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Patrick Hawes
Music

Orchestra


Rain (2006)

Details
  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Orchestration: Full orchestra, ethnic percussion, piano
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • This concert piece brings together conventional orchestral textures with a variety of ethnic percussion instruments. The piano too plays a prominent role. The music is in a type of arch form, beginning and ending with 'droplet' figurations and the use of rainstick. Between these intimate sections are more climactic passages for fuller orchestra.

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The Gift (2006)

Details
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Orchestration: Full orchestra
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • One of three pieces for orchestra that were originally for piano, The Gift was arranged for full orchestra for a concert in the Cadogan Hall, London in 2008.

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Towards the Light (2006)

Details
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • One of three pieces for orchestra that were originally for piano, Towards the Light employs plainsong from the Feast of the Epiphany, supported by added-note and suspended harmonies that create the impression of the music floating timelessly on air.

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Waltz (2006)

Details
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • One of three orchestral pieces originally for piano, Waltz aims to suggest the hope of new life - a renewal and promise of happier times ahead.

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Fair Albion (2008)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Orchestration: Full orchestra
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • This piece conveys a panoramic pastoral scene, particularly inspired by the undulating Wolds of Lincolnshire, the county in which Patrick was born and lived in until his early twenties, and also the peak district of Yorkshire and Derbyshire and the warmth of the people who live there.

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Reflexionem (2006)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Originally a choral work, the Latin words for Reflexionem translate as 'truth reflects beauty; beauty reflects truth'. In this orchestral arrangement the piece serves as a meditation on George Herbert's words. The gentleness and simplicity of the text seem perfectly mirrored in the lush orchestration with woodwind and brass solos.

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Reflexionem (2014) NEW ARRANGEMENT

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Chorus: SSAATTBB
  • Orchestration: Cello
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • A new arrangement created for the amazing Voces8 choir's album 'Eventide'. This meditative piece reflects on the eternal mystery of 'what is true is beautiful and what is beautiful is good'. The simplicity of the text is mirrored in the pure tonality of D major and in the repetitive four-bar harmonic progression.

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String Orchestra


Swan (2002)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • This piece for strings evokes the tranquility of summer afternoons by a river. The perpetual motion of the muted middle strings is set against the dialogue of solo violin and cello. The contrast highlights the languid movements of the bird.

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Angel Song (2013) NEW RELEASE

Details
  • Duration: 6 minutes
  • Orchestration: Solo violin, string orchestra and harp
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • In this piece for solo violin, strings and harp, the presence of angels is conveyed in a more abstract way. The composition is dedicated to Patrick's father who once saw angels. The title comes from a hymn tune by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) and the character of his melody is reflected in the F major tonality and string contours.

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Soloists & Orchestra


The Last Rose of Summer (2011)

Track Listing
  • The Last Rose of Summer
  • Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
  • Skye Boat Song
  • Down by the Salley Gardens
  • The Ash Grove
  • My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
  • Lavenders Blue
  • Early One Morning

Details
  • Duration: 32 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Orchestration: String orchestra, harp, oboe, flute
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Written for the soprano Laura Wright, these are new arrangements of traditional folk songs. The album, The Last Rose, went to No. 1 in the classical charts.

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Eye to Eye (2010)

Details
  • Duration: 6 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Orchestration: Full orchestra
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Written for Jerusalem Eye Hospital concert at the Cadogan Hall

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Highgrove Suite (2008)

Track Listing
  • Goddess of the Woods
  • The Wildflower Meadow
  • Sanctuary
  • The Gladiator

Details
  • Duration: 31 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Harp
  • Orchestration: String orchestra
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Goddess of the Woods was written for HRH The Prince of Wales' 60th birthday, and HRH commissioned three further pieces to make up the suite to depict various areas of his gardens at Highgrove.

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Pavane (2006)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Guitar
  • Orchestration: Chamber orchestra
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • This is the main theme from the film 'The Incredible Mrs Ritchie'. The simple guitar melody reflects Mrs Ritchie's garden and her faith that all things can be reconciled in nature. The climax of the Pavane comes at the end of the film and speaks of love's triumph over death.

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Italian Song (2002)

Details
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Countertenor
  • Chorus: Male Chorus
  • Orchestration: Chamber orchestra
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • The text by Guarini was originally set by Monteverdi in his Eighth Book of Madrigals (1638) and reflects Patrick's love of the Baroque. Like so many madrigals, this one deals with the pain of unrequited love; the lover compares his plight with the nightingale whose love song seems irresistible.

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The Blue Bird Variations (2002)

Track Listing
  • Theme
  • Lake
  • Bird
  • Sky
  • Moment
  • Image

Details
  • Duration: 28 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano, Clarinet, Piano, Flute, Harp, Cello
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: Full Orchestra
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Six variations on Stanford's setting of the poem The Blue Bird.

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Blue in Blue (2002)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: Chamber orchestra
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • This short, ambient piece sets the lush textures of the full choir against harp and synthesiser. The mysterious nature of 'connection' looks forward to the Blue Bird Variations.

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O Waly Waly (2002)

Details
  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Baritone, piano
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: Chamber orchestra
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • A captivating arrangement of the well-known folk song dealing with the ups and downs (mostly the downs) of love. 'Waly' is a dialect word for woe or grief. The baritone solo is supported by the choir, orchestra, piano and harp.

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The Call (1997)

Track Listing
  • The Call
  • Autobiography
  • St Michael and All Angels, Edenham
  • Let a Florid Music Praise
  • Remember
  • The Tyger
  • Two Loves
  • Echo
  • If I could tell you
  • Who can deny

Details
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Orchestration: Full orchestra
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • The Call was written in Autumn 1997 in the aftermath of the death of Princess Diana and uses poems which seemed to echo the public's need for answers to eternal questions.


Come Away Death (1995)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Baritone
  • Orchestration: Strings
  • Published by: Hawes Music Ltd

Description
  • Written whilst Composer in Residence at Charterhouse School, this is a setting of a poem from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.


Hearts of England (2008)

Details
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Tenor
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: Full orchestra
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • This anthem for tenor soloist, choir and orchestra was written as the English team's anthem for the Rugby League World Cup in 2008. The words by Patrick's brother Andrew and the stirring melody combine to create a piece of heartwarming patriotism.

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Prayer to a Guardian Angel (2013) NEW RELEASE

Details
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Orchestration: Harp, small string orchestra
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Countless people believe they have a guardian angel and the church observes The Feast of the Guardian Angels on 2nd October each year. From the album 'Angel', this song reflects the dark emotions and thoughts of a human soul as it prays to a guardian angel for comfort and healing.

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The Last Lullaby (2013) NEW RELEASE

Details
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Orchestration: String orchestra, Harp
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • The words speak of a final goodbye to a loved one. Prayers are made to the angels that they may comfort, protect and guide both those who are departing this life and the bereaved.

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Large Ensemble (7 or more players)


Fanfare (2011)

Details
  • Duration: 2 minutes
  • Orchestration: Brass
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Commissioned for the Best of British concert at the Royal Festival Hall.

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Chamber (2-6 players)


Earth Rise (2011)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Orchestration: Oboe, Harp
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • This piece was written for the oboist James Turnbull and was inspired by a photograph called Earth Rise that was taken by Apollo 8 in December 1968 and it was the first time humankind caught a glimpse of the planet from deep space. The Apollo missions changed the way we view our existence, showing how fragile and small the Earth actually is.

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Some Blessed Hope (2010)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Orchestration: Piano, Flute
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Written for the tenth anniversary of Champs Hill, the concert hall and recording studio in Sussex, and is dedicated to its owners David and Mary Bowerman.

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After the rain (2009)

Details
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Orchestration: String Quartet, Piano
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Written on a cool spring day when Patrick lived in a boathouse on the River Thames in Berkshire. He was struck first by the pure rain falling on the murky water, and then by the sweet smell and freshness of the air once the rain had stopped.

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Gloriette (2008)

Details
  • Duration: 6 minutes
  • Orchestration: Piano, Cello
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Written for the British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. Gloriette is the name of the building in which this piece was first performed in Leeds Cathedral in 2008. The history of the building is reflected in the nostalgic opening melody which forms the prelude to moments of turbulence and drama as well as passages of real tenderness.

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The Colours of Christmas (2006)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Orchestration: Chamber orchestra
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Originally written for an advertising campaign on Classic FM for Christmas in 2004 this orchestral version has subsequently become a seasonal favourite on the radio station.

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Reflexionem (2006)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Orchestration: Cello, Harp
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Originally a choral work, the Latin words for Reflexionem translate as 'truth reflects beauty; beauty reflects truth'. In this instrumental arrangement the piece serves as a meditation on George Herbert's words. The gentleness and simplicity of the text seem perfectly mirrored in the soft timbre of the harp and high cello writing.

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Ascension (2005)

Details
  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Orchestration: String Quartet
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Ascension was written in celebration of Ascension Day and was born out of the image of the flag of St. George flying high above the churches across the land. It aims not only to express the joy of The Ascension but also a feeling of being directed skywards on a bright, sunlit day.

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Lullaby (2005)

Details
  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Orchestration: Piano, Violin
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Written for the British violinist Jack Liebeck and premiered at the Wigmore Hall.


Variations (1995)

Details
  • Duration: 12 minutes
  • Orchestration: Piano, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Cello
  • Published by: Hawes Music Ltd


Instrumental


How Hill (2009)

Details
  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Orchestration: Harp
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Written for the former Royal Harpist Claire Jones and premiered at How Hill in Norfolk. How Hill marks a return to Norfolk where the white windmill and sweeping lawns make this one of the most picturesque spots on The Broads.

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Toccata for organ (2008)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Orchestration: Organ
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Written for the organist of Rochester Cathedral, Roger Sayer. It is dedicated to 'the joyful remembrance' of Patrick's father and is inspired by the exuberance, humour and unflinching hope, faith and love of a great man.

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Three Broadland Preludes (2007)

Track Listing
  • Ranworth
  • Fenside, Remembrance

Details
  • Duration: 11 minutes
  • Orchestration: Piano
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • The large, open skies, the uncluttered landscapes and the abundance of water are reflected in these three pieces for piano about the Broadland area of Norfolk.

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Towards the Light (2006)

Track Listing
  • Towards the Light
  • Serenitas
  • Arioso
  • My Beloved Spake
  • Ave Maria
  • Ebb Tide
  • Stargazer
  • Song of Innocence
  • Sleep Song
  • The Time of Sacrifice
  • Waltz
  • The Gift

Details
  • Duration: 48 minutes
  • Orchestration: Piano
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Twelve pieces for piano written during Patrick's time as Composer in Residence for Classic FM inspired by Patrick's love of the Norfolk landscape in which he lives.

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Quanta Qualia (2006)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Orchestration: Piano
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Originally written for orchestra and choir, this is a piano arrangement of Patrick's Classic FM hit.

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Reflexionem (2006)

Details
  • Duration: 6 minutes
  • Orchestration: Piano
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • This meditative piece (originally for orchestra and choir) reflects on the eternal mystery of 'what is true is beautiful and what is beautiful is good'.

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Annunciation (2006)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Orchestration: Piano
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Also appearing on the Classic FM release 'The Quiet Room', this piece is inspired by the appearance of the angel Gabriel to Mary. The piano patterns represent the beating of wings.

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Pavane (2006)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Orchestration: Piano
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • A piano arrangement of the piece originally written for the film The Incredible Mrs Ritchie starring Gena Rowlands.

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Swan (2002)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Orchestration: Organ
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Originally for string orchestra, this version for organ evokes the tranquility of summer afternoons by a river.

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Sarabande and Allegro for Oboe and Harp (1993)

Details
  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Orchestration: Oboe, Harp
  • Published by: Hawes Music Ltd


Piano Impromptu (1997)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Orchestration: Piano
  • Published by: Hawes Music Ltd


Angel Prelude I - Seraphim (2013) NEW RELEASE

Details
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Orchestration: Piano
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • The triple meter and lilting melody in this piece for solo piano combine to create a sense of quiet joy as the Seraphim perpetually pray to the heavenly Father.

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Angel Prelude II - Cherubim (2013) NEW RELEASE

Details
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Orchestration: Piano
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • This piano prelude aims to create a sense of weightlessness and tranquility whilst at the same time having momentum and energy. Like the Seraphim, the Cherubim are ceaseless in prayer, and the repeated-note figurations are designed to enhance this image.

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Vocal (and up to 6 players)


The Last Rose of Summer (2011)

Track Listing
  • The Last Rose of Summer
  • Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
  • Skye Boat Song, Down by the Salley Gardens
  • The Ash Grove
  • My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
  • Lavenders Blue
  • Early One Morning

Details
  • Duration: 32 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Orchestration: Piano OR Piano, String quartet
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Originally written for the soprano Laura Wright and full orchestra, these are new arrangements of traditional folk songs in a chamber version. The album, The Last Rose, went to No. 1 in the classical charts.

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The Darkling Thrush (2009)

Details
  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Baritone
  • Orchestration: Piano
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • This piece uses Thomas Hardy's beautiful poem of the same name, and is full of wonderful imagery describing the coldest of winters. The words and music conjure up all that is stark and beautiful about a frost-hardened landscape. The thrush warms the poet's heart and seems to sing of a Hope beyond his knowing.

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The Call (1997)

Track Listing
  • The Call
  • Autobiography
  • St Michael and All Angels, Edenham
  • Let a Florid Music Praise
  • Remember
  • The Tyger
  • Two Loves
  • Echo
  • If I could tell you
  • Who can deny

Details
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Orchestration: Piano
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • The Call was written in Autumn 1997 in the aftermath of the death of Princess Diana and uses poems which seemed to echo the public's need for answers to eternal questions.


The Call (from The Call) (1997)

Details
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Orchestration: String quartet
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • The Call uses the words by George Herbert and is a petition for the Way, the Truth and the Life to permeate his and our lives. It speaks of those eternal virtues which have motivated English people in challenging times.

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Let a Florid Music Praise (from The Call) (1997)

Details
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Orchestration: String quartet, Harp / Piano
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd


The Far Seeing Land (1991)

Track Listing
  • Chapel St Leonards
  • Market Rasen
  • Lincoln Cathedral
  • Grimsby Marsh
  • Lutton
  • Dawsmere Churchyard

Details
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Tenor
  • Orchestration: Piano
  • Published by: Hawes Music (send us an email via the Contact page)


Morfudd: Three Welsh Songs (2012)

Track Listing
  • Breichiau Morfudd
  • Siom
  • Morfudd fel yr Haul

Details
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Orchestration: Piano
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • First performed as part of the 'Concerts at the Crossroads' series on 2 June 2012 in Beulah United Reformed Church, Rhiwbina, Cardiff by Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano) and John Reid (piano). These three pieces take their inspiration from the 13th century Welsh poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym.

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Choral (with orchestra)


Te Deum (2011)

Details
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano, Tenor
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: String orchestra, 9 x brass, organ, timpani, percussion
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Commissioned by the Lancaster Chorale Ohio for the 2011 Lancaster Festival opening night.

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Song of Songs (2009)

Track Listing
  • Loves Promise
  • Rhapsody
  • Many Waters
  • Faint with Love
  • Loves Echo
  • Song of Songs

Details
  • Duration: 22 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: String orchestra and harp OR String quintet and harp
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Six pieces depicting the glorious poetry of the Old Testament Book Song of Songs.

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Lazarus Requiem (2005)

Details
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Tenor, Baritone
  • Chorus: Main SATB chorus, SATB semi-chorus
  • Orchestration: Full orchestra, Baritone Saxophone
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Traditional Latin text sung by the choir interspersed with an account in English about the raising of Lazarus by the semi-chorus and soloists.

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Reflexionem (2004)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: String orchestra
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • This meditative piece reflects on the eternal mystery of 'what is true is beautiful and what is beautiful is good'. The simplicity of the text is mirrored in the pure tonality of D major and in the repetitive four-bar harmonic progression. Variety and drama are created in the form of soprano and cello solos and lush choral textures.

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Quanta Qualia (2002)

Details
  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Chorus: SATB or SSAA
  • Orchestration: Full orchestra OR String orchestra OR Piano / Organ
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • The words express a heartfelt longing for the joys of heaven - a happiness to be shared in a future moment of meeting. The ecstasy of this moment is certainly underlined by the soprano solo over the rich string and vocal accompaniment. The repetition of key words 'mane', 'gaudia' and 'conventus' deepens the intensity of the yearning for bliss.

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The Waters of Love (2002)

Details
  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: String orchestra, Harp
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Originally written as a duet for soprano and tenor with harp accompaniment, this piece comes at the heart of the cantata 'The Wedding at Cana'. It depicts the moment when water is transformed into wine and reflects on the presence of the divine in human love.

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The Land (1995)

Track Listing
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

Details
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB, and semi-chorus of trebles
  • Orchestration: String orchestra
  • Published by: Hawes Music (send us an enquiry via the Contact page)

Description
  • The Land was written for the South Holland Choral Project in Lincolnshire and was commissioned by the South Holland District Council to celebrate the changing seasons in that area. It was first performed at St Mary Magdalene Church, Gedney on April 29th, 1995.


Song of Guthlac (1992)

Details
  • Duration: 25 minutes
  • Chorus: TTBB
  • Orchestration: String orchestra, Percussion, Harp
  • Published by: Hawes Music (send us an enquiry via the Contact page)


The Wedding at Cana (1989)

Details
  • Duration: 55 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano, tenor
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: Full orchestra
  • Published by: Hawes Music (send us an enquiry via the Contact page)

Description
  • A cantata depicting the wedding at Cana of Galilee where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine.

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Out of the Depths (2013) NEW RELEASE

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: Harp, small string orchestra
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • From the album 'Angel', this piece is an extract of a larger work 'The Angel of Mons' and is adapted from the words of Psalm 130. The Angel of Mons is a large-scale choral work describing the apparition of an angel to British soldiers in the first battle of the First World War. 'Out of the Depths' first conveys the prayers of the wives, fiancĂ©es and mothers left at home: the angel responds with words of reassurance. Next, the soldiers themselves sing of their longing for divine assistance. The angel appears once more as the prayers of the men and women alike combine in a final climax. The piece subsides into quiet prayer asking the Lord for mercy.

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Eventide: In Memoriam Edith Cavell (2014) NEW RELEASE

Details
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Chorus: SATB, and semi-chorus of trebles
  • Orchestration: Full Orchestra
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Eventide is the name of the well-known hymn tune Abide with Me which was recited by Edith Cavell and an Anglican Chaplain the night before her execution. The hymn is used as a cantus firmus throughout the work sung by a semi-chorus of unbroken voices. A soprano soloist takes on the role of Edith herself singing words from her letters, The Book of Common Prayer and Thomas a Kempis' The Imitation of Christ. The SATB chorus provides a key role, mirroring Edith's thoughts and bringing the work to moments of intense climax. Commissioned by the Sheringham & Cromer Choral Society and premiered in Norwich Cathedral in July 2014.

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I Know the Music (2014) NEW RELEASE

Details
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: String orchestra
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Commissioned by the Aliquando choir of Henley, this is an imaginative and accessible setting of Wilfred Owen's unfinished poem I Know the Music. The sounds of bells, bugles and the countryside are brought to life in a work which mirrors both the pain of war and the comfort that music can bring. There are two sections where the soprano solo comes to the fore and the strings provide a programmatic backdrop.

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Song of Songs (2014) NEW ARRANGEMENT

Track Listing
  • Loves Promise
  • Rhapsody
  • Many Waters
  • Faint with Love
  • Loves Echo
  • Song of Songs

Details
  • Duration: 22 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Chorus: SSAA
  • Orchestration: String orchestra and harp OR String quintet and harp
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Six pieces depicting the glorious poetry of the Old Testament Book Song of Songs. Originally written for SATB chorus, this new version is for SSAA and was commissioned by Leweston School, Devon.

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Choral (and one instrument or small ensemble)


I Saw The Lord (2013)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: Organ
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Commissioned by the Choir of Magdalen College School, Oxford


My Dearest Wish (2010)

Details
  • Duration: 7 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: Organ
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Commissioned by Lincoln Cathedral to celebrate the visit of the Archbishop of Canterbury for the centenary of the death of Bishop Edward King.

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Cantate Domino (2006)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Chorus: SA chorus
  • Orchestration: Organ, Baritone Saxophone
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Patrick's setting of Psalm 96 commissioned by the saxophonist Christian Forshaw. The lines of the original Gregorian plainsong and the haunting sound of the baritone saxophone and organ create an atmosphere of England's distant monastic past.

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Prodigal's Song (2006)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Chorus: SS
  • Orchestration: Organ
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Commissioned by Jesus College Cambridge

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O Lord our Governor (2005)

Details
  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: Organ
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • This anthem was commissioned by the Worshipful Company of Butchers for the 400th anniversary of their Royal Warrant and premiered in St Paul's Cathedral in 2005. It uses words from Psalm VIII and the organ plays a prominent role with its extensive introduction and postlude. At times the choir divides into two, providing antiphonal effects and an increasing sense of climax towards the end of the piece.

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O Waly Waly (2005)

Details
  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Baritone
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: Piano
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • A captivating arrangement of the well-known folk song dealing with the ups and downs (mostly the downs) of love. 'Waly' is a dialect word for woe or grief. The baritone solo in this arrangement is supported by choir and piano.

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Reflexionem (2004)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: Piano OR Organ
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • This meditative piece reflects on the eternal mystery of 'what is true is beautiful and what is beautiful is good'. The simplicity of the text is mirrored in the pure tonality of D major and in the repetitive four-bar harmonic progression.

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Quanta Qualia (2002)

Details
  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: Piano OR Organ
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • The words express a heartfelt longing for the joys of heaven - a happiness to be shared in a future moment of meeting. The ecstasy of this moment is certainly underlined by the soprano solo, with the repetition of key words 'mane', 'gaudia' and 'conventus' deepening the intensity of the yearning for bliss.

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Blue in Blue (2002)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: Harp OR Piano
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • This short, ambient piece sets the lush textures of the full choir against harp or piano. The mysterious nature of 'connection' looks forward to the Blue Bird Variations.

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Dressed in Blue (2002)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Chorus: SSSAA
  • Orchestration: Cello, Harp
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Set to text by Patrick's brother Andrew, this piece is essentially a Hymn to the Virgin. The dense choral texture (three soprano parts and two altos) and the occasional false relation intensify the emotional impact of a devotional piece, tenderly accompanied by harp and cello.

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Strong Tower (1995)

Track Listing
  • Christmas Night
  • Cedar of Lebanon
  • Ringers Requiem
  • St Michael and All Angels, Edenham

Details
  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Piano
  • Chorus: Tenor
  • Published by: Hawes Music


When Israel was a Child (1994)

Details
  • Duration: 7 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: Organ
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Commissioned by David Hill when he was at Winchester Cathedral. With a text adapted from Hosea Chapter XI, it is imbued with a sense of loving compassion and explores a wide colouristic range, not only within the vocal textures but also in the expansive organ accompaniment.

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Deep Harvests (1992)

Details
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Soloist(s): 2 x Piano
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Published by: Hawes Music


Deep Harvests (1992)

Details
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: Two pianos
  • Published by: Hawes Music Ltd


Quem Pastores (2013) NEW RELEASE

Details
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: Harp
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Here, the choir combines with solo harp in an atmospheric, pastoral piece set against the backdrop of the Christmas story. The Shepherds, the Wise Men and the angels all offer their praise to the newborn Christ Child.

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Archangel Suite (2013) NEW RELEASE

Track Listing
  • Archangel Suite - Michael (3:18)
  • Archangel Suite - Raphael (3:12)
  • Archangel Suite - Gabriel (3:43)
  • Archangel Suite - Uriel (4:07)

Details
  • Duration: 14 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Tenor, Countertenor or Mezzo Soprano, Baritone, Soprano
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: Harp, small string orchestra
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • This suite brings together the four Christian archangels, each depicted by a different type of solo voice. Strings, harp and choir add colour and depth to the words of each archangel. MICHAEL is the warrior and captain of the angelic host and is conveyed by a rich, vibrant tenor voice. he sings with defiance and authority and leads the choir in words of praise. RAPHAEL is the tender healer. The countertenor or mezzo soprano voice sits amid a warm choral and string texture, generating a tone of ethereal beauty. GABRIEL, the messenger (sung by a baritone) delivers his world-changing message to Mary with an air of quiet authority. The piece is full of the Christmas spirit and points towards the Annunciation and the very beginning of the Christian faith. URIEL's gentleness and comforting presence are reflected in the simple key of C major and the triadic nature of the melody. The soprano voice adds elegance and a sense of light to a piece full of optimism and reassurance.

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Factum est Silentium (2013) NEW RELEASE

Details
  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: Solo violin
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • The use of solo violin and choir creates a fresh and unusual sound world. In performance, the solo violinist could appear alone before the different sections of the choir process from different points of the concert venue. The words speak of the Archangel Michael saving heaven from the serpent. The sinuous violin lines depict the serpent itself as well as creating a mood of majesty and quiet victory.

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To Thee All Angels (2011)

Details
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Soprano
  • Chorus: SAT
  • Orchestration: String orchestra, Harp, Organ
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • This is the second movement from the Te Deum, commissioned by the Lancaster Chorale in Ohio. The basses are omitted from the choral texture to create a greater sense of the angelic host - light and celestial.

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Quanta Qualia (2014) NEW ARRANGEMENT

Details
  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Chorus: SSAATTBB
  • Orchestration: Tenor saxophone
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • A new arrangement created for the amazing Voces8 choir's album 'Eventide'. The words express a heartfelt longing for the joys of heaven - a happiness to be shared in a future moment of meeting. The ecstasy of this moment is certainly underlined by the soprano line, with the repetition of key words 'mane', 'gaudia' and 'conventus' deepening the intensity of the yearning for bliss.

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Prayer to a Guardian Angel (2013) NEW ARRANGEMENT

Details
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Chorus: SSAATTBB
  • Orchestration: Harp
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • A new arrangement created for the amazing Voces8 choir. Countless people believe they have a guardian angel and the church observes The Feast of the Guardian Angels on 2nd October each year. From the album 'Angel', this song reflects the dark emotions and thoughts of a human soul as it prays to a guardian angel for comfort and healing.


After The Rain (2014) NEW ARRANGEMENT

Details
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Chorus: SSAATTBB
  • Orchestration: Piano
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Written on a cool spring day when Patrick lived in a boathouse on the River Thames in Berkshire. He was struck first by the pure rain falling on the murky water, and then by the sweet smell and freshness of the air once the rain had stopped. This version with new words speak of the healing nature of water.


Choral (a cappella)


Perfect Love (2007)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • The 'hymn to love' in St Paul's first letter to Corinth describes love by the qualities it expresses in relationships. It is, says Paul, one of the three things that lasts forever. The song 'Perfect Love' is not a paraphrase of the text, rather it is an interpretation of it. The setting was commissioned by the Chamber Choir of Bradford Grammar School.

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The Lord's Prayer (2007)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Tenor
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • This setting of The Lord's Prayer alternates between Latin and English. The Latin words are sung to the original plainsong, with the ensuing choral phrases growing out of the plainsong's contours. Interaction between tenor soloist and choir further emphasises the juxtaposition of the two languages.

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The Vauday Part Songs (2005)

Track Listing
  • The Oaks
  • Stone
  • The Carriageway
  • In Memoriam

Details
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB, soprano, tenor
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Four pieces written to commemorate the abbey that once stood in the grounds of Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire. The four poems explore the themes of time and eternity, divine purpose in human history and the nature and meaning of memory.

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Tres Amores (2004)

Details
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Chorus: Double SATB
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Unlike the classical languages, English has a paucity of vocabulary when expressing love. Tres Amores (three loves) takes three Latin nouns which can be translated into English as 'love'. The piece, which is set for double choir, has a deliberately trinitarian structure and the three sections rise in both pitch and intensity before relaxing into a peaceful final cadence.

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Listen to the Voice of the Lord (1993)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Published by: Hawes Music (send us an enquiry via the Contact page)


Heart of Mary (2011)

Details
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Every year Patrick's brother Andrew sends out Christmas cards with an original seasonal poem. The poem for 2011 moved Patrick so much that he immediately wrote this setting and presented it to his brother as a Christmas present.

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The Twenty-Third Psalm (2012)

Details
  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Written for the Winchester Consort's inaugural concert in Winchester Cathedral using the words of the well-known twenty-third psalm 'The Lord's my shepherd'.

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Angelus Domini (2013) NEW RELEASE

Details
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • An a cappella setting of the opening words of the Angelus, an ancient Christian prayer dating from at least the 11th Century.

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Christmas


Heart of Mary (2011)

Details
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Every year Patrick's brother Andrew sends out Christmas cards with an original seasonal poem. The poem for 2011 moved Patrick so much that he immediately wrote this setting and presented it to his brother as a Christmas present.

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The Colours of Christmas (2006)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Chorus: SAB
  • Orchestration: Piano
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Written for an advertising campaign on Classic FM for Christmas in 2004. It has subsequently become a seasonal favourite on the radio station.

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Joseph's Carol (2006)

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Chorus: TTBB
  • Orchestration: Organ
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd


The King's Carol (1997)

Details
  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: Organ
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd


King Jesus hath a Garden (1992)

Details
  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Chorus: SSAA
  • Orchestration: Organ
  • Published by: Hawes Music


Quem Pastores (2013) NEW RELEASE

Details
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: Harp
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • Here, the choir combines with solo harp in an atmospheric, pastoral piece set against the backdrop of the Christmas story. The Shepherds, the Wise Men and the angels all offer their praise to the newborn Christ Child.

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Archangel Suite - Gabriel (2013) NEW RELEASE

Details
  • Duration: 4 minutes
  • Soloist(s): Baritone
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Orchestration: Harp, small string orchestra
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • This third movement from the Archangel Suite depicts the archangel Gabriel. The Annunciation marks the very beginning of the Christian Faith. Gabriel, the messenger (sung by a baritone), delivers his world-changing message to Mary with an air of quiet authority. The piece is full of the Christmas spirit.

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Angelus Domini (2013) NEW RELEASE

Details
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Chorus: SATB
  • Published by: Novello & Co Ltd

Description
  • An a cappella setting of the opening words of the Angelus, an ancient Christian prayer dating from at least the 11th Century.

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Children's Opera


A King's Ransom (1994)

Details
  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Chorus: Children's Voices
  • Orchestration: Chamber orchestra
  • Published by: Hawes Music (send us an enquiry via the Contact page)

Description
  • A children's opera offering an unusual twist on the Robin Hood story.