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All tracks sung by London Choral Sinfonia, conducted by Michael Waldron.

As the rain hides the stars

An atmospheric setting of a Gaelic prayer. This piece was awarded the 2014 Nicola Dando Prize by adjudicators Judith Weir and Stephen Jackson. SATB a cappella.

Elegy: Fear no more

A gently lyrical setting of the famous funeral song from Shakespeare's Cymbeline - "Fear no more the heat o' the sun, nor the furious winter's rages". This song forms a poignant movement in the cantata Dies Irae. SATB or TTBB and piano

Futility

The bleakness and anger of Wilfred Owen's text is both offset and highlighted by the music's warm harmonies and tender dissonances. Suitable for Remembrance-themed concerts. SATB a cappella

High flight

Written to a text by John Gillespie Magee, the song expresses the joy and exuberance of a young airman tasting the freedom of flight. Suitable for Remembrance-themed concerts. SATB and piano

In Flanders fields

A melodic setting of the famous WW1 poem by John McCrae which evokes both the poem's evocative, elegaic mood and its fervent call to arms. Suitable for Remembrance-themed concerts. SATB and piano.
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Lullaby

A gently melodic setting, with luxuriant harmonies, of a song from "The Woman Hater" by jacobean playwrights Beaumont & Fletcher. SATB a cappella

Mary Bateman

A melodic setting of John Clare's folksong-like poem of lost love.. SATB and piano

My true love

A gentle song with a simple, graceful melody to a text by Sir Philip Sidney. Written for the BHA Choir as a wedding song and selected as a competition piece for the 2016 Leith Hill Musical Festival. SATB or SSA and piano

O death! Rocke me asleep

A gentle, lilting song with a slow gospel feel, on a poem often attributed to Anne Boleyn. Soprano solo, SATB and piano

Soles occidere

A setting, in Latin, of lines from poem 5 by the ancient roman poet Catullus. "Suns may set, and suns may rise again: but when our brief light has set, night is one long everlasting sleep."