My carols range from pieces for carol services and church settings through to light-hearted arrangements perfect for choir concerts and encores.
Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming
SATB unaccompanied, words 14th-cent. German. Oxford University Press
A gentle arrangement of the well-known German melody, with the tune swapped between voices, rich harmonies, and a surprise shift at the start of the last verse. Included in Carols for Choirs 5.
O night, peaceful and blest!
SATB and organ, words traditional. Encore Publications
A traditional Basse-Normandie carol (O bienheureuse nuit) arranged in a gentle setting for voices and organ.
The Virgin Mary had a baby boy
Spiritual, SATB unaccompanied. Oxford University Press X338
A lively, highly rhythmic arrangement of the well-loved spiritual. Jazz harmonies, driving syncopations and plenty of interest for all the voices project a confident message of belief. Listen to a performance on the More Information page.
Mary had a baby
Spiritual, SATB unaccompanied. Oxford University Press X339
A virtuosic arrangement, filled with energetic rhythms, counterpoint, Gospel harmony, wit and a dash of Handel. A rousing showpiece to delight audiences and choirs. Listen to a performance on the More Information page.
Angelus ad Virginem
SATB and organ, words 14th-cent. Irish. Oxford University Press X366
Dancing medieval rhythms blend with more contemporary harmonies and figures to create an original and striking carol, swept along with great verve by a lively organ accompaniment.