Paul Spicer
CompositionsPaul Spicer Compositions

Choral | Organ | Songs | Piano | Chamber | Current

 

2007

Choral | Organ | Songs | Piano | Chamber | Current

 

'The Land of Lost Content'
January 2007
For solo organ
ListenComposed specially for Martin Setchell's 'A Taste of Shropshire' recording on the organ at Ludlow Parish Church. Published by Trumph. Recorded by Martin Setchell at Ludlow Parish Church: A Taste of Shropshire Quantum QM7041.

 

2004

Choral | Organ | Songs | Piano | Chamber | Current

 

Fanfares and Dances
September 2004
ListenFor the wedding of Nigel Potts and Liese Leyrer at St Peter's Episcopal Church, Bay Shore, Long Island USA on 11 October 2004. Published by Trumph. Recorded by Robert Sharpe at Truro Cathedral: Regent REGCD259 and by Nigel Potts at St.Paul's Church Washington DC, USA on Herald HAVPCD344 (British Fantasies and Fanfares).

 

2001

Choral | Organ | Songs | Piano | Chamber | Current

 

Suite for Organ
November 2001
Prelude, Aria and Finale
Commissioned by Ralph Franklin. Published by Trumph. Recorded by Robert Sharpe at Truro Cathedral: Regent REGCD259

PreludePrelude
AriaAria
FinaleFinale

The Suite for Organ, written for Ralph Franklin, is one of the most interesting and convincing new works for organ I have seen for some time. There is real power of invention and compositional energy here - in the changing textures, idiomatic use of motifs, purposeful harmonic colourings, and sensitive exploration of organ timbre. The Prelude is edgy, built from sectional meditations, with disquiet at its core. A more homophonic Aria follows, with a gentle urgency provided by a syncopated pulse in the central section. The Finale brilliantly extends the terms of that syncopation with an offbeat, spiky dance movement, vivid and percussive, with a slower middle section marked 'raunchily'.
Francis O'Gorman

 

2000

Choral | Organ | Songs | Piano | Chamber | Current

 

Fanfares for Chad
December 2000
Fanfares for ChadFor Robert Sharpe and the restored organ at Lichfield Cathedral. 1st performance 16 December 2000. Published by Trumph. Recorded by Robert Sharpe at Truro Cathedral: Regent REGCD259 and REGCD193 (The English Cathedral Series).

 

1998

Choral | Organ | Songs | Piano | Chamber | Current

 

Dreams of Derry
March 1998
Dreams of DerryArrangement of the Londonderry Air for Christopher Herrick's Organ Dreams series for Hyperion Records. Published by Trumph. Recorded by Robert Sharpe at Truro Cathedral: Regent REGCD259; and Christopher Herrick at the Temple Church, London on Hyperion CDA67060 (Organ Dreams volume 1); and Nigel Potts at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Wimbledon, London on Guild GMCD7165 (Around the World in 80 Minutes).

 

1997

Choral | Organ | Songs | Piano | Chamber | Current

 

March (Retreat) for the Governor of Hong Kong
1997
March: retreat for the governer of Hong KongFor Nigel Potts. Written in Autumn 1997 in commemoration of the British handover in July that year. Published by Trumph. Recorded by Robert Sharpe at Truro Cathedral: Regent REGCD259 and Nigel Potts at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Wimbledon, London on Guild GMCD7165 (Around the World in 80 Minutes).

 

1994

Choral | Organ | Songs | Piano | Chamber | Current

 

Kiwi Fireworks
1994
Five Variations on 'God Defend New Zealand': Overture-Theme; Scherzo; Meditation; Dance; Introduction and Finale
For Christopher Herrick's Organ Fireworks series for Hyperion Records From Wellington Town Hall, New Zealand.

Published by Trumph. Recorded by Robert Sharpe at Truro Cathedral: Regent REGCD259; And Christopher Herrick at Wellington Town Hall, New Zealand on Hyperion CDA66778 (Organ Fireworks Series volume VI); And Nigel Potts at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Wimbledon, London on Guild GMCD7165 (Around the World in 80 Minutes); And Martin Setchell at Christchurch Town Hall, New Zealand on Atoll ACD603 (Organ Bonbons 2).

Kiwi Fireworks: ScherzoScherzo
DanceDance
Kiwi Fireworks: FinaleFinale

 

1993

Choral | Organ | Songs | Piano | Chamber | Current

 

Elegy
1993
For Mark Opstad. Commissioned in 1993 by Editions Billaudot for their series of organ compositions.

 

Saraband (for any 3rd October)
December 1993
Saraband (for any 3rd October)For Nigel Potts. Recorded by Nigel Potts at St.Paul's Church, Washington DC, USA on Herald HAVPCD344 (British Fantasies and Fanfares).

 

1990

Choral | Organ | Songs | Piano | Chamber | Current

 

Prelude (in homage Maurice Duruflé)
February 1990
Prelude (in homage to Marurice Duruflé)Commissioned by Adrian Partington and first performed in the Great Hall of Birmingham University. Published by Trumph. Recorded by Robert Sharpe at Truro Cathedral: Regent REGCD259.

 

1984

Choral | Organ | Songs | Piano | Chamber | Current

 

The Martyrdom of St Oswald
May 1984
The Martyrdom of St OswaldOn the occasion of the centenary commemoration service at Ellesmere College, Shropshire (dedicated to St Oswald) on the 18th May 1984. Published by Trumph. Recorded by Robert Sharpe at Truro Cathedral: Regent REGCD259 and REGCD193 (The English Cathedral Series).

 

1982

Choral | Organ | Songs | Piano | Chamber | Current

 

Four Pieces for Organ
1982
Four pieces for organ: The Cnon's FanfareThe Canon's Fanfare (For thanksgiving service in Westminster Abbey for all the Woodard Schools: 23 October 1982). Published by Novello. Recorded by Robert Sharpe at Truro Cathedral: Regent REGCD259 Elegy was also recorded by Robert Sharpe on REGCD193 (The English Cathedral Series).

Four pieces for organ: ElegyElegy (In memory of H.W.Spicer and written for his memorial service 28.4.77)

Four pieces for organ: Fanfare for a BrideFanfare for a Bride
(for the wedding of Virginia Graham 4.5.75)

Four pieces for organ: Paean OxoniensisPaean Oxoniensis (For Robert Gower and the Society for the Preservation of the Romantic Organ!)

Published as a set by Novello.

 

1973

Choral | Organ | Songs | Piano | Chamber | Current

 

Elegy and Retrospect
April 1973
Elegy and retrospectWritten for Robert Gower. Published by Trumph. Recorded by Robert Sharpe at Truro Cathedral: Regent REGCD259.

 

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