Tyalgum Press are delighted to announce the addition of five new Will Todd works to the catalogue:

ACCORDING TO THY GRACIOUS WORD
Scored for: SATB & Piano
Level: Easy
Duration: 4 mins
Other Info: According To Thy Gracious Word was commissioned by Michael Higgins and the choir of St John the Baptist, Wimbledon in 2016.This work is a setting of the traditional hymn words by James Montgomery (1771-1854).

 

BALLAD OF THE FADING LIGHT
Scored for: Solo violin and piano accompaniment
Level: Easy
Duration: 7 minutes
Other Info: Commissioned by violinist Vicky Jolliffe, this evocative and gently flowing work is written for solo violin and and piano accompaniment.

Vicky Jolliffe writes:

“In 2016 I commissioned Will Todd to write a piece for me for violin and piano which would capture the space and ethereal quality of his choral works.

The result was Ballad Of The Fading Light and I am still overwhelmed by extraordinary beauty.  It combines a sense of the vastness of space and time with the feel of an improvisation giving an utterly captivating immediacy to the work.

Opening with a pulsating heartbeat in the piano, long contemplative phrases in the violin line rise and linger.  A central section marked ‘rippling and expressive’ shimmers like a Kandinsky painting before a return to the languid melody of the opening, reworked in different octaves.  At the end we feel alone and yet not lonely, pensive yet not maudlin.”

 

 

LULLABY FOR TINY
Scored for: Piano
Level: Easy
Duration: 2 minutes
Other Info: Commissioned in 2015 by Tiny Talk Baby Signing and Toddler Talk for their competition winner, Nate.  This beautifully simple lullaby is scored for piano.

 

LET EVERY VOICE
Scored for: SATB & Piano
Level: Medium
Duration: 5 mins
Other Info: Commissioned by Dale Webb and Wherwell singers in 2017 to celebrate the choirs 20th Anniversary. The words are from Ecclesiasticus 39 13-15, translated by Revd. Brian Pickett and Anne Steele (1717-1778).

 

JUBILATE DEO
Scored for: SATB & Organ
Level: Medium
Duration: 3 mins
Other Info: This setting of Psalm 100 was commissioned by Canford Summer School of Music in 2017 by Gareth Huw Davies.  First performed in Sherborne Abbey as part of the mid week Summer School Evensong.