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the music of Paul Halley • composer, conductor, keyboardist
with works for choir, ensemble, organ, and piano

New July - 2020
  Paul Halley and Pelagosmusic
Youtube channel:
'Paul Halley Playlists'
a selection of Halley repertoire

Happy Canada Day video
'Song For Canada' by Paul Halley
Performed by Capella Regalis
directed by founder Nick Halley
Celebrating July 1, 2020

JUNETEENTH playlist from Paul Halley
Special Celebration Edition
Theresa Thomason and Paul Halley
Released June 19, 2020

HOMEWARD BOUND with Paul Halley,
Vol. 3: "Spring Light"
Released May 1, 2020

HOMEWARD BOUND with Paul Halley
"The Easter Edition: Music for Choir."
Released April 11, 2020 for Easter.

HOMEWARD BOUND with Paul Halley,
Vol. 2: "Duets & trios for time together."
Released April 16, 2020

HOMEWARD BOUND with Paul Halley,
Vol. 1: "Piano songs for a time of reflection." Released April 6, 2020


St. Andrew's Morning - Meg Race


New: Paul Halley's classic "Appalachian Morning" now available for solo piano with optional organ, or ensemble comprising piano, sax, keyboard, and bass. Click on the video link below to see our short video of this work on our youtube channel.

PelagosPlayLogo"Appalachian Morning" by Paul Halley  

Paul is busily engraving keyboard music and ensemble music that will suit one, two or three players, however big your current performance 'bubble'. And, during this period, we are waiving our fees for synchronization licensing, as long as the project is for charitable purposes. Please contact us to describe your project and we'll send you a one-page synch license as soon as we have it typed, within a few hours. So, go ahead and plan your home performance or live video. We applaud you.

What's new on our keyboard/ensemble page?

for solo piano
Angel On A Stone Wall - from Angel on a Stone Wall CD
Appalachian Morning - from Earth: Voices of a Planet CD
Heaven Within - from Sun Singer CD
Hymn To The Sun - from Sun Singer CD

Maris Stella - from Triptych CD
Rolling On - from Angel on a Stone Wall CD
The Prince and The Pauper - from Angel on a Stone Wall CD

for organ solo
God In Three Persons - a recent commission

for keyboard trio
Requiem For Dmitri - from Triptych
Sands Of Time - from Triptych

for keyboard and solo instrument or ensemble
Adoro Te Devote - flute and organ
Appalachian Morning - piano, saxophone, keyboard, bass

Heaven Within - piano, saxophone, optional organ
Hymn To The Sun - piano, saxophone, optional organ

about paul halley
Paul Halley is a Grammy Award-winning composer, choral conductor, and organist. He is Director of Music of The University of King’s College Chapel and of The Cathedral Church of All Saints in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Read more...

about pelagosmusic

Paul Halley’s compositions and recordings are distributed internationally by Pelagos Incorporated, the recording, music publishing, and arts management company which he established with his wife, Meg Race in 1998.  Halley’s compositions have been commissioned or licensed by such organizations as Sony Entertainment, John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra, CBC, The Toronto Symphony, and Canadian Brass.  In addition to a regular output of liturgical music, Halley composes three to four new, commissioned works per year.

'In The Wide Awe And Wisdom'
Landmark recording of Choral Works by Paul Halley
Find out more about this award-winning recording and repertoire.

Finalist for the 2018 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award. Halifax, Nova Scotia and nominee for Best Classical Recording ECMA 2019, our newest release comprises choral works composed by Paul Halley during the last decade.  The music is grounded in Western traditions of polyphony and counterpoint, enriched with Halley’s knowledge of jazz and the music of West Africa. 

A beautiful double-CD set of Paul Halley choral works.
Sheet music is available for all compositions on this recording.

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Mechanical Licensing
All mechanical licensing for works by Paul Halley and Back Alley Music are to be secured through our affiliation with The Harry Fox Agency. Please DO NOT ISSUE NOI's for Compuslory Mechanical Licening to Back Alley Music directly. We will send you to The Harry Fox Agency anyway to get your mechanical license through their SongFile licensing channels. It is very easy and can be done online with a credit card. If you wish to know the HFA Songcode for any of our Paul Halley and Back Alley Music titles, we are happy to provide that information to you to make your mechanical licensing of our works easy and simple.
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Permission to Arrange
Pelagomusic now licenses Permission to Arrange directly with our customers for our Paul Halley and Back Alley Music titles. We can issue your license and invoice you directly. Easy and simple.
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Synchronization Licensing
Contact Pelagomusic if you wish a synchronization license for your YouTube, video, or fillm project that includes a published work by Paul Halley and Back Alley Music. Please contact us to discuss your project.
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To license a work by Paul Halley and Back Alley Music, please review the general information and our song list on our page:


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choral titles
The choral titles from our acclaimed recording,
"In The Wide Awe And Wisdom", are now available.
Find out more about this award-winning recording and repertoire.

Choral works are offered as licensed downloads (available immediately at download) or as custom-print orders (takes two weeks).

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Paul Halley, Director of Music at The University of King's College Chapel, Halifax, NS

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Paul Halley, Director of Music at The Cathedral of All Saints, Halifax, NS




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