The 'ACL Series' was launched by Tim Knight in 2012 to cater for smaller choirs and provide a range of pieces that were accessible, affordable and appealing and could be versatile and flexible. The series covers sacred, secular, folk and traditional and Christmas music with piano or organ accompaniment, either original or specifically written in 2-part, 3-part or Unison arrangements from a range of talented composers.

Please email us to request a sample copy (which will be supplied only subject to current copyright rules) or if you have any queries or problems obtaining any piece from this Series. If you can provide us with a quality recording, please email us to enquire about our 'free music for a recording' project. BEFORE purchasing any digital downloads, please read our 'Digital Downloads Policy' via this link.

 
 

MEET THE COMPOSERS

  • Antonio Salieri

    Antonio Salieri was an Italian classical cosmopolitan composer, conductor, and teacher born south of Verona. Salieri was a pivotal figure in the development of late 18th-century opera and his music was a powerful influence on contemporary composers. Salieri dominated Italian-language opera in Vienna and his dramatic works were widely performed throughout Europe during his lifetime. He was one of the most sought-after teachers of his generation with Franz Liszt, Franz Schubert, and Ludwig van Beethoven among the most famous of his pupils.

  • Chris Hutchings

    Chris Hutchings is a composer, conductor, tutor and singer based in Edinburgh; his works have been performed around the world, and his awards include the New London Singers Composition Prize, the Chigwell Choir Composition Prize and the Temple Church Composition Prize. He has received commissions from several choirs in the USA and UK; recent commissions have come from the National Library of Scotland, the Edinburgh Singers, Beaconsfield Choir Festival, and Wimbledon Choral Society.

  • David Barton

    David was born in Winchester in 1983, founding David Barton Music in 2001. He combines a busy portfolio of private teaching, accompanying and composing both from his base in Lichfield, and across the UK. David graduated with a BA (Hons) Open Degree in 2008 and a MEd in 2010, both with The Open University and holds a DipABRSM in Piano Teaching and a CertGSMD(T) in Flute Teaching. He was also one of the first students to graduate on the Royal School of Church Music’s DipRSCM in Sacred Music Studies course. In addition, he holds the LLCM and ALCM diplomas from the London College of Music and is currently reading for PhD in Music Education at the Royal College of Music, London. David has over 100 compositions and arrangements published in the UK, USA and Canada, and thousands of copies of his music have been sold worldwide. Regular performances, particularly of choral works, take place especially in the USA with favourable reviews in various respected industry publications.

  • David Fawcett

    David lives and works in Swanage, writing sacred and secular choral music for small church choirs of limited resources, through to experienced chamber choirs and large choral societies. David has produced works specifically for several choirs, and his music has been performed across the UK and overseas, including in the USA, Canada, Norway and the Netherlands. He has found success in competitions, including The Wessex Festival in 2016, The Cantus Ensemble Composition Competition in 2015 and the Small Choirs competition of 2013. David is also a choral director of over 30 years’ experience, currently Director of The Broadstone Choir, and The Orlando Singers, and Director of Music at St Peter’s, Dorchester and St Mark’s, Herston, Swanage. David is highly active in the local music scene and beyond, and runs regular events, including singing workshops focussing on his own music. David is always delighted to be contacted about his compositions, choirs or events, or to be approached regarding potential projects.

  • Ian Assersohn

    Ian is a choral director and a prolific composer and arranger living in Surrey, England. His music has been described as “haunting”, "exquisite", "moving" and “beautiful", winning praise from distinguished luminaries of the choral world. His works have been widely performed both in the UK and abroad and has had great success in competition, having previously won the Bach Choir composition competition, the Making Music competition, the Cornwall International Male Voice Festival composition competition and the 2014 Nicola Dando Prize. He was a finalist in the 2010 Waverley Care carol competition and received an honourable mention in the Boston Choral Ensemble’s composition competition in 2017.

  • Mark Harris

    Mark Harris is a choral singer and an amateur organist and composer who lives in Peterborough with his wife Verity. He discovered the delights of choral singing nearly 40 years ago, when he joined the Oxford University Gilbert and Sullivan Society. From 2011 to 2015 Mark was choir director at the north London parish church of All Saints Edmonton. Whilst there, he persuaded Tim Knight to write his unison Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in A flat for the choir, where it was given its first performance under Mark’s direction. Mark now sings with a church choir and the Gildenburgh Choir, who first performed How far is it to Bethlehem? in December 2016.

  • Michael Bonshor

    Dr Michael Bonshor is a conductor, choral arranger and Music Psychologist, specializing in performance psychology and musical wellbeing. He has a background as a professional opera singer with international contracts, and is a long-established singing teacher and workshop leader. Michael has conducted a wide range of choirs, including choral societies, chamber choirs, open-access community choirs, musical theatre companies, male voice choirs, and women’s close harmony ensembles. His choral arrangements are written to help developing and intermediate singers to build confident and enjoyable performances.

  • Peter Thompson

    Peter Thompson combines an eclectic career as parish priest, cathedral assistant organist, teacher and composer. He trained at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, and read music and theology at The Queen's University of Belfast, majoring in organ performance. Postgraduate studies in theology, ordination and family life intervened, keeping him away from the console for almost a decade. In 2010, he was asked to play the organ and train the choir in Armagh Cathedral for two weeks while the Organist was on sick leave. Seven years later he is still the Assistant Organist at the Cathedral, Director of the Voluntary Choir, as well as Succentor. He founded and directs the Diocesan Singers, and is the tutor on the Diocesan Organ Scholarship Scheme. He has lectured in Music and Worship at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute in Dublin. He has a passion for resourcing parish musicians, and has edited the hymnal Thanks & Praise, to which he has also written a Companion, he has published a three-volume series of responsorial psalms, Singing Psalms, as well as numerous anthems for small choir.

  • Rosa Conrad

    Rosa Conrad grew up playing and writing music, studying composition and Piano Performance and singing with Philharmonia Chorus for 15 years. In 2000, she began teaching piano and was soon writing music for her students to play. In 2013 her first book of ‘Delightfully Easy Piano Duets’ was published. Book two followed in 2014, alongside the first book in the ‘Fun, Games and Party Pieces’ series, a collection of piano pieces which encourages students to understand and be creative with the music they play. Also in 2014 Rosa began writing for the Accessible Choral Library and her arrangements of traditional sea shanties have proved ever popular with community choirs. Rosa loves bringing people together through music. This includes getting her private students together and encouraging as much collaboration as possible. She also teaches classes of young children ukulele and singing. She is passionate about making music enjoyable and accessible to all.

  • Simon Mold

    Simon was born in Buxton and achieved notable early success as a treble soloist, both in opera and as a cathedral chorister and went on to have his first piece published while a university student. He has since spent many years in cathedral choirs and continues to undertake solo engagements. He has written much secular and sacred vocal and choral music, and his work has been recorded on CD and performed on radio, television and in major venues both in the UK and abroad. He regularly writes articles and reviews for periodicals and magazines, and currently lives and works in the midlands.

  • Tim Knight

    Born in Northallerton, Tim became a chorister in York Minster Choir under Dr Francis Jackson, which exposed him to an immense and diverse choral repertoire. Tim also studied choral conducting and, after many years of experience, now pursues a varied musical career as a Conductor, Choral Director, Composer, Arranger, Author and Publisher. Tim has conducted premier performances of his commissions and had his music played around the world. He also enjoys performing recitals and offers a range of specialist music services, including workshops, singing days and holidays and composition courses. Tim has previously held the post of Music and Festivals Office to the NAC and acted as a judge in the Canco Mediterrania International Choir Competition in Barcelona. He is presently Chairman of the RSCM Committee in the Ripon & Leeds Area and Principal at the Yorkshire College of Music and Drama.

  • Toby Huelin

    Originally from Jersey, Toby studied at Oxford University and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His music has been heard in venues including Wigmore Hall, the Barbican and LSO St Luke’s, and has been recorded in Abbey Road and Maida Vale Studios. He has also written a number of musicals which have been performed across the UK, and regularly composes to commission for choral ensembles.

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