Last updated January 10, 2014

 

 
What we sing

Four part songs and madrigals:
 
Our repertoire ranges from early English madrigals through Classical and Romantic to folk music.
 
A few examples of the songs that we sing are ....

    You stole my Love Anthony Munday (1553)
    Viva la Musica Giovanni Gabrielli (16th c.)
    Matona, lovely maiden Orlando di Lasso (16th c.)
    I will give my love an apple Trad.
    My love is like red red rose words Robert Burns
arr Donald Cashmore
    Fairest Isle Henry Purcell (17th c.)
      

Arrangements of popular songs:
 
A few examples of the songs that we sing are ....

    Ain't Misbehavin' Fats Waller (1929)
    Standin' in the need of prayer arr. Hugh S Roberton
    When the Saints go marching inTrad.
    Hallelujah Leonard Cohen
    Moon River Jonny Mercer
    Thank you for the musicAbba arr. Cathy Jackson
    First World War and early Music Hall songs arr. Michael Perryman
      
Sacred:
 
Our religious repertoire also stretches over a wide range of styles.
 
Some examples are ....
    Sing to the Lord Dr Christopher Tye (16th c.)
    Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis Orlando Gibbons (17th c.)
    O clap your hands togetherThomas Bullis (17th c.)
    Sanctus - Holy, Holy, Holy Franz Schubert (19th c.)
    Locuste Iste Anton Bruckner (19th c.)
    Sing we merrilyAdrian Batten
    Thy perfect love John Rutter
    A Gaelic blessing John Rutter
      
Festive Music:
 
As well as traditional carols we also sing music composed by Christopher Tye, Malcolm Sergent, John Rutter, Peter Warlock, arrangements by David Willcocks and many others.