Ian Assersohn is a British composer, arranger, workshop leader and choral director whose works have been widely performed both in the UK and abroad. His music, which has won a number of international awards, is prized by performers and audiences alike for its accessible style, appealing melodic and harmonic invention and sensitive word-setting.

Ionian Mass is a joyful celebration of science and the natural world.
This unique 20-minute work for SATB choir and piano now has its own dedicated website. Visit the site to read all about the piece, listen to the recording, and to browse and purchase the score.

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Featured works

Come Down O Love Divine
A setting based on RVW's "Down Ampney"
for SATB, or SAB, and piano

As the Rain Hides the Stars
Gaelic prayer
for SATB choir a cappella

The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Robert Browning's poem
for SATB and children's choirs with ensemble

What they say

"... effective and moving, with shapely melodic lines and effective harmonic control ... will appeal to both performers and audience..."
Alan Bullard, composer

"His setting of The Pied Piper is an unqualified success. It is full of memorable melodies and finely constructed harmony..."
David Hill, conductor of The Bach Choir

"...exquisite in its simplicity and accessibility. His scores are always carefully crafted and beautifully shaped to produce works of real depth and meaning. His setting of texts is outstanding as is his use of harmonic colour. Singers and directors alike are equally attracted to his compositional style."
Amy Bebbington, choral director

"It was an absolute delight to be a part of the premiere of your piece. I hope that everyone in the audience enjoyed listening to the concert as much as I enjoyed playing in it."