Autumn Leaves Composition Project

Over the next half term I am running a composition project in which all my students are entitled to take part. The composition entitled “Autumn Leaves” must fit with the video and could take the form of a backing track or a song. There is a score of the appropriate length already set up on […]

“Share one, Comment two” week

Now that the pressure of exams is relaxing for many students I am encouraging everybody to explore composing more. The Noteflight Studio is such a powerful tool and I would ask all my students to share at least one of their compositions (enabling commenting) even if it is still a work in progress. Browsing the […]

Snowflakes (SATB Christmas Carol with piano accompaniment) by Graeme Hopson

Having worked with this carol for 12 weeks, I have grown to really like it as have members of my choir, the Neston Ecumenical Singers. The words are by the American, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The composition came about late in 2008 as a result of an annual competition organised by The Longfellow Chorus promoting the poetry of […]

The Ashgrove (SATB, piano accompaniment)

Originally arranged for the Waverton Singers’ April concert in 2006, I have just produced an mp3 of this popular welsh folksong to accompany the score on Choralwiki., which is also available for free on Sibelius Music and on my Noteflight Classroom The Ash Grove [powerpress]