'O God, Thy sea is so great and my boat is so small...' premiered by the University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir in the Lady Chapel at Ely Cathedral, 28 June 2017. An aleatoric setting of a quote from a Breton fisherman's prayer, popularized by President Kennedy who kept a plaque inscribed with the quote on his desk in the Oval Office.
'O vos omnes,' in its SATB arrangement, performed by the University of Kent Chamber Choir and Daniel Harding. Called "a sincere religious meditation" by Lietuvos Musikos Antena. Available for SSAA or SATB on MusicSpoke.
Complete Works LIST
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Choral Works: Sacred
Evening Canticles (magnificat + nunc dimittis) for SATB + organ, 4'00" (2018) For MusicSpoke and Charles Bruffy
All Beautiful for SSA + schola cantorum, 4'00" (2018) A setting of Rilke's Epitaph and psalm antiphon 'Tota pulchra es', commissioned by Lee Ryder for Amuse Singers.
O sing unto the Lord (Psalm 96) for SSA + organ, 3'00" (2018) For Andrew Morrisson and the Cathedral Choir of St Andrew's Cathedral, Aberdeen; written to be sung at the Consecration and Enthronement of Canon Anne Dyer as Bishop of the United Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney, March 1st 2018.
Babylon for large SATB choir + 3 perc., 26'00" (2018) A large-scale work that brings together sacred texts with texts from American folk sources, on themes of journeying and exile.
Hodie for SATB + organ (Advent/Christmas), 3'30" (2017) for Con Anima Chamber Choir
Above the stars for unaccompanied SSAA (2017), 4'15" for Amuse Singers
Magnificat for unaccompanied SATB (2017), 7'00" for Dominic Brennan and the Cantus Ensemble
O God, Thy sea is so great and my boat is so small... for unaccompanied SATB (2017), c. 6-7' An aleatoric setting of an old Breton fisherman's prayer, famed by its popularity with President Kennedy.
St Andrew's Mass for two choirs (semichorus or quartet + full choir), 22'00" (2017) A macaronic concert setting of the mass in Latin (full choir) and Scottish Gaelic (semi chorus). Includes Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus/Benedictus, and Agnus Dei.
Mater Dei for unaccompanied SSATB, 4'50" (2016) for Owain Park and the Cambridge Chorale
Ave rosa, sine spinis for unaccompanied SATB (Christmas), 3'20" (2016)
Sicut Cervus for unaccompanied SATB, 4'45" (2016)
Lead me, Lord for unaccompanied SATB, 4'30" (2016) premiered by the Choir of King's College Aberdeen under the direction of James O'Donnell
O vos omnes for unaccompanied SSAA or SATB (Lent/Holy Week), 4'30" (2015) for Melos Chamber Choir, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Brightest and Best for unaccompanied SATB (Christmas/Epiphany), 3'40" (2015) for the Choir of King's College, Aberdeen
A Psalm of David for unaccompanied SATB, setting of psalm 40, 4'30" (2013)
Choral works: secular
Failed Saints: SATB choral cycle on texts by California poet laureate Dana Gioia. 12'00" (2018) I. Interrogations at Noon; II. The Angel with the Broken Wing; III. Rough Country
My heart is like a singing bird for six-part ATB consort (text by Christina Rossetti), 5'40" (2016) for Owain Park and the Gesualdo Six
Oh soul, be silent for unaccompanied SATB (text by Rumi), 5'45" (2016)
En Sourdine for unaccompanied SATB, text by Paul Verlaine, 5'30" (2015)
When only the moon rages: Three Songs on texts by Dylan Thomas for unaccompanied SATB, 11' (2014)
I Wish in the City of your Heart for SSA and piano (text by Robley Wilson) 4'30" (2011)
Wayfaring Stranger for unaccompanied SATB, 3'30" (2017)
Shall we gather at the river? for SATB + 2 soli, 3'30" (2017)
Delyow Sevi for SATB (arr., Cornish folk tune), 3'00" (2017) in memory of Chris Cawdur James
Charlie is my Darling for unaccompanied SATB, 1'50" (2016)
Amazing Grace for unaccompanied SATB, 3'30" (2016)
Shenandoah for unaccompanied SATB + soprano solo, 4'00" (2016)
Flowers of the Forest for unaccompanied SATB (arr. Mendelssohn), 4'40" (2015) Commissioned by the Royal Collections Trust for the exhibition "Scottish Artists 1750-1900: Caledonia to the Continent" at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace.
Steps of the Sun: a song cycle for medium-low voice and piano, 14'30" (2016) for Matthew Rimkus, baritone. Texts by Teasdale, Blake, Rossetti, Keats.
The Lost Garden: songs on texts by Dana Gioia for baritone, guitar, clarinet and cello, 20' (2013) for Adrian Rosales, baritone
As If to Say for tenor and piano, text by Elizabeth Cantwell, 5' (2012)
Aviary for mezzo-soprano, clarinet and piano, text by Saba Razvi, 8' (2012)
Fairy Song for baritone and piano, text by John Keats, 3' 30" (2011)
Three Images from William Carlos Williams for soprano and piano, 6' (2010)