A congregational hymn

Old Meg 2


A setting of Keats' poem, Old Meg, she was a Gypsy. With a tiny bit of melodic plagiarism from Liszt.

When we two parted


A Romantic, passionate song by Byron.

My Heart is like a Singing Bird


A setting of a poem by Christina Rosetti written in the nineteenth century and very popular in anthologies.  For high voice. 

Let all the World


A setting of a well known hymn by George Herbert.  This is set in two parts for children.

Loveliest of Trees the Cherry Now


A famous a atmospheric poem by Lawrence Housman set for tenor.

It was a lover and his lass

In Christ there is no east or west, soprano

A setting of the famous Shakespeare song for soprano and tenor, with a mildly cheeky slant

My Mother said

solo song, soprano song

A setting of an old children's rhyme for soprano solo.

Breath on me, breath of God


This is a simple setting of well known words. It is intend to be used as an unaccompanied introit for a traditional service such as Evensong. It could be accompanied if a complete four part choir is not available.

Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Sopranos, Altos

This is sung by Kayleigh Conway-Jarrett, a young teacher

The words are from the Liturgy of St. James (Fourth century A.D.) translated by Gerald Moultrie (1829-85)

Here it's performed by mezzo soprano and organ. A version for sopranos, altos and men is also available.

Come unto me

church choir

A setting of some words from Matthew's Gospel for Four part church choir.

Blessed be the Lord

church choir

Another anthem, the words taken from Psalms for church choir.

How Precious

church choir

A short anthem written for my younger son's wedding. The words are from Psalm 36: verse 7 to 9

How precious is your loving mercy O God!
All mortal flesh shall take refuge
under the shadow of your wings

They shall be satisfied with the abundance of your house;
they shall drink from the river of your delights.

For with you is the well of life
and in your light shall we see light.

Ave Verum


This is a setting of an ancient prayer, well known to those of certain Christian traditions. This (obviously) is a setting for two high (female) voices and men. In the absence of a choir to sing it, it's presented with the electronic settings of general midi.

It is the Miller's daughter


A short song, words by Tennyson, from the long poem, 'The Miller's Daughter' for male voice.

I will give thanks

choir, anthem

A short and relatively simple anthem for church choir. The writing assumes little performer experience.