The Cathedral Series "A King's Christmas 2016" Readings
and carols for Christmas with the King's College Chapel Choir
and guest Roberta Barker, directed by Paul Halley. Sunday,
December 18, 2016 at The Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax
'Appalachian Morning' composed by Paul Halley (c) Back Alley Music
Instrumental ensemble work created by Paul Halley for
the recording 'Earth: Voices of A Planet'. Licensed for
arrangement to The Boston Pops Orchestra, directed by
John Williams, recorded on 'The Green Album'.
thrilling work was brought to the attention of competitive
international marching bands through an arrangement created for
The Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps, recorded in a 1992 video for
Drum Corps International (DCI). Watch video
license this work for arrangement or performance, please review
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New Works •
"Mass of St. Michael the Archangel"
Kyrie, Gloria, Acclamations, Sanctus & Benedictus, Agnus Dei
2013 - 12 mins (total)
Commissioned by His
Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of
Toronto, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of
St. Michael's Choir School, Toronto, Dr. Jerzy Cichocki, Artistic
Unison, SATB choir, congregation, and
"Praise, My Soul, The King of Heaven" 2014 - 3 mins
Dedicated to Dr. Jerzy Cichocki, Artistic Director of St. Michael’s
Choir School, Toronto, in recognition of having completed twenty-five
years of teaching with the Toronto Catholic District School Board.
arr. Paul Halley
SATB choir and organ.
Premiere May 22, 2014.
"Let Not Your
Heart Be Troubled" 2014 - 5 mins
Commissioned by The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, New York
City, in honor of Mollie Nichols for twenty-five years of service as
Director of Music & Organist.
SATB choir and organ.
Premiere June 1, 2014.
Ere Zij God!
Arrangement of Traditional Dutch Carol 2014 - 3-1/2 mins
Commissioned by Jake and Jocelyn Knoppers in honor of the 35th
Annual CBC Radio Christmas Sing-In, held at the Church of St. Andrew and
St. Paul, Montreal. arr. Paul Halley for
SATB choir, congregation, organ, brass, percussion.
Premiere December 7, 2014
Ode To Newfoundland
2015 - 3 mins
Commissioned by St. Michael's Choir
School, Toronto, Dr. Jerzy Cichocki, Artistic Director, for the
choir's Spring Tour of Newfoundland, May 2015. arr. Paul Halley
forSATB choir, congregation, and organ.
Premiere May 22, 2014.
Introit for SATB unaccompanied
Setting of the beloved text, 'For The Fallen' by Laurence Binyon (1869 - 1943),
for All Saints Cathedral, Halifax, Remembrance Sunday 2015.
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ancient Greek word meaning
“the deep or open sea”, which conveys our
of adventure through the arts. We are very pleased
to feature the
work of composer, keyboardist and choral conductor, Paul Halley.
"A perfect storm of
energy and creativity
in the person of Paul Halley."
- Chronicle Herald
mellifluous tone and subtle harmonic
shifts sent many in the audience
home in a state
of musical rapture." (Concert review)
About Paul Halley •
Winner of multiple Grammy Awards for his collaborations with saxophonist
the 1980's and 1990's,
Paul Halleyis now best known for his long career as a composer and choral
conductor. Halley's choral, keyboard, and ensemble works, for both
church and concert setting, have earned him a place among the most
gifted of today's classical composers. A passionate and
deeply-talented choral conductor, Halley is currently inspiring the
young minds of an acclaimed group of Choral Scholars at the University
of King's College Halifax.
The semi-professional Chapel Choir, which
delivers services of Evensong and Holy Eucharist on a weekly basis as
well as a concert series entitled “King’s at the Cathedral”, is gaining a reputation
during Halley’s tenure, as one of the top choral ensembles in Canada.
The choir's concerts are frequently recorded and broadcast by the
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and are available for live streaming
More choral titles available as downloads.
titles are now being offered as convenient digital downloads,
right from our website and shopping cart, or as on-demand custom
print orders (on our beautiful new covers). If you're looking
for something and you don't see it available yet as a download
or print item, just give us a call or email us and we'll put it
at the top of our to-do list.
The Nautilus - a
Staircase at the Vatican Museum
Photo by Peter Frew