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Bill Ives composingPublications and Musical Compositions[publishers shown in italics]

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Anthems for mixed voices

The Canticle of Brother Sun [Oxford University Press]
for SATB and organ
Words from S. Francis of Assissi

A Child is Born in Bethlehem [Oxford University Press]
for SATB and organ
Words translated from the Latin
for Keith Clark and the Surrey Youth Choir

The Dawning
for SATB unacc
commissioned by Guildford Cathedral

Faithful shepherd [RSCM]
for SATB and Organ
commissioned by the Choir of S. Paul’s, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia

Forsaking chariots of fire [Royal School of Church Music]
for SATB with divisions and organ
Words by John L. Bell and Graham Maule
commissioned by the RSCM for their 75th anniversary

King of Glory [Royal School of Church Music]
for solo soprano, SATB and organ
Words by George Herbert (1593-1632)
commissioned by the RSCM

Let all the world [Novello]
for SATB with divisions and organ
Words by George Herbert (1593-1632)
commissioned by the Guildford Festival

Listen sweet dove [Royal School of Church Music]
for SATB and organ
Words by George Herbert (1593-1632)
commissioned by the Guildford Diocesan Festival

Lord, is it I?
for SATB with divisions and organ
Words taken from the New Testament
commissioned by Magdalen College , Oxford

Nos autem gloriari [Novello]
for unaccompanied SATB with divisions
Introit for Maundy Thursday

Nova, nova [Oxford University Press]
for SATB with divisions and organ
commissioned by Guildford Cathedral Choir

O clap your hands [Stainer and Bell]
for SATB and organ
commissioned by the Musicians Benevolent Fund
Words from Psalm 47

O for a closer walk with God [Royal School of Church Music]
for SATB and organ
Words by William Cowper (1731-1800)

O sacrum convivium [Encore Publications]
for unaccompanied SATB with divisions
Communion motet

O voice of the beloved [Royal School of Church Music]
for SATB and organ
Words by Jackson Mason (1833-89) based on the Song of Solomon 2:10-13; 8:6-7
commissioned by Tim and Ann Ruffer on the occasion of their marriage

Ride on [Oxford University Press]
for SATB and organ
Words by Henry Milman (1791-1868)
commissioned by Oxford University Press

Sicut lilium
for unaccompanied SATB with divisions
Words by Revd. George Booth, Fellow of Magdalen College , Oxford 1816-34
dedicated to Anthony Smith CBE, President of Magdalen College, Oxford 1988-2005

The Springs of Salvation
for SATB and organ
commissioned for Frederick Burgomaster by Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, USA

Susanni [Novello]
for SATB and Organ
commissioned by Dean Close School, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum

Sweet was the Song [Oxford University Press]
for SATB with divisions and organ
Words from the Lute Book by William Ballet, early 17th century
commissioned by Eastbourne College

There is a land of pure delight [Royal School of Church Music]
for SATB and organ
Words by Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
commissioned by the Church of Rotherfield Peppard, Berkshire

This is the record of John [Oxford University Press]
for SATB and organ
Words from John 1:19-23
commissioned by Oxford University Press

Ubi caritas [Royal School of Church Music]
for unaccompanied SATB
commissioned for the 30th anniversay of the Abbey School, Tewkesbury

Responsaries

for SATB with divisions and organ
Words from Celebrating Common Prayer
written for the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford

A Song of Christ’s Glory

A Song of Daniel

A Song of David

A Song of Divine Love

A Song of the Holy City

A Song of Humility

A Song of the Knowledge of Wisdom

A Song of Mercy and Truth [Plymouth Music Co., Inc, Ft Lauderdale, Florida]

A Song of Mercy and Truth
for unaccompanied ATB

Anthems for upper voices

Five sacred songs [Goodmusic]
for unaccompanied SSAA
commissioned by the Radcliffe Choral Society, Harvard University

Words from the Psalms

  1. Behold, now praise the Lord
  2. O how amiable are thy dwellings
  3. The sorrows of death
  4. Out of the deep
  5. O sing unto the Lord

Anthems for men's voices

A Crown of Praise [Max Music]
for TTBarB and piano
Words by George Herbert (1593-1633)
commissioned for the 4th Northern Male Voice Choir Championship 1988

Three Latin Motets
for unaccompanied ATB with divisions

  1. Ave verum corpus
  2. Ego sum panis vivus
  3. In pace (ATB unacc)

Sicut lilium
for unaccompanied ATB
Magdalen College Grace

Services and canticles for mixed voices

Canterbury Te Deum
for SATB with divisions and organ, with optional brass quintet
commissioned for the Enthronement of Archbishop George Carey, 19 April 1991

Communion Service Rite B [Royal School of Church Music]
for congregation, SATB and organ
Words from the Alternative Service Book 1980

Jubilate (1973) [Novello]
for SATB and organ
commissioned by the Mayfield Festival

Jubilate (2005)
for SATB and organ
commissioned by the The Friends of Hampstead Parish Church

Missa Brevis [Oxford University Press]
for SATB and organ
commissioned by New College, Oxford

Preces and Responses [Royal School of Church Music]
for unaccompanied SATB
commissioned by the Oxford Diocesan Festival

The Edington Service [Goodmusic]
for SATB with divisions and organ
commissioned by the Edington Festival 1975

The Exon Service
for SATB with divisions and organ
commissioned by The Exon Singers

The Lichfield Service [Cathedral Music]
for SATB and organ
commissioned by Lichfield Cathedral 2015

The Salisbury Service [ Royal School of Church Music]
for SATB, congregation and organ
Words from Common Worship
commissioned by the Salisbury Diocesan Festival

The Warwick Service
for SATB and organ
commissioned by The Friends of S. Mary’s, Warwick

The Westminster Service
for ATB double choir unacc
commissioned for the Lay Clerks of Westminster Abbey

Services and canticles for men’s voices

Preces and Responses
for unaccompanied ATB

The Magdalen Service [Cathedral Music]
for ATB and organ

Arrangements for choir, organ and brass
Music by Sir Hubert Parry

As recorded by The Choir of Westminster Abbey [Hyperion CDA68089]

Coronation Te Deum
Hear my words, ye people
I was glad


for 3 tpt, 2 hn, 2 tbn, bass tbn, tuba, timp and organ

Scores and parts available on request

Arrangements for mixed voices

I've got you under my skin (Cole Porter)
for unaccompanied SATB with divisions

Name that tune [Novello]
for unaccompanied SATB with divisions
A medley of popular classical tunes

O little town of Bethlehem [Hinshaw Music]
for unaccompanied SATB with divisions
commissioned by the King's Singers

Rise up, shepherd! [Encore Publications]
for unaccompanied SATB with divisions
Christmas spiritual

Silent night (Franz Grüber)
for SATB and string orchestra

Time after time [Hinshaw Music]
for unaccompanied SATB with divisions
Words and music by Robert Birge

Sit down, you're rocking the boat [Novello]
for unaccompanied SATB with divisions
commissioned by Bath Camerata

Three Spirituals
for unaccompanied SATB with divisions

  1. Amazing grace
  2. Deep River
  3. Were you there?

Three folksongs [William Elkin]
for unaccompanied SATB with divisions

  1. Buy broom besoms
  2. The lark in the clear air
  3. The tailor and the mouse

Arrangements for upper voices

Try to remember
for SSS and orchestra
fl, guitar, str
for Barry Rose and the Choristers of S. Paul’s Cathedral, London

Three Songs from Japan
for SS and piano

  1. Village Festival [Hinshaw Music]
  2. The red dragonfly
  3. The little train

Arrangements for men's voices

Every time we say goodbye (George Gershwin)
for unaccompanied ATTBB

Four Chinese Miniatures
for ATBB and harp

  1. A moon rising
  2. Plucking the rushes
  3. The lady in the tower
  4. The spinning loom

Words from translations by Arthur Waley
commissioned by the Esperia Foundation for The Schubertians, Santa Barbara , California

Send in the clowns (Stephen Sondheim)
for unaccompanied ATTBB
for the King's Singers

Scenes from Japan
for unaccompanied AATTBB with divisions

  1. Don Pan Song
  2. Sado Island Lament
  3. Three Pictures
  4. Takeda Lullaby
  5. Autumn in Kyushu

commissioned by the King's Singers (Japanese text)

Music for children

Epigraminals
for SSS and piano
Words by Ogden Nash
commissioned by the Farnham Festival

Sing Lully, Lullay
for SSS and piano
commissioned by the Farnham Festival

The Ancient Mariner
for solo baritone, SATB and orchestra
fl.hn.timp-perc-pno duet-str
Words by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
commissioned by the Surrey Youth Choir

Time to go home
for SS and orchestra [or piano]
2.2.2.2-2.3.3.0-2-perc-str

  1. If pigs could fly
  2. The grasshopper and the bird
  3. Bells
  4. The ceremonial band
  5. Time to go home

Words by James Reeves (1909-78)
commissioned by the Farnham Festival

Solo instrumental

Intrada [Banks]
for organ solo
commissioned in 1977 for the service of thanksgiving in S. Paul's Cathedral, London
to mark the Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen

Lullaby [RSCM]
for solo organ

Partita [RSCM]
for solo organ

Processional [Oxford University Press]
for solo organ

Hymns and Psalms

Five Hymn Descants
for voices and organ

  1. He who would valiant be
  2. O for a thousand tongues
  3. O thou who camest from above
  4. Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
  5. We sing the praise of him who died

Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost [Oxford University Press]
Hymn tune for SATB and organ

Twelve Psalm Chants
A selection of chants for SATB and ATB

Miscellaneous

Calico Pie [Ricordi]
partsong for unaccompanied SATB with divisions
Words by Edward Lear (1812-88)

The Falcon [Goodmusic]
solo voice and piano

She cannot fade
solo cantata for mezzo soprano and chamber ensemble
fl.pno.2vlns.viola.cello
Words by John Keats (1795-1821)
commissioned by Stephen Loosemore in memory of his daughter, Charlotte (Lottie)

Arrangements on King's Singers CDs
for unaccompanied AATTBB

  • Watching the White Wheat [EMI CDC 7 47506 2]
  • Bugeil'or Gwenith Gwyn (with harp)
  • Migildi, magildi [Faber Music]

Beatles Collection [EMI CDC 7 49556 2]

  • Michelle
  • I wanna hold your hand
  • Girl
  • I'll follow the sun [Hinshaw Music]
  • Obladi oblada

Johann Strauss II:An der schönen blauen Donau [EMI 7 54057 2]

  • Die Fahrt ins Blaue
  • Perpetuum mobile

Annie Laurie [EMI TOCE-7600]

  • Going to Towyn
  • The Ash Grove (with baroque flute and guitar)
  • Aiken Drum (with baroque flute and guitar)
  • Ar Hyd Y Nos (All through the night)

Chanson d'Amour [RCA Victor 09026 61427 2]

  • Now those days are gone

A Little Christmas Music [EMI CDC 7 49909 2]

  • O Little Town of Bethlehem