A Love Song Soothes My Soul So (Suzi) – Small Band

The Gardener’s Hymn
Dedicated to my sister Suzi Irwin, a dedicated garden designer, gardener and artist.

Lyrics ~ 3 verses

Meter: 76 78 55 68 8

A love song soothes my soul so:
When spring flow’rs start to grow,
And bees court, like striped bridegrooms,
A fragrant lilac, rose perfumed;
This love song, so bright,
Wings my soul to heaven
I hear the voice of God’s creation,
And work His holy garden.

His beauty seen in petals,
His Spirit, with birds nestles,
Hymns sung by nature’s choirboys,
He gifts us both with grace and joy!
This love song, so bright,
Wings my soul to heaven,
I hear the voice of God’s creation,
And work His holy garden.

A gift then is a garden,
Even as the winter hardens,
The cycle of life and death
Reflects that we shall resurrect!
This love song, so bright,
Wings my soul to heaven,
I hear the voice of God’s creation,
And work His holy garden.

Lyrics by Richard M.S. Irwin. Used with permission. All rights reserved. CCLI 7152781

Recording

  • Tune: Suzi, composed by and copyright ©2019 Richard M.S. Irwin. CCLI 7152781
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M.S. Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900009

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I Am Shaking, Shaking, Shaking (Draycot) – Piano Ensemble

Lyrics ~ 3 verses

Meter 87 87 D.

1. I’m a shaking, shaking, shaking
Up the Heaven and the Earth;
There’s a falling, falling, falling
Like the world has never seen!
And the world is shaking, shaking,
By the mighty hand of God,
That is writing, writing, writing
All our deeds up-on the wall.

2.Hope is standing in the rubble
Of the shaking, shaking, shake
Witnessing the stripping, stripping
Of the multi layers of fake;
And the hand of God is writing
All our deeds upon the wall
While powerful knees are bending
To the greatest ONE of all!

3. Hope takes comfort in the shaking
Of the structures of the world!
There is beauty in destruction:
Stripping, falling, stripping stripped
To reclaim, rebuild, and restore
The Kingdom of our Maker,
Who can never, never falter
Our Creator and Redeemer!

Lyrics © 2020 Verna Penn Moll. All Rights Reserved. Based on Haggi 6:2-9 & Hebrews 12: 26-28

Recording

  • Tune: Draycot copyright © Richard M.S. Irwin (b. 1955), used with permission.
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900179

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Scattered Yet Together (Herdswick) – Organ

Lyrics ~ 6 verses

Meter 67 67 6.

1. Scattered, yet together,
We have come to worship you.
Scattered, yet together,
For we know your word is true!
Word is true! Word is true!

2. Scattered, yet together,
We approach the mercy throne.
Scattered, yet together,
We seek you, and you alone!
You alone! You alone!

3. Scattered, yet together,
Our hearts are low with grief.
Scattered, yet together,
We await your sweet relief.
Sweet relief! Sweet relief!

4. Scattered, yet together,
Amidst moments of despair.
Scattered, yet together,
You will answer fervent prayer!
Fervent prayer! Fervent prayer!

5. Scattered, yet together,
We hear your gentle whisper:
My peace I give to you,
I will forsake you never.
Give my peace! Give my peace!

6. Scattered, yet together,
We receive your Holy Breath.
Scattered, yet together,
New life without knowing death.
Holy Breath! Holy Breath!

Lyrics © 2020 Verna Penn Moll. All Rights Reserved.

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  • Tune: Herdswick copyright © Richard M.S. Irwin (b. 1955), used with permission.
  • Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

 

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Angels Are Singing (Emmanuel Now) – Piano and SATB or Woodwind and Strings

Lyrics

1. Angels are singing high up in heaven,
Church bells are ringing on earth down below.
The world’s celebrating the birth of the Christchild.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
His glory does show.

2. Shepherds in fields were watching and waiting.
God’s angel singing, and all hea-vens ring.
He told them how God’s light would banish the dark-ness.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
All worship the king!

3. Bright star is shining high in the night sky.
Stopped o’er the stable where Jesus, He lay.
The babe in the manger, God’s love and God’s glory.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
All fol-low the star.

4. Softly and gently, Mary is singing,
We kneel to praise Him with Kings from afar.
The oxen are lowing, as all join in worship.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
Asleep in the hay.

5. Lifting our voices, we sing out praises
With heav’nly choirs our worship we bring.
We tell the great story of Jesus the Saviour.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
We worship our King!

Emmanuel, Emmanuel Emmanuel, Emmanuel now,
We worship our King!

Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

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Details

  • Verses: 5
  • Tune: Emmanuel Now
  • Meter: 10 10 12 13 5
  • Style: Classical Crossover, Early 21st Century
  • Usage: Christmas, Epiphany
  • Composer: Greg Scheer
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music Copyright © 2010 Greg Scheer
  • Arrangement: Copyright © 2019 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2010 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
  • ISRC: UKTU21900057
  • UID: 50607073705457

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An Angel Appeared To The Shepherds (Brycheiniog – 4 Verses) – Piano, Flute, Horn And Cello

Lyrics

An angel appeared to the shepherds
As they tended their sheep on that night,
Foretold of the birth of the Saviour,
Who would banish the dark with His Light.

He told of a sign that would guide them
To the place where the infant would lay;
For God placed a star in the heavens
As a sign on that first Christmas Day.

So leaving their sheep far behind them,
With the star shining brightly above,
They followed the sign to a stable,
Where they worshipped God’s mercy and love.

They knelt at the altar of heaven,
All their gifts and their praises did bring,
Though they saw the tiniest baby,
All their worship was poured on a King.

Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh – used with permission.

Recordings

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Recording by Soprano Sophie Penecost

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Details

  • Verses: 4
  • Tune: Brycheiniog
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: Classical
  • Usage: Christmas
  • Composer: David Patrick Gedge (1939 – 2016)
  • Arranger: Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 2006 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Arrangement © 2019 Richard M S Irwin
  • Performance ℗ 2019 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900014

Richard Irwin composition wins Best Classical Song Award

Beautifully sung by Victoria Paterson with words by award winning lyricist Colin Gordon-Farleigh Richard Irwin’s composition “Hold You (One More Time)” has won the Akademia Music Awards the May 2019 “Best Song Classical” Award.

“It is the opinion of The Akademia Board that this work represents an important contribution towards the diversity and advancement of the global music community.”

The song reached the top 50 on iTunes in days of release and makes a beautiful addition to the repertoire.

You can listen to Hold You (One More Time) on Spotify

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If you are interested singing the song and need the score and/or a backing track, please complete the form below.

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New recording adventure

I spent Saturday 14th July 2018 at Skyline Studios with singer Victoria Paterson and lyricist Colin Gordon-Farleigh. Listened to by the ghosts of some famous artists. Jez Larder was our excellent sound engineer who previously worked with artists such as Simply Red and David Bowie and did the recent live DVD for Vera Lynn’s 100th Birthday celebration.

I provided the backing music for a number of tracks for Victoria’s new album. Here is a short sample from “I would really love to hold you.”  Reply if you would like to know when the full album is available.

If anyone else needs a backing track please Contact me.

All the best – Richard

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Details

  • Tune: One More Time
  • Singer: Victoria Paterson
  • Composer: Richard M S Irwin
  • Lyrics: Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Music and Arrangement Copyright © 2017 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyrics Copyright © 2017 Colin Gordon-Farleigh
  • Performance Voice ℗ 2018 Victoria Paterson. All rights reserved.
  • Performance Instrumental ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin (b. 1955). All rights reserved.

Make me a channel of your peace (Channel of peace)

Hymn – Make me a channel of your peace – Lyrics

Lyrics Copyright © 1967 OCP Publications, Permission being sought to publish.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Channel of Peace
  • Style: Popular
  • Composer: Sebastian Temple (1928 – 1997)
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: Sebastian Temple (1928 – 1997)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright © 1967 OCP Publications – recording not available for download until licence obtained.
  • Performance Copyright © 2008 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Jesus Shall Reign Where’er The Sun (Truro) – Organ With Trumpet Descant

Lyrics ~ 5 verses

Meter: LM

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
Does his successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.

People and realms of every tongue
Dwell on His love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on His Name.

Blessings abound wherever He reigns;
The prisoner leaps to lose his chains;
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blessed.

As rain on meadows newly mown,
So shall He send his influence down:
His grace on fainting souls distills,
Like heav’nly dew on thirsty hills.

Let every creature rise and bring
Peculiar honors to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud amen!

Lyrics by Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748). Public Domain.

Recording

  • Tune: Truro, composed by Thomas Williams in Psalmodia Evangelica (1789). Public Domain.
  • Performance ℗  2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.

 

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Jesus’ Love Is Very Wonderful (Jesus’ Love) – Small Band

Lyrics ~ 3 verses

Refrain
Jesus’ love is very wonderful
Jesus’ love is very wonderful,
Jesus’ love is very wonderful,
Oh, wonderful love!

It’s so high you can’t get over it,
So low you can’t get under it,
So wide you can’t get round it,
Oh, wonderful love!

Refrain

So deep you can’t go through it,
So long you can’t see the end of it,
So strong you can’t resist it,
Oh, wonderful love!

Refrain

So bright you have to see it,
So loud you have to hear it,
So sweet you have to taste it,
Oh, wonderful love!

Lyrics 1st Verse by H W Rattle, Copyright © Scripture Union.
2nd & 3rd Verse from Avebury Wiltshire

Recording

  • Tune: Jesus’ Love by anonymous composer, arrangement  copyright © 2007 Richard M.S. Irwin.
  • Performance ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
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