online list of commissioned musical works by Paul Ayres 

please note, this is not the complete catalogue of works, which can be found HERE, but an index of pieces that Paul has composed or arranged in response to a professional commission

for a list of prize-winning and shortlisted musical works, click HERE

and if you are interested in commissioning new music from Paul, click HERE

 

online list of commissioned musical works by Paul Ayres
in reverse chronological order
showing the title of each piece (click for more information), scoring, and commission/dedication line

2016

O laud the Lord
choir and wind orchestra
commissioned by Savannah River Winds, South Carolina

The quality of mercy is not strained
upper voices and piano
commissioned by Badger State Girl Choir, Wisconsin

Storm and Tide
Remembrance anthem for choir and organ
privately commissioned

It's Raining Men
a cappella arrangement
commissioned by Les Sirenes, Glasgow

Driving Home for Christmas
choral arrangement
commissioned by Hong Kong Women's Choir

None of the Above
choral arrangement
commissioned by London Humanist Choir

Funiculi Funicula Finale
organ
privately commissioned

Fantasy-Sonata Over the Rainbow
organ
commissioned by Glenview Community Church, Illinois

2015

The Singers
choir SATB and piano
commissioned by Association of Music in International Schools (AMIS) Europe

Abba Yitkadash Shemakh
choir SATB and solo viola/clarinet
commissioned by Walla Walla University

Bless This House
arrangement of the Mary Brahe song for choir SATB and piano
privately commissioned

The Harmony of Heaven and Earth
three-movement work for choir SATB, piano and handbells
commissioned by Marquette Choral Society

The Light Walking
song-cycle for tenor or soprano and piano

2014

Grant O God thy protection (Druid's Prayer)
upper voices (1-7 parts) and organ
privately commissioned

All the world's a stage
unison voices and piano
commissioned by Magdalen College School Oxford

I'm just a poor wayfaring stranger
arrangement for voices and piano
commissioned for American Choral Directors' Association North Central regional conference

God looks on nature with a glorious eye 
choir and organ
commissioned by All Saints East Kilda Australia

2013

Let my music be
sequence of pieces for young voices
commissioned by Pittsburgh Eastern Area Youth Chorale

What it feels like for a girl
arrangement of the Madonna song
commissioned by Hong Kong Women's Choir

Stronger
arrangement of the Kelly Clarkson song
commissioned by Hong Kong Women's Choir

2012

Nosferatu
choral score to complement improvised music of ambient-rock quartet Minima, for live accompaniment of silent film
commissioned by East End Film Festival

On this mountain
for choir SATB and organ
commissioned by the Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Thirty Days hath November
Holy Trinity Prayerchildren’s voices and piano
commissioned by Holy Trinity Primary School, Northwood, Middlesex

Darius and Alexander 
children's songs - a mini-musical
commissioned by Fairholme Primary School

Zum Mahl des Lammes schreiten wir 
chorale-motet for SATB choir and organ
commissioned for publication by Carus Verlag

Santa Claus is comin' to town 
arrangement of the classic Coots/Gillespie song for unaccompanied choir SSATB
orchestral accompaniment commissioned by Buxton Musical Society


2011

As I went out one May morning 
arrangement of the English folksong for choir SATB and piano or harp
commissioned by Trinity College Music Society Cambridge

Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs 
for choir SSATB
commissioned by Concordia Voices, Hampton, Middlesex

Suite for Eric 
for solo organ
commissioned by Jane Tyson

2010

Ariston men hudor 
for unaccompanied choir S S A T Bar B
commissioned by Thames Valley University Faculty of the Arts Creative Campus Initiative

This is the day
Look well to this day

for choir SSA (with optional solos and/or baritone part) unaccompanied
commissioned by Voices (The City of Derby Girls' Choir) & Derby Youth Choir

2009

Nick a ting nock a ting 
for women's voices SSSSAAAA
commissioned by Opus 44 women's choir

Make we merry 
carol for SATB choir, brass quintet and audience
commissioned by Harrow Choral Society

Mass for Five Voices 
for choir SSATB unaccompanied
commissioned by St George’s Church Hanover Square, London

2008

Morning Star 
for SATB choir and wind orchestra
And the glory of the Lord
for choir SATB and piano (optional string bass and drum kit): a re-working of Handel's music
Zacharias' Song
for choir SSAA and piano
Deilig er den himmel blå / Beautiful the azure sky 
for choir SSAATTBB
Christ, whose glory fills the skies 
for men's voices T Bar B and piano
Estrellitas 
for choir SATB or SSAB with trumpet, marimba, double bass and percussion
six pieces commissioned by Wartburg College Iowa

The Other 
for choir SSAB and piano
commissioned by St James Academy, Lenexa, Kansas

2007

When you see millions of the mouthless dead 
for choir SATBdiv
commissioned by the BBC Singers

In the stillness 
for choir SATB and string trio  
commissioned by London Pro Arte Choir

Just So Songs 
for children’s voices, piano and (optional) percussion
commissioned by Farnham Music Festival

2006

Brethren 
for men's voices (tenor, baritone, bass), organ and 3 cellos (or organ alone)
commissioned by Wheaton College Illinois

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
a cappella choral arrangement of the Andrew Lloyd Webber / Tim Rice show
commissioned by The Walbrook Singers

Maybe we still have time / Tal vez tenemos tiempo aún 
for double choir SATBSATB
commissioned by The Esoterics, Seattle

Rejoice in the Lord alway 
for soprano (or tenor) and organ
commissioned by Brian Blandford

2005

The Art of Music
for choir SATB and marimba
commissioned by Texas Lutheran University Choir

This sceptr’d isle 
for choir SATBdiv
commissioned by Exmoor Singers of London

Te lucis ante terminum 
for choir SSATB
commissioned by London Festival of Contemporary Church Music

Sink or Swim 
incidental music for Mike Kenny’s play
commissioned by Quicksilver Theatre

Diamonds are Forever
new (re-)arrangement of the John Barry / Don Black song for unaccompanied voices
commissioned by Harrow School

Holding out for a Hero 
arrangement of the Jim Steinman & Dean Pitchford song for unaccompanied women's voices SSAA
commissioned by Heartbeat Chorus Manchester

Royal David's Fanfare 
for trumpet and organ
commissioned by Look Good... Feel Better...

2004

Daisies 
for children's choir (SS) and piano
Icicles 
for choir SATB and piano
two pieces commissioned by Alexandria Choral Society
 
Carols Fantasia 
for flute and piano
commissioned by Carol Baxter

The Stolen Moon 
children’s opera
commissioned by Gallions Primary School

I'll tell you a tale of the olden time 
carol for choir SATB, children's choir and piano
commissioned by London Pro Arte Choir

2003

The Players ask for a Blessing
for choir SSA unaccompanied
commissioned by Concordia Youth Chorale, New Jersey

Artemisia 
song-cycle for mezzo-soprano and string trio
commissioned by Figur’d Shade

Music to hear 
song for high voices (two-part) and accompaniment
commissioned by Gallions Primary School

Waterloo 
arrangement of the ABBA song for choir SATB
commissioned by Andante Andante Choir, Sydney, Australia

Diademata Fanfare 
for trumpet and organ
commissioned by Chris Wickenden

Past Song 
for choir SSA and piano
commissioned by Hull Ladies’ Musical Union

2002

The Best-Beloved 
song for high voice (soprano or tenor) and piano
commissioned by Bernadette Thompson

Three Minuets 
for (beginner) violins and cellos
commissioned by Gallions Primary School

Cry Mayday 
children's opera
commissioned by Essex Music Service

He to Her; She to Him 
two songs for soprano and viola d'amore
commissioned by Figur’d Shade

Navajo Wedding Blessing 
for solo bass-baritone and piano
commissioned by Stuart Walton

 
2001

Touching all things with her alchemy 
for soprano voice, clarinet and piano
commissioned by Figur’d Shade

The Christ 
oratorio for choir, soloists, narrator and ensemble
commissioned by Paul Joachim

That's Amore 
arrangement of the Brooks/Warren song for string quartet
commissioned by Marks & Spencer

Words 
arrangement of the Bee Gees song for choir SATB and piano
commissioned by Voices in Harmony West Midlands

King's Hall Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis 
for choir SSA and organ
commissioned by King's Hall Prep School

Scheherezade 
children's musical, based on some of the stories in the Tales of 1001 Nights
commissioned by Gallions Primary School

2000

Poor Fish 
humorous song for voice and piano
commissioned by Robin Bailey

Chapel Royal Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis 
for choir SSA unaccompanied
commissioned by the choir of the Chapel Royal St James' Palace

1999

New Heidelberg Music 
for violin, cello, clarinet and piano
commissioned by Synchronia, St Louis, Missouri

3 Songs of Henry VIII 
for SS(A) choir and piano
commissioned by Scunthorpe Co-operative Junior Choir

Jubilate 
for choir SATB and organ
commissioned by Paul Joachim

The School Boy
for high voice (soprano or tenor) and piano
commissioned by Lyn Parkyns

Nature and Man 
for choir SATB divisi and narrator
commissioned by Brian Edwards

1998

The Path of Childhood 
for choir SSATB
commissioned by Tara Crisp

1997

Seasoning
for ocarina quartet
commissioned by Ocarina Workshop, Nottinghamshire

Pastrio 
for soprano saxophone, alto saxophone and organ
commissioned by Air Concertante Denmark

Now is the month of maying 
madrigal for double choir SATBSATB
commissioned by Ickenham Music Festival

1996

Strengthen for Service 
for choir SATB
commissioned by the choir of St Barnabas Church, Dulwich, London

1993

Clifton Lodge Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis 
for choir S(S)ATB and organ
commissioned by David Blumlein

1992

Memoriamley 
for two organs
commissioned by John Miley

Motivations 
for piano
commissioned by Margrit Kensbock