New Music for Choirs, Video Games and more

  

Medieval and fantasy music, images and stories can inspire us in the context of modern life. They evoke a time when life, though “nasty, brutish and short”, is also primal, heroic and full of mystery. The music I write brings to life this medieval spirit for listeners. My musical compositions are strongly influenced by authentic medieval music as well as more recent music.

  

I write music for choirs, video games, television, plays and films. I hope you will enjoy the music available through this site and through my youtube channel. If you would like to buy recordings of my compositions, have me write music for a video game, film etc. or commission me to write a composition for a specific event such as a wedding, check out the shop page or contact me.

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

New carols and songs for Chaucer's pilgrims

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This is a collection of twenty pieces I have composed using authentic medieval English lyrics. The  music which went with these lyrics in their time has not survived, so I have written all new music to breathe new life into these old texts. The songs cover all sides of medieval life, from love, death, politics and drinking to carols for Christmas and Easter. Thirteen works are recorded on my critically-acclaimed CD. Full details of this set of works is available on the New Medieval Songs page. You can also see and hear some being performed on this site and on youtube.

  

Works have been performed by choirs in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, and have been broadcast by the BBC in the UK and by the ABC in Australia. The CD received critical acclaim in the form of a 4.5 star review in the national newspaper, The Weekend Australian.

 

Other original compositions for choirs

I have published a number of other works. Some works have been professionally published. These include pieces written to words taken from the Middle English Wyclif bible, including a Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis. A number have been recorded and you can hear them using the music player at the top right of this page. 

  

Wyclif Magnificat

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Nu this fules singet

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Wyclif Nunc Dimittis

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Aesuries Te

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Wyclif Psalm 126  

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Lent Prose

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Veni Sancte Spiritus

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Renaissance Dance arrangements

Many of the surviving Renaissance and Medieval dances have reached us with just a single line of music. I have arranged over fifty such dances for multiple parts. These arrangements have been published in Del’s Dance Book, sometimes under the pseudonym Geoffrey of Exeter. I’ve also published them below – all of the arrangements are free use for non-profit. If you’d like to use them as part of a profit-making endeavour, contact me.

English Country Dance (Playford)

Dances from France and Burgundy

Other Medieval and Renaissance Dances

Argeers

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Double Bransle

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Gelosia

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Blew Cap

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Single Bransle

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Spagnoletta

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Chestnut

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Bransle Gai

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Bizzarria d'Amore

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Cuckolds All A Row

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Burgundian Bransle

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Black Allemande

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Dargason

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Mimed Bransle 1 Washerwoman's

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Saltarello La Regina

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Dissembling Love

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Mimed Bransle 2 Pease

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Esperans

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Dull Sir John

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Mimed Bransle 3 Hermits

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Contentezza d'Amore

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Fine Companion

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Mimed Bransle 4 Shoes

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Gavotte

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Gathering Peascods

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Mimed Bransle 5 Horses

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Spagnoletto

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Goddesses

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Cut Bransle 1 Cassandra

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Villanella

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Merry Merry Milkmaids

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Cut Bransle 2

Pinagay

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Glory of the West

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Newcastle

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Cut Bransle 3

Charlotte

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La Fiamma d'Amore

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Parson's Farewell

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Cut Bransle 4

La Guerre

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Lavena/Half Hannikin

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Cut Bransle 5

Aridan

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Rufty, Tufty

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Official Bransle

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Upon a Summer's Day

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Trihory of Brittany

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Wherligig

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Hay Bransle

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Buffens

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Danse de Cleves

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Transcriptions of surviving medieval works

Over the years, i've also transcribed a significant amount of music for performers. So others can use it, I've made it available here through the website - all of it is completely free use for either profit or non-profit purposes. I'm also contributing them to the Choral Public Domain Library.

Ave Regina Coelurum

by Leonel Power

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Ave Maris Stella 

by Anonymous

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Eterno Serviet

by Anonymous

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Flos Florum

by Guillaume Dufay

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Relegetur Ab Area

by Anonymous

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Sol Sub Nube Latuit

by Anonymous

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