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Reviews


"Ian's gift of melody, combined with his choice of interesting and accessible text, makes these pieces a joy for both the singer and the listener. His choral writing, and in particular his use of solo voices, is highly effective and I am sure that very soon the pieces will become part of your repertoire."

David Ogden


"Ian provides choirs of medium capabilities an interesting variety of compositions, for some which he has used his own words. There are also new settings of words that are already well known and universally used. These afford alternatives that will stimulate interest for both choir and congregation, using a musical idiom that is readily acceptable , posing no problem to the worshipper and constituting enough of a challenge to the singers, whose rehearsal time can be limited. The two collections will form a valuable addition to the choral repertoire."

Francis Jackson


"There can be no question that Ian Hubbard has made an important contribution to the choral repertoire and I am delighted that a selection of his music is to be found in this volume devoted to his work. The popularity of his music is evidenced by the fact that his anthems are to be found listed in Sunday by Sunday, the Royal School of Church Music's guide to choosing music for the liturgical year."
"Ian's music speaks of sincerity of purpose and with a beauty of melodic line that has fallen from fashion. I hope that you and your choir will enjoy singing the music of the priest from the Mendips."

William McVicker

  • Breathe on me
  • Lord be gracious
  • Shout for joy
  • Sing to the Lord
  • While faith is with me
"All are noteworthy, written for solo soprano or treble group and are characterised by mellifluous and easily memorable vocal lines."

Church Music Quarterly

  • Gloria in Excelsis (Fanfare)
"An excellent alternative to the much-used setting by Martin Shaw ... would provide an immediate feeling of seasonal excitement."

Methodist Church Music Society Journal

  • Great and Wonderful
"A majestic setting with rhythmic and contrapuntal interest ... cheerful and vigorous."

Church Music Quarterly


"Strikes a pleasing contemporary note ... swinging 6/8 rhythm needs a lively tempo to make full impact ... choirs will enjoy singing it."

Choir Schools Today

  • Holy Merciful Father
"... demonstrates the skill of a miniaturist ... does not necessarily have to be decorated with dissonances to achieve the desired effect."

Methodist Church Music Society Journal


"A most appealing melody of the traditional kind ... distinguished tunesmith ... choirs and congregations will enjoy such unpretentious writing."

Choir Schools Today

  • Holy Communion (Order 1)
    Eboracum Choral Series No 434
"Tuneful and approachable - choir and congregation will enjoy."

Cathedral Music

  • Salisbury Setting
"The joy is its aroma of celebration, achieved in moderate diatonic compass."

Church Times

  • Parable of the Sower
"Of particular interest to worship leaders who want to add an extra dimension to this familiar Gospel Story ... this setting uses movement and would be suitable at any Eucharist or Family Service."

Church Music Quarterly















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