Sacred Ayres CD


CD available directly from Paul for £10 (plus £1.75 UK postage and packing)

from Presto Music the disc is £14.95, from Regent Records it's £14.52, and from the composer direct it's £11.75!

YouTube preview of the entire album (demo mix)


within the UK 

(1) to order via bank transfer, please send GBP11.75 to Paul Ayres, account no: 30553638, sort code: 40 47 82, bank: First Direct (HSBC)

(2) to order via PayPal, click on this link: (includes 70p recipient fee)

(3) to order by cheque, post to Paul Ayres, 12 Bennetts Avenue, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 8AU (cheques for GBP11.75 payable to "Paul Ayres")

- and, whichever method you choose, please send an email to, with your address for delivery

- you can call or text your order, too! call 020 8632 1854 or text 07821 587670 


orders from USA 

US$22.00 (check in the mail) or US$23.25 via PayPal - includes shipping

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orders from mainland Europe

GBP15.90 via PayPal (PayPal will work out the currency conversion) - includes shipping

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orders from other countries

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...Written with practicality in mind, Ayres’s anthems are all about generous simplicity: big, juicy unison lines, warm three- or four-part homophony and affirmative, tonal-with-a-scrunch harmonies. They cry out for a school or college choir of hundreds but are nicely showcased by the leaner Selwyn Choir, who have a more ingenuous, youthful sound than their rivals Clare or Trinity that’s well suited to the material. Works like A new commandment, This is the day and When the song of the angels is stilled demonstrate Ayres’s range and his instinct for a graceful melody – choirs of all abilities can find something within their grasp... This joyful Eastertide gets a lovely, light-footed treatment, and there’s a geeky pleasure to Ayres’s Bach-inspired Crimond reimagining... 


...many of these pieces are beautifully written for voices, clearly making them singable yet something of a challenge, so ultimately satisfying for performers and audience... lyrical voice and imaginative part writing... the voice that comes over is appealing and engaging, many of the works sound eminently performable (and most are available through Paul Ayres' website), and so should appeal to choirs of all sizes and standards...

Planet Hugill


track listing



When I consider thy heavens - catalogue link - youtube link

The Lord my shepherd is - catalogue link - youtube link

Crimond (The Lord's my shepherd) - catalogue link - youtube link

The Lord my pasture shall prepare - catalogue link - youtube link

This is the day - catalogue link - youtube link

Be thou my vision - catalogue link - youtube link

Grant O God Thy protection - catalogue link - youtube link

This joyful Eastertide - catalogue link - youtube link

Let all mortal flesh keep silence - catalogue link - youtube link

A new commandment - catalogue link - youtube link

Didn't my Lord deliver - catalogue link - youtube link

Go down Moses - catalogue link - youtube link

Motherless Child - catalogue link - youtube link

Deep River - catalogue link - youtube link

Joshua fought the battle of Jericho - catalogue link - youtube link

On this mountain - catalogue link - youtube link

God be in my head - catalogue link - youtube link

Quanto sei bella - catalogue link - youtube link

The angel Gabriel - catalogue link - youtube link

Go tell it on the mountain - catalogue link - youtube link

When the song of the angels is stilled - catalogue link - youtube link

Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs - catalogue link - youtube link