VOCAL/CHORAL WORKS

 

The Poetic Consciousness  (2018) 12'  Download PDF

for voice and violin

poems by Colin Blundell


Wringing out the knots  (2018) 6'  Download PDF

for voice and accordion

dedicated to Mark Storey and Paul Zaba

poem by Mark Storey


The Moods  (2017) 9'  Download PDF

for voice and violin

for Jack McNeill & Sarah Farmer


Almost  (2017) 12'  Download PDF

for voice and violin

for Stephen Calder

First performance: 7th April 2018, St John's Church, Upper Norwood, London performed by Emma Tring (soprano) and Robin Martin(violin)


The Way it is Now  (2016) 12'  Download PDF

for voice and viola

for Rose Redgrave, Robert Nettleship, Andrew Hamilton, Murray Ashdown


Don't Let the Snow Fall  (2016) 5'  Download PDF

for voice

dedicated to James Purdy

First performance: 6th May 2016, Birmingham Conservatoire performed by Yfat Soul Zisso

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Mary's Lullaby  (2010) 7'  Download PDF

for choir, piano & percussion

First performance: December 2010, Alperton Community School conducted by Indi Padda

words by Morag Morris

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Beacon of Light  (2008) 4'  Download PDF

for SATB

First performance St Michael's Church, Brighton, December 7th 2008. St Michael's Church Choir, conductor Philip Adams


Einsame  (2007) 20'  Download PDF

for high voice and piano

for Josef Göschl

Five Rilke settings


(Un)ending Joy  (2006) 5'  Download PDF

for SATB

dedicated to Milton Babbit on his 90th birthday

words adapted from a poem by James Purdy


Come Ready  (2006) 7'  Download PDF

for SATB

dedicated to Michael Finnissy and Philip Adams on the occasion of their wedding

setting of a poem by James Purdy


Lux  (1999) 10'  Download PDF

for choir: SSAATTBB

First performance: October 2000, Sendai, Japan - The Sendai Choir - Nakajima (conductor)


Irish Settings  (1994) 16'  Download PDF

tenor or mezzo soprano voice and viola

for Morag Morris

First performance: 23 October 1994, Guildford - Jackie Homer and Charles Mutter

Commissioned by Guildford Festival

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Fallen  (1991) 6'  Download PDF

mezzo soprano and violin

for Valerie Hill

First performance: 23 February 1992, Holywell Music Room, Oxford. Jackie Homer and Charles Mutter

Text: Four poems by Rilke (G)

"Songs in which soprano and violin struck sparks off each other, and a strictly limited musical vocabulary was used to strong effect" The Independent

You, darkness out of which I grew
It may be that I am passing through difficult mountains
The neighbour
Autumn

Recording available on Largo 5141

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Bitterness haunts remembrance  (1990) 10'  Download PDF

for two male voices

First performance by Andrew Toovey and James Mavor at the Great Hall, Dartington, Dartington Summer School, August 1990


Einsamkeit  (1990) 12'  Download PDF

contralto (low mezzo), with or without bowed vibraphone and/or piano

for Désirée Moorhead

First performance: 31 March 1991, Purcell Room, London - Nicola Walker Smith and Simon Limbrick

Text: Five poems by Rilke (G)

Recording available on Kitchenware Records KWCD 017

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An die Musik  (1989) 9'  Download PDF

mezzo soprano (contralto) and bowed vibraphone

for Elise Lorraine and Elizabeth Davies

First performance: 20 May 1989, Brighton Music Festival. Elise Lorraine and Elizabeth Davies

Text: Rilke (G)

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Te Deum  (1986) 4'  Download PDF

for SATB

carol: words by Morag Morris


Elegy for England  (1982) 10'  Download PDF

for tenor and piano

setting of poems by A E Housman, Edward Thomas, Robert Graves and Philip Larkin

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Light of the World  (1982) 5'  Download PDF

for SATB

words by Morag Morris

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Alleluya for Christmas  (1981) 4'  Download PDF

two version: for SATB or SSAA

for Morag Morris

words by Morag Morris

Recording available on Prima Facie PFCD075

Alleluya for Christmas

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