Unaccompanied Vocal and Choral

 

Song for Zachariah


SATB


Advent Carol Text by Philip Turner

Written for The Laurence Lloyd Singers


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Adam Lay Y-bounden

Carol for SATB

Text: Anon 14th cent.



Written as a Christmas card to a friend


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Nov. 2'

 

Three Early English Lyrics

SSAA

Settings of anonymous medieval texts and Geoffrey Chaucer:
1. How Long this Night is
:2. Fowles in the Frith
 3. Nowe Welcome Somer


Commissioned by Pamela Cook for The Cantamus Singers


JW 5'

 

O Lord, Thou has Searched Me Out and Known Me

SATB

Text: Psalm 96


Written for the choir of Grimsby Minster


Nov. 3'

 

In The Bleak Midwinter


Carol for SATB

Text: Christina Rosetti

Written for the choir of Grimsby Minster


Nov. 5'

 

The Sun on the Celandines

Song Cycle for 5 soloists or chorus (SATBarB)


Text: Louis MacNeice, James Elroy Flecker, Hilaire Belloc, John Betjeman, R.S.Thomas and Edward Thomas


Written for The Scholars who first performed it at the Purcell Room, South Bank Arts Centre, London April 1975


Nov. 15'

 

Teach Me, My God and King

Short introit for SATB (with some doubling)

Words by George Herbert



Written for the Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge


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Psalm 150

Anthem for SATB


Commissioned for the enthronement of the Archbishop of Canterbury, January 1975 and first performed by Canterbury Cathedral Choir directed by Allan Wicks


Nov. 3'

 

Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace

Anthem for SATB


Commissioned for the enthronement of the Archbishop of Canterbury, January 1975 and first performed by Canterbury Cathedral Choir directed by Allan Wicks


Nov. 2'

 

The Oxen


Carol for Bar solo & SATB

Text: Thomas Hardy


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Chanticleer


Carol for SATB

Text Anon


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 2'

 

Five Summer Madrigals


Song Cycle for SATB Choir

Texts: Anon, Shakespeare, Skelton


Commissioned by the Grimsby Bach Choir and first performed by them, conducted by Jeffrey Babb at the Welhome Gallery, Grimsby, June 1985


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No1 Sumer is Y-comin in (A Canonic Madrigal) Hear this on Soundcloud

No.2 The Pedlar's Song Hear this on Soundcloud 


No.3 The Lily-white Rose Hear this on Soundcloud 


No.4 Merry Margaret Hear this on Soundcloud 


No.5 Hye Nonny Nonny Noe Hear this on Soundcloud 

Nov. 15'


 

Three South Coast Songs

SATB choir (occasional doubling)


Arrangements of folk songs


Commissioned by The National Trust and first performed at Losely House, Guildford by the Neville Creed Choir, conducted by Neville Creed


Nov. 12'

 

Three Simple Carols

SATB (with some doubling)


1. Wassail
: an arrangement of this traditional Sussex carol written for the Grimsby Bach Choir


2. Past Three O'clock
: an arrangement of the traditional tune. Written for the Sutton and Bignor Singers


3. Song for Zachariah
: Advent Carol
. Words by Philip Turner. Written for The Laurence Llloyd Singers

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Four Thai Songs

Arrangements of Thai melodies for SATB unaccompanied


1. We used to be so hungry (H.M. King Rama IX)


2. Peace Song


3. Rot Fai Fah (The Skytrain Song)


4. Thai Mother's Song


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For Remembrance

Motet SATB


Text by Laurence Binyon


Written for the Choir of All Saints'Church Northampton and first performed November 2004


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Silent Night

Arrangement for SATB


Words Anon (English and German)


Written for The Northampton Chamber Choir


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The Ale Songbook

Five songs about beer for SATB unaccompanied chorus.


1. In Praise of Ale - Anonymous Elizabethan
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2, Fill with Mingled Cream and Amber - Edgar Allan Poe
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3. Gude Ale - Robert Burns
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4. Now do I Hear Thee Weep and Moan - W. H. Davies
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5. Will Ye Quaff with Me? - Anonymous Elizabethan
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Commissioned in loving memory of George Albin by his daughter Stacey Albin-Wilson and Jon Wilson  for the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus (Conductor Philip Barnes) and first performed by them Feb 2012 at the Shafley Brewery, St Louis Missouri.


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