New Music for Choirs, Video Games and more
Medieval and fantasy music, images and stories can inspire us in the context of modern life. They evoke a time when life, though “nasty, brutish and short”, is also primal, heroic, full of mystery and adventure. The music I write brings to life this medieval spirit for modern listeners. My musical compositions are inspired by authentic medieval music as well as more recent music.
I write music for choirs, video games, television, plays and films. I hope you will enjoy the music available through this site and through my youtube channel. If you would like to buy recordings of my compositions, have me write music for a video game, film etc. or commission me to write a composition for a specific event such as a wedding, check out the shop page or contact me.
This is a collection of pieces I have composed using authentic medieval English lyrics. The music from the time has not survived, so I have written all new music to breathe new life into these old texts. The songs cover all sides of medieval life, from love, death, politics and drinking to carols for Christmas and Easter. Thirteen works are recorded on my critically-acclaimed album. Full details of this set of works is available on the New Medieval Carols page. You can also see and hear some being performed on this site, on iTunes and on youtube.
Works have been performed by choirs in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, and have been broadcast by the BBC in the UK and by the ABC in Australia. The album received critical acclaim with a 4.5 star review in the national newspaper, The Weekend Australian.
Other original compositions for choirs
I have published a number of other works. Some works have been professionally published.
These include pieces written to words taken from the Middle English Wyclif bible, including a Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis. A number have been recorded and you can hear them using the music player at the top right of this page.
Renaissance Dance arrangements
Many surviving Renaissance and Medieval dances have reached us with just a single line of music. I have arranged over fifty such dances for multiple parts. These arrangements have been published in Del’s Dance Book, sometimes under the pseudonym Geoffrey of Exeter. I’ve also published them below – all of the arrangements are free use for non-profit. If you’d like to use them as part of a profit-making endeavour, contact me.
Transcriptions of surviving medieval works
Over the years, i've also transcribed music for performers. So others can use it, I've included some below - completely free use for either profit or non-profit purposes. I'm also contributing them to the Choral Public Domain Library.