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


A Wreathèd Garland–four songs of George Herbert (premiere) Francesca Saracino (mezzo soprano) & Oxford Sinfonia
St Barnabas Church, Oxford, 7.30pm Saturday 10th November



Winter Notebook

Recorders (single player) and Organ

Christopher Britton (recorders), Malcolm Pearce (organ)

Hop Vine Music

1.Lamento (tenor)

2.Scherzetto (sopranino)

3.Aria (treble)

4.Giga (descant)

 The Childrey Service

Preces & Responses, Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis for a cappella TTBB

Terpsichoreana (Five Dance Scenes)

1.Pavane and Galliard: Mediaeval Procession
2.Tarantella: Tarantula!
3.Gavotte and Foxtrot: English country house party, 1920s
4.Valse Antique: Figures on an ancient vase
5.Samba–Salsa: Dances of the sun and moon

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


Hop Vine music

Psalm 100. Choir (SATB) & organ


Hop Vine Music

Christmas cantata. Baritone solo, choir (SATB) & brass quintet
1. Nowell
2.Twelve of the clock


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
Version for female voices in ‘For Him All Stars’

Sundry Sketches

Hop Vine Music

Four character pieces for flute, oboe & piano
2. May-Dance

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


Hop Vine Music

Bassoon & piano

Junior ragtime

Hop Vine Music

Bass clarinet (or bassoon) & piano

always it’s Spring

Camden Music (distributed by Spartan Press music publishers)

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 (distributed by Spartan Press music publishers)

Words by Maida Stainer. Partsong (SATB)

London Contemporary Voices, cond. Andrew Skirrow


Forthcoming performances 2019:

Thursday 24 January 1.30pm
Harris Manchester College, Oxford


Monday, 5 Feb, 1pm, St Michael In The Northgate, Oxford: Pavlova Winds—Glinka, Shostokovich, etc (Piano)

Saturday, 16 Feb, 1030am, St Peter's, Wolvercote: ODOA Introduction to the Organ for young keyboard players, 11–18yrs (Leader)

Saturday 13 March, 7.30, St Mary's, Banbury: Oxford Sinfonia & Banbury Choral Soc. (Continuo)