Scores needed: George Malcolm, Miserere
  • smt
    Posts: 15
    Dear all

    I am fascinated by the choral compositions of George Malcolm, choirmaster at Westminster Cathedral. Unfortunately it seems that the scores are seldom available. I haven't found much more than some Christmas music or the "Missa ad praesepe". A new recording includes a setting of the Miserere-Psalm and the Nunc dimittis. I would be particularly interested in the Miserere, it would be perfect for Lent I. Doesn't seem to be too difficult either.

    Does anybody have a score of this Miserere? Does anybody know whether and where it is available? Or does anybody have the time and ability to write down the score from the recording? I could share it, if you message me.

    Thanks in advance.
  • smt
    Posts: 15
    Addendum: For everyone interested in Malcolm in general. If you are searching for his name at this british shop you can find the following motets:

    * Ingrediente Domino
    * Terribilis est locus iste
    * Veritas mea

    But still no Miserere...
  • StimsonInRehabStimsonInRehab
    Posts: 1,811
    I seem to remember that there was a website dedicated to George Malcolm with a screenshot of his Miserere. Let me see if I can find it . . .

    I also find his music pretty cool. My choir sang his setting of the Responsories for Christmas Matins as a Gaudete (Laetare? Can never remember) Sunday program. They're very accessible and sound great.
  • StimsonInRehabStimsonInRehab
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    Tell me if this is the one you're looking for:

    http://www.georgemalcolm.xcellent-stuff.co.uk/psalm50.html
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  • tomjaw
    Posts: 2,323
    I am sure that the choir at Westminster Cathedral has access to his music. Sadly my friend Colin RIP cannot help, but you could e-mail the master of music http://westminstercathedralchoir.com
    If not the Senior M.C. is a friend and may be able to help.
  • smt
    Posts: 15
    Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for. I had found the webpage dedicated to GM, but didn't find the score – sorry, that page is a mess. THANKS A LOT!

    @tomjaw: I would have never dared to e-mail the master of music from WCC. Do you have any experiences writing them?
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  • I've emailed them in the past. They have a music department, so you will get a response from the secretary.
    They will ask you details of performance, etc. and calculate a license for printed copies of their works. They are very helpful and friendly.
  • tomjaw
    Posts: 2,323
    @smt
    I have not needed to e-mail them but have had close contacts with former members and masters of music. They are all friendly and always seem happy to help. My diocese is next door and I have always been made to feel welcome singing in my cathedral, along side the professional musicians.
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