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Vocal and Choral

A Christmas Blessing

Composed   1998
Duration (approx)   2 minutes

SATB unaccompanied

Text Author(s)   Traditional, anon

Publisher   Peters Edition

Written for Kingston Choral Society.

First performance   12th December 1998
Venue   Kingston Parish Church
Orchestra / Ensemble   Kingston Choral Society
Conductor   Robin Page

Bright is the Ring of Words

Composed   2001
Duration (approx)   3 minutes

High voice and piano

Text Author(s)   R.L. Stevenson

Publisher   Peters Edition

Four Pope Epigrams, Op.25

Composed   1999
Duration (approx)   12 minutes

Soprano, counter-tenor, cello, harpsichord

Text Author(s)   Alexander Pope

Publisher   Peters Edition

Commissioned by The Musicke Companye.

First performance   18th February 2000
Venue   Avon Valley Concerts, Fordingbridge

Excerpts first performed by Philippa Hyde (soprano), Paul Esswood (counter-tenor), Jennifer janes (dello) and Helen Rogers (harpsichord) at Purcell Room, London, on 21st September 1999.

Goddess Excellently Bright, Op.53

Composed   2016
Duration (approx)   9 minutes

SATB choir, orchestra of 0022 0230 timp. cymbal strings

Publisher   Peters Edition

Commissioned by Constanza Chorus.

First performance   13th May 2017
Venue   Cadogan Hall, London SW3
Orchestra / Ensemble   Constanza Chorus, London Mozart Players
Conductor   Joanna Tomlinson

This work is a setting of Ben Jonson's glorious poem, which was also a a favourite of Britten - he set is in his Serenade for tenor , horn and strings. I have been a great fan of Jonson since reading his comedies in my teens. This work is dedicated to the memory of my dear old friend James Whitehorn, who died tragically in 2006 at the age of 41 but whose spirit and outlook on life was similarly Jonsonian. So the work is a tribute to him also.

In Dead Hours of Night, Op.39

Composed   2010
Duration (approx)   13 minutes
Text Author(s)   Three Portuguese poems translated fom the original by Lord Gowrie.

Publisher   Unpublished

Commissioned by Llanfylin Festival with kind acknowledgement from the Gulbenkian Foundation.

First performance   2nd July 2010
Venue   St. Mylin's Church, Llanfylin Festival, Wales
Orchestra / Ensemble   Allegri Quartet
Soloists / Players   James Gilchrist, tenor

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