Original works for mixed voices (SATB and SAB)

Dwell on the beauty collection

Brings together 11 secular works on the big themes of life’s journey, including love and death. All the songs are also available separately (see below).

These songs are all suitable for concert use and the book will also provide a useful resource for a choral contribution to humanist weddings, funerals and other events.

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Price: £6.50 (+p&p)

PDF inspection copies for individual pieces are available free of charge. Email us at info@appletreemusic.net.

As the rain hides the stars

SATB a cappella

An atmospheric setting of a Gaelic prayer.
* Winner of the 2014 Nicola Dando Prize *

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Crossing the bar

SATB and piano

A lyrical setting of Tennyson's farewell poem.
* Winner of the CIMVCF competition *

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Do not stand at my grave...

SATTBB a cappella

A setting of the optimistic, much loved sonnet "Do not stand at my grave and weep".

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Dwell on the beauty

S(A)(B) and piano

A flexibly written secular anthem on an
inspiring quotation from 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 Armistic Day poem.

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From so simple a beginning

SATB and piano

A setting of the final few words from Charles Darwin's masterwork 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 text.

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Gather ye rosebuds

SATB a cappella

Robert Herrick's 17th century poem is here given a 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 setting of the famous words by
First World War poet 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 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 poem 33 from 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 Jacobean text.

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Mary Bateman

SATB and piano

A melodic setting of John Clare's
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.
* WInner of the Making Music competition *

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Softness and peace

SAB and piano

To words taken from the poem Prayer by the metaphysical poet George Herbert

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Soles occidere

SATB a cappella

A setting, in Latin, of lines from poem 5 by the ancient roman poet Catullus.

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Sudden Light

SATB a cappella

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

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The dance of Mahanaim

SATB and piano

A klezmer-inspired setting of words from The Song of Songs

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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

An 8-part a cappella setting of Lord Byron's folk-like poem.

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