New music written for the Choir of St Mary's Cathedral

Over the years the Choir has worked closely with a number of leading composers, commissioning, performing and recording works by Kenneth Leighton, Arvo Pärt, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Sir James MacMillan, Howard Skempton and Gabriel Jackson, amongst others.  Collaborations with orchestras have included performances with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the 60th birthday concert of American composer John Zorn and at the Glasgow Tectonics Festival.  In 2014-15 the choristers performed again with the BBC SSO, including a semi-staged version of Berg’s Wozzeck under conductor Donald Runnicles.

Preces & Responses Kenneth Leighton (1964)
Awake my glory      Kenneth Leighton (1979)
What love of this is thine Kenneth Leighton (1985)
Creator of the stars of night   Gabriel Jackson (2000)
Nunc Dimittis  Arvo Part (2001)
Tremunt videntes angeli    James MacMillan (2001)
Edinburgh Mass       Gabriel Jackson (2001)
Ane Sang of the Birth of Christ  Gabriel Jackson (2002)
St Matthew Passion     Richard Allain (2002)
Preces and Responses Gabriel Jackson (2003
Ave Verum Corpus  David Briggs (2004)
Hymn to St Margaret of Scotland Gabriel Jackson (2011)
The Presence Cecilia McDowell (2017)

  List of pieces written for St Mary’s Music School



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