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Welcome to this website, where you can find out everything you need to know about David Fawcett’s compositions for choir, both secular and sacred choral music.

Here you can find out more about David,  browse his works and listen to recordings, buy publications from Chromata Music, follow links to other publishers‘ sites where you can find more pieces by David, sign up for free choral music scores to download, and find out when you can hear live performances or even participate in events to perform and record them.

You can sign up to receive updates, over there on the right. As a thank-you for keeping in touch, the regular Newsletters will contain a private link to a new short piece of choral music. You’ll be able to download the score for free and copy it for your own use or by your choirs. So if you like the idea of regular free choral sheet music, then get signed up for the Newsletter!

***Latest highlights***

August 2016: The motet Ave verum corpus won The Wessex Festival Composition Competition and was premiered at the Festival Eucharist at St Mary’s, Iwerne Minster.

July 2016: The Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G was sung at Evensong in Norwich Cathedral, by the Lincoln Singers.

May 2016: the unison Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in E flat received its premiere at Choral Evensong in Ripon Cathedral.

April 2016: The personal story behind David’s most popular work is now told in this video:

April 2016: The Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G was sung at Evensong in Wells Cathedral, by the Cathedral Voluntary Choir, on Saturday 2 April.

March 2016: The first performance took place in St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham, of the anthem commissioned by its Director of Music, Alex Patterson – ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me‘. 

December 2015: The premiere took place of the cantata, Rosa mystica, performed by the Purbeck Arts Choir and Orchestra, Purbeck Youth Choir and soloists, conducted by Jay Buckle, in St Mary’s Church, Swanage, on 5 December.

November 2015: The Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G received their Canadian premiere at Choral Evensong in St Paul’s Cathedral, London, Ontario, on 15 November.

September 2015: The US premiere of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G took place at Choral Evensong at the Episcopal Church of St Francis, San Francisco on 21 September.

July 2015: David’s setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G received its cathedral premiere at London’s St Paul’s Cathedral on 29 July.

July 2015: David’s entry for the Cantus Ensemble’s composition competition, ‘A garden inclosed is my spouse’,  took the prize when an illustrious panel of four judges – Ronald Corp, Alexander Campkin, William Mival and James Davy – chose it as the overall winner, at the choir’s concert in St Gabriel’s, Pimlico, on 11 July. As well as a cash prize, David will receive a professional recording of the choir’s performance, and hopes to work with the Ensemble on future projects.

May 2015: David Fawcett has been accepted as a private composition student by Cecilia McDowall, recipient of the 2014 British Composer Award for choral music, and one of the best-known and most widely-admired choral composers working today. He will aim to make the most of this unparalleled opportunity to develop further his skills as a composer as well as to pursue some particular composing projects.

 

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Here's an old favourite in a new video

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A simple, unison anthem or sacred song, suitable for services where Holy Water is used, or for services of healing or commemoration.

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This very accessible work was originally for small choir (SA & Men), and in that form won the Singers' Prize at the 2013 Small Choirs Festival in London.

It is now scored out for SATB with simple divisi (usually in parallel thirds) for added richness. It has always been popular when I've used it at workshops, but as far as I know it's still awaiting a performance 'away from home'. I'd love some choirs to pick it up. youtu.be/A2Z6pXDDaf0
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