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Alison Willis

Alison Willis

Alison (b. 1971) is an award winning composer whose works have been performed and broadcast internationally. She studied composition with Alan Bullard (Colchester) and George Benjamin (RCM). Her works are made available by Composers Edition.

Her music has been described as, "Intensely moving", "Beautiful yet pragmatic" and "Saying what you have to say and then stopping".

She finds particular inspiration in historical sources and events, social issues and enjoys working collaboratively with both young people and adults. Alison is also an experienced pianist, organist, folk musician and Musical Director, enjoys composing music for theatre and is a Trustee of the Martin Read Foundation, supporting young composers.

Recent works include “The Wind’s Warning”, winner of the Gesualdo Six Composition Competition, "Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep", released on Blossom Street's album "This Day" (January 2019), "The Ballad of the Harp Weaver", released on Juice Vocal Ensemble's "Snow Queens" CD (December 2018) and "Non Omnis Moriar" premiered by the BBC Singers (September 2018). Her work for Hampshire County Youth Choir, "Pax Vobis" was performed as part of the Remembrance service at Winchester Cathedral (June 2018) and "A Light Not Yet Ready To Go Out" for the London Concert Choir, raising awareness of and money for Breast Cancer Now, premiered to a sold out audience at Holy Trinity Sloane Square in March 2018.

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  1. A Light Not Yet Ready To Go Out

    Alison Willis

    A Light Not Yet Ready To Go Out

    for varying vocal forces and piano
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    Starting at: £6.99

  2. A Rose Hath Borne a Lily White

    Alison Willis

    A Rose Hath Borne a Lily White

    for SSAATTBB choir
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    Starting at: £4.69

  3. Ask Mercy While Thou May

    Alison Willis

    Ask Mercy While Thou May

    for SATB choir (extensive divisi)
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    Starting at: £4.69

  4. Come Away Death

    Alison Willis

    Come Away Death

    for SSATBB choir
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    Starting at: £3.89

  5. Dawn. Brussels. October 12th 1915

    Alison Willis

    Dawn. Brussels. October 12th 1915

    for double SATB choir, alto solo, organ and solo trumpet
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    Starting at: £5.49

  6. Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep

    Alison Willis

    Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep

    for soprano solo and SSAA choir or SATB choir
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    Starting at: £3.59

  7. Ego Dormivi et Quievi

    Alison Willis

    Ego Dormivi et Quievi

    for SATB choir with extensive divisi and soprano solo (optional)
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    Starting at: £3.69

  8. Gustate et Videte

    Alison Willis

    Gustate et Videte

    for SATB choir with some divisi and bass solo
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    Starting at: £3.49

  9. I Sing of a Maiden

    Alison Willis

    I Sing of a Maiden

    for SATB choir (some divisi)
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    Starting at: £4.19

  10. In Commendation of Music

    Alison Willis

    In Commendation of Music

    for SATB choir (extensive divisi)
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