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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***

December 2017:  The Angel Gabriel featured on a CD of contemporary Christmas carols, ‘The Silver Stars at Play’ issued by Prima Facie Records, recorded by Kantos (dir: Ellie Slorach). 

September 2017:  The Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G were sung at Choral Evensong in Worcester Cathedral by The Lincoln Singers. 

July 2017: The premiere took place of Two short hours with you, by The Cantus Ensemble (director, Dominic Brennan) in concert at St Gabriel’s, Pimlico.

February 2017: The Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G were heard for the first time in The Netherlands, when they were sung at choral evensong by Schola Liturgica in the Grote of Jacobijnerkerk, Leeuwarden:

 

January 2017: The anthem God be in my head was published by Oxford University Press in the major new resource for church choirs, The Oxford Book of Easy Flexible Anthems.

December 2016, the world premiere of Hail, Blessed Virgin Mary  took place in the Festival of Nine Lessons and carols of St Paul’s Cathedral, London, Ontario, Canada

November 2016: The world premiere of The Angel Gabriel took place in St Paul’s Cathedral, London, Ontario, Canada, at a Service of Lessons and Carols for Advent. 

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, and repeated later that month in Ripon Cathedral.

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. 

May 2015: David Fawcett was 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. 

 

You can also follow David on Twitter @choralwork and on Facebook – see latest posts below.

Latest updates from David’s Facebook Page

The Kantos Chamber Choir CD 'The Silver Stars at Play', featuring my carol, The Angel Gabriel, can now be ordered from Prima Facie Records primafacie.ascrecords.com/catalogue.html ... See MoreSee Less

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Launch event for CD of contemporary carols, including my setting of 'The Angel Gabriel'. ... See MoreSee Less

Come down to St. Ann's on 16th December for a very special evening with the Kantos Chamber Choir. The choir comprises the top choral singers across the North West who have begun or are about to begin their professional careers. Since its formation, Kantos has risen to be at the forefront of choral singing in Manchester. The choir prides itself on the originality of its concerts, performing both well-known and new compositions in innovative and exciting ways. In addition to their own concerts, Kantos regularly performs for the BBC Radio 4’s Daily Service and Sunday Worship programmes. Other recent engagements include a recording with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra for a Radio 3 drama production of Anthony Burgess' 'Oedipus'; a recording with the RNCM Wind Orchestra and performances alongside Collective 31. Kantos will soon be recording an album of contemporary Christmas carols with Prima Facie.

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OUP are promoting my anthem. There's plenty more to see and hear at www.davidfawcettcomposer.com ... See MoreSee Less

'God be in my head', David Fawcett's gentle and reflective setting of a well-known text from the Sarum Primer of 1558, is an good soundtrack to wind down to as we head towards the weekend. soundcloud.com/oupacademic/god-be-in-my-head-david?in=oupacademic/sets/the-oxford-book-of-easy-fl...

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Another cathedral performance - that makes at least 18 that I know of, in 9 different UK cathedrals and two overseas. ... See MoreSee Less

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