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Title Author Voicing Publisher Notes
Ae Fond Kiss Philip Lawson SATBBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08752500

Haunting melody setting plaintive words by Robert Burns.
Africa David Paich/ Jeff Porcaro arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 02500884

Toto's hit song. Also in the King's Singers 40th Anniversary Songbook.
Agnus Dei Philip Lawson SATB and Organ Alliance Music Publications AMP 0570
Taken from the Jazz Mass commissioned by Salisbury Cathedral for their Millenium celebrations. "Steal away" is woven into the piece at various points.
Ah, Dearest Jesu, Holy Child Philip Lawson SATB a cappella Lorenz 10/1863R
Suitable for Thanksgiving, Communion or general use - the melody is built onto a lilting ostinato. The middle section sets "The eyes of all wait upon thee" to a simple plainsong melody, which returns at the end after the original tune is complemented by a descant.
Photo credit Marco Borggreve

Title Author Voicing Publisher Notes
Aiken Drum Arr. Philip Lawson SATB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 00123365

Like most popular Scottish folksongs, this one is rooted in history, but now has been transformed into a nonsense song. Aiken Drum, with his clothes made of tasty food, is creatively portrayed here in this clever edition with Scottish drone sounds, the melody passing from part to part, and underlying snare drum. A cheerful encore or folk selection!
American Folk Songs (20) Arr. Philip Lawson 1 or 2 voices and piano Hal Leonard
HL 49045462

20 short and easy folk songs arranged for either unison or 2-part voice and piano.
Angels and Shepherds Arr. Philip Lawson SSA with piano Hal Leonard
HL 00125373

Christmas Choral Collection for Upper Voices
Angelus Ad Virginem, Personent Hodie, Quem Pastores Laudavere, Qui Creavit Coelum, Veni, Veni Emmanuel
Angelus ad Virginem 13th Century Carol arr. PL SATB/SSA with Piano Hal Leonard
HL 00142777

HL 00142776
Any Other World Mika arr. PL SATB div. Hal Leonard
HL 08752498

In the King's Singers Sing Mika Songbook
April Come She Will Simon and Garfunkel arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08751289

This lovely little song features on the King's Singers Grammy-winning cd "Simple Gifts". It is in the Kings Singers Simple Gifts Songbook but has also been made available as a single
The Ash Grove Old Welsh Air arr. PL 2-part and Piano Hal Leonard
HL 08745703

Commissioned by Farnham Youth Choir.
Ave Verum Corpus Philip Lawson SA and SATB and Piano/Organ Lorenz 10/3226R
Both versions are included under one cover.
Away in a Manger Traditional arr. PL SATB divisi Hal Leonard
HL 08744049

In King's Singers Christmas Songbook and featured on the King's Singers Christmas CD

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Title Author Voicing Publisher Notes
Baby What a Big Surprise Peter Cetera arr. PL SATB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08203073

The Birds and the Bees Arr. Philip Lawson A cappella Mixed Voices Hal Leonard
HL 00113745

Mixed choruses and chamber ensembles will frequently use and enjoy this collection of English madrigals, selected and edited by former King's Singer Philip Lawson. Selections include: Sweet Suffolk Owl (Thomas Vautor), The Silver Swan (Orlando Gibbons), The Nightingale, the Organ of Delight (Thomas Weelkes), Sweet Honey Sucking Bees (John Wilbye), Of All the Birds (John Bartlett).
Blow the Wind Southerly Arr. Philip Lawson SATB/SAB with piano Hal Leonard
HL 00124160

HL 00158604
This setting of the traditional folksong from the British Isles has a gentle rocking feel and expresses the longing for one's absent love.
Bobby Shafto Arr. Philip Lawson SATB/SAB with piano Hal Leonard
HL 00124161

HL 00158601
Taking its name from an 18th century MP, this English ditty is cleverly arranged for a light-hearted encore or folk selection. Including several musical twists, the arrangement is accessible for smaller mixed choirs with an optional tenor part.
Bohemian Rhapsody Freddie Mercury arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08745310

Queen's 1975 smash hit
Born On A New Day John David arr. Peter Knight Christmas text by PL SATB divisi Hal Leonard
HL 08744049

King's Singers signature song "You are the New Day" to Christmas words with 2nd choir parts. In the King's Singers Christmas Song Book. Featured on the King's Singers Christmas and the Cambridge Singers Christmas Festival CDs.
Bread of the World Philip Lawson SATB and Organ Lorenz 10/3226R
Suitable for Communion or general use. Simple SATB setting of this lovely text by Bishop Heber.
Bridge Over Troubled Water Paul Simon arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08752755

The phenomenal Simon & Garfunkel #1 hit from 1970 in a powerful a cappella setting! From the wistful opening phrases, this iconic song builds to a full-voiced forte, alternating between rich homophonic choral textures and solo melodies with vocal accompaniment sections, before its quiet and gentle closing tones.
Bring Back That Leroy Brown Freddie Mercury arr. PL SATTB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08202060

Fast and funny song from Queen commissioned by Calmus.
By The Time Imogen Heap arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08751835
HL 08752498
Music by Imogen Heap to words by Mika in the King's Singers Swimming Over London and King's Singers Sing Mika Songbooks and featured on the Kings Singers Swimming Over London CD

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Title Author Voicing Publisher Notes
Carol Philip Lawson SATB a cappella Banks Music Publications
ECS 243

Suitable for Easter or Christmas. Powerful text by Norman Nicholson. Music builds to a canon in three parts, then dies away in the final stanza: "Mary nursed her child beside the gardens of a grave; And by the death within His bones the dead became alive."
The Carol Singers William Sterndale Bennett arr. PL SATB a cappella Banks Music Publications
PCS 14

Highly amusing little Victorian song about the local carol singers ("We sings forte, sounded like a hundred"!), here in a simple four part setting with minor divisi.
Christ is Made the Sure Foundation Philip Lawson SATB and Organ Encore Publishing
Melody by Henry Purcell 1659-95), harmony and descant by Philip Lawson, words translated by J.M. Neale (1818-66) from Latin c.7th century.
Classic Queen Queen arr. PL SATB/TTBB with piano Hal Leonard
HL 00213098

HL 00213099
The British rock band Queen formed in London in 1970 and developed a progressive style that became tremendously popular even to the present day. Mixed and men's choirs will enjoy these full-voiced arrangements of five of their top hits: Another One Bites the Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Save Me, Somebody To Love, We Are The Champions.
Close Every Door Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber arr. PL 2-part and piano Hal Leonard
HL 08621460

Simple version of the Rice/Lloyd Webber hit song from "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat." The melody weaves from one part to the other.
The Cloths of Heaven Philip Lawson SATB a cappella Edition Peters #EP72893
A straightforward setting of Yeats' famous poem which ends "Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams". Commissioned by Ensemble Aedes of Paris.
Come Again Sweet Love John Dowland ed. PL TTBB Hal Leonard
HL 00125432

This collection is a fantastic resource for introducing the music of the English Renaissance composer John Dowland to the male ensemble. The five well-known and representative works include Come Again, Sweet Love, Fine Knacks for Ladies, His Golden Locks, My Thoughts Are Wing'd With Hopes, Sleep Wayward Thoughts.
Comfort Me Philip Lawson SSATTB a cappella Edition Peters #EP72895
Gentle setting of a famous text by Robert Herrick. Commissioned by Mexican a cappella group Voz En Punto.
Corpus Christi Carol Philip Lawson SATB and Organ/Piano Alliance Music Publications
AMP 0567

Suitable for Easter, Corpus Christi, or general use. Famous medieval text.
Cradle Song Philip Lawson SATB and Organ/Piano Lorenz 10/1647R
Suitable for Christmas or Easter. Words by the composer. Three unison verses (one with descant) and an SATB unacc. stanza.

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Title Author Voicing Publisher Notes
Danny Boy Traditional Irish arr. PL SSA A Cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08742857


Beautiful lyric lines and warm harmonies are the centerpiece of this stunning a cappella setting of the beloved Irish folk melody.
Danny Boy Traditional Irish arr. PL SAB with Piano Hal Leonard
HL 00192636

Not a reworking of the SSAA version, but a new and simpler setting.
Deep River Spiritual arr. PL SATB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08743912
HL 08749091
From the Grammy Award winning album. Featured in King's Singers Spirituals Song Book and the Simple Gifts Collection Songbook.
Diary David Gates arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08744325

The 1972 pop hit by Bread, arranged for The King's Singers.
Dindirindin Trad. Spanish English Text by PL SATB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08740424

In the King's Singers European Renaissance Songbook
Domine Dilexi (Lord I Have Loved You, Your Church, Your Holy Temple) Philip Lawson Unison and SATB both with Organ/Piano Lorenz 10/1568R
Suitable for Dedication/Anniversary of buildings or general use. Words adapted by the composer from Psalm 26. Both versions available under one cover.
Don't Know Why Jesse Harris arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08745543
HL 08751835
The Norah Jones hit song. Also available in the King's Singers Swimming Over London Songbook.
Down To The River Spiritual arr. PL SATB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08744684
HL 08743912
HL 08748224
Featured on the King's Singers album "Six" and the DVD "From Byrd to the Beatles". Available either as a single or in the King's Singers Spirituals or King's Singers 40th Anniversary Songbooks.
Drive By Train arr. PL SATB/SSA a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 00117052

HL 00117053
From Train's 2012 album California 37, “Drive By” was a worldwide hit for the group, with a joyful exuberance that combines a slight ethnic flavor with a percussive pop drive that recalls Train's previous mega-hit “Hey Soul Sister.”

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Title Author Voicing Publisher Notes
English Folk Songs (30) Arr. Philip Lawson 1 or 2 voices and piano Hal Leonard
HL 49044104

30 short and easy folk songs arranged for either unison or 2-part voice and piano.
Eternal Ruler of the Ceaseless Round Philip Lawson SSAATTBB unacc. Alliance Music AMP 0719
Simple setting of a lovely hymn text by John Chadwick.
Evermore Philip Lawson SATB a cappella Edition Peters EP72247
Expressive setting of the lovely Prudentius text - "Of the Father's Love begotten" suitable for both Christmas and general use. Commissioned by Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester, Minnesota.
Everything I Own David Gates arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08201928

Hit song by Bread
Every Time I Feel the Spirit Spiritual arr. PL SATB a cappella Score Exchange 185037
Commissioned by Bishop Wordsworth School, Salisbury.

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Title Author Voicing Publisher Notes
Fairest Isle Henry Purcell arr. PL SATBBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08745728


Famous melody taken from Purcell's drama "King Arthur".
Far Beyond the Stars Trad ed. PL SATB Divisi Hal Leonard
HL 00125434

Five classics from three compositional masters in the English choral tradition make this a useful and valued collection for mixed choruses in schools, colleges and communities. Includes; My Soul, There Is a Country Far Beyond the Stars (C.H.H. Parry), There Is an Old Belief (C.H.H. Parry), Justorum Animae (Charles Villiers Stanford), The Blue Bird (Charles Villiers Stanford), They Are at Rest (Edward Elgar).
Fields of Gold Sting arr. PL SATB/SSA with piano Hal Leonard
HL 00117054

HL00117055
Evoke the imagery of a summer sunset and the depth of human emotion through this simple and lyrical song by Sting, with its delicate arpeggiated accompaniment and pure, fluid vocal lines in this expressive setting.
Fire and Rain James Taylor arr. PL SATBBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08749542/1000070117

Digital version available through Choral Music Direct.
Five Chinese Folksongs Traditional arr. PL SAATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08749550

Incorporating the collection Two Chinese Folksongs (HL 08745593) this little set provides a variety of folksong arrangements from China, including a Taiwanese song in the Hakka dialect, and the wistful "Zai na yao" ("In the distant place") from the Xinjiang province.
Five English Anthems Orlando Gibbons arr. PL SATB Divisi a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 00154024

Almighty And Everlasting God, Drop Drop Slow Tears, Hosanna To The Son Of David, Lift Up Your Heads, O Clap Your Hands
Five French Madrigals Lassus arr. PL SATB Divisi A Cappella Hal Leonard
HL 00144250

Bonjour mon Coeur, Dessus le marche, Paisible domaine, Toutes le nuits, Vignon vignette
Five Italian Madrigals Lassus arr. PL SATB A CAPPELLA Hal Leonard
HL 00144018

Ardo, si, ma non t'amo; Cantai, hor piango; Come la notte; Matona mia cara; Musica Dei Donum
Five Renaissance Editions Josquin arr. PL SATTBB A Cappella Hal Leonard
HL 00144243

Allegez Moi, Mille Regretz, Nymphes Des Bois, Petite Camusette, Scaramella
Five Sacred Choral Works William Byrd arr. PL SATB Divisi A Cappella Hal Leonard
HL 00158231

Exsurge, Domine, Haec, Dies, Laudibus In Sanctis, Praise Our Lord, All Ye Gentiles, Sing Joyfully
Fix You Cold Play arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08750524

Coldplay's haunting ballad featured in the documentary "Young at Heart" and on the TV series "The OC" complete with the middle "instrumental" break.
Furusato (Homeland) Japanese Folk Song arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08744610

A wistful melody set to both original Japanese lyric and a new English translation, this piece describes the longing for one's homeland that can come from long periods away.

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Title Author Voicing Publisher Notes
Gaelic Blessing Philip Lawson SATB and Organ/Piano Hal Leonard
HL 08711309


Flowing piece suitable for Baptism, Confirmation, Ordination etc. Combines the two famous Irish blessings ("Deep peace of the running wave to you" and "May the road rise up to meet you") with optional descant at the end.
A German Renaissance Christmas Hans Leo Hassler, Johannes Eccard, Michael Praetorius Ed. PL SATB A Cappella Hal Leonard
HL 00113084

Angelus Ad Pastorem, Dixit Maria, Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming, Maria Wallt Zum Heiligtum, Psallite Unigenito.
Gloria Philip Lawson Double SATB and organ Alliance Music Publications AMP 0571
From the Jazz Mass commissioned by Salisbury Cathedral for their Millennium celebrations.
The Glory Of This Night Philip Lawson SATB and Organ/Piano Hal Leonard
HL 08743750

Suitable for Christmas or Epiphany. A simple setting with two verses of text by Constance Barbour and one by the composer.
Glory To Thee, My God, This Night / Awake, My Soul, And With The Sun Philip Lawson SATB and Organ/Piano MorningStar MSM-50-8952
Suitable for Morning or Evening. Two contrasting texts set to the same simple music, both ending with a canon setting (not Tallis's!) of "Praise God, from whom all blessings flow".
God Save the Queen William Edward Hickson arr. PL TTBB Unaccompanied Score Exchange 185068
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen Trad. English arr. PL TTBBB a cappella Score Exchange 196690
Grace Antonio Rosmini (1797-1855) arr. PL SATB a cappella Score Exchange 196687
Commissioned by Coro Voci Roveretane.
Grace Kelly Mika arr. PL SATB divisi Hal Leonard
HL 08752498

Available in The King's Singers Sing Mika
Grandfather's Clock Henry C. Work arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08744697

An entertaining arrangement done for The King's Singers, with several appropriate quotations!
The Green Land and Strong Sea Philip Lawson SATBB a cappella Score Exchange 193666
Christmas piece setting a poem of William Canton. Commissioned by Schola Cantorum Sanctae Caeciliae.
Greensleeves Trad. English arr. PL SSA/SAB and piano Hal Leonard
HL 08744602

HL 00192637
A flowing piano accompaniment supports the lyric melodic lines in this traditional English folksong.
A Groovy Kind of Love Toni Wine/ Carol Bayer Sager arr. PL SATTB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08741182

Arranged for the King's Singers' 1996 Grammy-nominated album "Circle of Life"

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Title Author Voicing Publisher Notes
Haec Dies William Byrd English Text PL SSATTB Hal Leonard
HL 08741999


Text says "This is the day which the Lord has made" (psalm 118). Fast exciting motet.
Hallelujah Leonard Cohen arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08744412

As featured in the Dreamworks movie "Shrek" here in an arrangement mostly based on sustained chords featured on the King's Singers From the Heart CD
Helpessly Hoping Stephen Stills arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08745311
HL 08749091
Lovely Crosby, Stills and Nash song from the Grammy Award winning album. Available also in the Simple Gifts Collection Songbook.
How Sweet the Sound Arr. Philip Lawson SATB Divisi Hal Leonard
HL 00232770

This “Amazing Grace” was originally written for the King's Singers and a women's choir. It can now be performed in numerous configurations, antiphonally, in the round, or concert formation. Regardless, it is mesmerizing! Medium in difficulty for high school, college, community and church choirs.

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Title Author Voicing Publisher Notes
I Dreamed A Dream Claude-Michel Schoenberg arr. PL SATB divisi a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08621504

Lovely ballad from the musical "Les Miserables".
I Knew A King Was Born Philip Lawson 2-Part Treble and Piano/Organ Hal Leonard
HL 08742355

Delightful Christmas poem by Sue Cowling - "Walked on the crusted grass in the frosty air. Blackbird saw me; gave me a gold-rimmed stare....Walked on the midnight hills till the star-filled dawn. No-one told me - I knew a King was born"
I Love My Love Traditional English arr. PL SATB Divisi Hal Leonard
HL 08742000
HL 08749091
Old English folksong arranged for The King's Singers. Also available in the Simple Gifts Collection Songbook and featured on the Grammy-winning Simple Gifts CD.
I Sing Of A Maiden Philip Lawson SATB a cappella Walton Music
WW1288

Suitable for Christmas. Simple setting of this famous medieval text.
I Wan'na Be Like You Richard M. Sherman/ Robert B. Sherman arr. PL SATB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08743840

From The Jungle Book. Arrangement in 3 sections - slow intro; slowish jazz swing with drum effects; and a longer fast jazz swing section as in the original classic from The Jungle Book.
I Will Give My Love An Apple Traditional English arr. PL SATB a cappella Lorenz 15/1504R
A straightforward setting of this lovely English folksong.
I Will Go Sailing No More Randy Newman arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08745312

From the movie "Toy Story".
If Ye Love Me Philip Lawson SATB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08301708

Suitable for general use. Easy setting of this text from St. John's Gospel that has the musical flow of a renaissance motet and the presence of a 21st century English choral anthem.
I'm Yours Jason Mraz arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08751835

Very popular song by Jason Mraz in the King's Singers Swimming Over London Songbook and featured on the Swimming Over London CD.
In A Starlit Stable Philip Lawson SATB/SA with Organ/Piano Hal Leonard
HL 08742661

HL08742662
Suitable for Christmas. Words by the 17th century poet William Canton. Simple chordal setting, descant in last verse.
Irish Folk Songs - 20 Arr. Philip Lawson 1 or 2 voices and piano Hal Leonard
HL 49044700

20 short and easy folk songs arranged for either unison or 2-part voice and piano.

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Title Author Voicing Publisher Notes
Jingle Bells James Pierpoint arr. PL SATB/SSA/TTBB with piano Hal Leonard HL 00155453

HL 00155454

HL 00155455

A fresh winter showpiece that is great fun for mixed, treble or men’s choirs! The keyboard part is dazzling and the vocal parts are definitely “rollicking.”
Joshua Trad. arr. PL SATB Score Exchange 196691
Joy to the World GF Handel arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08749579

A sparkling new take on this Christmas classic.

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Title Author Voicing Publisher Notes
The Keel Row Traditional arr. PL SATTBB A Cappella/SAB Hal Leonard
HL 08754408

HL 00158628
Originating as a traditional Tyne River Shanty for the transport of coal, this sturdy tune will fit well in a program of folk music, with a steady rowing motion in the vocal accompaniment and a dancelike melody that passes among the voice parts for textural interest.
King Of Glory, King Of Peace Philip Lawson 2-pt Treble and Piano MorningStar MSM-50-7061
Suitable for general use. Modern setting of George Herbert's hymn, mostly unison, with descant in last verse.
The King's Singers Sing Mika Mika arr. PL SATTBB A Cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08752498

From their successful concert performances with the British pop star Mika, here are the King's Singers' settings of several of his most popular songs. Imaginative, joyful and empowering, this music is unique in the world of a cappella! Songs include: Any Other World, By the Time, Grace Kelly, Lady Jane, Lollipop, Over My Shoulder, Rain, Toy Boy.

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Title Author Voicing Publisher Notes
Lady Jane Mika arr. PL SATTBB Hal Leonard
HL 08752498
In The King's Singers Sing Mika Songbook
Last Night at the Christmas Proms Trad., Thomas Arne, G.F. Handel arr. PL SATB with optional piano part Score Exchange 185038
Commissioned by De Chorum and subsequently performed by The BBC Singers, this is a lively setting of "I Saw Three Ships" featuring themes heard at the world-famous Last Night of the BBC Promenade (Prom) Concert Series. Perfect encore for a seasonal concert.
Legend Philip Lawson Unison or SSA and Piano (with optional organ part) Banks Music Publications ECS 226
Suitable for Christmas or Feast of St. Mary Magdalene. Fine text by the late Cornish poet Charles Causley, on the legend that Mary Magdalene visited Jesus' stable as a young girl.
A Light Came Out Of Darkness Arr. PL SATB and piano Alliance Music AMP 0975
Expansive setting of William Hawley's words to the tune usually heard to Yeats' text "Down by the Salley Gardens". Commissioned by the International Staff Songsters of The Salvation Army.
Litany to the Holy Spirit Philip Lawson SATB and Organ Encore Publishing
Simple setting of the well-known poem of Robert Herrick.
Lollipop Mika arr. PL SATTBB Hal Leonard
HL 08752498

In The King's Singers Sing Mika Songbook
Love Came Down at Christmas Philip Lawson SATB and piano Alliance Music AMP 0976
Easy setting of Christina Rossetti's words. Commissioned by Apache Wells Community Church, Mesa Arizona.
Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) Billy Joel arr. PL SATTBB/TTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08743239

HL 08751288

HL 08748224
The 1994 pop hit by Billy Joel. THE SATTBB arrangement is featured on the recent King's Singers album "SIX" and is also found in the King's Singers 40th Anniversary Songbook. By popular request Philip has done a re-voicing for lower voices in TTBB.
Lullay My Liking Philip Lawson SATB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08744953
HL 08744049
Beautiful Christmas text. Featured on the King's Singers album "Christmas". Available as a single or in the King's Singers Christmas Songbook

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Title Author Voicing Publisher Notes
Maria Durch Ein Dornwald Ging Traditional German arr. PL SATB Hal Leonard
HL 08744049

In the King's Singers Christmas Songbook and featured on the King's Singers Christmas CD
Mary's Song Philip Lawson Unison and Piano (with optional organ part) Banks Music Publications ECS242
Suitable for Christmas. Another imaginative poem by Charles Causley.
Memory Andrew Lloyd Webber arr. PL SSAA a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08621353
Classic from the musical "Cats".
Mercy and Truth Philip Lawson SATB divisi a cappella Morningstar MSM-50-5303
Short and easy introit on words from Psalm 85. Commissioned by The Friends of Salisbury Cathedral.
Molihua Traditional Chinese arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08749550
A song about the Jasmine flower. In the Five Chinese Folksongs collection.
Molly Malone Traditional Irish arr. PL SATB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08741652
In the King's Singers Irish Songbook. Also goes by the title "Cockles and Mussels."

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Title Author Voicing Publisher Notes
Never Forget Take That arr. PL SATB and Piano Hal Leonard
HL 00142442


Featured in several live events, including BBC Children in Need, Last Choir Standing and others with its compelling emotional message of our shared humanity.
A New Song Philip Lawson Double Choir unacc. Morningstar MSM-50-8095
"Sing unto the Lord a new song". Commissioned for the 50th anniversary of the Farrant Singers in Salisbury, England.
Nightsong Johannes Brahms, Josef Rheinberger, Franz Schubert, Max Reger arr. PL SATB Divisi Hal Leonard
HL 00209840

Five classics from the Romantic era. Includes: Abendlied (Josef Rheinberger), Abendständchen (Johannes Brahms), Die Nacht (Franz Schubert), Nachtlied (Max Reger), Waldesnacht (Johannes Brahms). Featured on the King's Singers Night Song CD.
Noel Nouvelet Traditional French arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08742854

Traditional French carol, here in a jaunty, folky setting for the King's Singers, and featured on their 2003 "Christmas" album.

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Title Author Voicing Publisher Notes
O Be Joyful In The Lord Philip Lawson SATB and Piano/Organ Hal Leonard
HL 08301702


Suitable for general use. Bright, mixed-metre setting of Psalm 100.
O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing Philip Lawson 2-Part and Piano Hal Leonard
HL 08745105

Poppy setting of Charles Wesley's famous text. Suitable for general use.
O Thou Who Camest From Above Philip Lawson SATB and organ Morningstar Music MSM-50-3068
A stirring setting of Charles Wesley's text, incorporating both unison and SATB textures, with a soprano descant for the last verse.
The Oak and the Ash Traditional arr. PL SSA with piano Hal Leonard
HL 08754409

Commisioned by Farnham Youth Choir.
On My Own Claude-Michel Schoenberg arr. PL SATB divisi Hal Leonard
HL 08621505

This is an a cappella arrangement of the famous love song from the musical "Les Miserables".
One More Night Phil Collins arr. PL SAATBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08744609

Unusual plainsong-like section begins and ends this setting of Phil Collins' song commissioned by Calmus.
One Vision Queen arr. PL SATB and Piano Hal Leonard
HL 00142441

Featured in the British choir competition Last Choir Standing and offers a strong message of following your vision and overcoming the odds.
Our Town Randy Newman arr. PL SATBBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08750522

Lovely Randy Newman song from the Disney movie "Cars".
Over My Shoulder Mika arr. PL SATB divisi Hal Leonard
HL 08752498

In the King's Singers Sing Mika Songbook

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Title Author Voicing Publisher Notes
Phyllis and Amaryllis John Wilbye, Thomas Morley, Thomas Tomkins, John Farmer, William Byrd Ed. Philip Lawson SATB Hal Leonard
HL 00216063


Five charming madrigals that refer to ladies named Phyllis and Amaryllis, including one which has both! The collection includes: Adieu, Sweet Amaryllis (John Wilbye), Fair Phyllis (John Farmer), I Love, Alas, I Love Thee (Thomas Morley), See, See the Shepherds' Queen (Thomas Tomkins), Though Amaryllis Dance in Green (William Byrd).
Piano Man Billy Joel arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08748631

Billy Joel's lilting ballad in an easy arrangement.
Pie Jesu John Brunning arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08750526

The Classic FM presenter John Brunning contacted Philip to say that he thought his very popular setting of Pie Jesu might work well for the King's Singers in a reworked version. Here is the result as recorded on the CD "From The Heart".
Prayers and Partsongs Thomas Tallis Ed. PL SATB Divisi A Cappella Hal Leonard
HL 00192462

Thomas Tallis (1505-1585) was equally at ease composing simple settings of English texts, and more florid Latin motets, as the examples in this collection show. Includes: Hear the voice and prayer; If Ye Love Me; O Lord, give thy holy spirit; O sacrum convivium; Salvator mundi.
Psalm 150 Philip Lawson/Cowling 2-Part and Piano Hal Leonard
HL 08741997
Suitable for general use. Chirpy, modern setting of text adapted from Psalm 150.

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Title Author Voicing Publisher Notes
The Quiet Heart: Choral Essays Volume 1 The King's Singers arr. Philip Lawson SATB Divisi A Cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08748209


From the King's Singers' exquisite album The Quiet Heart - Choral Essays Volume 1, drawn from the sacred repertoire of the Salvation Army, these 13 selections are a reflective musical journey into the spirit. Includes: All for Thee; By His Hand; Christ's Part; Even Me; Grant Us Thy Peace; His Provision; Home to Thee (from Reflections); In the Secret of Thy Presence; Intercede, O Lord; The Quiet Heart; Spirit Divine; To the Hills; When We Cannot See Our Way.

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Title Author Voicing Publisher Notes
The Railway Children Philip Lawson Mostly Unison and piano Schoolplay Productions M56
Musical version of the classic children's book by E. Nesbit. Libretto by Rev. Robert Willis.
Rain Mika arr. PL SATB divisi Hal Leonard
HL 08752498
In The King's Singers Sing Mika Songbook
Rejoice And Be Merry Philip Lawson SATB and Piano/Organ Hal Leonard
HL 08743194

Suitable for Christmas. Rhythmic, mixed-metre setting of this anonymous text.
The Riding Of The Kings Philip Lawson 2-Part Treble and Piano Hal Leonard
HL 08744451

Suitable for Christmas or Epiphany. Simple setting of Eleanor Farjeon's lovely words.
Rosanna David Paich/ Jeff Porcaro arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 02501633

Another 80's blockbuster from Toto.
The Rose Amanda McBroom arr. PL SSA a cappella Alfred Music 43554
Opportunities for expressive singing abound in this simply arranged, yet moving setting of the Bette Midler classic.
Rule, Britannia! Thomas Arne (1710-1778) arr. PL SATB with or without piano Score Exchange 185065

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Scottish Folk Songs - 30 Arr. Philip Lawson 1 or 2 voices and piano Hal Leonard
HL 49045148


30 short and easy folk songs arranged for either unison or 2-part voice and piano.
Seven Bridges Road Steve Young arr. PL SATTB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08749541

This is the Steve Young ballad with the outer sections set as sung by The Eagles in their famous live version, and a contemplative middle section.
She's Always A Woman Billy Joel arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08744689
HL 08749091
The Billy Joel hit arranged for The King's Singers. Also in the King's Singers Simple Gifts Collection Songbook and featured on their Grammy-winning Simple Gifts CD.
The Shining City on a Hill Stacey Mia and Mary Ann Lackovich arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Alliance Music AMP 1002
Simple Gifts The King's Singers arr. PL SATB Divisi A Cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08749091

Based on their Grammy® Award-winning album, this compilation by The King's Singers features an eclectic collection of folksongs, spirituals and pop songs. Includes: Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair, Deep River, The Gift to be Simple, Helplessly Hoping, I Love My Love, She's Always a Woman, The Turtle Dove, Valparaiso, When She Loved Me, You Are the New Day, You Can Close Your Eyes.
Sing A New Song - 17 Descants For The Church Year Philip Lawson Solo Treble Lorenz 70/1228R (organ part)
10/1823R (choir part)

17 descants for the Church year (including 8 for Christmas).
Sing We And Chant It (incorporating "Now is the Month of Maying") Philip Lawson SATB and Piano Score Exchange 185035
Lively but not difficult mixed-metre madrigal commissioned by Harrow Harmony.
Sing the Birth Philip Lawson SATB a cappella Score Exchange 196689
Text by Ben Johnson. Commissioned by the Esterhazy Chamber Choir of Lewes, Sussex.
Sleep Song Rolf Lovland/Brendan Graham, arranged PL SSA and piano Alfred Music 39967
Beautiful melody from the writing team who gave us "You Raised Me Up".
The Snow Lay on the Ground Trad. arr. PL SATB a cappella Score Exchange 193664
Commissioned by the Golden Gate Men's Chorus of San Francisco.
Snow on Snow Philip Lawson SATB with organ Morningstar MSM-50-1906
Gentle setting of Christina Rossetti's "In the Bleak Mid-winter."
Song for David Joan Baez arr. PL SSA a cappella Alfred Music 41829
Written as a tribute to her husband, this moving Joan Baez song first appeared on her album (I Live) One Day at a Time.
Star of the County Down Traditonal arr. PL SATB A Cappella Hal Leonard
HL 00123368

This popular Irish tune tells the story of a young man who is smitten with love at the sight of sweet Rose McCann from the County Down. The lilting melody passes seamlessly from part to part while the other voices weave a rich accompanying texture.
The Star-Spangled Banner John Stafford Smith arr. PL TTBB unaccompanied Score Exchange 185077
Stille Nacht (Silent Night) Traditonal arr. PL SATTBB/SSAA a cappella Hal Leonard
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HL 08742867
Arranged for The King's Singers
Stop the Cavalry Arr. PL SATBB or TTBB unacc. Banks Music
PCS 34

PCS 33
Christmas hit in the UK in 1980 for Jona Lewie - a satirical anti-war song in the style of a brass band march.
Sun and Moon Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schoenberg arr. PL SATB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08621567

Tender ballad from the musical "Miss Saigon"
Sweet Baby James James Taylor arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08750523

Lullaby written by James Taylor for his baby nephew.

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Take My Life, and Let It Be Philip Lawson SATB and Organ/Piano MorningStar MSM-50-8827

Suitable for Confirmation, Ordination etc., or general use. Rousing setting of Havergal's words "Take my life, and let it be Consecrated, Lord, to thee..."
Teach Your Children arr. PL SSATB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08749544

The 1970 hit by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young in a new version with the melody set over sustained chords.
Thank Thee Lord For This New Day Philip Lawson SATB and Organ/Piano Lorenz 10/2704R
As performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Suitable for general use. Poem by William Canton. First television broadcast by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir conducted by Mack Wilburg.
Thanksgiving Song (We Plough the Fields) Philip Lawson 2-Part and Piano Hal Leonard
HL 08551382

Suitable for Thanksgiving (Harvest). Modern setting of Matthias Claudias' text.
This Christmas Day Arr. Philip Lawson SSA and piano Hal Leonard
HL 00215021

Includes: Gaudete; The Holly and the Ivy; Ding Dong! Merrily on High; The Wexford Carol; I Saw Three Ships.
This Is The Place Of My Song-Dream Philip Lawson SATB and Organ/Piano Hal Leonard
HL 08703255

Suitable for general use. Text from the wonderful Kenneth Grahame novel "Wind in the Willows". Rat and Mole encounter the Friend and Helper on their search for Portly, the missing baby otter. "Here, in this holy place, here, if anywhere surely we shall find Him".
Three British Folk Songs: The Water is Wide, The Turtle Dove, 'Tis the Last Rose of Summer British Folk Songs arr. PL 2-Part and Piano Hal Leonard
HL 08551826

Adapted for upper voices from the arrangements done for The King's Singers.
Three English Madrigals Philip Lawson Unison/2-Part Treble - for Upper Voices and Piano Hal Leonard
HL 48021029

Sing Cuckoo (a new take on the anonymous text "Sumer is icumen in"), Now is the month of Maying, and Lullaby (song sung by the Fairies to Titania in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream).
'Tis The Last Rose Of Summer Trad. Irish arr. PL SATB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08741652

In the King's Singers Irish Songbook
To Us A Child Is Born Philip Lawson SATB divisi a cappella MorningStar MSM-50-1710
Introit commissioned by the Friends of Salisbury Cathedral. Words taken from Isaiah Chap. 9 verse 6
Toy Boy Mika arr. PL SATB divisi Hal Leonard
HL 08752498

In the King's Singers Sing Mika Songbook
Try To Remember Harvey Schmidt arr. PL SATB a cappella Banks Music Publications PCS 12
From Fantasticks as sung by Tom Jones, here in a simple arrangement.
The Turtle Dove Trad. English arr. PL SATB divisi Hal Leonard
HL 08742001
HL 08749091
Wistful English folksong arranged for The King's Singers on the Grammy Award winning album. Also in the King's Singers Simple Gifts Collection Songbook.
Two Chinese Folksongs arr. PLS SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08745593

Diu diu tang, song about a train going through a tunnel is framed by the beautiful "Hsiao cheng" about the welcome visitors receive in the typical Chinese village.

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Under The Sea Alan Menken/ Howard Ashman arr. PL SSATTB Hal Leonard
HL 08742358
HL 08748224
Great song from Disney's "The Little Mermaid", arranged for The King's Singers. Incorporates humorous quotations from famous orchestral pieces in the middle section where Sebastian describes all the instruments to be found under the sea. Also in the King's Singers 40th Anniversary Songbook.
Unity of the Spirit Philip Lawson SATB and Organ Encore Publishing
"Ebullient...full of rhythmic punch and determination but also with contrasting smooth phrases and good distribution of parts...an excellent anthem for an adventurous choir and organist." R.R. The Organ

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Valparaiso Sting arr. PL SATB divisi a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08201980
HL 08749091

An easy arrangement of this haunting melody by Sting on the Grammy Award winning album. Available also in the King's Singers Simple Gifts Collection Songbook.
Veni, Veni Emmanuel arr. PL 6-Part divisi Hal Leonard
HL 08744049

In King's Singers Christmas Songbook and featured on their Christmas CD

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Walking on the Moon Sting arr. PL SATTBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08748633


The first UK hit for Sting's Police band and an iconic 80s pop song.
The Water Is Wide Trad. English arr. PL SATB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08740985
HL 08748224
Beautiful English folksong in a lilting setting on the King's Singers Grammy Award winning album Simple Gifts. Also in King's Singers 40th Anniversary Songbook.
Welcome All Wonders Philip Lawson SATB a cappella double choir Walton Music
WW1287

Suitable for Christmas. Expansive setting of Traherne's lovely text.
When the Kye Comes Hame Arr. Philip Lawson SATB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 00124750

When the kye (cows) come home – that's when the young man's thoughts turn to courting! This arrangement of a Scottish tune features a baritone soloist supported by rich harmonic choral accompaniment.
When She Loved Me Randy Newman arr. PL SATTBB Hal Leonard
HL 08749091

Jessie's song from Toy Story 2. In the King's Singers Simple Gifts Collection Songbook and featured on the Grammy Award winning album.
When You Are Old Philip Lawson SATB a cappella Edition Peters #EP72984
Wistful setting of Yeats' poem commissioned by Ensemble Aedes of Paris.
Who Are These Like Stars Appearing Philip Lawson SATB and Organ MorningStar MSM-50-8115
Commissioned by the Chancel Choir of Trinity English Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Suitable for any Saint's Day. Incorporates the tune Dundee to the words "Let saints on earth in concert sing".
William Tell Overture Arr. PL SATBB a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 08753971

Fun arrangement commissioned by Iowa City High School.
Winter Wonderland Felix Bernard Arr. PL SATB/SSA with Piano Hal Leonard
HL 00117048
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You are the New Day John David arr. PL SSA a cappella Hal Leonard
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The King's Singers have adopted this John David song as their signature tune in the USA. This is the very popular upper voice version.
You Can Close Your Eyes James Taylor arr. PL SATTBB Hal Leonard
HL 08749091

In the King's Singers Simple Gifts Collection Songbook and featured on the Grammy Award winning album.
You've Got a Friend James Taylor arr. PL SSA a cappella Hal Leonard
HL 00148295

Five James Taylor songs for upper voices. Includes: Carolina in My Mind, Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight, Fire and Rain, Sweet Baby James, You've Got a Friend.

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Zai Na Yao arr. PL SATTBB Hal Leonard
HL 08749550

In the Five Chinese Folksongs collection.