vocal

Forgotten Voices of the Great War

Words: Max Arthur

Song Cycle for soprano, tenor, baritone, cello & piano (12 songs)

Soprano: Anna Dennis
Tenor: Matthew Long
Baritone: Simon Wallfisch
Cello: Oleg Kogan
Piano: John Reid

Messiah

Director: Chris Swann
Words: Chris Swann (after Isaiah)

On-going film project

18th century costume drama highlighting the plight of London's abandoned children and celebrating the three great men who sought to find a solution.

What Is the Word

A setting of Samuel Beckett's last poem scored for 2 sopranos, cello and narrator

Sopranos: Helen-Jane Howells, Sophie Daneman
Cello: Vanessa Lucas-Smith
Narrator: Robert Bathurst

Commissioned for the Kapoor Chamber Concert Series

Instructions To Four Walls

A setting of W.S. Merwin's poem, scored for two sopranos, two contraltos, harp and glass harp.

Sopranos: Helen-Jane Howells, Sophie Daneman
Contraltos: Caroline Sartin-Smith, Diana Moore
Harp: Lucy Wakeford
Glass Harp: Anna Szafraniec

Commissioned for the Kapoor Chamber Concert Series

Care-charmer Sleep

Words: Samuel Daniel

For four voices (unaccompanied).

Soprano: Anna Dennis
Countertenor: William Towers
Tenor: Ben Breakwell
Baritone: Jonathan Brown

Commissioned for the Kapoor Chamber Concert Series

Never doubt I love

Words: William Shakespeare

For 4 voices and string trio.

Soprano: Anna Dennis
Countertenor: William Towers
Tenor: Julian Forbes
Bass: Gabriel Gottlieb

When days are long in May

Words: Jaufré Rudel
Translation: Frederick Goldin

The darkling thrush

Words: Thomas Hardy

choral

Thro’ midnight streets

Words: William Blake

A setting of Blake's *London*
Premièred by the New London Children's Choir at the Barbican in March 2017

Commissioned by the New London Children's Choir

A Winter’s Tale

Words: Dylan Thomas

SSA and piano.
Sung by the New London Children's Choir.

Commissioned for the 2014 'Dylan Thomas in Fitzrovia' Festival

In the bleak midwinter

Words: Christina Rossetti

A new (punter friendly) setting of a classic text.
SSAATTBB unaccompanied.

Commissioned and sung by the choir of St. George's, Hanover Square

The Heart-in-Waiting

Words: Kevin Crossley-Holland

SSATB unaccompanied.

Commissioned and sung by the choir of St. George's, Hanover Square

Sheep like stones

Words: Jenny Overton

Advent carol.
SATB unaccompanied.
Sung by the choir of St. George’s, Hanover Square.

The Canticle of the Sun

Words: St Francis of Assisi
Translation: Adrian House

SATB unaccompanied.
Sung by the choir of St. Michael’s, Cornhill.

songs for friends & family

The Shepherd’s Song

Words: Edmund Bolton

For my mother at Christmas.
For mezzo, contralto and bass.
Sung by Arianna and me (x2).

To a child dancing in the wind

Words: W.B. Yeats

For my stepdaughter on her 15th birthday.
For mezzo, horn and piano.
Sung by Arianna (the birthday girl).

Trust your heart

Words: E.E. Cummings

For my wife on her birthday.
For mezzo and bass.
Sung by Arianna and me.

Tread lightly

Words: Oscar Wilde

For Charlotte.
For mezzo, cello and piano.
Sung by Michaela Betts.

Carry her over the water

Words: W.H. Auden

For Sasha and James on their wedding day.
SATB unaccompanied.
Sung by Synergy Vocals.

The Villagers’ Carol

Words: Kenneth Grahame

For friends, one Christmas.
SATB unaccompanied.
Sung by Synergy Vocals.