Choral Music


ChoralThe composition of these choral pieces span a period from 1992 to the present. Two earlier pieces were revised in 2004.  Four of the pieces from the 1990s were revised in 2011.

The following abbreviations will be used:

  • SATB=Mixed four-part choir   SSA+Contralto=Four-part women’s choir    SSA=Three-part women’s choir   SA=Two-part women’s choir   MBC=Men and boys choir   MSTTBR=Mezzo Soprano, two Tenors, Baritone
  • Accompanying instruments:  ORG=Organ   PNO=Piano   TPT=Trumpet   TUB=Tubular bells   GNG=Gong   UNC=Unaccompanied
  • U=Unperformed
  • Published pieces are shown as RECMUS standing for Recital Music (see Publications).
  • The pieces marked with an asterisk are also suitable for a cathedral MBC.
  • Texts by living authors/poets are marked by a double asterisk.
WorkSettingTextDuration
Agnus Dei from Missa Brevis*1SATB / UNCTraditional Latin Mass05:56  Play extract
Alleluia Variations 2SSA / UNCSingular word "Alleluia"05:45  Play
Amen Variations (U)SATB / TUB / GNGSingular word "Amen"04:00
Awake, Awake3 (U)SATB / UNCPoem by Caroline Hope**03:30
Blow Out, Ye Bugles4
(The Dead) RECMUS
SATB / ORG / TPTPoem by Rupert Brooke07:00
Eyeing DeathSSACPoem by Irina Kuzmin­skaya **07:00
Gloria from Missa Brevis*1SATB / UNCTraditional Latin Mass text05:56  Play extract
The Holy City*1SATB / UNCBook of Revelation Chaps. 21-2207:23  Play extract
The Hymn of St. Patrick1SATB / ORG St. Patrick's Breastplate (Eng. trans.)05:14  Play extract
Kyrie from Missa Brevis*1SATB / UNCTraditional Latin Mass text05:00  Play extract
The Lamb 2 5SSA / PNOPoem by William Blake04:29  Play
Magnificat *1SATB / ORGNew Testament (Luke 1:46-55)04:55  Play extract
Nirvana2SSA / UNCPoem by Mikhail Lermontov (Eng. trans.)02:45  Play
Nunc Dimittis*1SATB / ORGNew Testament (Luke 2:29-32)03:07  Play extract
O Lord, It Could Be ParadiseSATB / UNCPoem by Honour Stern03:15
O Magnum Mysterium 2SSA / PNOLatin Christmas motet03:00  Play
Prayer for Peace (U)SATB / UNCThe Seekers Trust prayer604:00
Psalm 31 (verses 1-6)*1 7SATB / ORGOld Testament psalm04:41  Play extract
Responses I *1SATB / UNCTraditional Anglical liturgy01:31  Play
Responses II *1
(including the Lord's Prayer)
and Collects
SATB / UNCTraditional Anglical liturgy07:06  Play extract
Ring Out, Wild Bells (U)SATB / UNCPoem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson06:00
Sanctus from Missa Brevis*1SATB / UNCTraditional Latin Mass text04:03  Play extract
The Song of Solomon
(parts 1 & 2) (U)
MBC / UNCOld Testament text11:00
Three Medieval Motets
  -  Veritas Veritatum
  -  Nobilis Mei Miserere Precor
  -  Salve Ver Optatum

SATB / UNC
SATB / UNC
SATB / UNC
Ms of Benedict­beuern
05:00
07:00
05:15
Tenebrae Factae Sunt*1SATB / ORGTraditional Latin Good Friday text06:43  Play extract
You Are There3SATB / UNCPoem by Caroline Hope**04:30
  1. These pieces all appear on the recording The Holy City sung by Cathedra and issued by Gothic Records. See Recordings.
  2. These pieces were all premiered and recorded by The LaNova Singers directed by Michelle Nova.
  3. These pieces have a religious flavour and are suitable for church use as graduals or anthems.
  4. This work, published by Recital Music, was commissioned by the Washington National Cathedral Choir and was premiered at a special service in Washington DC for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 disaster.
  5. This piece is an arrangement for SSA of the solo song The Lamb. An SA version for junior choir is also available.
  6. The Seekers Trust prayer is used in their practice of praying for those in need of healing.
  7. This piece was commissioned by the Gloucester Cathedral Choir.