Rosemary’s long association with young musicians and with amateur choirs has borne fruit in many compositions designed for these groups. Some have been adapted many times following requests from schools or choirs with different forces and for particular events. Contact Rosemary to discuss new commissions or adaptations to suit your performers. A selection is listed below. A full catalogue of Compositions for sale can be found on this website.
Music for the theatre
The Quest of the Holy Grail – a ballad opera to a libretto by William Wray, first performed in the Temple Church London. The opera was performed by Lincoln County Operatic and Amateur Dramatic Society in Lincoln Cathedral in August 2014.
Songs and incidental music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night and The Merchant of Venice (upper voices and instrumental ensemble or piano).
Songs and incidental music for As You Like It in two different settings, (two-part voices with accompaniment or SSA unaccompanied).
Songs and incidental music for The Tempest in two different settings, (unaccompanied SA voices or two-part upper voices with piano or piano trio accompaniment).
Let not your heart be troubled for SATB choir and organ, first performed by Discantus in St. Ann’s Church, Manchester and subsequently in Hinde Street Methodist Church, London. The text is Chapter 14 of St John’s Gospel, and it is particularly suitable for Passiontide and memorial services.
Thou whose birth on earth (carol with piano/organ)
The Blest (unaccompanied anthem)
And he arose (unaccompanied introit)
As the Father hath loved me (anthem with piano/organ)
Psalm 150 (SSAA and organ)
Out of thin air (Five songs from The Tempest for SA voices and piano)
Ring out, ye crystal spheres (SSAA unaccompanied)
Out of your slepe (carol for SSA and string orchestra)
I will sing unto the Lord (unison or two-part with piano)
These things I command you (unison and piano)
Sing into silence (a collection of easy devotional songs for unison voices and piano)
Voice and piano
Song cycle – Beyond the touch of time (soprano and piano)
Songs for Rose (two songs for soprano and piano)
Characters (suite for clavichord or piano)
Six early pieces (violin and piano)