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Jim Clements

Living in: England

Having spent much of his life singing in church choirs, it is unsurprising that Jim's musical language is heavily influenced by the sound of composers who wrote music for liturgical use - particularly the English trio of Howells, Walton, and Britten - and that the majority of his output is original choral settings of texts appropriate for use in church services.

He has also written a huge number of vocal arrangements for various ensembles, including the BBC (CBBC: Do Something different), Gabrieli Consort, Neil Cowley Trio, Ingenium Ensemble, Sir Tom Jones (Spirit in the room: Charlie Darwin), The King's Singers, Manchester Chamber Choir, Tim Minchin ('Not Perfect', BBC Comedy Prom, 2011), Millfield Camerata, Papagena, VOCES8, and Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir.

Jim has also been commissioned to write orchestrations for numerous artists, including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, and Heritage Orchestra

Jim Clements : Gabriel's Message : SSAATTBB : 01 Songbook : EP72225

Jim Clements : Gabriel's Message

This arrangement is one of several Jim was commissioned to write by Voces8 for their Christmas album, Snowed In, and it was nominated for a 2009 CARA award. Its stillness and simplicity is intended to evoke both the awe and fear that Mary must have felt upon being told she was to give birth to the long-expected Messia Jim Clements is a British choral composer, arranger, orchestrator, and singer. He has written for numerous world-famous artists, including Tom Jones, The King's Singers, Tim Minchin, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and has been nominated for three CARA awards. His music is published by Edition Peters, and has been recorded on Decca Classics, Inertia Records, Priory Records, Signum Classics, Universal Records, and others. He is a member of the GRAMMY-nominated early music vocal ensemble, Stile Antico, which records exclusively for Harmonia Mundi.

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | 7820b | Songbook | $5.25 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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A Blessing : SATB : Jim Clements : Jim Clements : Songbook : EP72484

Jim Clements : A Blessing

May the God of steadfastness and love grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus,
so that together, with one voice, we may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost remain with you evermore. Amen.

Composer: Jim Clements

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Voicing: SATB | $2.50 | A Cappella |
EP72484


Awake, Glad Heart! : SATB : Jim Clements : Jim Clements : EP72608

Jim Clements : Awake, Glad Heart!

This piece was written for the choir of Worcester Cathedral during the time that Jim sang there as a lay clerk, and was first performed during the annual Advent Carol service in December, 2007.

Composer: Jim Clements

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Voicing: SATB | $5.95 |
EP72608


Du bist die Ruh : SSA : Jim Clements : EP73122

Jim Clements : Du bist die Ruh

Arranger: Jim Clements

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Voicing: SSA | $3.50 |
EP73122


Gabriel's Message : SSAATTBB : Jim Clements : Voces8 : EP72225

Jim Clements : Gabriel's Message

This arrangement of the well-known Basque carol was among the first to be written for us by our Arranger-in-Residence, Jim Clements. Mixing sonorous choral chords with soft accompanying lines, this setting finds both the glory and humility of the Angel's appearance to the Virgin. Such is the popularity of the arrangement that it has always formed an important part of the group's seasonal programming and is recorded on ouralbum, 'Christmas'.

Arranger: Jim Clements Performed By: Voces8

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | $3.50 | A Cappella |
EP72225


Go Gently : SATB divisi : Jim Clements : Jim Clements : EP72299

Jim Clements : Go Gently

Go gently on your voyage, beloved.
Slip away with the ebb tide,
rejoice in a new sunrise.
May the moon make a path across the sea (for you),
the Son provide a welcome.
May the earth receive you and the fire cleanse you
as you go from our love
into the presence of Love's completeness.

Composer: Jim Clements

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Voicing: SATB divisi | $3.50 |
EP72299


He wishes for the cloths of heaven : SSAATTBB : Jim Clements : Jim Clements : EP72616

Jim Clements : He wishes for the cloths of heaven

For their wedding ceremony, Jim's wife requested that he set this beautiful text by W.B. Yeats, to be performed by a choir of their friends.

Composer: Jim Clements

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | $4.00 | A Cappella |
EP72616


My Heart Awaketh : SATB : Jim Clements : Jim Clements : EP72610

Jim Clements : My Heart Awaketh

I sleep, but my heart awaketh; it is the voice of my beloved, saying,
"open to me, my love, my undefiled, for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night".
I rose up to open to my beloved, and my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet-smelling myrrh upon the handles of the lock.
I rose up to open to my beloved, for my beloved is mine, and I am my beloved's.

Composer: Jim Clements

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Voicing: SATB | $4.00 |
EP72610


Underneath the Stars : SSAATTBB : Jim Clements : Voces8 : EP73139

Jim Clements : Underneath the Stars

Underneath the Stars, in this beautiful arrangement for SATB choir by Jim Clements, is one of the most requested songs performed by the group. It is featured on the VOCES8 Album 'Eventide' on the Decca Classics Label.

Arranger: Jim Clements Performed By: Voces8

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | $4.00 | A Cappella |
EP73139


Wie Melodien : SSA : Jim Clements : EP73121

Jim Clements : Wie Melodien

Arranger: Jim Clements

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Voicing: SSA | $3.00 |
EP73121

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