An anthem for SSATB and organ, piano or harmonium, composed by Peter Tranchell for the Wedding Service on 10 July 1982 of Jeremy Mark Davies and Catherine Hudson Wilks.[...Read More]
"O that our faith", a short setting of a text by Charles Wesley, for three voice parts and organ, written October 1971[...Read More]
An introit/anthem for ATBrBB or SATBB unaccompanied, the text from John 16:33.[...Read More]
An anthem for baritone solo, ATBrBB choir and organ, written in October 1976. Words: James Cotter; music: Peter Tranchell.Peter [...Read More]
"His first Mayweek", or, "The scholar's progress: a speculation with music in five scenes". For male and female soloists, male-voice chorus, and two pianos. Words and music by Peter Tranchell.[...Read More]
From the Caius Psalter, Chant 21A by "M.W. Scot-Higson", an anagram of Moscow Nights.[...Read More]
Music for the service of Holy Communion : written for Fitzwilliam House, 1960
Peter Tranchell, 1960With optional [...Read More]
Fortunare Nos was composed in 1986 for the wedding of one of Tranchell's students. It incorporates the hymn tune Wish Road originally written for Eastbourne College in 1950. The words are from a hymn by Henry J. Buckoll (1803-71) in Psalms and Hymns for Rugby School Chapel, 1850, and the Latin verse is a translation, presumably by Tranchell, of Verse 1.[...Read More]
An excellent quadruple chant, well-known from the Psalms from St Paul's recordings where it's used for Psalm 103. Three typeset editions are published here.[...Read More]
Two (and possibly three) versions of this triple chant are found in the Cambridge University Library archive:
- The earliest version (197-?) appears to be the triple chant for Psalm 127. ATBB & organ in C major.
- Then we have MS.Tranchell.3.68, the version for SATB & organ in E flat major. This version might be assumed to date from the period 1982-1989 when the Gonville & Caius College Choir added a soprano line.
- The archive also records MS.Tranchell.3.67 "For ATBB & organ in E minor [sic]. Photocopy of MS.Tranchell.4.86 with holograph revisions". Cataloguing error seems possible here, but we have not had a chance to check.
Four versions of this double chant are known. Three are found in the Cambridge University Library archive:
- The earliest version (undated) appears to be the double chant for Psalm 75. ATBB & organ in A major.
- Then we have double chant for Psalm 75. SATBrB & organ in D major and the version for SATBrB & organ in E flat major. These versions might be assumed to date from the period 1982-1989 when the Gonville & Caius College Choir added a soprano line.
The Libran Preces and Responses were composed in October 1972. We are publishing the original ATBrBB version and a transposed version for SATB.[...Read More]
Peter Tranchell wrote this setting of Psalm 23 (The Lord is my shepherd) in 1962 for unison voices and organ, revised it in 1970 for two-part male-voices and organ, and again in 1976 for ATBrB choir and organ. The score published here has been arranged for SATB by Peter Marchbank.[...Read More]
This beautiful setting of Psalm 133 incorporates verses from Colossians 3. The setting can be purchased from OUP/CMS, in Peter Tranchell, Three Responsorial Psalms (CMS 046)[...Read More]
Probably Peter Tranchell's best known work at present, "If ye would hear the angels sing" was written in 1965, setting words by Dora Greenwell to music for SATB and organ.[...Read More]
When PAT eventually bought a television he became obsessed with the Australian TV soap Neighbours (among other things!). He arranged the well-known theme tune (by Tony Hatch) as an Anglican chant - it was heard at least once in Caius chapel services, receiving the reaction ‘that seems faintly familiar...’ although the harmonisation is pure Tranchell. The composer's name is an anagram of "Neighbours", and the arranger "I'm astraan" i.e. Australian. The chant was probably written around 1987.[...Read More]
For unison voices & organ, in E major. With antiphon: Praise the Lord, Halleluia.
First composed in 1968, with versions [...Read More]
These settings were composed by Peter Tranchell, Precentor (Director of Music) at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, for use by the chapel choir in the regular round of evening services. Although written three years apart and for a slightly different disposition of voices, Tranchell clearly saw them as a ‘set’ since they were recorded together in 1981 for private release on the LP recording ‘Music from Caius’ in 1985.[...Read More]
The full anthem Cantantibus organis for St Cecilia’s Day was written by Peter Tranchell in 1987 for use by the choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he was Precentor (Director of Music), and it was sung at Evensong (presumably on St Cecilia’s Day, 22 November) that year. It was written for S.A.T.T.B. and Organ.[...Read More]
People, look East was composed in 1982 for the Gonville and Caius Choir and originally scored for AATBrBB (though with a note on the cover saying 'If necessary, the first alto part may be sung by sopranos'). The version performed by St. John's College Choir in the 2015 Advent Carol Service was arranged for SATB by Peter Marchbank in 2013.[...Read More]
Peter Tranchell set this famous text (from Edward Fitzgerald’s version of Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám of Naishápúr) to music in May 1978, shortly before the death of Geoffrey Thornton, the Caius Chapel organ scholar who succumbed to melanoma. Peter knew it was inevitable and although there's nothing on the score it was conceived very much as an In Memoriam.[...Read More]
The composer’s note at the end of the manuscript reads: ‘‘The Virgoan Responses were composed late August* 1972 for ATBrBB unacc, revised 1976, re-written for SATBrBB unacc in late August 1987. P.A.T.’’[...Read More]
Peter Tranchell wrote this setting of Psalm 122 in 1966 for unison voices and organ, with optional trumpet and horn.[...Read More]
A responsorial setting of Psalm 128 written in 1966 for unison voices and organ.[...Read More]
For Bass Solo, SATB Choir and Organ [Revised Version 1988].[...Read More]
Peter Tranchell composed the Five Thackeray Ditties for the Cambridge University Madrigal Society’s May Week Concert in June 1962, which was conducted by Raymond Leppard. The concert traditionally took place on the Backs with the choir in punts on the Cam while the audience sat on the riverbank.[...Read More]
Peter Tranchell wrote this setting of Psalm 121 in 1962 for unison voices and organ in B flat. The score published here is a later 197? transposition in A.[...Read More]
A responsorial psalm setting written in 1962 and revised in 1968 and 1976, the latest version now published by CMS in "Peter Tranchell, Three Responsorial Psalms" (CMS 046)[...Read More]