Singers at LMC events cover a wide range of repertoire by many different composers. Each year, we nominate a composer from the British choral tradition and select works which will receive particular attention on the courses.
In 2011 our featured composer was Sir Edward Bairstow (1874 - 1946), organist of York Minster from 1913 until his death. Ernest Bullock was Edward Bairstow's assistant and pupil while Bairstow was the organist of Leeds Parish Church (1906-1913). Our singers have recorded and performed a number of his works, including the anthems I Sat Down Under his Shadow, Blessed City, Let all Mortal Flesh Keep Silence and Save Us O Lord.
The LMC publishes a small number of works by some of the UK's most talented young choral composers, including pieces commissioned as part of the Composer in Residence scheme.
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The work of the LMC is supported by a number of specialist teaching staff, including Alistair Dixon (Chapelle du Roi), Adrian Lucas (Worcester Cathedral), Jon Grave (Chichester University) and Richard Smith (director of the LMC). Click to read more
Edward Bairstow:Let all Mortal Flesh
Edward Bairstow:Blessed City, Heavenly Salem
Edward Bairstow:Save Us, O Lord
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