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Musical Works



Vocal


—VOICE & VIOLIN—
 
Fallen  (ix.2018-i.2019)Song cycle for tenor and violin
Words by John Greening. Duration: 18'30.
Supported by Sound and Music’s Francis Chagrin Award.
The set of five poems for this work was commissioned by the composer, supported by a Crowdfunder initiative in January 2018.

**Score available from The Maker’s Press**
 
—VOICE & PIANO—
 
Miriam’s Exile  
(v.2017-v.2018)
Canticle for Soprano and Piano.   Words by Euan Tait.
Duration: 10'30.
First performance: 9 June, St. Paul’s Church, Clifton, Bristol, 3pm. Charlotte Newstead (soprano) with Stefan Hofkes (piano).
**Score available from The Maker’s Press**


 
A Noiseless Patient
Spider
 (x.2016)
Song for soprano and piano.
Words by Walt Whitman. Duration: 2'10.
First performance: Ludlow Weekend of English Song, 20 May 2017. Soraya Mafi (soprano); Iain Burnside (piano).
Computer-audio preview:
 
Bach and the Sentry
(vi.2015)
Song for baritone and piano.
Words by Ivor Gurney. Duration: 3'30.
Dedicated, in memoriam, to the poet and scholar, Jon Stallworthy.

 
—VOICE & ORGAN—
 
Pain (1997)Song for countertenor and organ.
Words by Ivor Gurney. Duration: 3'15.
Written for Neil Welch and Mark Holt.
 
—TWO OR MORE SOLO VOICES—
 
Lament for Æthelflæd  (v.2018)3 voices (S.A.T.), violin and tenor drum
Words selected and adapted from the Anglo-Saxon Legend of St. Guthlac, The Exeter Book. Duration: 3'00.
Commissioned for the City of Gloucester’s commemorations of the 1100th anniversary of the death of Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians.
First performance: Gloucester Cathedral, 26 June 2018.
 
Lament for the Village Post Office (2008)Vocal quartet (SATB) and piano.
Based upon Greensleeves. Duration: 3'20.
Text adapted from Harvey Geller’s 'Green Stamps’.
Written for Lichfield Cathedral’s celebration of the issue by
Royal Mail of a first class stamp featuring the Cathedral.

 


Choral


—UPPER VOICES—
 
Aubade for Christmas Morning  (2016/2017)Trebles (2-part) and String Quartet
Words by Bo Carpelan, trans. David McDuff. Duration: 3'25.

Audio preview (computer generated):
 
—FULL CHOIR — unaccompanied—
 
Carol of the Passion
(x-xi.2019)
Carol for SSAATB choir (unaccompanied)
Words: 15th Century English Carol. Duration: 4'00.
First performance: Selwyn College, Cambridge, 8 March 2020. The Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge; Sarah MacDonald (cond.).
 
Into the Tomb  (x.2018)S.A.T.B. unaccompanied
Words by William Blake. Duration: 3'30.
Published by Stainer & Bell, 2019 (Choral Now, CN33).
 
We are but Dust
 (i-iv.2017)
Motet for unaccompanied 8-part choir.
A Lenten reflection on mortality for SSAATTBB choir.
Words by Edward Thomas, William Blake and from Psalm 103.
Duration: 6'30.

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Carol (2000; rev.2007)Unaccompanied SATBB.
Words by R. E. Grange. Duration: 1'50.
Commissioned by Nicola Grange.
 


Chamber & Instrumental


Encroaching Shadows
 (2019-20)
17 Haiku for solo piano after Tomas Tranströmer.
Duration: c.20’00. Forthcoming
 
A Welcome to E.K.R.G.
 (iv.2017)
for violin and piano. Duration: 1'20.
 
 
Picardy (2013)Organ (last verse hymn harmonisation)
 


Large Scale Works


War Passion
(2013-2016)
Chamber oratorio for SATB soloists, chamber choir and 14 instrumentalists.
Words from the Gospel of Mark and poems by Edmund Blunden, Robert Graves, Julian Grenfell, Ivor Gurney, Wilfred Owen, Herbert Read, Isaac Rosenberg, Siegfried Sassoon, Charles Sorley, and Edward Thomas.
Duration: 68'00.
Begun under the auspices of a Finzi Scholarship and subsequently commissioned for the 2016 Three Choirs Festival.
First performance: Gloucester Three Choirs Festival, 24 July 2016.
Further details here.
Extract from second movement, ‘Trial’ (recording of first performance):

 
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