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 2018:

Sunday 8 July, 6pm
St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

Tuesday 10 July, 1pm
The Sypert Room, St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh

Saturday 21 July, 7pm
Manor Farm, Ardley

Saturday 1 September, 7.30pm
'Little' St Mary's Church, Cambridge

Saturday 22 September, 7.30pm
St Mary's Church, Kidlington

Sunday 14 October, 3pm
Rushmere St Andrew, Ipswich

Thursday 15 November, 11.15am
Guildford Cathedral

Performances

Sunday, 8 April, 3pm, St Nicolas Church, Abingdon: Abbey Chamber Concert – Martinu 'La Revue de cuisine' (piano)

Sunday, 15 April, 3pm, Exeter College Chapel: Kennington United Choirs – Brahms German Requiem (piano)

Sunday, 22 April, Silk Hall, Radley College: Abingdon Music Festival Concerto Competition (official accompanist)

Friday 3 – Sunday 5 May, St Helens & St Katharine's School, Abingdon: Abingdon Music Festival (official accompanist)

Saturday, 19 May, 7.30pm, St Margaret's Church Oxford: Oxford University Press Choir – 'Shakespeare with a Swing' (director)

Wednesday, 20 June, 12noon, Oxford Town Hall: Recital (organ) – Jongen Sonata Eroica, et al

Thursday, 12 July, 1pm, Oxford University Press:
"Summer Songs" (director)

Monday, 23 July, 1pm, St Michael in the Northgate Oxford: Song recital with Stella Seaton-Sims (piano)