Music

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 ….

Fair Phyllis  –  John Farmer (1599)
Weep, O mine eyes  –  John Bennett (16th c.)
Golden slumbers – arr H.A. Chambers (17th 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 in  –  Trad.
Underneath the stars  –  Kate Rusby
Moon River –  Jonny Mercer
The Music of the night –  arr Glenn Clarke
Eleanor Rigby  –  arr. Glenn Clarke

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 together  –  Thomas Bullis (17th c.)
Sanctus – Holy, Holy, Holy  –  Franz Schubert (19th c.)
Locuste Iste  –  Anton Bruckner (19th c.)
Sing we merrily  –  Adrian 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.