This hymn is a vigorous meditation on Matthew 11.2-11. ‘We have been expecting the Messiah’, John the Baptist said. Addressing Jesus, he asked: ‘Are you he? (We have reason to doubt it.)’ The heart of the story, and of the Read More …
The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and give his life a ransom for many. (Mark 10.45)
This dancey song, written in celebration of the birth of Rachel Claringbull, can be sung as a Round, perhaps with the accompaniment of a tambour.
Created in 2013 for the funeral of a friend, Maureen, this piece derives from one I made in 1973 for a Nativity presentation at Lee Abbey ‘A Song for Simeon and Anna’. The words here set for ‘her’ can be Read More …
This hymn anthem commemorates the sermon preached by Bishop John Perry at the Institution of Reverend Eileen Wetherell as Vicar of Calmore near Southampton.
This simple Christmas hymn can be accompanied by soft rolling drums in addition to the written music. COMMENTARY
This worship-song concluded my ‘oratorio’ WRESTLING WITH CHRIST, presented at Christmas 1974 by members of the Lee Abbey Community.
* 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
* This hymn is written to be a carol for the Welsh service of Plygain. I am grateful that the author, Alice Evans, has approved my setting of her words. The appended (paraphrase) translation is mine. Ym Methlem datguddiwyd.midi TRANSLATION The prophesied Word Read More …
An unfolding of the Parable of the Good Samaritan. Jesus, as you travelled (midi)