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
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
A setting of some words from Matthew's Gospel for Four part church choir.
Blessed be the Lord
Another anthem, the words taken from Psalms for 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.
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
A short and relatively simple anthem for church choir. The writing assumes little performer experience.