Compositions

All music by David Ogden can be purchased from Opus 13 Music shop

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Ratings are given for guidance: E=Easy, M=Moderate, D=Difficult.


Mass/Eucharist settings
Psalm settings
Gospel Acclamations
Christmas songs
Unison anthems with optional SATB/descant
Two part anthems with optional SATB
SATB anthems
Service books
Songs for choir and congregation
Songs for children
Wedding music


Mass/Eucharist settings

Mass of New Wine
A lively and accessible setting with singable melodies that can be easily learnt by a congregation. Unison with descant and parts for strings and most woodwind and brass instruments. Suitable for Common worship, Roman Missal and Methodist Worship book. Separate choral, full music, congregational and instrumental versions. Instrumental booklet includes: Alto Sax, Bb Clarinet, Flute1 & 2, Bb Trumpet, Violin 1 & 2, Viola, Cello. Choir version includes melody, descants and chords. (E)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP023a

White Light Eucharist
Suitable for festive occasions with SATB and descant parts. The assembly sing refrains in the Lord have mercy, Glory to God, and Lamb of God and the whole of the Holy Holy and other Eucharistic Acclamations. This setting will invigorate any choir and congregation. Brass and C instrumental parts are available. Congregational version available. (E)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP016a

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Psalm settings

The Blessing Cup Psalm 116
The psalm for Maundy Thursday and Corpus Christi (Common Worship) in a simple yet haunting setting. If sung on Maundy Thursday with instruments it will create both the solemn and tense atmosphere of the Last Supper. (E)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP027

Create In Me A Clean Heart Psalm 50(51)
A setting emphasising the positive nature of reconciliation and forgiveness. Suitable for Ash Wednesday and Lent. Unison voices with optional descant. (E)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP053

Here I Am Psalm 25
Unison setting with descant. Verses suitable for soloist or small group. Popular for confirmations, ordinations and dedication services. A song of commitment to God’s service. Optional instrumental parts available for C instruments 1 & 2. Published in Psalm Songs Book 3 (Cassell). Also available separately from White Light Publishing. (E/M)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP004a

I Lift Up My Eyes Psalm 121
The first of David’s psalm songs to be published, this is a best seller. Equally effective if sung by soloist or choir the melody conjures up the feeling of looking up to the mountains, amplified by the soloist/choir’s coda to each refrain: I lift up my eyes. The unresolved chord at the end is magical, especially with the instrumental parts. Flute and violin parts included. (E/M)
Published in Psalm Songs Book 3 (Continuum). Also available in a single piece edition from White Light Publishing WLP014

I Will Sing Psalm 89
A simple setting with an easily learnt refrain and verses which can be sung by a soloist or a group of singers. Can be used at the Mass of Chrism, Confirmation, Ordination services or where the theme is commitment to God’s service and love of God. C Instruments 1 & 2. are included. (E)
Published in Psalm Songs Book 1 (Continuum). Also available in a single piece edition from White Light Publishing WLP015

I Will Sing Forever Psalm 89
A second setting of these words in a more folky, Celtic style. Uses as above. (E)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP028

In His Days Justice Shall Flourish / Lord Every Nation Will Adore You Psalm 72
There are two refrains: one suitable for Advent, the other for Epiphany. The simple refrains, written in a modal style with chanted verses, create a mystical effect. (E)
Published in Psalm Songs Book 1 (Continuum) and Veni Emmanuel (Decani). Also available in a single piece edition from White Light Publishing WLP047

It Is Good Psalm 92
This piece was written for a wedding and is useful for Morning Prayer, and services where the theme is love and thanksgiving. Flute and violin parts included. (E/M)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP033

Just Like The Deer Psalm 42
The words of this psalm demand music full of soul and emotion and this setting in a bluesy style captures that feeling perfectly. A soloist is needed for the verses and if a saxophone player can be found then this will add greatly to the overall effect. The congregation will be mesmerised by the ending. Alto saxophone part available. (M)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP026a

Keep Me By Your Side Lord Psalm 30
A musician’s psalm: “Carry me on the wings of an eagle to sing your praise evermore.” As musicians we all need carrying now and again. A strong refrain with optional descant, with verses celebrating the things God has done for us. The refrain can be used separately as a response to prayer or act of commitment. (E)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP025

Let All Creation Sing Psalm 148
A lively song that is a particular favourite with young people which has been sung both by small groups in Primary schools and 2,000 young people in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. Has a strong Alleluia refrain that can be sung by everyone. Plenty of instrumental parts for all standards. Additional words for Easter. Separate instrumental version includes flute, B flat trumpet, B flat clarinet, violins 1 & 2, E flat saxophone, bass. Choir version also available – includes melody, descants and chords. (E)
Published in Psalm Songs Book 1 (Continuum) and Songs for Life Book 2 (RSCM). Also available in a single piece edition from White Light Publishing WLP006a

Let my Prayer rise before you like incense Psalm 141

Sung on many RSCM Millennium Youth Choir Radio 3 broadcasts of Choral Evensong, this setting of words from Psalm 141, has a uplifting and meditative refrain with chanted verses.  Published by White Light Publishing WLP100.

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O Lord Be My Help Psalm 71
Instantly singable refrain in a folk-song style with straightforward verses that can be sung by young people as well as adults. A song asking God to be a companion and source of strength on life’s journey. (E)
Published in Psalm Songs Book 3 (Continuum) and Music for Common Worship (RSCM). Also available in a single piece edition from White Light Publishing WLP012

Rest Your Love Psalm 33
Originally written as a responsorial psalm for weddings, with a very short, instantly learnt, congregational refrain, this song can be sung at any service where the theme is love, thanksgiving or hope. Flute part included. (E)
Published in Psalm Songs Book 2 (Continuum). Also available in a single piece edition from White Light Publishing WLP013

Taste And See Psalm 34
A simple yet haunting setting suitable for singing during communion with a refrain that can be sung by everyone. Instrumental parts. (E)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP052

You Lord have the message of eternal life Psalm 19
A psalm for services celebrating the Word of God with a short refrain and verses suitable for a cantor. Instrumental parts for more advanced players. Flute part included. (E)
Published in Psalm Songs Book 2 (Continuum). Also available in a single piece edition from White Light Publishing WLP048

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Gospel Acclamations

Alleluia in A
Bold and strong Gospel acclamation for Unison voices and SATB choir with 8 verses for Ordinary time and different seasons of the year. (E)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP049

Alleluia Lord of Life
A strong acclamation for congregation, SATB choir with descant and organ. Includes six verses for different seasons of the year. (M)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP031

St Patrick’s Alleluia WLP030
A lively Gospel Alleluia with a jaunty 6/8 Irish lilt for unison singers and congregation. Works well with guitars, instruments and piano or organ. Verses for Pentecost, Trinity and Ordinary time. (E)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP030

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Christmas songs

Joseph’s Song
The story of the birth of Christ from Joseph’s point of view. This moving song was written for a school choir in Cornwall, and is particularly effective with a boy singing the solo verses. Unison with descant. (M)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP003

In the bleak midwinter (Pachelbel’s Carol)
The words of this popular carol are set to a beautiful original melody over Pachelbel’s familiar chord progression. Optional 2 part. Parts for keyboard accompaniment, string quartet and harp. (E/M)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP051

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Unison anthems with optional SATB/descant

Christ has no body now but yours
An effective and moving setting of words by Teresa of Avila in two parts. This piece is now sung by choirs all over the world and has been featured on BBC TV’s Songs of Praise and BBC Radio 4’s Sunday Worship. (E) Hugely popular with choir and congregation alike, it is one of the best-selling of RSCM choral leaflets. Hear the piece on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoV6R6qk4vY

Published in Light of Life (RSCM) and Called for a Purpose (RSCM). Also available in a single anthem edition from the RSCM ref RA171 or from GIA in America

God is all around us
Written for a tiny Primary school in Derbyshire this song recognises that God is in all aspects of our world, in our experiences and in everyone we meet. A song for children that will appeal just as much to adults. (E)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP038

God the singer
A song celebrating God as the supreme musician and the gift of singing he gives to his people. It sets words by Peter Davison and is set for unison upper voices with a bright singable melody. Optional descant in the last verse. Violin part included. (E)Published separately by White Light Publishing WLP037. Also in Voice for Life Songbook vol 1 (RSCM)

I see his blood
This passionate meditation upon the cross, searches for the divine in creation. Set for unison upper voices and solo instrument with organ or keyboard. Suitable for Passiontide and Holy Week. Words by Joseph Plunkett. Oboe part included. (E/M)
Published in Songs for Life Book 2 (RSCM). and Voice for Life Songbook vol 2 (RSCM)
Also available in a single anthem edition from White Light Publishing WLP035

Maranatha Alleluia!

A majestic setting of the poem by John Brownlie, looking forward to the birth of the King of Glory. Suitable for Advent, it’s for unison voices with descant. (E)
Published in Carols for Life (RSCM) and Songs for Life 2 (upper voices only) (RSCM).

Also available in a single anthem edition from the RSCM ref AO539

Rain down justice
A vigorous Advent gathering song for cantor/choir (SATB) with congregation. Often used for the lighting of the Advent candles each week of the season. (E)
Published in Sunday by Sunday Collection Volume 1 (RSCM). Also available in a single anthem edition from the RSCM

The Fruits of the Land
A harvest song celebrating creation and the offering of talents and skills. Particularly suitable for young people. (E)

Published in Songs for Life Book 1 (RSCM),  the Bronze Collection (RSCM) and Voice for Life Songbook vol 1 (RSCM)
Also available in a single anthem edition from White Light Publishing WLP024

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Two-part anthems with optional SATB

Christ is our cornerstone
This anthem for choir and congregation was written in 2006 for the Dedication of the newly restored tower at Westbury-on-Trym Parish Church in Bristol. Its joyful nature and the chorus of ‘Alleluia, Deo Gratias’ is an expression of relief that the scaffolding had finally come down! This piece could be used at the end of a service of Dedication or Thanksgiving with the congregation joining in the refrain and possibly the verses.
Published in RSCM Sunday by Sunday Collection Volume 2 (RSCM). Also available in a single anthem edition from the RSCM

Faith, hope and love
A two part setting of the words of the Ubi Caritas, set over Pachelbel’s well-known harmonies. Suitable for weddings, Maundy Thursday and at any time when the theme is love. Optional flute and violin parts included. (E)
Published in Sunday by Sunday Collection Volume 1 (RSCM). Also available in a single anthem edition from the RSCM

Love’s redeeming work is done
A real barnstorming anthem for Easter Day. An energetic and lively anthem for unison and optional 4 part choir. The organ part is easier than it looks! (E/M)
Published in RSCM Sunday by Sunday Collection Volume 1 (RSCM). Also available in a single anthem edition from the RSCM ref AO549 or from GIA in America.

Song of Ruth
“Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live with you” – familiar words from the Book of Ruth. The theme is extended and developed to produce a song suitable for weddings, available in a solo/duet version and a choir version. Guaranteed to bring a tear to the eye of every bride and groom. (M)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP001

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SATB anthems

Christ is our cornerstone
This anthem for choir and congregation was written in 2006 for the Dedication of the newly restored tower at Westbury-on-Trym Parish Church in Bristol. Its joyful nature and the chorus of ‘Alleluia, Deo Gratias’ is an expression of relief that the scaffolding had finally come down! This piece could be used at the end of a service of Dedication or Thanksgiving with the congregation joining in the refrain and possibly the verses.
Published in RSCM Sunday by Sunday Collection Volume 2 (RSCM). Also available in a single anthem edition from the RSCM

Go forth and tell
A strong song of Mission to wake up the church and send them on their way proclaiming the Good News.
Published in Sunday by Sunday collection Vol 1. (RSCM) Now available in a single anthem edition from the RSCM

Hymn of Chrism & Hymn for the Eucharist
Two pieces setting words by Anne Hemming. Hymn of Chrism can be sung for the Procession of the Oils at the Mass of Chrism as well as the reception of the oils into a church. The Hymn to the Eucharist is a short, unaccompanied 3 verse anthem for SATB choir and suitable as a Communion motet. (E)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP008

Jubilate!
An unaccompanied introit setting words of Psalm 100 for SATB choir. This will make your service start with a flourish. (E/M)
Published in Silver Collection (RSCM). Also available in a single anthem edition from the RSCM

Let us sing of love
Move over Mendelssohn – this joyful recessional wedding piece will make your wedding guests leave the church with a spring in their step. Scored for keyboard, SATB choir and optional jazz band, this song celebrates the love of God in our lives. (E/M)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP001

Teach us, good Lord
A setting of words by St Igantius of Loyola and included in the collection The Word Revealed, published by the RSCM commemorating the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible, A sample pdf is available to view online and the book can be purchased from RSCM Music Direct.
Published by RSCM

We will remember them
A beautiful setting of the Remembrance Sunday words in an accessible style.  Suitable for Remembrance services and funerals. SATB with solo verses. Piano/organ accompaniment. Published by White Light Publishing

Were you there?
This arrangement of the popular spiritual introduces and echo choir in the manner of Britten’s ‘Hymn to the Virgin’. A highly effective and moving work.

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Service Books

Veni, Emmanuel- Advent Sequence
This sequence of words and music edited by David Ogden and Peter Moger provides the framework for a devotional service and a wide range of choral resources for use during Advent.

Structured around the great Advent Antiphons, known as the Great Os, this service of darkness to light provides readings and music to complement the Antiphons, and help us reflect on the theme of the Christ who comes to judge and save his people.

The choral music offers flexibility in a wide range of styles and levels of difficulty for choirs of all standards. Congregational items include established Advent hymns and contemporary worship songs.

The Advent Sequence includes music by: John Barnard; Jon Banks; George Guest; Simon Lole; Peter Moger; David Ogden; Richard Shephard

The Advent Sequence provides a valuable addition to the music and liturgy of Advent for churches of all sizes.

https://www.rscmshop.com/index.php/the-advent-sequence-veni-emmanuel.html

Way of the Cross
This sequence of words and music compiled by David Ogden and Peter Moger provides both the framework for a devotional service and a wide range of choral resources for use during Passiontide and Holy Week.

The choral music offers flexibility in a wide range of styles and levels of difficulty for choirs of all standards. Congregational items include established Passiontide hymns and contemporary worship songs.

Includes settings of ‘It is a thing most wonderful’ by Peter Moger and Philip Moore, ‘Wondrous cross’ by Philip Wilby; ‘Were you there?’ in arrangements by John Barnard and David Ogden and ‘The song of Christ’s glory’ by Grayston Ives.

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Songs for choir and congregation

I know that my redeemer lives
An uplifting song, which recognises the presence of the risen Christ not in the distance but as a reality in our lives. Suitable for Easter, confirmations, Communion and services with a theme of renewal, hope and new life in Christ. Unison + descant. Solo instrument 1 & 2 parts available. (E)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP007

Lift on High
10,000 people sang in the first performance at Cheltenham Racecourse for Pentecost 2000. The strong and uplifting chorus with 3 verses are easily learnt and can be used as an Entrance or Recessional. Sets words from Luke 4. Can be sung in Unison or SATB chorus with descant. Instrumental version includes C Trumpet 1&2, Trombone 1&2, Violin 1&2. (E)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP022

Live in the Light
Easter will never be the same again after you have sung this. A lively, syncopated song for unison choir with descants, piano and many instrumental parts. Instrumental version includes flute, Bb Clarinet, Alto Sax, Bb Trumpet, Violin 1&2, Cello. (E/M)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP021

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Songs for children

The Fruits of the Land
A harvest song celebrating creation and the offering of talents and skills. Particularly suitable for young people.
Published in Songs for Life Book 1 (RSCM),  the Bronze Collection (RSCM) and
Voice for Life Songbook vol 1 (RSCM)
Also available in a single anthem edition from
White Light Publishing WLP024

 

God Is All Around Us
Written for a tiny Primary school in Derbyshire this song recognises that God is in all aspects of our world, in our experiences and in everyone we meet. A song for children that will appeal just as much to adults. (E)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP038

Lead Me On…!
Leaving Primary School is a major event in a young person’s life and this lively song written for the Gloucestershire Diocese, celebrates that event, thanking God for the experiences (and the teachers!) along the way. With an easy piano accompaniment, it is suitable for both school and large scale services. (E)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP054

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Wedding music

Rest your love Psalm 33
Originally written as a responsorial psalm for weddings, with a very short, instantly learnt, congregational refrain, this song can be sung at any service where the theme is love, thanksgiving or hope. Flute part included. (E)
Published in Psalm Songs Book 2 (Continuum). Also available in a single piece edition from White Light Publishing WLP013

Song of Ruth
” Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live with you” – familiar words from the Book of Ruth. The theme is extended and developed to produce a song suitable for weddings, available in a solo/duet version and a choir version. Guaranteed to bring a tear to the eye of every bride and groom. (M)
Published by White Light Publishing WLP001

Let us sing of love
Move over Mendelssohn – this joyful recessional wedding piece will make your wedding guests leave the church with a spring in their step. Scored for keyboard, SATB choir and optional jazz band, this song celebrates the love of God in our lives. (E/M)
Published by White Light Publishing

Faith, hope and love
A two part setting of the words of the Ubi Caritas, set over Pachelbel’s well-known harmonies. Suitable for weddings, Maundy Thursday and at any time when the theme is love. Optional flute and violin parts included. (E)
Published in Sunday by Sunday Collection Volume 1 (RSCM). Also available in a single anthem edition from the RSCM

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