Composer

Alex has composed a wide variety of music for choirs, choral societies and theatre companies throughout Britain. He has also written incidental music for numerous productions of plays in London theatres. Several recordings featuring his work are available and copies of these as well as inspection copies of his compositions are available on request. He regularly undertakes commissions and is happy to discuss particular requirements, tailoring his work to suit various sizes of ensemble and venue as well as ability. His commissions have varied from a two minute carol for unaccompanied choir to full scale musicals.

His works have been performed in venues as varied as an army parade ground in Aldershot (with an audience of thousands including the Archbishop of Canterbury and several Bishops), numerous British Cathedrals and concert halls as well as in France, Japan, America and Australia.

For more information on commissioning Alex or about any specific compositions, including a full list of his carols, songs and anthems, please contact here.

 

Major works by Alexander Abbott

Classical

Music is… (choir and orchestra)
Messe des Villes Jumelées (soprano, choir, strings & organ)
Immanuel, a cantata for Advent (children's choir, choir, brass octet, percussion & organ)
Missa Brevis No 1 (SS choir & organ)
Missa Brevis in A flat (full choir)
Responses (men's voices)
Responses (full choir)
Pilgrim's Way Communion Service (congregation, choir & organ)
Numerous anthems, carols, songs, hymn tunes, psalm chants

 

A One Act Opera
A Cantata for Schools
A Cantata for Schools
A Cantata for Schools
A Christmas Musical for Infant Schools
A Christmas Musical for Junior Schools
A Musical for Schools
A Cantata for Schools
A Song Cycle for Mezzo Soprano
A Full Scale Musical (7f, 13m)
A Full Scale Musical (6f, 1m)
A One Act Musical (1f)
A One Act Musical (1f)
A One Act Musical (2f, 2m)
A Full Scale Musical (2f, 1m)
A Full Scale Musical (5f, 6m & chorus)

Musical Theatre

The Tailor of Gloucester
The Tower                                         
Fairtime                                             
Humbug!                                           
A Gift for a King                                
Sages and Unyuns                         
Ruth                                                   
Airport                                                    
Mary Ponders                                   
Resurrection                                          
The Dating Game                            
Showgirl                                            
The Room                                        
Going Nowhere Fast                    
Romeo and Juliets                         
The Trimark Hotel

Incidental Music

Hal (Henry V)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Winter's Tale
Accidental Death of an Anarchist
The House of Bernada Alba
Stars in the Morning Sky
An Evening of Grimm Tales
Daisy Pulls It Off
The Laramie Project
Bouncers
The Mystery Plays
Lark Rise to Candleford

Arranger

Folksongs, popular songs, carols

Editor

Over 120 editions of public domain choral music