Parts of this setting were first sung during a conference at Old Alresford PLACE near Winchester, where in 1876 Mary SUMNER founded what became the world-wide Mothers’ Union.
I had been accompanying contralto Eileen Wetherell for some years, during which time she was accepted for ordination training. Following the General Synod vote in November 1992 to accept women as priests in the Church of England, and after Eileen’s Read More …
* This hymn came as a result of the drowning of young Aylan Kurdi.
* This was my second attempt at a hymn to respond to the drowning of Aylan Kurdi
* The Winchester branch of RSCM commissioned Martin Leckebusch to write a hymn- text for which they invited musical settings . This is my offering. A preacher came from Nazareth.midi
* I wrote this for Music Sunday 2015
The music of this setting of the Nunc Dimittis was composed in 1973 as a song with original words for the old man Simeon in Luke 2.29-32. I adapted that song as solo Nunc Dimittis for the funeral in 2013 of Read More …
This song was adapted for Andrew Douglas-Forbes and Konstantin Lapshin from a hymn I was invited to write on the theme ‘Make Way’. Only after the hymn was sung at the service in Winchester Cathedral for which it was composed Read More …