My spirit sang all day

5 mins

for SATB

Text by Robert Bridges (1844-1930)

‘To Cecily Beer and Rupert Gough on their Wedding Day’
First performed by the choirs of Bartholomew the Great and Royal Holloway, directed by Malcolm Archer, at St Bartholomew the Great, London on 25 June 2022

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Darest thou now O soul?

10 mins

Text by Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

for 24 voices (6S6A6T6B)

‘To Donald Nally on his 60th birthday, with love and boundless admiration’
First performed by The Crossing, directed by Donald Nally, at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, on 11 June 2022

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O everlasting God

2½ mins

for SATB and optional keyboard

Text: Collect for the Feast of St Michael and All Angels

Commissioned for the Cranmer Anthem Book

First performed by the Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys, directed by Matthew Owens, at Mayflower Congregational Church, Grand Rapids, on 20 May 2022

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The Promise of Dawn

4½ mins

for large SSSSAAAATTTTBBBB chorus

Text by Laura-Jane Foley (b.1982)

Commissioned by The Bach Choir
First performed by The Bach Choir, directed by David Hill, at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on 24 October 2021

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Sancte Deus

6 mins

for SATB and alto saxophone

Text: Anonymous Jesus Antiphon

Commissioned by Sam Corkin and Canterbury Cathedral Choir, with funds provided by Arts Council England

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Mass of St Mary

12 mins

for SATB and organ

Commissioned by the Choir of St Mary’s, Maldon for the inauguration of their new Klais/Hey Orgelbau organ, with the generous support of Julian Frederick Giltrow-Tyler
First performed by the Choir of St Mary’s, with William Foster (organ), directed by Colin Baldy, on 20 June 2021

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Mass of St James

38 mins

for SATB and small orchestra:
picc.fl.2 ob.2 Bb cl.bsn.cbsn – 0.flugelhorn.0.0 -percussion (1 player: vibraphone, bass drum, temple block, chinese cymbal) – strings (4.4.2.2.1)

Commissioned by St James’s Church, King Street, Sydney in celebration of the church’s bicentennial

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The World Imagined

43 mins

for solo tenor, SATB choir and orchestra:
picc.2 fl..2 ob.cor a.2 Bb cl.bass cl.2 bsn. contrabsn – 4.3.3.1 – percussion (3 players: 1. tam-tam, vibraphone, suspended cymbal, triangle, 3 woodblocks, vibraslap 2. crotales, bass drum, mark tree, sandpaper blocks, claves 3. tubular bells, glockenspiel, chinese cymbal (with double bass bow), brake drum, whip) – harp -strings

Texts by Samuel ha-Nagid (995-1055/6), Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837), Doris Kareva (b. 1958), Walt Whitman (1819-1872), Kenneth White (b.1936), St Ambrose (c.340-397) and Wallace Stevens (1897-1955)

Commissioned by the Three Choirs Festival and the Elgin Master Chorale
First performed by Nick Pritchard (tenor), the Three Choirs Festival Chorus and the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by David Hill, at Worcester Cathedral on 27 July 2021

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Andante cantabile e grazioso

3 mins

for piano

Commissioned by the Presteigne Festival for music and the Arts
First performed by Tim Horton at St Andrew’s Church, Presteigne on 25 August 2017

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Self-Portrait in Charleston, Orlando

8 mins

for 6S6A6T6B

Text by Dean Rader (b.1967)

Commissioned by The Crossing and Donald Nally in honor of, and with gratitude for, The Reverend Cindy Jarvis and her congregation at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill: on the occasion of her retirement, September 8, 2019 with the generous support of Ann Carr; Emilie Carr; Dan Isenschmid and John Lovegren; Kathy Krantz and Bill Toffey; Ken Lovett and Jeff Perkins; Laura Madeleine; Jeff and Liz Podraza; Barbara Rubin; Harry and Barbara Spaeth; Joan Torello; Beth Wrigley; and Steven Hyder and Donald Nally
First performed by The Crossing, directed by Donald Nally, at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA on 8 September 2019

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Muir Songs

15 mins

for SATB and harp

Texts by John Muir (1838-1914)

Commissioned Matthew D. Nielsen & Brevitas
First performed by Brevitas, directed by Matthew D. Nielsen, at the Libby Gardner Concert Hall, Salt Lake City, UT on 3 July 2019

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Exile Meditations

29 mins

for SATB ( 3 singers also playing Railwayman’s Whistle, Claves & Brake Drum)

Texts by Pēteris Ērmanis (1893- 1969), Mahmoud Darwish (1941-2008), Rūta Skujiņa (1907-1964), Ammar Tabbab (b.1984),Teodors Zeltiņš (1914-1991) & Kārlis Dziļleja (1891-1963)

Commissioned by Christopher Walsh Sinka with the generous support of the Portland State University Department of Music (Ethan Sperry, Director of Choral Activities), the Latvian Relief Society of Canada (Daugavas Vanagi), and the following individual donors: Andris Bankovskis, Beth Ann Beck, Mārtiņš Bruveris, Lennie Cottrell, Ed Frazier Davis, Teresa Dragonetti, Paul French, Māris Graudiņš, Evan Hirsch, Bob Iofis, Linda Jakobsone, Bill Keaton, Egils Levits, Anna Marasco, Brendan Monte, Inese Nielsen, Alison Piasecka, Charlie Poe, Bart Pushaw, Gunta Reynolds, Andrejs Ritiņš, David Rothzeid, Susan Saunders, Solveiga Silkalna, Anna Sinka, Aivars and Nicola Sinka, Maija Sinka, Gilbert Spencer, Jeff and Denise Walsh, Ģirts and Velma Zegners.
First performed by Agnese Urka (soprano), Dārta Treija (alto), Christopher Walsh Sinka (tenor) and Eduards Fiskovičs (bass)at the Latvian Railway History Museum, Riga on 30 July 2017

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Blumbergs in Venice

7 mins

for SATB and tubular bell

Text by Ilmārs Blumbergs (1943-2016)

Commissioned by Youth Choir Kamēr… with funds provided by the State Culture Capital Foundation Latvia
First performed by Youth Choir Kamēr…, directed by Jānis Liepiņš, at Riga City Art Space on 23 May 2018

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Exile Meditations

29 mins

for four solo voices (SATB) also playing Railwayman’s Whistle, Claves & Brake Drum

Texts by Pēteris Ērmanis (1893- 1969), Mahmoud Darwish (1941-2008), Rūta Skujiņa (1907-1964), Ammar Tabbab (b.1984),Teodors Zeltiņš (1914-1991) & Kārlis Dziļleja (1891-1963)

Commissioned by Christopher Walsh Sinka with the generous support of the Portland State University Department of Music (Ethan Sperry, Director of Choral Activities), the Latvian Relief Society of Canada (Daugavas Vanagi), and the following individual donors: Andris Bankovskis, Beth Ann Beck, Mārtiņš Bruveris, Lennie Cottrell, Ed Frazier Davis, Teresa Dragonetti, Paul French, Māris Graudiņš, Evan Hirsch, Bob Iofis, Linda Jakobsone, Bill Keaton, Egils Levits, Anna Marasco, Brendan Monte, Inese Nielsen, Alison Piasecka, Charlie Poe, Bart Pushaw, Gunta Reynolds, Andrejs Ritiņš, David Rothzeid, Susan Saunders, Solveiga Silkalna, Anna Sinka, Aivars and Nicola Sinka, Maija Sinka, Gilbert Spencer, Jeff and Denise Walsh, Ģirts and Velma Zegners.
First performed by Agnese Urka (soprano), Dārta Treija (alto), Christopher Walsh Sinka (tenor) and Eduards Fiskovičs (bass)at the Latvian Railway History Museum, Riga on 30 July 2017

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Stabat mater

18 mins

for SSSSAATTBB unaccompanied

Text attrib. Jacopone da Todi (1230-1306)

Commissioned by The Marian Consort for their 10th Anniversary
First performed by The Marian Consort and Merton College Girls’ Choir, directed by Rory McCleery, at Merton College, Oxford on 23 March 2018

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How do I love thee?

4 mins

for SATB unaccompanied

Text by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

‘To Benjamin Nicholas and Georgina Hildick-Smith on their Wedding Day’
First performed by a choir directed by Daniel Hyde at St James the Elder, Horton on 28 October 2017

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Nightingale Fragments

10 mins

for SATB unaccompanied

Text by John Keats (1795-1821) selected and editied by Simon Casimir Wilson

Commissioned by Simon Casimir Wilson in loving memory and eternal admiration of Alessandra Wilson (née Zerbino) 1943-2007
First performed by the Vigala Singers,  directed by Joy Hill, at St James’s Piccadilly, London on 20 October 2017

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Ave maris stella

10 mins

for SATB and alto saxophone in Eb

Texts: Hymn at First Vespers of the Blessed Virgin Mary & Anna Rancāne (b.1959)

‘To Arvydas Kazlauskas and Māris Sirmais’
First performed by the State Choir Latvija and Arvydas Kazlauskas (alto saxophone), directed by Māris Sirmais, at Old St Gertrude’s Church, Riga on 22 August 2017

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I sing the birth was born tonight

4 mins

for SATB and organ

Text by Ben Johnson (1573-1367)

Commissioned by the Maryland State Boychoir
First performed by the Maryland State Boychoir, directed by Stephen Holmes, at the Maryland Boychoir Center for the Arts, Baltimore, MD

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Seventy chords for Howard Skempton

1 min

for piano

‘To Howard Skempton on his 70th birthday’
First performed by Michael Finnissy at king’s Place, London on 13 October 2017

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