RECENT & FORTHCOMING PERFORMANCES

2017

Terpsichoreana  City Chamber Choir & Chameleon Brass cond. Stephen Jones
St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, 7.30pm Tuesday 16th May

 

PUBLISHED COMPOSITIONS

The Childrey Service

Preces & Responses, and the Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis for a cappella TTBB have now been posted on Choral Wiki (cpdl.org)

 

Terpsichoreana (Five Dance Scenes)

Hop Vine Music

Words by Nia Williams. Choir (SATB), brass quintet & percussion

“… a splendid and highly original piece of work. … The score is laid out very well. I hadn’t heard of Hop Vine. They deserve recognition.” Gwyn Arch (dir. Reading Male Voice Choir)

“… very rewarding to do and the choir enjoyed it immensely!” Michael Smedley (cond. Oxford Pro Musica Singers)

“It was such a pleasure to perform your music—so idiomatic. Many thanks for your music, Malcolm” Stephen Jones (cond. City Chamber Choir)

Nova, Nova!

Hop Vine Music

Six carols on mediaeval texts. Choir (SATB, unaccompanied)

“… well-crafted, tuneful and individual and are totally rewarding to perform … Malcolm Pearce really knows how to set a text!” Janet Lincé, Musical Director of Choros

All extracts–Oxford Singers, cond. David Crown

1. Nova! Nova!

2. Sweet was the Song

3. Out of your Sleep

4. Balulalow

5. There is no rose

6. A New Year’s Carol

Drop down ye heavens from above

Hop Vine Music

Advent prose. Choir (SATB) & organ

“An absolutely wonderful piece … A great success with our choir and congregation” Christian Rutherford, director of music at ‘Little’ St Mary’s Church, Cambridge

 

Jubilate

Hop Vine music

Psalm 100. Choir (SATB) & organ

 

Wassail!

Hop Vine Music

Christmas cantata. Baritone solo, choir (SATB) & brass quintet

 

Songsters

Hop Vine Music

Poems by Stevie Smith. Cantata for female voices (SSAA unaccompanied)

1. The Songster (Bulmershe Girls Choir, cond. Gwyn Arch)

2. The bereaved swan (City of Oxford Choir, cond. Malcolm Pearce)

3. My Cats (Bulmershe Girls Choir, cond. Gwyn Arch)

4. Pad, pad (Oxford Singers, cond. David Crown)

 

Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

Oxford University Press

Traditional carol, arr. for choir (SATB) & organ

 

Sundry Sketches

Hop Vine Music

Four character pieces for flute, oboe & piano

“…refreshing individuality and assured craftsmanship, with the emphasis securely on melodic invention.” Richard Stagg, (British Flute Society Journal)

 

Bassoonova

Hop Vine Music

Bassoon & piano

 

Junior ragtime

Hop Vine Music

Bass clarinet (or bassoon) & piano

 

always it’s Spring

Camden Music

Poems by e.e.cummings. Choir (SATB) & brass quintet

BBC Northern Singers & English Brass Ensemble, cond. Stephen Wilkinson

1. Who knows if the moon’s a balloon?

2. Maggie and Millie and Molly and May

3. These children singing in stone

4. Your time is my time

5. I thank you God

Madrigals on the river

Camden Music

Words by Maida Stainer. Partsong (SATB)

London Contemporary Voices, cond. Andrew Skirrow

News

Forthcoming performances:

2017
Thursday 26 October, evening
St Frideswide's, Oxford
Monday 11 December, 1pm
St Michael in the Northgate, Oxford
Traditional Mince Pyes Concert
with Monday's Madrigals
2018
Thursday 25 January, 1.30pm
Harris-Manchester College Chapel
Monday 12 February, 3pm
Benslow Music Trust, Hitchin
Saturday 17 March, 7.30pm
Yolande Patterson Hall, Abingdon
Wednesday 18 April, 1.15pm
St Peter's Church, Bournemouth
Sunday 13 May, 3.30pm
St Bartholomew's Church, Lower Basildon

Performances

Monday 30 October, 1pm
St Michael at the Northgate, Oxford
Chamber music with members of
Pavlova wind quintet (piano)

Saturday 11 November, 7.30pm
St Barnabas Church, Jericho, Oxford
Handel's 'Samson' with OUP Choir,
Oxford Sinfonia and Soloists (conductor)

Saturday 2 December, 7.30pm
St Mary's Church, Banbury
Haydn's 'Creation' with Banbury CS
and Oxford Sinfonia (continuo)