12. CHORAL MUSIC (SATB / + ORG / + PNO)

(scores in alphabetical order)


Alarch, Yr  for SATB chorus (Aug. 2017) (Anon.) 4’
for SATB choir
1st perf: Cardiff Univ. Contemporary Music Group, Robert Fokkens, conductor, Cardiff University School of Music Concert Hall, 3 May, 2018
Pub. Tŷ Cerdd, 2017

Ave Maria (Jan. 2014)  6' LISTEN
SATB choir 
Commissioned by the Choir of New College
1st perf: Choir of New College, Oxford, Edward Higginbottom, director, New College Chapel, Oxford, 4 February, 2014.
Pub. Tŷ Cerdd, 2016

Ave Regina Coelorum (Jan. 2013)  6' LISTEN
SATB choir 
Commissioned by the Choir of New College
1st perf: Choir of New College, Oxford, Edward Higginbottom, director, New College, Oxford, 4 May, 2013.
Pub. Novello, 2013


Changes (1973, rev. 1978) (Priest Saigyo) 8' 
with solo vibraphone 
Text translated by Geoffrey Bownas and Anthony Thwaite

       I  The winds of spring       III The cry of crickets 
       II  Is it a shower?             IV Every single thing

1st perf: Washington University Choir, Orland Johnson (cond), Matthew Fufine (vib), Washington University, St Louis, Missouri,USA, 16 April 1980. 
Pub. Stainer & Bell. Copies available for purchase, ref AC158.

Clear Midnight,   (Nov. 2014) (Walt Whitman) 3'
 SATB choir and organ 
Commissioned by Magdalen College School, Oxford
1st perf: Magdalen College School, University Church of St Mary, Oxford, Commemoration, 4 July, 2015.
 Pub. Tŷ Cerdd, 2017

Dear Night (1998) (Henry Vaughan) 6' 
for SATB chorus with organ 
Commissioned for the St Peter’s Singers, Hammersmith 
1st perf: St Peter’s Singers, Hammersmith, Michael Emery (cond), St Richard’s Church, Chichester (Chichester Festival), 12 July 1998 
Pub. Stainer & Bell.  Copies available for purchase, ref Y163 

Gossamer Thread, The  (2014, rev. 2017) (Walt Whitman) 3' 
for SATB chorus (Nov. 2014) and organ (Jan. 2017)
Commissioned by Tŷ Cerdd
1st perf, with organ: National Youth Training Choir of Wales, St Mary's Priory Church, Monmouth, 19 April, 2017.
Pub. Tŷ Cerdd, 2017

Jacobean Lyrics (1979) 6'
Finalist, Theo. Presser / Ithaca College Composers Competition, 1979

         I  I got me flowers (George Herbert)           
         II  Slow, slow, fresh fount (Ben Jonson)
         III  Now the lusty Spring (Beaumont and Fletcher)

1st perf: Horseheads High School Choir, Joseph Kruppi (cond), Ithaca, NY, USA, 10 November 1979. 
Pub. Stainer & Bell.  Copies available for purchase,  ref Y151.

Jolly Wat the Shepherd (1970) (Anonymous) 3' LISTEN 
1st perf: Washington University Madrigal Singers, Orland Johnson (cond), Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, USA, December 1971. 
Pub. Stainer & Bell.  Copies available for purchase, Y155 

Listening Eye, The (2017) (Anne Stevenson) 12'
for SATB choir
Commissioned by Cantorion Ardwyn

     1.  Morning
       2. Eros
       3. Gannets Diving

1st perf (forthcoming): Cantorion Ardwyn/Cardiff Ardwyn Singers David Leggett, conductor, RWCMD, 17 November, 2018.
Pub. Tŷ Cerdd, forthcoming


Love bade me welcome (2014) (George Herbert) 3½' LISTEN   LISTEN  
SATB choir
1st perf: Choir of New College Oxford, Robert Quinney (cond), New College Chapel, Oxford, 28 November 2015.
Pub. S&B, in choral series, Choral Now. Copies available for purchase, ref CN5P.  Also available for purchase as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file at www.stainer.co.uk/choralnow (immediate download, ref CN5S) (S&B ref CN5) 

Lovesongs and Observations (1989) (Emily Dickinson) 9' 
for SATB chorus

       I  Let me not mar                                                            IV The first arbutus
       II  To make a prairie                                                        V Proud of my broken heart LISTEN
       III  My river runs to thee  LISTEN                                   VI The rat LISTEN

1st perf, nos. I–IV & VI: Reading University Chamber Choir, conducted by the composer, Reading, 9 June 1989; 1st perf, complete set: Ithaca College Choir, Laurence Doebler (cond), Ithaca, NY, USA, 22 February 1990; 1st UK perf: Joyful Company of Singers, Peter Broadbent (cond), Purcell Room, London, 17 April 1992; 1st broadcast perf: The Britten Singers, Terry Edwards (cond), 18 August 1992. 
Pub. Stainer & Bell.  Copies available for purchase, ref W201 

Opposites (1980, rev. 2010) 6' 
SATB choir

            I Age and Youth (William Shakespeare)      
            II Sun and Shadow (Thomas Campion) 

Pub. Stainer & Bell.  Copies available for purchase, ref Y280 

Pan ddaw ust y nos / When the calm of night (2005) 6' (Nesta Wyn Jones / English trans. by the composer) 
for SATB choir  with organ 
Commissioned by the London Welsh Chorale in memory of organist Carys Môn Hughes 
1st perf (Welsh text): London Welsh Chorale, Kenneth Bowen (cond), Timothy Noon (org), St Davids Cathedral, Pembs, 24 September 2005;  1st perf (English text): City University Chamber Choir, Tansy Castledine (cond), Steven Grahl (org), St Marylebone Parish Church, London, 14 March 2006;  performed on the annual summer tour of the National Youth Choir of Wales, Ben Parry (cond), Huw Williams (org), 2011 
Pub. Stainer & Bell.  Copies available for purchase,  ref Y222 


So Long Ago (1979) (John Pudney) 5' LISTEN
First prize, Greenwich Festival, London, 1979 
1st perf: Thomas Tallis Choir, Philip Simms (cond), St Alphege’s Church, Greenwich, London, 9 December 1979; performed by the choir of Westminster Abbey, Martin Neary (cond), Evensong, Christmas Eve 1997 
Pub. Stainer & Bell.  Copies available for purchase, ref Y154.

Tair Alaw/Three Songs (2017) (Nesta Wyn Jones)  11'
for SATB choir & piano 
Commissioned by Cantorion Ardwyn

          1. Beth yw Dagrau 
          2. Wennol Fach
          3. Y Gerdd Goll

1st perf (forthcoming): Cantorion Ardwyn/Cardiff Ardwyn Singers, David Leggett, conductor, RWCMD, 17 November, 2018.
Pub. Tŷ Cerdd, 2018

Two Elizabethan Songs (1967, rev. 2017) 5'
for SATB choir

         1. Westron Wynde
         2. Without Dyscorde

1st perf: Reading University Singers, Reading University, conducted by the composer, 10 March 1967. 
[Copies available from the composer]

Two English Carols (1969, rev. 2017) 5’
for SATB choir 

        1. Ivy. 
        2. The Heron flew East

1st perf: Washington University Chamber Singers, conductor, Orland Johnson, Washington University, December 1968
[Copies available from the composer]

What Cheer? (2011) (Anonymous 16th century) 6' 
SATB choir with organ 
Commissioned by the Choir of New College
1st perf: Choir of New College Oxford, Edward Higginbottom (cond), Stephen Grahl (organ), New College Chapel, Oxford, 4 December 2011. 
Pub. Stainer & Bell.  Copies available for purchase,  ref Y287