Original works for mixed voices (SATB and SAB)


Armistice centenary. To help choirs to mark the centenary of the Armistice, settings and arrangements marked with this symbol are available as PDF files which may be printed and copied free of charge for performances during 2018 only.

Email info@appletreemusic.net to request files.

As the Rain Hides the Stars

SATB a cappella

An atmospheric setting of a Gaelic prayer and the winner of the 2014 Nicola Dando Prize

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A Winter Night

SSAATTBB a cappella

A setting of Sara Teasdale's poem on the plight of the homeless in winter. For advanced choirs.

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By the Rivers of Babylon

SATB a cappella

An emotionally-charged setting of the old testament Psalm 137. For advanced choirs.

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Come Down, O Love Divine

SATB or SAB, and piano

A reflective setting of the first verse of the hymn text based around Vaughan Williams' melody.

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Crossing the Bar

SATB and piano

A lyrical setting of Tennyson's farewell poem and the winner of the CIMCF competition.

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Do Not Stand at My
Grave and Weep

SATTBB a cappella

A setting of Mary Elizabeth Frye's much-loved, optimistic sonnet.

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Dwell on the Beauty

S(A)(B) and piano

A flexibly written secular anthem on an
inspiring quotation from the Roman philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius.

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Elegy - Fear no More

SATB and piano

A gently lyrical setting of the famous funeral song from Shakespeare's Cymbeline.

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Everyone Sang

SATB and piano

Vividly portrays the emotions of Siegfried Sassoon's jubilant poem written to celebrate the Armistice.

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From So Simple a Beginning

SATB and piano

A setting of the final few words from Charles Darwin's masterwork On The Origin of Species.

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Futility

SATB a cappella

Haunting harmonies which both capture and offset the bleakness of Wilfred Owen's WW1 poem.

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Gather Ye Rosebuds

SATB a cappella

Robert Herrick's 17th century poem is here given a surprisingly Latin American makeover.

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High Flight

SATB and piano

The song expresses the joy and exuberance of a young airman tasting the freedom of flight.

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In Flanders Fields

SATB and piano

A heartfelt and moving setting of the famous WW1 poem by Canadian poet soldier John McCrae.

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In the Midst of Earthly Life

SSATB a cappella

A new arrangement freely adapted for mixed choir from the ‘Hymn’ movement in Dies Irae.

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John Anderson My Jo

SATB or SAB, and piano

A simple, haunting, setting of the Robert Burns poem to an original melody in a folksong style.

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Like a Dial Hand

SATB a cappella

A bittersweet setting of Shakespeare's sonnet "To me, fair friend, you never can be old".

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Loveliest of Trees

SATB and piano

A lyrical, wistful setting of one of the poems in A.E. Housman's A Shropshire Lad.

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Love's Philosophy

SATB and piano

A romantic setting of Shelley's love poem which begins "The fountains mingle with the river".

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Lullaby

SATB and piano

A gently melodic setting, with luxuriant harmonies, of a song from a play by Beaumont and Fletcher.

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Mary Bateman

SATB and piano

A melodic setting of John Clare's mysterious, haunting and folksong-like poem of lost love.

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My True Love

SATB and piano

A gentle song with a simple, graceful melody. Its romantice flavour makes it ideal for weddings.

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O Death! Rocke Me Asleep

Soprano solo, SATB and piano

A gentle, lilting song with a slightly syncopated feel on a text attributed to Anne Boleyn.

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Sing as One

SATB and piano

A joyful song about singing to an original text by the composer. WInner of the Making Music competition

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Softness and Peace

SAB and piano

To words taken from the mysterious and beautiful poem Prayer by 'metaphysical' poet George Herbert.

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Soles occidere

SATB a cappella

A setting, in Latin, of lines taken from poem 5 by the ancient roman poet Catullus. "Suns may set and rise again"

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Sudden Light

SATB a cappella

An unusual and suitably haunting setting of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's dreamlike poem.

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The Choir Invisible

SATB and piano

An uplifting setting, in an approachable style, of George Eliot's impassioned poem.

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The Dance of Mahanaim

SATB and piano

A rhythmical, klezmer-inspired setting of words from the Old Testament Song of Songs.

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The Golden Air of
the Enchanted Island

SATB a cappella

Text by George Meredith. Longlisted in the Walter Hussey Composition Competition

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The Song of Wandering Aengus

SATB a cappella

A dream-like setting of Wiliam Butler Yeats' enigmatic, surreal poem based on Celtic legend.

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Thy Mouth a Rose Shall Be

Soprano solo, SATB a cappella

A version of a song from Verses from Panthea arranged for soprano solo and chorus

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Verses from Panthea

SATB a cappella

A set of 4 songs, each a setting of a verse from Oscar Wilde's transcendental poem Panthea

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We'll Go No More A-Roving

SSAATTBB a cappella

A lyrical 8-part setting for unaccompanied choirof Lord Byron's folk-like poem.

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