'Still Falls the Rain' for chorus and orchestra op.723 (May 2021)

An orchestral version of the work originally for chorus and organ
Published by: Highbridge Music. Scores available on-line or by posted by request.
Note on Lyrics: Note on Lyrics: Text: Dame Edith Sitwell by permission
Duration: 10 mins
Sheet Music Available


*STILL FALLS THE RAIN op.495 (February 1997)

An SATB and organ setting of the poem by Edith Sitwell
Original version for choir and organ published by: Highbridge Music Ltd
Commissioned by: The Chester Bach Singers
Instrumentation: SATB (plus treble or soprano solo) and organ
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Duration: 10 mins
First Performance: The Chester Bach Singers May 1998 Chester Cathedral


12th November 2015 Canticum Choir conducted by Mark Forkgen, St. Paul's Knightsbridge

JUBILATE DEO (choir & organ - Opus 406* commissioned by Abington Presbyterian Church, Penn. USA 1990)

FESTIVAL MASS (a cappella 8-part double choir - Opus 377* commissioned by The Three Choirs Festival, Worcester 1987)

THE RISE OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (organ solo - Opus 532* (commissioned for Dame Gillan Weir by The Usher Hall, Edinburgh 2003)

WALKING IN THE AIR (a cappella choir - Opus 585* commissioned by the Stockholm Boys Choir 2007)


 MOTET: GOD BE MERCIFUL UNTO US AND BLESS US (a cappella choir - Opus 494 - commissioned by St. Margaret's Westminster & 1st performed there in 1996)

STILL FALLS THE RAIN (choir & organ - Opus 495* - commissioned by  Chester Bach Singers 1997)

A TOCCATA OF GALUPPI'S (solo voice & harpsichord - Opus 263 - commissioned and 1st performed by Michael Leighton Jones, baritone with Howard Blake, harpsichord, on BBC Radio 3 1978 - 1st London concert performance)

SONGS OF TRUTH AND GLORY (choir & organ - Opus 546* - The Elgar Commission for the Worcester Three Choirs Festival  2005)

* = 1st London performance

6th July 1998 Chester Bach Singers, Bolton Parish Church
16th May 1998 Chester Bach Singers, Martin Bussey, Chester Cathedral UK

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'*STILL FALLS THE RAIN' op.495 (February 1997)
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