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Missa Brevis 

This choral work was composed for the 900th anniversary of Norwich Cathedral with a commission secured by the personal intervention of Arvo Pärt; performed in Keble College Chapel Oxford 1998. The duration of this section, Kyrie, is 2 minutes and 20 seconds while the full work is approximately 20 minutes long.

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Extract from a work for massed brass, recorded in Southwark cathedral, 1994. 

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Hear My Prayer

The first movement of The Year's Midnight, a meditation on the Holocaust. For choir and solo tenor, commissioned by the Zemel Choir and broadcast live by the BBC on the first Holocaust Memorial Day, 2001.

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String Quartet No1 

‘Dance of Death / Dream Of Love’ 

This work was commissioned by The Bochmann String Quartet with funds from the Jewish Music Institute via The Millennium Commission. It was recorded in the Bridewell Theatre, London in March 2002. 

Listen to 2nd movement (2.8MB)


Moto Perpetuo

Solo piano piece, also available with two other works on Day Release Records

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Opening of The Gates of Time

This choral work was commissioned by the Thomas Tallis Society of Greenwich to mark the Millennium.

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