Browse

Composers and Authors

Auld Lang Syne

By Kathleen Mcguire

Regular price $10.00 Sale

TTBB choir, tin whistle and guitar.  c.5'00

Auld Lang Syne is a traditional, Scottish poem that was adapted by Robert Burns in 1788. In English, a literal translation is “old long since,” or more colloquially: “long, long ago” or “days of long ago.” For hundreds of years, the poem has been set to a traditional folk song, of which there are many variations. The tune used here - the original, pentatonic melody Burns chose to set with the poem - is nowadays less familiar than the modern tune that is most commonly heard sung by revellers in many countries at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. Burns, when he presented the song to the British Museum, remarked: "The following song, an old song, of the olden times, and which has never been in print, nor even in manuscript until I took it down from an old man's singing, is enough to recommend any air." The original folk song to which it was set was known as: "I fee'd a lad at Michaelmas.”
Composed 2009 .

Audio sample: Tenors and basses of the Tudor Chorister, conducted by Dr Kathleen McGuire; Claire Patty, harp; Barbara Fairhurst, recorder

For discount on multiple copies contact keats@wirripang.com.au

Download samples

ISMN 9790720171913 
$8.00 for instant PDF download see: Buy Now

 

Immortality

By Kathleen Mcguire

Regular price $8.00 Sale

SATB choir and piano.  c.4'00

Based on the poem "Music" by Juhan Liiv (1864-1913).  The English version of “Muusika”, from Snow Drifts, I Sing: Selected Poems edited by Jüri Talvet, was translated from Estonian by Jüri Talvet and H. L. Hix (Guernica Editions, 2013). The translators kindly permitted use of the poem for “Immortality,” citing Liiv’s own tragic ending: “Juhan Liiv was a peasant, and the circumstances of his death were unfortunate. This work is a memorial to Gareth Chan (1969-2016), the beloved pianist for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir (SGLC), who died tragically at a very young age. 
Composed 2016

For discount on multiple copies contact keats@wirripang.com.au

Download samples

ISMN 9790720171920
$6.00 for instant PDF download Buy Now

Joy is Here to Stay

By Kathleen Mcguire

Regular price $12.00 Sale

SATB choir and piano. An anthem in tribute to Gospel Music, c.3'45

The words are adapted from a nineteenth century hymn "Joy cometh in the morning" by Mrs MM Weinland (1819-1899).

The Hymn appeal to singers and audiences of a wide range of beliefs and backgrounds, while still being relevant in formal church settings. The anthem would not be difficult for most school or church choirs to learn (large forces are not necessary). The text is biblical (based on Psalm 30:5), but not overtly religious. Nonetheless, the joyous theme and “hallelujah” section make it suitable for Easter celebrations, while a brief reference to the spiritual “Go Tell It On The Mountain” suggests Advent or Christmas.
Composed 2017

For discount on multiple copies contact keats@wirripang.com.au

Download samples

ISMN 9790720231518
$8.00 for instant PDF download Buy Now

Magnificat - Song of Mary

By Kathleen Mcguire

Regular price $10.00 Sale

For women's voices and piano, c.5'15

The composer suggests performers sing the 1662 English but apply contemporary context, moving beyond a literal interpretation.The work ebbs and flows between consonance and dissonance, reflecting the drama of the Canticle. Some of the intervals and rhythms may challenge inexperienced singers; aural cues from the piano part and canonic patterns that move from one vocal part to another will help singers to find their way when learning their parts.
Composed 1984 rev. 2016

For discount on multiple copies
contact keats@wirripang.com.au

Download samples

ISMN 9790720171931
$8.00 for instant PDF download Buy Now

Missa de Spiritu Sancto

By Kathleen Mcguire

Regular price $200.00 Sale

Traditional Latin mass setting for choir and orchestra, c.21'00
Composed 2017
  • Kyrie
  • Gloria
  • Sanctus
  • Benedictus
  • Agnus Dei
For discount on multiple copies of choral score contact keats@wirripang.com.au

Download samples

ISMN 9790720231525
$150.00 for instant PDF download of conductor's score and parts (220 pp) Buy Now

Missa de Spiritu Sancto (choral score only)

By Kathleen Mcguire

Regular price $30.00 Sale

Traditional Latin mass setting for SATB choir and piano/organ
Composed 2017
  • Kyrie
  • Gloria
  • Sanctus
  • Benedictus
  • Agnus Dei
For discount on multiple copies of choral score contact keats@wirripang.com.au

Download samples

ISMN 9790720231525
$20.00 for instant PDF download Buy Now

Ordinary Mass in English

By Kathleen Mcguire

Regular price $8.00 Sale

SATB (with piano/organ optional).  c.4'15

This short mass setting is designed for choir use in a regular communion service (Eucharist). It is particularly suitable for Lent because it contains no Gloria.  The four movements - Kyrie Eleison; Sanctus; Benedictus and Agnus Dei  are most often sung nowadays, omitted is the traditional Creed and the Lord’s Prayer. Each movement is deliberately short in order to enhance the flow of worship in today’s modern world, while keeping with the tradition of choral responses. It is most likely unsuitable for congregational singing, due to the complexity of the vocal lines.
The four-movement setting is also suitable as a stand-alone concert piece.
For discount on multiple copies contact keats@wirripang.com.au
Composed 1984 rev. 2013 and 2016

Download samples

ISMN 9790720171951
$6.00 for instant PDF download Buy Now

Prelude and Phantasy

By Kathleen Mcguire

Regular price $12.00 Sale

For solo guitar, c.5'00 

The flamboyant two movements should contrast significantly, with the first being very relaxed rhythmically.  In the Prelude, the listener’s attention should be drawn to the melody while harmonies are sustained underneath. The Phantasy, however, should be rhythmically precise and build steadily to the dramatic coda section.
Composed 1983 rev. 2016


Download samples

ISMN 9790720171944
$8.00 for instant PDF download Buy Now

Singing Out and Loud

By Kathleen Mcguire

Regular price $10.00 Sale

SATB choir and piano choral fanfare, c.1'40

Although the work was written for an LGBTQI choral festival, the lyrics are non-specific. “Singing out and loud” is suitable for any SATB choir concert setting that needs a brief, uplifting moment.
Composed 2016

For discount on multiple copies contact keats@wirripang.com.au

Download samples

ISMN 9790720231501
$5.00 for instant PDF download Buy Now