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1. Bring Us, O Lord God
Paul Hayward

Duration: 3'30"
Ensemble: SATB Unaccompanied
Grading: Medium
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Bring us, O Lord God is a setting of words by John Donne, ideal for funerals, Remembrance and around the feast of All Souls. The music draws out the natural comfort and sense of hope found in the text, and offers the listener a few moments of calm through the tuneful melody and subtle contrasting sections. The final amen includes shades of Gerald Finzi, whilst overtones of William Harris can be detected through the various changes of key. This is a pleasing work to sing and to listen to, and will be a valuable addition to the repertoire of any choir.


2. A Tender Shoot
Paul Hayward

Duration: 2'30"
Ensemble: Divided SATB unaccompanied
Grading: Medium
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A tender shoot sets Bartholomew's well-known words to a new tune, heard in the soprano and then in the tenor, alongside pleasant choral harmonies. The piece is suitable to be sung in Advent and Christmastide as it speaks of the Christ who is to come.

This expressive piece is fun for those singing whilst being accessible to those listening.

This version is for divided SATB! You may be looking for the 4-part SATB version.


3. Ave Verum Corpus
Paul Hayward

Duration: 5'00"
Ensemble: SATB unaccompanied
Grading: Medium/Difficult
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Ave Verum Corpus sets the 14th century eucharistic text for SATB choir (with some divisi). It starts in a calm manner with a single alto note, and returns to this feeling of stillness twice in the piece. In between are surges of sound where the harmonies gradually build up before being released and returning to the stillness.

This is a meditative work with gorgeous chords and sweeping vocal lines, and is designed to complement the liturgy of communion. Ave Verum Corpus was written in 2017 for Tim Williams and the choirs of St Wulfram's, Grantham, where this work is a well-loved and regularly performed addition to the repertoire.


4. A tender shoot
Paul Hayward

Duration: 2'30"
Ensemble: SATB unaccompanied
Grading: Medium/Difficult
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A tender shoot sets Bartholomew's well-known words to a new tune, heard in the soprano and then in the tenor, alongside pleasant choral harmonies. The piece is suitable to be sung in Advent and Christmastide as it speaks of the Christ who is to come.

This expressive piece is fun for those singing whilst being accessible to those listening.

This version is for 4-part SATB! You may be looking for the divided SATB version.


5. Love bade me welcome
Paul Hayward

Duration: 3'30"
Ensemble: SATB organ
Grading: Medium
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Love bade me welcome is perhaps George Herbert's most famous poem, and speaks of Love asking each one of us to sit and eat, regardless of our sins. It is appropriate for many occasions, including any celebration of the eucharist and especially on Maundy Thursday.

This composition uses a regular verse structure, with the same tune in three different permutations reflecting the text. It is scored for SATB without divisi, accompanied by the organ, making it an accessible (and tuneful) addition to your choir library.