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Song cycles for unaccompanied mixed choir

Scotland at Night, a set of six songs describing the Scotland that begins at dusk.
The Painter's Eye, a set of five songs inspired by famous paintings.
A Time of Gifts, a set of six songs on the theme of gifts and giving: a mixture of sentiment and humour.

The above three sets all have original texts by Alexander McCall Smith.  They are published and sold by Goodmusic/Roberton and you can find further information following the links above.

The Language of Love, a new setting of five poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley (in English), Louise Labé (in French), Heinrich Heine (in German), Francesco Petrarca (in Italian) and Annie Stenzel (contemporary American). First performance 24 June 2016.

Scotland at Night and The Painter's Eye have been recorded on Delphian Records DCD34060 by Laudibus.  See Recordings for more information.

Other compositions for mixed voices

Christmas pieces for SATB and piano or orchestra: Merry Christmas Jazz, Los Pastores a Belén, En Belén tocan a fuego, Esta Noche, all published by Hinshaw Music with piano accompaniment.  They can be purchased from Hal Leonard or, for UK and other European customers, from Music Shop EuropeThe three Spanish numbers can be performed as a sequence. You can listen to them here: Los Pastores a Belén, En Belén tocan a fuego, Esta Noche.   See a performance of an adaptation for a solo ensemble of Merry Christmas Jazz on YouTube.  See a performance of Los Pastores a Belén on YouTube.  See performances of Esta Noche on YouTube here and here.

Christmas pieces for SATB a cappella: Sir Christèmas for SSATBB published and sold by Goodmusic/RobertonSweet was the Song (with divisi) published and sold by Hinshaw Music and also available here.  A version for upper voices SSSAA is available from Tom CunninghamDormi, Jesu! for SATB (see a page) is available from Tom Cunningham.

Christmas pieces for SATB with piano: For unto us a child is born published and sold by Goodmusic/Roberton.  

Other sacred pieces for SATB with organ: I will lift up mine eyes (Psalm 121) published and sold by Goodmusic/Roberton.  

Folk songs and spirituals: Ye Banks and Braes (SSATBB unaccompanied), Rock o' my soul (SATB div. with piano), published by
Hinshaw Music.  They can be purchased from Hal Leonard or from Music Shop Europe;
Auld Lang Syne (SATB unaccompanied or with piano, also available for TTBB), Loch Lomond (SATB unaccompanied) published and sold by Goodmusic/Roberton.

Other: The Good-Bye Jazz (SATB with optional piano) published and sold by Goodmusic/Roberton: see a performance on YouTubeWhen I'm Sixty-four (Lennon-McCartney, arranged for SATB with divisi, see a page) is available from Tom Cunningham: listen to a verse sung by Kalliope from Ghent.