WILLIAM PETTER

Original compositions

Ablaze with Light, recorded in October 2016, includes William's major works - see audio samples and release details here. The copyright holder remains William's estate; however, performance is encouraged, and for now are distributing sheet music freely (links below). If are planning a performance, please do contact us.

St Magnus Mass

First performed for the 2015 London Festival of Contemporary Church Music and named for the church of St Magnus the Martyr, Lower Thames Street, London where William directed the choir. SSATBB a capella. Originally composed for solo voices but also suits larger ensembles.

# Name Time Scoring Sheet music (PDF)
1 Kyrie 3.00 SSATBB Score (complete mass)
2 Gloria 3.45 SSATBB
3 Sanctus 2.25 SSATBB
4 Benedictus 2.49 SSATBB
5 Agnus Dei 3.56 SSATBB

Vigil Mass

First performed on Holy Saturday 2015 at St Magnus the Martyr without Agnus Dei, then as a complete mass to celebrate Oliver Petter's ordination in June 2015. SSAATB with Organ (except Kyrie a capella), Cello for Benedictus and Agnus Dei.

# Name Time Scoring Sheet music (PDF)
1 Kyrie 3.18 SSATBB Score
2 Gloria 5.21 SSATBB Org Score
3 Sanctus 2.36 SSATBB Org Score Org
4 Benedictus 2.22 SSATBB Org Vcl Score Org Vcl
5 Agnus Dei 5.30 SSATBB Org Vcl Score Vcl

 

Motets

The Good Shepherd has Risen

Written for 'Good Shepherd Sunday' (Easter IV), with words from the traditional antiphon. First performed liturgically, as part of the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music 2014. SSATB Org, 4'48". Score (PDF)

Come Down, O Love Divine

Hymn-anthem based on the RVW Down Ampney melody, with traditional accompanying words by Bianco da Siena (d. 1434). First performed at the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music 2016. SSATB Org with congregational final verse placing additional forces of any voice part on the melody line, 6'40". Score (PDF)

Other liturgical settings

Lord's Prayer in E Score (PDF)

Preces and Responses Score (PDF)

Written for an evensong celebrating Oliver Petter's ordination as a deacon, June 2014. SATB a capella.

Arrangements

Alongside the works above, William wrote a number of arrangements. These are in a less organised state than the works above and are often in Sibelius format only; volunteer contributions to rectifying this would be most welcome! (Contact us.) See links to his added horn and trumpet parts for the Durufle Requiem and a number of descants.