Vocal Compositions

Anchors and opticks
Scoring: soprano & 1 baritone soloists, SATB choir, oboe, trumpet, strings. 
Duration: 
Easter: 3 mins 30 secs; Hope: 1 min 35 secs; Virtue: 2 mins 18 secs
Additional information:  settings of George Herbert’s poems Easter, Hope and Virtue, first perfomed in Hinckley by The Dixie Grammar School, Market Bosworth.

I sing of a maiden
Scoring: SATB, piano. Duration: 1 min 30 secs.
Additional information:  a setting of early 15th century words for use at Christmas; written for and first performed by The Beauchamp Choral Society, Leicestershire, UK.

Adam lay ybounden
Scoring: SATB. Duration: 1 min 30 secs.
Additional information:  a setting of 15th century words for use at Christmas; written for and first performed by The Beauchamp Choral Society, Leicestershire, UK.

The Guildhall Setting
Scoring: SATB, organ. Duration: 5 mins.
Additional information:  a setting in English for the Eucharist with four movements (The Kyries, Gloria, Sanctus & Benedictus, Agnus Dei) first performed in Leicester Cathedral, Leicestershire, UK in August 2001.

The law of the Lord
Scoring: SATBs. Duration: 1 min 30 secs.
Additional information:  one of three pieces (see How I love your law and Your word is a lamp) setting an excerpt from Psalm 119. They were each written for the Crown Court services which took place during Anthony Wessel’s Shrieval year (2000-2001) and were first performed in Leicester Cathedral, Leicestershire, UK.

How I love your law
Scoring: SATB. Duration: 1 min 30 secs.
Additional information:  one of three pieces (see The law of the Lord and Your word is a lamp) setting an excerpt from Psalm 119. They were each written for the Crown Court services which took place during Anthony Wessel’s Shrieval year (2000-2001) and were first performed in Leicester Cathedral, Leicestershire, UK.

Your word is a lamp
Scoring: SATB. Duration: 1 min 30 secs.
Additional information:  one of three pieces (see The law of the Lord and How I love your law) setting an excerpt from Psalm 119. They were each written for the Crown Court services which took place during Anthony Wessel’s Shrieval year (2000-2001) and were first performed in Leicester Cathedral, Leicestershire, UK.

The Gate of the Year
Scoring: SATB, trumpet audience. Duration: 1 min 30 secs.
Additional information:  commissioned to mark the dedication of the lychgate at St Peter’s church in Aston Flamville, Leicestershire, UK and was first performed there on July 1st 2000.

With wings as eagles
Scoring: SATB.
Additional information:  first performed in Peckleton Church, Leicestershire UK in July 1999.

Wedding responses
Scoring: SATB.
Additional information:  first performed by The Wyvern Singers in 1994.

Grace
Scoring: voice and piano.
Additional information:  written for The Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters and first performed in 1993.

O God, who declarest thy mighty power
Scoring: SS, organ.
Additional information:  first performed in Leicester Cathedral UK in 1986.

The first day of Yule
Scoring: SATB.
Additional information:  first performed in Leicester UK in 1985.

Settings of Hilaire Belloc
Scoring: voice and piano.
Additional information:  settings of The Polar Bear, The Lion, The Tiger, The chief defect of Henry King.