Looking for contemporary English songs?  With unusual instrumental combinations?

Songs for voice, flute & piano/ songs for voice, flute, harp

Songs for voice, flute, cello & piano

Settings of contemporary sacred poetry in a classical style

please email music@rosemaryduxbury.com

Songs of the Mysterious
soprano, harp or piano, flute, gong
poetry by Jay Ramsay

“Songs of the Mysterious”,  was composed in 1990 and is the setting of two poems by the late English poet Jay Ramsay (1958 - 2018).

Premiered by Julie Moffat (soprano), Emily Barter (Harp), David Calow (flute) Tim Neal (gong) at Leicester cathedral in 1991, it has since been performed numerous times in the UK and USA, and most recently by Katerina Mina, Chris Lacey and Rosemary Duxbury at the International Composers Festival in Bexhill on Sea, England.

It also features on Rosemary’s latest album “Thread of Gold”.

The Dawn Princess
mezzo soprano, harp or piano, flute
poetry by Kay Gilbert

Kabir Says...
voice & piano/ voice & harp
poetry by Kabir (transl. Bob Hays)
Watch on Youtube

Delighting in Rainbows
soprano, piano, flute, cello
poetry by Marion Fawlk

I, John
alto, piano
poetry by Jay Ramsay

Quest of the Nightingale
Soprano, flute, viola/or cello, piano
a 3 -song ‘song cycle’ using words from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Soprano, flute, piano

Mother Song
Soprano, cello, piano
poetry by Jay Ramsay

Sea of Glass
Soprano, piano
poetry by Diana Durham

Adam's Song
Alto, piano
poetry by Jay Ramsay

Sweet Dove
Tenor (or Soprano), piano
poetry by John Keats

Neptune's Song
Mezzo Soprano,flute, piano, optional small choir

Nunc Dimittis
solo voice and keyboard (piano or organ)


Songs of the Mysterious
for soprano, flute and harp
Julie Moffat (soprano),
Emily Barter (harp),
David Calow (flute

The recording is from a live performance of the world premiere at Leicester Cathedral in 1991.

The Dawn Princess
for soprano, flute and piano
Jenny Saunders (soprano), Julian Hellaby (piano), Claire-Louise Appleby (flute)

Kabir Says...
Katerina Mina, soprano
Andrea Benecke, piano