Two Songs of Homelands

Two Songs of Homelands by Lichfield-based composer, David BartonCatalogue Number: NYM027
ISMN: M-708040-27-9
Voice & Piano
Publisher: Nymet Music
Difficulty Level: 4-5
Year of Publication: 2010
Duration: 5 minutes
Availability: In Stock

Printed Copy: RRP £4.00
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Contents:
1. Southland
2. The Teesdale Hills

For many of us, the place we call ‘home’ is not necessarily the place we live: this is certainly the case for me. I was born in Winchester and lived in the County of Hampshire for the first four years of my life. 26 year on, I still have a strong attachment to the area; despite living in Gloucester for 22 years, heading south is still ‘going home.’

In part, I can also claim a family attachment to the area. My grandfather Rev. J.L.B. James was Curate at St. Luke’s, Southampton before going to be Rector of Millbrook. He met and married my grandmother there after they met when she applied for the position of Headmistress at the small infant school in the parish. During the Second World War, the family were moved to Longstock in the Test Valley, where my mother was born in 1944. My grandfather remained vicar of the parish until his death in 1952. After a brief spell at Preston Candover near Basingstoke, my grandmother moved the family to Winchester, where she remained until her death in 2004.

Anthony Howard was for some years the Executive Producer for Country Ways originally broadcast to the southern counties by TVS and then inherited by Meridian Broadcasting in 1993. Presented by Jill Cochrane and Jim Flegg, these short thirty minute programmes intended to offer a brief portrait of some aspect of life in the South and South East of England. Anthony included the poem ‘Southland’ in one of several Country Ways books which supported the series.

As for Teesdale, I can claim no connection at all, except to say that when I go there, I feel a very strong attachment to this beautiful part of the country. Sometimes these connections can never be logically explained and in some ways, why should we attempt to do so. I first came across this poem in a holiday cottage near Alston. It also appears in Hannah Hauxwell’s Hannah’s North Country where she says the poet ‘has given such pleasure to me, to many generations before me, and I am sure, will do the same for many more to come.’

Potential Uses

Concert, Recital, Teaching, Competition, Festival, Exam

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The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord's Prayer for SA and piano by Lichfield-based composer, David BartonCatalogue Number: SA5021
2-Part (SA) Voices & Piano
Publisher: Canasg Choral
Difficulty Level: M / 4-5
Year of Publication: 2008
Duration: 3 minutes

Availability: In Print

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A flowing and serene setting of the traditional form of The Lord’s Prayer which is equally useful for two-part (SA) upper voice choirs and vocal duettists.

Potential Uses

Concert, Competition, Festival, Worship, Children’s Choir, School, Anthem, Church

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The Lord Bless You and Keep You

The Lord Bless You and Keep You for sa and piano by Lichfield-based composer, David Barton2-Part (SA) Voices & Piano (or Organ)
Publisher: Fagus Music
Difficulty Level: E / 1-2
Year of Publication: 2011
Duration: 2 minutes
Availability: In Print

Printed Copy: RRP £2.00 (£1.50 for 5+ copies)
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Also available with a Licence to Print.

A short blessing written for two young people being received into membership of the Methodist Church. Also suitable as a vocal duet.

Reviews

‘Any composer who now sets The Lord bless you and keep you is brave, but David Barton is successful by writing an engaging tune presented with the utmost simplicity. Intended for the reception of a couple into membership of the Methodist Church, it should have a wider use wherever a sung blessing is appropriate.’

James L Montgomery in Church Music Quarterly (March 2012)

Potential Uses

Concert, Competition, Festival, Worship, Children’s Choir, School, Anthem, Church, Dedication, Membership, Confirmation, Blessing

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Everything Changes, but God Changes Not

Everything changes but God changes not by Lichfield-based composer, David BartonCatalogue Number: AMP-64
2-Part (SA) Voices & Piano
Publisher: Adoro Music Publishing
Difficulty Level: E / 2-3
Year of Publication: 2010
Duration: 3 minutes
Availability: Out of Print

Please contact the composer for more information.

From the publisher’s website:

‘This arrangement of Percy Dearmer’s text reassures us that no matter how the world changes, God always supplies goodness, truth, and beauty to remind us of his glory. This two-part treble arrangement is accessible to any level of choir, including youth choirs.’

Potential Uses

Concert, Competition, Festival, Worship, Children’s Choir, School, Anthem, Church, Dedication

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Away in a Manger

Away in a Manger for soprano/alto and piano by David Barton

Catalogue Number: AMP-62
2-Part (SA) Voices & Piano (or Organ)
Publisher: Adoro Music Publishing
Difficulty Level: E / 2-3
Year of Publication: 2010
Duration: 3 minutes
Availability: Out of Print

Please contact the composer for more information.

From the publisher’s website:

‘This two-part setting of the traditional text with a new melody is suited to a wide range of treble ensembles, especially children’s choirs; it can also be performed as a duet. Originally written for a junior church choir.’

Potential Uses

Concert, Recital, Teaching, Competition, Festival, Exam, Worship, Children’s Choir, School, Anthem, Church, Carol, Christmas

A Celtic Blessing

Catalogue Number:
Voicing:

Publisher:
Difficulty Level:
Year of Publication:
Duration:
Availability:

G-7550
Unison Voices & Piano (or Organ)
GIA Publications, Inc.
E / 1
2009
2 minutes
In Print

Printed Copy: RRP $1.80

From the publisher’s website:

‘The much-loved benediction “May the road rise up to meet you…” is given a setting of beauty and simplicity that is a welcome addition to the versions that have come before. The accompaniment is effective, but not complex, and the piece may be sung as a solo if desired. There is an optional lower part at the end.’

Reviews

‘This short choral benediction is written with such an endearing melody that children as well as adults will sing it with their hearts. Unison throughout, with just a touch of harmony on the “Amen,” it is a simple-to-prepare worship moment that makes a very nice concert closer as well.’

JWPepper Inc. Editor’s Review, 2011

‘Lovely piece! This was just perfect for my Year 6s to learn for their Leavers’ Service. They learned it in a trice and it sounds gorgeous – simple but with enough interest, including the second part in the ‘Amen’. Highly recommended.’

Reviewer on SheetMusicPlus, June 2012

Potential Uses

Concert, Recital, Teaching, Competition, Festival, Exam, Worship, Blessing, Marriage, Wedding, Benediction, Children’s Choir, School, Anthem, Church


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Three Meditations

Three Meditations for organ, by Lichfield-based composer, David BartonCatalogue Number: WL620012, WL620013 & WL620014
Organ
Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.
Difficulty Level: 2-3
Year of Publication: 2007
Duration: 10 minutes
Availability: Back Copies Available

In The Organists Companion; May, July and September 2007

Printed Copy: RRP $9.95 per issue (three issues)
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Contents:
1. Movement I
2. Movement II
3. Movement III

These medidations are useful for a wide range of uses. They can be used individually and as a set, and many have suitable cut-off points for communion use.

Potential Uses

Concert, Recital, Church, Worship, Easter, Holy Week, Passiontide, Good Friday, Remembrance, Communion, Eucharist

Reflective Interlude

Reflective Interlude for organ, by Lichfield-based composer, David BartonCatalogue Number: WL630008
Organ
Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc.
Difficulty Level: 1-2
Year of Publication: 2008
Duration: 4 minutes
Availability: Back Copies Available

In The Keyboardist’s Year, January 2008

Printed Copy: RRP $9.95
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A short interlude suitable for all manner of reflective occasions and concerts. It is scored for full organ or manuals only, and is equally playable on the piano.

Potential Uses

Concert, Recital, Church, Worship, Easter, Holy Week, Passiontide, Good Friday, Remembrance, Communion, Eucharist

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Five Fanfares

Five Fanfares for organ, by Lichfield-based composer, David BartonOrgan
Publisher: Fagus Music
Difficulty Level: 5-6
Year of Publication: 2005
Duration: 6 minutes
Availability: In Print

Printed Copy: RRP £8.00
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PDF Copy: RRP £6.00
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Contents:
1. Fanfare for a Celebration
2. Fanfare for a Festival
3. Fanfare for a Procession
4. Jubilant Fanfare
5. Christmas Fanfare

As well as short announcements or fanfares, these are also useful postludes.

Potential Uses

Concert, Recital, Church, Worship, Wedding, Christmas, Celebration, Processional

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Pastorale on ‘Bunessan’

Pastorale on Bunessan for organ by Lichfield-based composer David BartonCatalogue Number: LMPP0902
Organ
Publisher: Lighthouse Music Publications
Difficulty Level: 3-4
Year of Publication: 2009
Duration: 3 minutes
Availability: In Print

Printed Copy: RRP $5.50
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The tune “Bunessan” is most closely associated with the hymn “Morning Has Broken”, however, this Pastorale was written for harvest services in reference to the other set of words “Praise and Thanksgiving” which also now appear in many hymnbooks.  It will serve well for pre-service music or a reflective postlude, and is suitable for many occasions in the church year.

Potential Uses

Concert, Recital, Church, Worship, Harvest, Morning, Children