COMPOSITIONS

Simon has written a number of choral, solo and musical works along with multiple scores for theatre. Below are some samples.

ANTHEMS FOR DOOMED YOUTH

A song cycle of War Poetry (mostly from WWI).

Running time: 1hr 20m

Cast: 4m

This is a setting of “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae and “Do Not Weep” by Stephen Crane performed by the workshop cast.

The “In Flanders Fields” setting is also available to purchase for solo voice.

THE TRAVELLING

An original musical loosely based on Leoncavallo’s opera “Il Pagliacci” set in rural Australia in the 1950’s written with Chris Kabay.

Running time: 1hr 30m

Cast: 5m 4f (minimum)

Here are two songs performed by the workshop cast.

THE GIFTING

An original Christmas hymn with words by Arthur Pate. This setting is available for purchase in multiple voice combinations. This is the SATB version performed by Collegium Musicum Choir, Perth, Western Australia from their CD “Collegium’s Christmas”.

Copyright Simon R. Holt 2019