Programmes

From Coronations to Commissions to Christmas, discover below some of Seraphim’s favourite programmes to delight and inspire audiences.

Thomas Hewitt Jones
Three Messages
i. My Eyes for Beauty Pine
ii. Pearls
iii. The Blessing of the Light

James MacMillan
Who are these Angels?

Robert Mingay-Smith
Of Such is the Kingdom
i. Dawn
ii. Noon
iii. Dusk
iv. Georgie’s Lullaby
v. Night

Three Messages & Of Such is the Kingdom is available on Spotify, iTunes & YouTube. With lyricists Paul Williamson, Stella Davies and a poem by Robert Bridges, we have recorded this thought-provoking choral music focusing on nature wrapped in a warm and inviting sound world with compositions by Thomas Hewitt Jones & Robert Mingay-Smith.

Thomas Hewitt Jones was commissioned by Seraphim to write music for a troubled world using original lyrics by Paul Williamson. Three Messages is a new sound world from Thomas who is famous for his bouncy carol compositions and having written the film music for the Olympic Mascots in 2012. Three Messages is written for piano, cello and 5 voices and was recorded in January 2018 at St Mary-at-Hill, London.

Robert Mingay-Smith is the director of Seraphim and wrote Of Such is the Kingdom in 2016 in conjunction with the poet Stella Davis. "I commissioned Stella to write four poems that I could set to music and dedicate to my four nephews and nieces; My brother's two children Luke and Emily and my sister's son and daughter Jolon & Aurora. In 2018, my sister gave birth to Georgina-Leigh and I then added Georgie's Lullaby before our EP was released." Of Such is the Kingdom takes the listener on a journey through a day in paradise.

G. Pergolesi
Stabat Mater

G. Palestrina
Eia Mater

F. Poulenc
Stabat Mater

T. Tomkins
When David heard

W. Byrd
Kyrie and Gloria from Mass for five voices

T. Tomkins
My Shepherd is the Living Lord
Hear my prayer

W. Byrd
Vigilate
Laetentur caeli

T. Tallis
If ye love me

W. Byrd
Sanctus & Benedictus from Mass for five voices
Ave Verum
Teach me, O Lord

T. Tallis
Salvator mundi

W. Byrd
Agnus Dei from Mass for five voices

T. Weelkes
Alleluia, I heard a voice!

H. Howells
Magnificat from St Paul’s Service
Magnificat from Gloucester Service

F. Poulenc
Salve Regina

E. Grieg
Ave Maris stella

A. Bruckner
Christus factus est
Os justi
Locus iste
Ave Maria

L. Stravinsky
Ave Maria

S. Rachmaninov
Ave Maria

Yves Castagnet
Messe "Salve Regina"

John Rutter
Sourwood Mountain

Andrew Carter
Christopher Robin

John Rutter
Five Childhood Lyrics
i. Monday’s Child
ii. The Owl and the Pussy Cat
iii. Windy Nights
iv. Matthew, Mark, Luke & John
v. Sing a Song of Sixpence

G. Mitchell
Old McDonald had a farm

Andrew Carter
The Teddy Bears’ Picnic

C. Debussy
Children’s Corner Suite
i. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
ii. Jimbo's Lullaby

iii. Serenade of the Doll

A celebration of the State: Weddings, Funerals & Coronations.

J. S. Bach
Der Herr denket an uns, BWV 196

H. Purcell
Thou knowest, Lord

G. F. Handel
The King shall rejoice
i. The King shall rejoice
ii. Exceeding glad shall He be
iii. Glory and worship
iv. Thou hast prevented Him
v. Alleluia

The Harvest of the Sea is celebrated at St Mary-at-Hill, London every year. A composition competition was held for two years from 2014. Compositions were also commissioned for the special service in 2012 & 2013.

Robert Mingay-Smith
Never weather-beaten sail
Written for the Harvest of the Sea 2012

Andrew Macmillan
They that go down to the sea in ships
Commissioned for the Harvest of the Sea 2013

Michael Strange
Never weather-beaten sail
Winner of the Harvest of the Sea Composition Competition 2014

Andrew Wilson
The Fishery of Souls (Poem by Stella Davis)
Winner of the Harvest of the Sea Composition Competition 2015

H. Sumsion
They that go down to the sea in ships

Thomas Hewitt Jones
Fish Jubilate
Commissioned for the Harvest of the Sea 2012

J. Brahms
Liebeslieder Walzer
Neue Liebeslieder Walzer

A sleigh ride through our favourite season with an emphasis on celebrating British Composers.

Will Todd
My Lord has come

Thomas Hewitt Jones
In the bleak mid-winter

W. Byrd
Laetentur caeli

P. Warlock
Bethlehem down

John Rutter
What sweeter music

Cecilia McDowall
A Heavenly song