
SATB (5'40")

Words from 'Divine Poems' by John Donne. Contrasting the anguish of the death of Christ with the joy and enegy of His Resurrection.
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Good Friday Night
SATB / mez solo (12'0")

An anguished procession through Christ's Passion, ending in the peace of the Resurrection eve.
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Settings of three poems by WB Yeats
SATB
Lush harmonic settings for these beautiful words

The Lake Isle of Innisfree

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The Rose of Peace

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He wishes for the cloths of heaven

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Songs of the Cosmos
SATB with optional drones (5'00")
i) The Song of the Stars
ii) The Song of the Sky Loom
These two beautiful prayer songs are from the spiritual legacy of the North American native peoples.
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A Glasse of Blessings
George Herbert
SATB (3'30")
A plainchant-inspired setting of George Herbert's poem 'The Pulley', rich in harmony and musical imagery.
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Wake now my love, for it is time
SATB (2'00")
A joyful wedding anthem, written for the composer's marriage.
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A Child in the Night
SATB (3'00")
Composed for Christopher's 30th Birthday. Glorious clusters of 8 part harmony.
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The Salutation
SATB (4'20")
A present to Christopher and Victoria to celebrate the birth of the composer’s first grand-daughter, Eve. A beautiful poem by Thomas Traherne evoking the wonder of a new life on its entrance into the world.
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Antiphon
George Herbert
ATTBB (2'30")
Angels and men question and answer each other around a central cantus firmus in this setting of George Herbert's poem, written for Opus Anglicanum.
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Columcille
ATTBB (12'0)
Commissioned by Opus Anglicanum for their festival programme 'The Island'. Inspired by plainchant and Celtic melody, this life of St Columba sets words from the Psalms and from the 7th century Abbot of Iona, Adomnan
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On the Edge of Glory
SATB / sop & tenor solo (10'50")

A short cantata. A meditation on the life of St Columba.Words from Adomnan,7th century Abbot of Iona, and the Psalms.
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Responses for Treble Voices
SA
Written for the choristers of St James Church, Great Grimsby.
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Arrangements - for unaccompanied SATB

Gabriel’s Message
SATB (4'0")
Basque carol
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Drink to me only
SATB (2'10")
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Linden Lea
SATB/sop solo (3'25")
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The Lark in the Clear Air
SATB/tenor solo (2'30")
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Vespers - Christopher Robin is saying his prayers
SATB (4'10")
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The Owl and the Pussycat
SATB (3'30")
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