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"splendid … I feel sure many choirs (and congregations) will enjoy it."

Martin Neary, former Organist of Westminster Abbey

Beautifully-engraved publications from The Art of Music

  • Performed at St Paul's Cathedral, London, England and Dunblane Cathedral, Scotland and by many choirs in the English-speaking world
  • Customers include:
    • RSCM Millennium Youth Choir directed by David Ogden
    • RSCM Cathedral Singers directed by Brian Kay
  • Selected for choral workshops and summer schools in Australia, New Zealand and the USA

View our different types of music in the menu immediately below

Our best-selling titles

Music for SATB choir
Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Bass (some with divisions)

Songs by Robert Burns (composed by Carolyn Sparey)

Music for unison voices (or 2-part)

  • The Great O (Warwick)
    PDF
    A chant setting of the initial 'O' by Alistair Warwick
    as used in the 'O' Antiphons
    to be sung before the Advent hymn 'O come, O come, Emmanuel' (melody and words included)
    words: from the Advent Liturgy, tr. J. M. Neale; music based on a French melody
    • unison (optional organ drone) *
  • In paradisum
    PDF
    text from the liturgy, set to Gregorian chant (in modern notation)
    as sung on the album Equinox by Voces 8
    • unison ***
  • Irish Blessing (Spencer)
    PDF
    text: traditional
    • unison with piano/harp *
    • 2-part with piano/harp ***
    • SATB a capella ***

Music for Advent & Christmas

  • Christmas Bells (Sparey)
    PDF
    • SATB and piano **
  • The Great O (Warwick)
    PDF
    A chant setting of the initial 'O' by Alistair Warwick
    as used in the 'O' Antiphons
    to be sung before the Advent hymn 'O come, O come, Emmanuel' – words (from the Advent Liturgy, tr. J. M. Neale) and music (based on a French melody) included
    • unison (optional organ drone) *
  • Love came down at Christmas (Lynch)
    PDF
    words by Christina Rossetti
    music by Patricia Lynch
    • SATB and organ **

Plainchant (or chant-inspired music)

  • In paradisum
    PDF
    text from the liturgy for the Burial of the Dead
    three antiphons: In paradisum; Chorus angelorum; Ego sum ressurectio et vita
    set to Gregorian chant (in modern notation)
    • unison ***
  • The Great O (Warwick)
    PDF
    A chant setting of the initial 'O' by Alistair Warwick
    as used in the 'O' Antiphons
    to be sung before the Advent hymn 'O come, O come, Emmanuel' (melody and words included)
    words: from the Advent Liturgy, tr. J. M. Neale; music based on a French melody
    • unison (optional organ drone) *

Prayers & Blessings

  • A Celtic Prayer (Beetschen)
    PDF
    text: Alistair Maclean (from Hebridean Altars)
    • sung in a BBC Radio 3 broadcast of Choral Evensong by the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir, conducted by David Ogden
    • SATB (with divisions) and organ ***
  • The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (Deane, ed. Evans)
    PDF
    Attributed to William Deane of Wrexham, and edited by David Evans, this 17th-century setting of the traditional Grace said at the end of Evensong and other services enables a calm conclusion to any service, especially those including early music
    • SAATB **
  • Irish Blessing (Spencer)
    PDF
    text: traditional
    • unison with piano/harp *
    • 2-part with piano/harp ***
    • SATB a capella ***

Settings of Robert Burns Songs

Arrangement by Dennis Macdonald

  • Ye banks and braes
    in preparation

Compositions by Carolyn Sparey

A fifth song, 'Willie Wastle dwalt on Tweed', is in preparation

Forthcoming publications

In preparation

  • Ubi caritas est vera (chant)
    for communion or at any time of the year, especially on Maundy Thursday
    unison **
  • Verbum caro factum est (chant)
    responsory for Christmas
    unison **
  • Arundel Acclamations
    – Amen (stand-alone or for plainsong acclamations)
    – Gospel acclamations (for Lent and for Easter or Ordinary Sundays)
    • unison *
    • optional SATB & organ **
  • Si quis diligit me (Harper)
    This setting of the Sarum antiphon for Pentecost 'Si quis diligit me' by John Harper is based upon the tenor in the setting by David Peebles in the Wode Partbooks.
    • 2-part/SATB and cello **
  • An Easter Antiphon – Regina Caeli (Harper)
    text from the liturgy
    • SATB (with divisions) and organ ****
  • Benedictus for Schubert's Mass in G (Harper)
    text from the liturgy, music by John Harper
    First performed in Durham Cathedral during an RSCM International Summer School, this alternative Benedictus was composed for occasions when for reasons of length it would be impractical to use Schubert's beautiful original setting
    • SATB and organ ***
  • Come down, O love divine (Macdonald)
    • solo soprano, SATB and organ ***
  • Ecce homo (Wilson)
    The world première of this work was given by The Rosenethe Singers at the Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling on 16 March 2008
    The text by Clive Wright draws connections between Jesus' birth, his staggering steps (both as infant and on the way to the cross) and his resurrection
    • SATB ****
  • Song of Redemption – Salve Regina (Harper)
    • SSAATTBB, solo for precentor/cantor, and organ ****
  • Ubi caritas (Harper)
    • SATB and 'cello
  • Si quis diligit me (Peebles, ed. Warwick)
    we're no longer publishing this work, as you can get free downloads from Church Service Society
    • ATTB or SATB
  • Didache (Piggins)
    • SATB
  • Go in peace (Spencer)
    a song for funerals and remembrance services
  • words by Shirley Elena Murray
    • unison and keyboard/guitar
  • Water Song (Spencer)
    • unison with keyboard
  • Ps 84 (85) (Spencer)
  • A Score of Descants (Warwick)
    including Angel voices, Fulda and Moscow
  • Litany of the Saints (Warwick)
    including versions for Easter Vigil and ordinations
  • Music for Episcopal Ordinations (Warwick)
    first sung at Arundel Cathedral, England
    • unison with optional organ
  • Psalm settings (Warwick)
    Ps 88 (89): I will sing for ever of your love
    for Chrism Mass and other occasions
    Ps 96 (97): This day new light will shine
    for Christmas
    • cantor & assembly with organ

What customers say

"splendid … I feel sure many choirs (and congregations) will enjoy it."
Martin Neary, London, England
former Organist of Westminster Abbey

"Music arrived safely today. Thanks for the quick turnaround and delivery."
Stuart, Ayrshire, Scotland

"Your edition fits my needs perfectly. Thank you so much for the edition and your prompt service!"
Mary, Pennsylvania, USA

"Thanks Alistair.  Music arrived in post this morning - excellent."
Derek, Herts, England

Downloadable PDFs (and sample pages) now available for many items

  • Many of our titles are available for purchase as Adobe PDF files.
  • You can buy a licence to print 10, 30 or 50 copies for use by your choir. If you need a different number, simply purchase multiple copies of the files. For example, if you want 60 copies, buy two 30-licence copies.
  • Printed copies (octavos) also available for many items

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