LAURENCE ARMSTRONG HUGHES

SCORES

Welcome to a selection of scores of my music. You can look at and 'play through' part or in some cases the whole of a score online to see if you like it, using the small 'scorch player' download. (If you do not have the scorch player, there will be a link on the score page you can download it from.)

Vocal Music

       
  c.20m.    

Nine poems of A.E. Housman set for tenor/baritone and piano. Composed in 1996 to mark the centenary of 'A Shropshire Lad', and revised in 2008, these songs are in a lyrical yet contemporary style and can be sung either as a cycle or in an order of the performers' choice. Click on the title to access the first song. 'Reveille'.

     

Choral Music

           
c.22m.     For baritone solo, choir and small orchestra, the Cantata sets words about Oxford by Gerard Manley Hopkins, Oscar Wilde and Edith Nesbit in an affectionate tribute to an historic and beautiful city.
         
9m.     A setting for SSAATTBB choir of two of Blake's 'Songs of Innocence' - 'Night' and 'The Tiger'. As sung by the Arcadian Singers of Oxford University (listen to mp3 here).
         
5m./3m.     Settings of the two Evening Canticles of the Church of England, for SATB choir and organ. Suitable for liturgical use and also for concert performance.
         
13m.     For treble voices in three parts, with some solos, and organ accompaniment. As the title suggests, the individual movements are quite short, and the work is suitable for liturgical or concert use, either as a whole, or with individual movements used as anthems.
         
c.7m.     Two poems - 'Sweetest of Sweets' and 'Even-Song', by the 17th century mystic, George Herbert, set for unaccompanied SATB choir.
         
         
Carols              
         
2m.     A setting of an English version of a traditional German text, for SATB choir and organ
       
2m.     A version of a jaunty American traditional carol, for SATB choir and organ or piano.
         
4m.     A modern version of a medieval English text, set for SATB choir. (Some deviding of parts).
         
         
2m.     A simple and short setting of a medieval English text for SATB choir.
         
c.2m.     An arrangement of a traditional Norwegian carol for SATB choir and organ with some solos - alternative texts in English and Norwegian.
         
         
c.3m.     A version in English of a traditional carol from the Hebrides, 'Taladh Chriosta', set for unaccompanied SATB choir (some dividing of parts).
         
c.2m.     A well-known traditional English carol arranged for choir and organ.
         
Instrumental Music        
             
  • Suite for bassoon and piano
7m.     A four movement suite in 'jazz' style, loosely based on four pieces from Bach's 'Well-Tempered Clavier'.    
             
5m.     An arrangement of four traditional Jewish tunes for any of three solo instruments with piano accompaniment.    
             
6m.     A popular, lighthearted selection of favourites, including 'Here we come a-wassailing', the Sussex Carol, 'God rest ye merry gentlemen','O Little Town of Bethlehem', 'The First Nowell' and 'The Holly and the Ivy'.    
             
9m.     Another selection, this time including 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing', 'Angels from the Realms of Glory', 'While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night', 'Silent Night', 'See Amid the Winter's Snow' and 'In Dulci Jubilo'.    
             
Music for Brass Band            
             
2m.     An arrangement for brass band with optional choir and organ of this well-known, stirring hymn. Ideal for festive and patriotic occasions, with or without singers. (As used by the Scottish Co-Op Funeralcare Band and the Glasgow Phoenix Choir on their 2009 CD, 'Songs of Consolation'). Listen to mp3 here    
             
8m.     A selection of favourite Scottish tunes arranged for brass band, including 'Hielan' Laddie', 'Will Ye No' Come Back Again?', 'O Rowan Tree', 'Loch Lomond', 'My Love is like a Red, Red Rose','The Skye Boat Song'. 'Scotland the Brave' and 'Auld Lang Syne'.    
             
Orchestral Music            
             
12m.     A medley of traditional Welsh tunes, arranged for symphony orchestra in a contemporary but accessible style.    
             
10m.     A medley of traditional tunes from the Hebrides, arranged for symphony orchestra in a contemporary but accessible style.    
             
             

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