I have written a number of anthems to suit services throughout the church’s year.
Click through to the More Information page to find audio and video performances and PDF pages for most of the pieces.
A Scottish Blessing
SATB and keyboard, with optional treble instrument; words from a traditional Scottish blessing. MorningStar Music Publishers
A folk-like melody and gentle harmonies project this simple prayer, that Jesus may light our path all our days. The optional treble instrument (available separately in both Bb and C versions) weaves a counterpoint above.
The Lord's my Shepherd
SATB and keyboard, words Psalm 23. MorningStar Music Publishers
Psalm 23 is set here in a calm and serene composition. The piece begins with a flowing keyboard accompaniment and original melody in the treble voices. As the men’s voices enter, the treble voices sing the familiar CRIMOND tune above the original melody. An effective setting of this widely used psalm.
I know that my Redeemer lives
SATB and organ, words Samuel Medley (1738-99), based on Job 19.25. Encore Publications
An Easter anthem with a strong, highly singable tune and simple, effective harmony. It climaxes in a powerful last verse with soprano descant before a quiet, serene close.
Two-part treble voices and piano. MorningStar Music Publishers
Setting a poem written on a cellar wall in Cologne, Germany, in 1943 by Jewish children hiding from the Nazis, this piece delivers an intense message of love and peace in music filled with poignancy and quiet hope.
SATB unaccompanied. Oxford University Press
A haunting, deeply felt arrangement of this popular spiritual.
‘This setting is in E major, a bright key with transcendental connotations, creating a sound world that perfectly illustrates the essence of this text.’ VOCES8 – hear their performance on the More Information page.
Drop, drop, slow tears
SATB, with organ ad lib., Orlando Gibbons arr. DB, words Phineas Fletcher. Oxford University Press.
A simple arrangement of the hymn by Orlando Gibbons, expanding the last verse with straightforward counterpoint to make a gentle anthem. Included in The New Oxford Easy Anthem Book, or buy this piece online
O Thou, whose all-redeeming might
SATB and organ, plainsong melody, mode viii, words 8th-cent. hymn tr. R. M. Benson. Oxford University Press.
An arrangement of the plainsong hymn, to make an easy Saints Day anthem. Included in The New Oxford Easy Anthem Book.
Descant to 'St Clement'
My descant to the hymn tune ‘St Clement’ (The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended) is included in this collection.