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ALUN GRAFTON

Composer of contemporary music

SACRED CHORAL WORKS

A Prayer for St Michael the Archangel.

Words: The Leonine prayer of the Roman Catholic Church.

Parts: SATB and organ

Date of composition: 2019

Duration: 5 minutes.

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agnus dei op 8

Words: The Latin Mass.

Parts: SATB

Date of composition: 1982

Duration: 6 minutes.

First performance: 23rd November 2002. Wyndcliffe Singers, Alverstoke.

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For you have tasted op 88

Words: 1 Peter, 2-5

Parts: SATB

Date of composition: 2018.

Duration: 3 minutes.

Note: Shortlisted by London Festival of Contemporary Church Music 2019.

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Hilariter op 42

Words: Friedrich von Spee

Parts: SATB and organ.

Date of composition: 1995.

Duration: 3 minutes.

First performance: 10th June 1995, Pupils, Eagle House School, Sandhurst, Berkshire.

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Jesu, who hast this Lententide of abstinence op 23

Words: anon, translated by Bishop W.H. Frere

Parts: SATB and organ.

Date of composition: 1990

Duration: 3 minutes

First performance: 27th February 1991, Pupils, Eagle House School, Sandhurst, Berkshire.

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Jubilate deo op 16

Words: Psalm 100.

Parts: SATB and organ.

Date of composition: 1987.

Duration: 4 minutes.

First performance: 30th July 1988, St Bartholomew’s Church, Otford, Kent.

Note: In English.

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Missa Brevis op 51

Words: The Mass ordinary.

Parts: SATB and organ.

Date of composition: 2016.

Duration: 15 minutes.

Note. In English. Shortlisted by London Festival of Contemporary Church Music 2017.

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My Beloved Spake op 30

Words: The Song of Solomon 2: 10-13

Parts: SSAATTBB

Date of composition: 1992.

Duration: 5 minutes.

First performance: 14th December 1995, Cantores, Wellington College Chapel.

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Nunc Dimittis op 57

Words: The Book of Common Prayer.

Parts: SA and piano or organ.

Date of composition: 2000.

Duration: 3 minutes.

First performance: 16th June 2000, Pupils, Eagle House School, Sandhurst, Berkshire.

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O Perfect Love op 60.

Words: Dorothy F. Gurney.

Parts: SATB

Date of composition: 2001.

Duration: 3 minutes.

First public performance: 22nd July 2012, St Bartholomew’s Church, Otford, Kent.

Note: Published in “Ensemble” no 78, April 2008. Thee Journal of the Music Masters’ and Mistresses’ Association.

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Save us, O Lord op 80

Words: The compline service.

Parts: SATB.

Date of composition: 2013.

Duration: 2 minutes.

First performance: 12th May 2014, St Pancras Church, London.  London Festival of Contemporary Church Music. 2014.

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The Akathist to St Michael the archangel. (Responsorial Psalm)

Words: From the Russian Orthodox tradition.

Parts: SATB, organ and congregation.

Date of composition: 2019

Duration: 3 minutes

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tibi sit gratias op 61

Words: The prayer of St Richard of Chichester.

Parts: SATB.

Date of composition: 2002.

Duration: 4 minutes.

First public performance: 19th October 2014, St Bartholomew’s church, Otford, Kent.

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