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After the War
TTBB and piano, Cypress Choral Music coming soon
Sarah Slean sang this song in the film “Passchendaele”. Paul Gross, from Calgary-Alberta, wrote, co-produced and starred in the film which focuses on the experiences of a Canadian soldier at the Third Battle of Ypres. Mark has transformed the song into a wonderful choral composition which would be well suited to Remembrance Day events or any concert concerning War and Peace. Small ensemble version available from the publisher.
TBarB and piano, Boosey & Hawkes M051-47745-6
This gorgeous Irish love song expresses the yearning of a young man for his love many miles away. A wonderfully expressive piano accompaniment supports this romantic ballad that will melt your heart. This has become very popular among many male choruses of all ages. Easy. An excellent, fresh arrangements of a beautiful Irish tune. The arrangements is very accessible and choirs of widely differing abilities will find this fun and satisfying to perform. plenty of opportunity to concentrate on musicality and interpretation. Highly recommended…Bournemouth UK
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Christmas in Carrick
TBarB, fiddle or piccolo, bodhran
A high energy Celtic number recorded by the Barra-MacNeils. Suitable for high school and older ensembles. This is available directly from the composer; please send an email to request a perusal copy.
Cloths of Heaven
TTBB and piano, Kelman Hall 06/2060 (Music Plus)
A beautifully moving setting of Yeat’s magnificent poem “Had I the heaven’s embroidered cloths.” This work, also available in SSA and SATB, was commissioned by Music Plus and the Lyrical Lines Education Network for the 2007 Waterloo Region High School Choral Festival to be held in Centre in the Square, Kitchener-Waterloo. Medium difficulty. Additional instrumentation for wind quintet + piano available from the composer.
Watch Amabile perform this piece Watch O’Neill Collegiate Men’s Choir perform this piece
Dans les chantiers
TBB and piano, Boosey & Hawkes M051-47808-8
A wonderfully boisterous Québecois lumberjack song! This ballad, supported by an inventive piano accompaniment, recounts the trials of a young man in the Canadian woods in winter. See the score Watch University of Southern California Apollo Men’s Chorus
Dear Old Ireland
Irish-Canadian folk song, TBB and piano, Boosey & Hawkes M051-48095-1
A rollicking lumberjack jig for male chorus suitable for teens, university an older. The folk song tells the tale of Irish lads, who valliantly face hardships of the Canadian woods but long for their home in the Emerald Isle. Lively and full of humour. See the score Watch
The Dying Rebel
Irish folk song, TBB and piano, Boosey & Hawkes 051-48136-1
This poignant ballad recounts the tragic death of a young rebel from Cork during in the famous 1916 Easter Rising which proclaimed the Irish Republic independent of Britain. Expressive and emotional. See the score
The Holy Ground
Irish folk song, TTBB a cappella, Boosey & Hawkes HL48023063 The Holy Ground is a traditional nineteenth-century folksong from County Cork, Ireland and is based on a Welsh sea shanty, “The Lass of Swansea Town.” Written for and dedicated to Diane Loomer, founding director of the male chorus, Chor Leoni, this is a reflective arrangement of what is often a boistrous “tavern song,” capturing the sad sentiment of the lyrics.
The Pierless Bridge
SSA and piano CP 1332; or TTBB and piano CP 1333; or SATB CP 1294 , Cypress Choral Music
Emily Dickinson explores the question of faith is this poignant poem and Mark gives it the perfect gentle setting. Listen
Jug o’ Punch
Irish folksong, TTBB, penny whistle and piano One of the great Irish drinking songs made famous by the Descendants, full of vigour and good humour. Now available directly from the composer; please send an email to request a perusal copy.
TTBB and piano, Boosey & Hawkes 48019915 One of the most beautiful of all Maritime love songs masterfully set for older teens or adult voices. Simple canonic writing and warm harmonies supported by an evocative rolling piano accompanist build to the final verse. Medium. See the score Watch
Mummers’ Carol (The Wren Song)
Celtic folksong, TBarB and body rhythm
A high-spirited ‘St. Stephen’s Day’ carol about the capturing of the wren to bring good luck. Now available directly from the composer; please send an email to request a perusal copy.
The Old House
TBarB and piano
A poignant Scottish ballad familiar to many through the recording by John McDermott, available in Canada only. Suitable for high school and older ensembles. Now available directly from the composer; please send an email to request a perusal copy.
TTBB and percussion, Boosey & Hawkes 48019901
An imaginative and haunting soundscape that portrays an Inuit hunting expedition in the Arctic: the cold, moon, ice, snow, and the northern lights are captured in special vocal effects. Commissioned and premiered by the Amabile Men’s Chorus, London ON, Carol Beynon and Ken Fleet, directors. One of the highlights of Podium 2006 in Victoria and broadcast on CBC this is a challenging but rewarding work. Winner of the Paul Revere Award for Publishing. See the score
Walking TTBB and piano, In Low Voice, Boosey & Hawkes 979-0-051-48324-2
This setting of a poem by one of England’s notable war poets, Robert Graves (1895-1985), dedicated to the memory of a World War I veteran, is for 4-part men’s chorus, the perfect ensemble to bring this powerful text to life See score Listen
We’ll Rant and We’ll Roar TBarB and piano, Boosey & Hawkes M-051-47771-5
A rousing and humorous rendition of one of Canada’s best-loved sea shanties from Newfoundland. Suitable for teen and adult male ensembles. A great concert finale. See the score
The Wild Rover Irish folk song,TBB and piano, Boosey & Hawkes HL 48022979
A boisterous arrangement of this favorite Celtic pub song just released! This is suitable to teens and adult choirs alike. Small instrumental ensemble version of flute, oboe, violin, double bass + piano available from the composer. See the score
tenor/bass coming soon: Walking (Song of Remembrance) Boosey and Hawkes