“Jamie W Hall finds fresh things to say in his short, effective piece; after playing it through I quickly decided to programme it for Christmas services at Chichester in 2015″. on Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day from Sing, Oh! My Love.
Charles Harrison, Organist & Master of the Choristers, Chichester Cathedral.
“…and Jamie W Hall’s “As I Lay Upon A Night” which, to my ears, may be the one that makes it into the permanent repertoire.”
Steven Whitehead, Cross Rhythms
“…all clever pieces by important figures in choral music composition such as Francis Pott, Grayston Ives, Richard Lloyd and Jamie W. Hall.”
NEWS – Dancing Day:
Jamie is using a brand new carol to support the work of Macmillan Cancer Support. Click HERE to find out more.
NEWS – Sing, Oh! My Love – Two carols for Christmastide, and Christmas Bells
Two new publications launched by Chichester Music Press at the ABCD convention in Winchester. Sing, Oh! My Love contains settings of Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day and Jesus Christ the Apple Tree. 20% of the cover price will be donated to Dementia UK.
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day is dedicated to Margaret, the mother of a friend and is the inspiration behind my Dancing Day charity project. Icosa Choir perform it here.
“Composing a new setting of a familiar Christmas text is a risky business: several versions of the medieval carol ‘Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day’ will be known to most choral conductors, and they will need convincing reasons for introducing another to the repertoire. Jamie W. Hall finds fresh things to say in his short, effective piece; after playing it through I quickly decided to programme it for Christmas services at Chichester in 2015. The work has a snappy, arresting quality, intensifying towards the chorus which marks a sudden change of musical direction: ‘Sing, O my love’ is lilting and floating, with gentle cross rhythms. The chorus ends by returning to the decisive and edgy style of the opening. The carol is not straightforward, but neither is it unnecessarily difficult, and it repays the work and attention to detail that it requires.”
Charles Harrison, Organist and Master of the Choristers, Chichester Catherdal.
Christmas Bells is in 2 parts with piano accompaniment and would suit any choir.
NEWS – Curiouser and Curiouser! Three Songs for children’s choir from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
A brand new set of three upbeat and enjoyable songs for children’s choir in one or two parts with piano. How Doth the Little Crocodile, The Lobster Quadrille and Soup of the Evening/The Mock Turtle’s Song*, texts by Lewis Carroll. View a PDF sample score here.
*commissioned and first performed by King’s Junior Voices dir. Lynette Alcantara.
Jamie’s various choral works have been performed as far afield as Australia, broadcast on BBC radio and recorded for commercial release. His pieces are published by Novello and Chichester Music Press and have been included in choral anthologies. He has also received a number of commissions writing for professional choirs, children’s choirs and amateur parish choirs, producing works that play to the strengths of these very different groups. Indeed he enjoys working within such boundaries and successfully writes music which combines performability with originality.
Works – Liturgical
The Lord has Arisen (SSATB) Chichester Music Press – commissioned by the choir of the Chapels Royal, HM Tower of London.
Sleep, My Jesu (SATB, SSAA, ATBarB, unison voice + pno) A FREE DOWNLOAD in support of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Sing, Oh! My Love – Two carols for Christmastide. (SATB) Chichester Music Press. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day and Jesus Christ The Apple Tree.
Christmas Bells – (2 parts with piano/organ) An easy, non-religious carol for community choirs, male voice choirs or children. Chichester Music Press – COMING SOON.
Silent Night – manuscript
Ave Verum Corpus (SABar) – easy setting for the parish choir of St Thomas More, Seaford.
Works – Secular
To Every Thing… (SATB) Chichester Music Press – a four-movement cycle setting texts by Reuben Thomas.
Spring (from To Every Thing…) Chichester Music Press
Summer (from To Every Thing…) Chichester Music Press
Autumn (from To Every Thing…) Chichester Music Press
Winter (from To Every Thing…) Chichester Music Press