Choral & Vocal Works

Score excerpts, descriptions and recordings of Robert A Howard’s choral and vocal compositions.

Alleluia (version for solo voice & organ/piano, 2017)

Arrangement of the 2017 work, originally written for SATB choir.

Alleluia (2017)

Written for Prescot Parish Church Choir, in memory of Gerald Dyson.

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A Babe Is Born (version for SATB choir & organ/piano, 2016)

A new arrangement of the Christmas carol originally written in 2002.

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Jubilate Deo (version for solo voice & organ/piano, 2016)

An arrangement of the work originally written earlier in the year for SATB choir and organ.

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Ave verum corpus (version for solo voice & organ/piano, 2016)

An arrangement of the work originally written earlier in the year for SATB choir and organ.

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Jubilate Deo (for SATB choir & organ/piano, 2016)

A companion piece to Ave Verum Corpus, Jubilate Deo too was written for Prescot Parish Church Choir, this time for performance at Evensong on 26 June 2016, as part of the 12th Annual Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts – recording below. The second recording below is by the Cantata Choir of Liverpool, directed by James Luxton, for the 50th anniversary celebrations of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.

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Ave Verum Corpus (for SATB choir & organ/piano, 2016)

This new setting of the traditional Latin text (translating as ‘Hail the true body [of Christ]’) was composed for Prescot Parish Church Choir and dedicated to Reverend Canon John Taylor, the Vicar of Prescot. The choir gave the premiere (recording below) on Good Friday, 25 March, 2016, with Tim Hall accompanying on the organ.

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A Babe Is Born (for piano & voice, 2015)

This new version of Robert’s 2002 carol is arranged for piano and solo soprano or tenor. It received its premiere at Prescot Parish Church on 10 December 2015. This recording is by David Kernick (tenor), with the composer at the piano.

Gloria Patri (SATB choir & organ/piano, 2011)

Separate edition of the Gloria from Robert’s 2011 choral work Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (rev. 2017).

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Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (SATB choir & organ/piano, 2011)

2017 revision of a work first written for and performed by Prescot Parish Choir in 2011.

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Music to Hear (2003)
COMA Voices & Summer School Ensemble, conducted by Simon Foxley

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A Babe Is Born (2002)

A Christmas carol for unison voices and organ/piano.

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Music, When Soft Voices Die (2001)
Monica Acosta (mezzo-soprano), Howard Jones (piano)

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This Little Babe (1994)

A Christmas carol for unison voices & organ/piano.

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