Choral

A Blaze of Light

Melanie Thorne

This composition was composed for the Balliol Consort in Dumfries and set to words by D.G.Corner (1649).  It is a 6-part A Cappella composition. [SAATBB]

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Angel’s Singing

Melanie Thorne

An original composition set to 14th century (anon) words.  This lively composition is ideal as an opener to a Christmas concert. [SATB/Pno]

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Balu Lammy

Trad. arranged by Melanie Thorne

An arrangement of a 17th Century Scottish traditional Carol for A Cappella SATB voices. [SATB]

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Falan Tiding

Melanie Thorne

An original composition using 17th Century words.  The SATB voices are accompanied by a lively piano accompaniment and the faster syncopated passages are contrasted with slower more lyrical sections. [SATB/Pno]

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Gloria Tibe

Melanie Thorne

This was originally composed for the Centenary Service of Priors Field School in 2001. [Solo/SA/Pno] The recording below is for Solo soprano, female voices and reduced orchestral accompaniment.

There are 2 other versions which are not Christmas as the words have been altered and one is accompanied by piano (SM-CH04Q £3.95) and the other by small orchestra (SM-CH03Q £3.95).  These versions do not require a solo soprano. [Solo/SA/Pno]

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Gloria Tibe

Melanie Thorne

See above. [SATB/Pno]

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Gloria Tibe

Melanie Thorne

As above. [SATB/Sml Orch.]

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Herrick’s Carol

Melanie Thorne

An original composition set to words by Robert Herrick (1591-1664).  A frequent change of metre creates interest in this lively carol, contrasted by a slow middle section. [SATB/Pno]

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I Hope

Melanie Thorne

An A Cappella composition set to words by Peter Scurfield.  It was recorded by the Balliol Consort in Dumfries. [SATB/Pno (rehearsal only)]

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Lullay my Liking

Melanie Thorne

A relaxed style composition set to traditional Medieval words.  The piano accompaniment provides an atmospheric feel contrasting the longer melodic vocal lines. [SATB/Pno]

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May Song

Melanie Thorne

This original composition was set to words by Alexander Anderson.  This poet was born and lived in Dumfries & Galloway, taking inspiration from his walks in the Galloway Hills.  Although the choral material is not traditionally Scottish, it was intended to reflect the meaning of the words. [SATB/Pno. Also scored for small orchestra – please contact us for details.]

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Nowell Sing We

Melanie Thorne

An original composition set to 15th Century words.  This is an antiphonal style carol and is particularly effective as the opening item for a carol concert. [SATB/Pno]

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Rejoice

Melanie Thorne

A lively composition which would be suitable as the opening piece in a carol concert. [SATB/Pno]

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Songs of the Square Riggers

Melanie Thorne

An arrangement of 6 Sea Shanties that can be sung separately or as a continuous piece.  Some of the instrumental sections are longer in the orchestral version.  There are 2 computer generated sound files below of ‘Johnnie come down to Hilo’ and ‘What shall we do with the Drunken Sailor’ demonstrating the orchestration. [SATB/Pno or small orchestra]

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Sweet Dreams

Melanie Thorne

An original composition set to words by William Blake.  The SSA version has some Chorus and Semi-chorus sections – please contact us for sample score (complete) if needed.  The recording is a live performance of the school choir for which is was written. [SSA/Pno]

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Sweet Dreams

Melanie Thorne

As above, but for SATB voices. [SATB/Pno]

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The Evening Star

Melanie Thorne

An original composition set to words by E Caswell and W Blake. [SATB/Pno]

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The Rambling Sailor

Melanie Thorne

An original composition for solo soprano and piano set to words by Charlotte Mew.  This was the winning song in the Charlotte Mew Composition Competition in 2003 organised by The English Poetry and Song Society. [Sop/Pno]

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This new Christmas Carol

Melanie Thorne

An original composition set to traditional anon. words.  There is plenty of interest in all parts, with imitation between the voices and a lively middle section. [SATB/Pno]

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Time to change our Ways

Melanie Thorne

This song was commissioned by The Farnham Festival 2019 and the music was set to words written by a pupil at an Essex School.  The recording is a live recording and uses pupils from local schools in Farnham.  This can be performed with piano only or piano and saxophones. [Choir/Pno/Saxs]

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Time to change our Ways

Melanie Thorne

As above, but arranged for choir with piano only. [Choir/Pno]

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