The official website of classical musician William Petter (1982 - 2016), featuring information on his compositions including how to obtain sheet music; details on the recording of his main works, Ablaze with Light; and his professional biography.

CD now available

Orders now available through the Novum Records shop as well as all the usual outlets including Amazon UK, MDT and Presto Classical. Digital release following shortly.

Praise for Ablaze with Light

"British choral music lost a rare talent in 2016 with the untimely death of William Petter at the age of 34. This outstanding recording, made by singers who loved and respected him (and who name themselves after his daughter, Rose), makes an uplifting and poignant tribute to a musician who plainly still had so much to offer. There is a timeless quality to his writing, whether it be his moving setting of the Lord’s Prayer or his triumphant hymn-anthem Come Down, O Love Divine; they feel rooted in tradition and yet freshly minted. But Petter’s St Magnus and Vigil masses are his memorial: remarkable for their profound serenity and boundless joy." ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Stephen Pritchard, writing in The Observer, 23 April 2017

"William Petter has made a truly distinguished contribution to the tradition in which he was steeped. his music, of superb technical skill and imagination, will find a permanent place in our choral repertory."
Edward Higginbottom, Emeritus Organist and Fellow, New College Oxford and Emeritus Professor of Choral Music, University of Oxford





William's Responses broadcast live on Radio 3 as part of Choral Evensong during the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music.