A Funeral Nunc Dimittis
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 …
To worship is to submit all our nature to God
** These words are from William Temple’s Readings in St John’s Gospel (1939). I set them in the hope that, by being sung, they would imprint themselves on the memory of worshippers. The occasion of my setting the words was a meeting Read More …
O Lord Jesus Christ
This setting is really an introit for four-part choir. I have included it as a hymn because it can be easily learned by a congregation, and perhaps be sung as a post-Communion devotion. O Lord Jesus Christ, by thy tender Read More …
This was composed for an Advent Service at Woodbrooke, the Society of Friends’ conference house in Selly Oak, Birmingham. Woodbourn Advent.midi In November 1995, on a poster outside the Friends’ Meeting House in Bournville, the following words were inscribed: Wait Read More …
Day by day
This arrangement, for children or solo accompanied by SATB and piano, develops a song requested for Northam Middle School, Southampton, in 1992.
Thanks be to thee, my Lord Jesus Christ (short anthem)
** This was written at Lee Abbey for an ad hoc choir to sing as a post-Communion piece.
Angelus Ad Virginem
This SSATB accompanied and accessible setting of the Angelus was composed as part of a Nativity Tableau Wrestling With Christ given at Lee Abbey at Christmas 1974. Angelus ad Virginem.midi
Christ is the Lord
** This is the first hymn lyric for which I composed music. Robin Morrell, whose curate I was, found this text in CONTACT, the interdenominational newspaper for our local churches and chapels. Suggesting the tune of the first line, he asked if Read More …