I compose choral music, mostly for four-part church choir, but recently I have worked on a number of secular pieces for four or more parts.
I publish and print the music myself using Mozart music notation software.
All the examples on this page are created using this software and the midi files are also generated by it.
Note that the tone and quality of the midi files will depend solely on your sound card.
I had a psalm setting published in a book of Responsorial Psalms in 1994 by Harper Collins.
Some of the music linked to below is not complete, it is missing the last page or two.
If you are interested in getting a full version, or in using any of the music, please email me.
Editing the madrigal Now is the month of Maying by Thomas Morley for SATB.
Editing the words and music of the madrigal To shorten winter's sadness by Thomas Weelkes.
New words to two Madrigals by Thomas Weelkes on the theme of the London Olympic Games in 2012 - email me if you are interested in seeing these.
An arrangement of O Lord increase our faith by Henry Loosemore (previously attributed to Orlando Gibbons) for three parts (S/A/Bar).
An edited version of Crux fidelis attributed to King John of Portugal.
New words to Elgar's Nimrod from the Enigma Variations The Song of Simeon for SATTB, although the first tenor part is optional.
The first snow of the year - a secular winter piece with original words and music for six-part unaccompanied choir (SAATTB). This had its first public performance at a concert on Sunday 14th December 2008 by The Hythe Singers.
An unaccompanied piece to modern words "This is where we are" SSATB version 2008 and SATB version 2010 based on a well-known theme by Alexander Courage. This is intended to be the first in a trilogy of pieces using original words with a cosmological theme, using jazz styles of harmony.
Descant to the hymn "To God be the Glory" - hear it
Descant and last verse accompaniment to the hymn "We have a gospel to proclaim" - hear it
Descant to the tune "Christ Triumphant" (The Lord is king! Lift up your voice) - hear it
Descant to the tune "Ellers" (Saviour, again to thy dear name we raise) - hear it
An anthem setting of:
An anthem setting of a hymn by Charles Wesley to the tune "Little Heath" by David G. Wilson:
An arrangement of the tune "St. Helen" by G. C. Martin:
A new tune and arrangement of Harriet Auber's words:
An anthem arrangement including tunes from other well-known hymns in the accompaniment of:
An anthem arrangement of the famous words of Isaac Watts to an English traditional melody:
A setting of words by John Mason Neale for Eastertide:
An anthem I wrote in 1994 to words of Christopher Wordsworth:
An anthem setting I wrote in 1986 of the third collect from Evening Prayer:
Anthems that are based on well-known hymn words and tunes have some advantages:
God has been gracious - words by Christopher Idle, music by David Wilson - see main part, hear it
Nazareth (Though poor be the chamber) - by Charles Gounod, arranged for SA+Men - see first verse, hear it
Cradled so lowly (Bethlehem) - collected by Gounod, arranged for SA+Men - see first page, hear it The Message (A message came to a maiden young) - a Dutch carol arranged for SA+Men - see most of it, hear it
O Babe divine - arranged for SA+Men - whole piece
Still, still, still - SATB arrangement of the Austrian "Salzburg Melody" - whole piece
My love is like a red, red rose - hear it- an SATB setting of words by Robert Burns to a Scottish tune
A piece I transcribed, but did not edit:
Parce Mihi Domine by Cristóbal de Morales
Two versions of an old plainsong tune: (Latin) Ubi Caritas, (English) In the heart where love is abiding
Beneath the cross of Jesus
Ah, holy Jesu
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Alas! and did my Saviour bleed?