Beresford King-Smith
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Compositions

Beresford has composed music for most of his life, and retirement has not slowed his output.

He has composed and arranged a great deal of choral music, much of it for Circle Singers and Sutton Coldfield United Reformed Church. The CBSO Chorus has also sung some of his carols, including The Children’s Carol (words written by his first wife, Margot), The Stable Carol, and The Shepherd and the King.

On a larger scale, his Psalm Symphony (2005) has been performed by several British Choral Societies.  

He has also written solo songs and works for the Holborne Recorder Consort, which was formed after he retired as MEMF Chairman.

Beresford has also written some Christian musicals, some with words by his first wife, Margot, or his long-time friend Gordon Chilvers, but also one or two where he has written both words and music. Two of these works, The Lamb - A Meditation on the Passion and Mary and Martha are published by Christian Music Ministries .

Beresford has compiled some of his most frequently sung carols into a book ‘The Children’s Carol and other choral music for the Christmas Season’.  If you are interested in purchasing a copy, or wish to use any of his other compositions, please contact him directly.




Four Elizabethan Settings

A Celebration Jubilate

The Lord is my Shepherd

The World

A Musical Instrument

Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord

Introit for the Feast of St.Peter

The Golden Journey to Samarkand

At Carnoy

Variations on a Well-worn Theme

O Mistress Mine

The Quality of Mercy

A Time for Everything

Prayer of St.Columba

Let Go and Let God! (Life is like a journey)

I am the bread of Life

1 Corinthians 13

The Lord's Prayer

Light looked down and saw Darkness

A Cherokee Blessing

Minstrels

Blow, bugle Blow

The Blossom

Some Culinary Advice
Variations on a Well-worn Theme

Spirit of Truth

Waitng for Spring

Three Sappho Lyrics

Questi vaghi concerti

Three Lewis Carroll Songs

Partial list of works:

The Children’s Carol

The Nativity According to Matthew

Prepare ye!

The Stable Carol

Come with me to Bethlehem

I sing of a maiden

The Shepherd and the King

The Season of Joy

Epiphany

A Cradle Stands within the Stall

A Cradle Song

Mistletoe

Ceremonies for Christmas

Works contained in “The Children’s Carol and other choral music”
Audio Clips:

A Cradle Stands within the Stall  

Come with me to Bethlehem

The Nativity According to Matthew

The Stable Carol

Three Sappho Lyrics

The Golden Road to Samarkand

12 Come with me to Bethlehem.mp3 14 A cradle stands.mp3 13 Nativity according to Matthew.mp3 15 Stable Carol.mp3

The Quality of Mercy

A Time for Everything

Prayer of St Columba

The Children’s Carol

Variations on a Well-worn Theme

Psalm Symphony (excerpt)

03 Time for Everything.mp3 02 Quality of Mercy.mp3 04 Prayer of St. Columba.mp3 16 Children’s Carol.mp3 Three Sappho Lyrics.mp3 Variations on a Well-Worn Theme.mp3 Golden Road to Samarkand.mp3 Psalm Symphony Clip.mp3