CHORAL / CONCERT
2000-2010
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Nativity

(2007)

 

Before the Paling of the Stars

(2009)

Christmas carol for unaccompanied choir (SATB)


text by Christina Rosetti (1830-1894)
 
duration: 3 minutes
 
commissioned by Dean Close School
 
first performed by Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum, conducted by Benjamin Nicholas, on 13 December 2009
 
Recorded by The Elysian Singers of London on their album THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT
 
The piece has also been recorded by the choir of Merton College, Oxford (UK), for BBC Music magazine
 
To purchase copies of the sheet music, visit BOOSEY & HAWKES.

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We Meet Not in Sorrow

(2009)

introit for unaccompanied choir (SATB)
 
text by Abraham Lincoln

adapted by James Lavino
 
duration: 2 minutes
 
commissioned by James O’Donnell and the choir of Westminster Abbey
 
first performance: 8 July 2009, Westminster Abbey, at a special evensong commemorating the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth

 

They Have Become Bright Stars

(2009)

for unaccompanied choir (SATB)
 
text: Maori invocation (author unknown)
 
duration: 3 minutes
 
commissioned by Andrew Carwood and the choir of St Paul's Cathedral, in association with the Royal Navy
 
first performance: 8 May 2009, St Paul’s Cathedral (in the presence of Charles, Prince of Wales; and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall)

 
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Negative Light

(2008)

for orchestra
 
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duration: 5’30”

 
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Nativity

(2007)

for unaccompanied choir (SATB)

text by John Donne

duration: 3 minutes

 

Commissioned by Choir & Organ magazine

 

Recorded by the choir of Westminster Abbey (James O’Donnell, conductor) for the Hyperion release A Christmas Caroll from Westminster Abbey

 

“The best newly recorded Christmas CD by a country mile…Terrific” (Mail on Sunday)

 

Published by BOOSEY & HAWKES
 

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Holy Thursday

(2007)

For mixed choir, semi-chorus & organ
(or for double-choir and organ)
 
Poetry by William Blake
Additional text: author unknown
 
Duration: 6 minutes
 
Commissioned by James O’Donnell and the choir of Westminster Abbey to commemorate the 250th anniversary of William Blake's birth.
 
Perusal score available at left. For score purchase, please visit BOOSEY & HAWKES.

 
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Turn, Beloved

(2005)

Motet for unaccompanied choir (SATB)
 
Text taken from the Song of Solomon (2:14-17)
 
Duration: 5 minutes
 
Commissioned by Matthew Altham and the Pegasus Chamber Choir
 
First performance: May 2005, London Festival of Contemporary Church Music

 
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An Exhortation of St Peter

(2004)

Motet for unaccompanied choir (SATB)
 
Text taken from the First Epistle of Peter
 
Duration: 4 minutes


Written for and premiered by Tom Whittemore and the choirs of St Peter’s Church, Philadelphia

 

Recorded by Exmoor Singers of London on their album Curtain
 
Published by Boosey & Hawkes

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Peaceful Was the Night

(2003)

Christmas motet for unaccompanied choir (SATB)
 
Text by John Milton
 
Duration: 4 minutes
 
Recorded by Exmoor Singers of London, conducted by James Jarvis, on the album My Kind of Carol
 
Published by Boosey & Hawkes

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Save Me, O God

(2002)

motet for unaccompanied choir (SATB)
 
Text taken from Psalm 69
 
Duration: 4 minutes
 
First performance given by the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, conducted by Tim Brown

 
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I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes

(2000)

motet/introit for unaccompanied choir (SATB)
 
Text: Psalm 121
 
Duration: 3 minutes
 
Published by Boosey & Hawkes

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