Major Choral Works

Christ is born

A Christmas cantata, which can either be performed as a continuous work or with interpolated biblical readings
(45 mins)
SATB chorus, soprano solo and organ (or piano)
(also available orch: 2,1,2,1; 2,2,0,0; timp+1 perc, strings)
Full score and orchestral material available for rental

Publisher: Lorenz
Vocal Score: CC 122
Recording: CA 90


Come rejoicing

A Christmas sequence,either for continuous musical performance or with added readings
(30 mins)
SATB chorus and organ (or piano) with optional brass (3 tpts, 2 tbns – order no. PP355)

Publisher: Lorenz
Vocal score: CC130
Recording: CA110


Festival of Lessons and Carols

Festival of lessons and carols VSA sequence of new settings of familiar Christmas carols
(40 mins)
SATB chorus, soprano solo and organ (or piano)

Publisher: Lorenz
Vocal score: 65/1957R
Recording: 99/1769R

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From Darkness to Light

A Requiem of Hope’

From darkness to light VSThis work combines the traditional Latin words of the Requiem Mass with contemporary poetry by Ryland Baldwin
(26 mins)
SATB chorus, baritone solo, brass (4tpts, horn, 2tbns, tuba), timpani, 2 perc and organ.
Alternative orch: 2,2,2,2; 4,2,3,1; timp+2perc, strings

Publisher: MorningStar Music
Vocal score: MSM-70-006
Recording: RES8048
Commissioned by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Oratorio Chorus, first performed March 2003.


Gloria

Gloria VSA vibrant setting in three contrasting movements of the Latin ‘Gloria’ text
(18 mins)
SATB chorus, brass (2tpts, horn, trbn, tuba), timp+2 perc, organ
Alternative orch: 2,2,2,1; 2,2,2,1; timp+2perc, strings

Publisher: Lorenz
Vocal score: 65/1932R
Brass/percussion: 30/1685
Orchestral: 30/1686
Recording: PRCD 770
Commissioned by Appleton West HS, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA, first performed 6th February 2001

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A Great and Glorious Victory

GGVWritten to mark the bicentenary of the battle of Trafalgar, this work has a broader universal message of the triumph of humanity in times of adversity. Text is drawn from contemporary accounts of Trafalgar, hymns, the Book of Common Prayer and the Latin Requiem Mass – a perfect match with Haydn – Nelson Mass
(33 mins)
SATB chorus, tenor solo and orchestra

(3 tpts, timp, 1 perc, strings, organ)

Publisher: Prime Music (distributed in USA/Canada by MorningStar
A Great and Glorious Victory Sample Pages
Vocal score: PMVS108
Recording: PRCD 877
Commissioned by Portsmouth Choral Union, first performed Nov 5th 2005


Great is the Glory

Great is the glory VSA three-movement work, setting text from the Psalms
(41 mins)
SATB chorus, tenor solo and orchestra (2/1,2,2,2; 4,2,3,1; timp+1 perc, organ(ad lib) strings)

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Vocal score: ISBN 0-19-338733-6
Recording: 2nd movt (The Lord is my shepherd) PRCD 877

Commissioned by the Chichester Festivities, first performed on 6th July 1991


In Praise of Singing

In praise of singingThree contrasting movements, setting text by Longfellow, Whitman and from the Psalms (22 mins)

SATB chorus, soprano and baritone solos,

orchestra (2,2,2,2; 4,2,3,1; timp, perc, organ, strings)
Alternative orchestration: 1,1,1,1; 1,0,0,0; timp/perc, solo strg 5tet, organ

Publisher: Prime Music
Vocal score: PMVS 119
Commissioned by The Really Big Chorus, first performed 13th July 2014 in Royal Albert Hall, London

In Praise of Singing excerpts from vocal score


Lux Perpetua

Lux perpetua VS smallPeace and unity – texts drawn from a wide range of sources, with the compelling theme of the futility of conflict and the power of unity for mankind
(30 mins)
SATB chorus and orchestra (2,1,2,1; 2,2,0,0; timp + 2 perc, harp, strings
(small solos from within the chorus)

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Vocal score: ISBN 0-19-338742-5
Recording: PRCD 770
Commissioned by Hinsdale Township High School District, Chicago, first performed 23rd March 1999


Magnificat

A setting in five contrasting movements of the Latin ‘Magnificat’ with two additional fifteenth century English texts in praise of Mary
(21 mins)
SATB chorus, soprano solo, brass (4 tpts, 3 tbns, tuba), timp + 2 perc and organ
Alternative orchestration: 2,1,2,1;2,2,0,0; timp+2 perc, strings

Publisher: Lorenz
Vocal score: 65/1861R
Recording: PRCD 668
Commissioned by the Hickory Choral Society, North Carolina, USA, first performed 14th June 1997


My God and King

A vibrant and celebratory setting of words by George Herbert.
(14 Mins)
SATB chorus and orchestra (2,2,2,2; 4,2,3,1; timp+2 perc, strings)

Publisher: Prime Music
Vocal score:
Commissioned by the Salisbury Musical Society, first performed 14th December 2013


My Hope is in Thee

A reflective and sensitive setting of the Latin ‘Ave verum corpus,’ interpolating the words of John XXII
(14 mins)
SATB chorus, soprano and tenor solos and strings (or organ)

Publisher: Prime Music
Vocal score: PMVS 109
Recording: PRCD 887
Commissioned by the Portsmouth Grammar School, first performed November 2003


On This Day, Rejoice

A Christmas sequence of English carols, which may be performed as a continuous musical composition or with readings interpolated
(25 mins)
SATB chorus (opt. Soprano solo) and organ
Optional flute/clarinet parts available

Publisher: Lorenz
Vocal score: 65/1027S
Recording: 99/1057S


Riddle of the World

Texts are drawn from Shakespeare, Milton, Shirley and the Bible, the theme of the work being the relationship of Man with his Maker
(28 mins)
SATB chorus, tenor and baritone solos, orchestra (2,2,2,2; 2,2,0,0; timp and strings

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Vocal score: ISBN 0-19-338737-9
Commissioned by the Bedford Musical Society, first performed on 8th November 1986


Ring ye the bels

Ring ye the BelsThe text is adapted from the 16th century Epithalamion by Edmund Spenser, a colourful celebration of the power of music
(12 mins)
SATB chorus and orchestra (0,2,0,1; 0,2,0,0; timp+1 perc, strings)
Recording: PRCD 770

Publisher: Prime Music
Vocal score: PMVS 103
Recording: PRCD 770
Commissioned by the Maidenhead Chamber Choir, first performed on 20th January 2001


The Risen Christ

Easter rejoicingAn Easter sequence of music and readings in the same tradition as Christmas lesons and carols
(41 mins)
SATB chorus and organ

Publisher: Lorenz
Vocal score: 55/1099R
Recording: 99/1928R


Sing Choirs of Heaven

Sing choirs of heaven VSAn Easter sequence of music with optional readings from biblical and other sources
(35 mins)
SATB chorus and organ (or piano)

Publisher: Lorenz
Vocal score: 55/1059S
Recording: CA110
Commissioned by the combined choirs of the Octagon, West Sussex, first performed 16th April 2000


Sing Praises

A vibrant setting in three contrasting movements of texts drawn from the Psalms
(18 mins)
SATB chorus, brass (4 tpts, 3 tbns, tuba) timp+1 perc, organ
Alternative orchestration: 2,2,2,2; 4,2,3,1; timp+1 perc, strings (or organ alone)

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Vocal score: ISBN 0-19-338739-5
Recording: PRCD 641
Commissioned by the London Bach Choir, first performed on 18th December 1994


Voices of Time

A work in six movements, with ‘voices’ from the Bible, medieval Anglo-Saxon, Spenser, Blake and Byron
(23 mins)
SATB chorus, baritone solo and orchestra (2,2,2,2; 2,2,0,0; timp/perc, strings

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Vocal score: ISBN 0-19-338735-2
Commissioned by Portsmouth Choral Union, first performed on 18th October 1980


Worcester Mass

Worcester Mass pngA setting of the ‘Missa Brevis’ for use within the church service or as a concert piece
(25 mins)
SATB choir and organ

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Vocal score: ISBN 0-19-351673-X

Commissioned by Worcester Cathedral Choir Association for the Three Choirs Festival, Worcester, first performed 19th August 1990