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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Immortal love for ever full (Bishopthorpe) – Organ

Lyrics

1. Immortal Love for ever full,
For ever flowing free,
For ever shared, for ever whole,
A never-ebbing sea.

2. Our outward lips confess the name
All other names above;
Love only knoweth whence it came
And comprehendeth love.

3. We may not climb the heavenly steeps
To bring the Lord Christ down;
In vain we search the lowest deeps,
For him no depths can drown:

4. But warm, sweet, tender, even yet
A present help is he;
And faith has still its Olivet,
And love its Galilee.

5. The healing of his seamless dress
Is by our beds of pain;
We touch him in life’s throng and press,
And we are whole again.

6. Through him the first fond prayers are said
Our lips of childhood frame;
The last low whispers of our dead
Are burdened with his name.

7. Alone, O Love ineffable,
Thy saving name is given;
To turn aside from thee is hell,
To walk with thee is heaven.

Recordings

7 verses

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6 verses – omitting verse 3

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Details

  • Verses: 6/7
  • Tune: Bishopthorpe
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Baroque
  • Usage: General
  • Composer: Jeremiah Clarke (1670 – 1707)
  • Lyricist: John Greenleaf Whittier (1807 – 1892)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright ℗ 2018 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

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

Extract

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

Hymn- Jesus shall reign where’er the sun – Lyrics

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!

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Truro
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Usage: General, Epiphany, Trinity
  • Composer: Thomas Williams in Psalmodia Evangelica (1789)
  • Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright © 2011 – 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun (Truro) – Orchestra

Hymn- Jesus shall reign where’er the sun – Lyrics

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!

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Truro
  • Meter: LM
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Usage: General, Epiphany, Trinity
  • Composer: Thomas Williams in Psalmodia Evangelica (1789)
  • Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain.
  • Performances Copyright © 2011 – 2013 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Jesus’ love is very wonderful (Jesus’ love) – 2 Verse

Jesus’ love is very wonderful – Lyrics

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!
1st Verse Copyright © Scripture Union
2nd & 3rd Verse from Avebury Wiltshire

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Jesus’ love
  • Style: Popular
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: H W Rattle 1st Verse
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics 1st Verse Scripture Union.
  • Performance Copyright © 2007 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Jesus’ love is very wonderful (Jesus’ love) – 3 Verse

Jesus’ love is very wonderful – Lyrics

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!
1st Verse Copyright © Scripture Union
2nd & 3rd Verse from Avebury Wiltshire

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Jesus’ love
  • Style: Popular
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin
  • Lyricist: H W Rattle 1st Verse
  • Music Copyright Public Domain.
  • Lyrics 1st Verse Scripture Union.
  • Performance Copyright © 2007 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Judge eternal, throned in splendour (Rhuddlan)

Hymn – Ah, holy Jesu, how hast thou offended – Lyrics

Judge eternal, throuned in splendour,
Lord of lords and King of kings,
with thy living fire of judgement
purge this realm of bitter things:
solace all its wide dominion
with the healing of thy wings.

Still the weary folk are pining
for the hour that brings release:
and the city’s crowded clangour
cries aloud for sin to cease;
and the homesteads and the woodlands
plead in silence for their peace.

Crown, O God, thine own endeavour;
cleave our darkness with thy sword;
feed thy people’s hungry spirits
with the richness of thy word:
cleanse the body of this nation
through the glory of the Lord.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Rhuddlan
  • Meter: 87 87 87
  • Style: Traditional Welsh melody
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Arranger: Unknown
  • Lyricist: Henry Scott Holland (1847 – 1918)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

Jesus, Thou divine companion (Saltash)

Hymn – Jesus, Thou divine companion – Lyrics

Jesus, Thou divine companion,
By thy lowly human birth
Thou hast come to join the workers,
Burden bearers of the Earth.
Thou the carpenter of Nazareth,
Toiling for thy daily food,
By thy patience and Thy courage,
Thou hast taught us toil is good.

They who tread the path of labour
Follow where thy feet have trod;
They who work without complaining
Do the holy will of God.
Never more thou needest seek me,
I am with thee ever more;
Raise the stone and thou shalt find me,
Cleave the wood and I am there.

Where the many toil together,
There am I amongst my own;
Where the tired workman sleepeth,
There I am with him alone.
I the peace which passeth knowledge
Dwell amidst the daily strife;
I the bread of Heaven broken
In the sacrament of life.

Every task, however simple,
Sets the soul who does it free;
Every deed of love and mercy,
Done to man, is done to me.
Never more thou needest seek me,
I am with thee ever more;
Raise the stone and thou shalt find me,
Cleave the wood and I am there.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Saltash
  • Meter: 87 87 D
  • Style: Traditional English
  • Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: Plymouth Collection (USA 1855)
  • Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 – 1958)
  • Lyricist: Henry Van Dyke (1852 – 1933) based on the words of the apostle Thomas Didymus in “The Sayings of Jesus” from the Dead Sea Scrolls.
  • Church Year: General
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright © 2012 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.