Vocal and Choral with Instruments

 

As The Apple Tree

SATB and organ

Text: Song of Solomon


Written for my nephew Mark's wedding and first performed at Weston Favell Parish Church June 1985

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Nov. 4'



 

As The Apple Tree

Text: Song of Solomon
Version for SSAA and Organ


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Psalm 101

Chorus and large orchestra



Commissioned by The Three Choirs Festival and first performed in Hereford Cathedral by the Festival Chorus and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Roy Massey.


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Communion Service in E (Text Series 3)

Unison voices and organ


Nov.

 

Requiem

Tenor solo, chorus and chamber orchestra


Words by Edward Thomas and the composer.


Commissioned by the Grimsby Bach Choir with funds made available by Humberside Arts. First performed by Martyn Hill (ten.), Grimsby Bach Choir and the Northern Sinfonia conducted by the composer; June 1976 in Lincoln Cathedral.

Nov. 23'

 

Six Songs of Mervyn Peake

High Voice, 2 Clarinets in Bb and Piano


Texts By Mervyn Peake: 1. What is it muffles the ascending moment 2. The Two Seasons 3. Rather than a little pain 4. If I could see, not surfaces 5. The Colt 6. The two fraternities


Written for Jane Manning


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The Norwich Service


SATB Choir, organ, 3 trumpets & percussion

Text Series 3 communion service and Evening Canticles.


Commissioned by The Friends of Norwich Cathedral and first sung by Norwich Cathedral Choir directed by Michael Nicholas


Nov. 20'

 

Dance, My Heart

Two Choirs & Organ Duet

Text: Kabir translated by Rabindranath Tagore


Commissioned by The Royal School of Church Music and first performed and broadcast (BBC) by the RSCM Cathedral Course Choir in York Minster August 1978

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Nov. 10'

 

Canticle of the Rose

S&Bar soli, SATB chorus and chamber orchestra


A setting of the poem by Edith Sitwell


Commissioned by Northamptonshire County Council for Northampton Philharmonic Choir, who first performed it in February 1980 with the Midland Chamber Orchestra conducted by Graham Mayo in Northampton R.C. Cathedral


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Nov. 22'

 

The Sun Used To Shine

Song Cycle for Tenor, Harp and String Orchestra

Poems by Edward Thomas:1. The Unknown Bird 
2. Tall Nettles
 3. Rain 
4. The Sun Used to Shine



Commissioned by the Cornhill Festival of British Music and first performed October 1983 by Robin Doveton (tenor), Rachel Masters (harp) and The City of London Sinfonia conducted by Richard Hickox

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Nov. 15'

 

Gonfalons

4 trumpets, 4 trombones and organ with optional unison choir


Commissioned by the Southern Cathedrals Festival and first performed in Chichester Cathedral, July 1983 by the Michael Laird Brass Ensemble, the combined Southern Cathedral Choirs, Jeremy Suter (organ), conducted by Alan Thurlow

Nov. 6'

 

Missa Brevis


SATB Choir & Organ

Latin Text


Commissioned by Fr. Bruno Healy for his ordination at Westminster Cathedral and sung by the Cathedral Choir directed by David Hill

Nov. 12'

 

Jubilate


SATB choir and Brass Quintet (with version for organ)


Text from various psalms

Commissioned by Queens' College Cambridge whose chapel choir gave the first performance with the University Brass Quintet conducted by Philip Walsh.


Nov. 6'

 

De Profundis

Bar. solo, SSAATTBB chorus and large orchestra


Text arranged by the composer from the work of the same name by OscarWilde and intended as a Prelude to Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius.


Commissioned by Southern Arts with Lord Sainsbury and premiered in Winchester Cathedral by The Wayneflete Singers, David Wilson Johnson (bar.), The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Hill

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Nov. 23'

 

Journey into Light: A Choral Symphony

SATB Chorus and large orchestra (incl. optional organ)

Text specially commissioned from Christopher Fry


Commssioned by the Duke of Richmond to celebrate European Union
First performed by the Chichester Singers, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier in Chichester Cathedral, June 1992

Peters Edition 23'

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Our Mother Jesus

Sop. solo, chorus and large orchestra

Text abstracted and paraphrased by the composer from the writings of Mother Julian of Norwich


Commissioned by Norwich Philharmonic Society and first performed by them in St. Andrews Hall, Norwich at the Norfolk & Norwich Triennial Festival, July 1997


Peters Edition 12'

 

Six Songs of Cavafy

Baritone and Piano


Texts by C.P.Cavafy translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard
: 1. Ithaka 2. I've Looked on Beauty So Much 3. Body Remember 4. The House of Pleasure 5. Since Nine O'clock 6. Outside the House



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You can hear this on Soundcloud:
1.https://soundcloud.com/robert-walker-74/six-songs-of-cavafy-no-1
2.https://soundcloud.com/robert-walker-74/six-songs-of-cavafy-no-2-ive
3.https://soundcloud.com/robert-walker-74/six-songs-of-cavafy-no-3-body
4.https://soundcloud.com/robert-walker-74/six-songs-of-cavafy-no-4-house
5.https://soundcloud.com/robert-walker-74/six-songs-of-cavafy-no-5-since

 

Mele Livida

SATB chorus, 3 percussion players, piano obbligato and strings

16 poems by Catullus
 translated by the composer

Commissioned by East London Chorus and first performed by them with David Owen Norris (pno), the Pro Arte Orchestra conducted by Murray Stewart in The People's Palace London.


PE 25'

 

Bethlehem Star

SATB & organ


Carol: text by Gerard Manley Hopkins


Commissioned by All Saints' Church, Northampton
1st performed by the Choir of All Saints Northampton cond. Edward Whiting Dec. 2003


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Joy in the Morning

Carol 
SATB and organ or Piano


Text from 'The Wind in the Willows' by Kenneth Graham


Written for the Kingsley Singers, Northampton


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Drop, Drop Slow Tears


SATB and Organ


Text by Phineas Fletcher

Written for the Choir of All Saints' Church Northampton

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Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis 'The St. Paul's Service'

SATB doubling and Organ with optional soprano saxophone solo


Text: Book of Common Prayer



Commissioned by The Friends of St. Paul's Cathedral and first performed by the Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral conducted by Malcolm Archer

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Te Deum and Jubilate

SATB and organ

Text: The Book of Common Prayer

Commissioned by St. Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich. First performed by the Gentlemen and Boys' Choir, St. Mary-le-Tower 2nd July 2006.

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Take No Thought for the Morrow

Anthem for SATB (with doubling) and organ

Text from St Matthew's Gospel



Commissioned by Ipswich School and first performed by the chapel choir conducted by Andrew Leach on September 19th 2010.



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A Little Chant Book

for SATB (some doubling) and organ


An ongoing collection of Anglican chants.