MUSICAL WORKS

Explore the works of Scottish composer Helen MacKinnon. Sheet music is available for digital download purchase at Sheet Music Plus. Contact Helen directly for hard copies or hires.

Choral Music and Solo Songs by Helen MacKinnon

Stained Glass

Gloria in excelsis Deo

SATB Choir, a cappella

Awarded in the 2nd International Competition of Choral Composition 'Ennio Morricone'.

Duration:

4'50

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Remember Me

AATTBarB, a cappella

A setting of the poem Remember by Christina Rossetti - 6 voices minimum.

Duration:

4'50

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Mass for the Spirit

SATB Choir and Piano

A new 5-movement choral Mass in Latin - Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus and Agnus Dei. 

Duration:

4'50

Leaves

I'll Carry You through tomorrow 

SATB Choir (arr. for SAB, SA)

An Easter reflection with choral arrangements also available for SAB and SA. 

Duration:

4'

Rainbow Light Art

One Voice holds the World

SATB Choir and Piano

A reflection on the beauty and preciousness of creation and the voice that holds it together.

Duration:

3'

Sing to the Lord a New Song

SATB Choir and Piano

A bright contemporary choral anthem setting the text of Psalm 96.

Duration:

6'15

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This Autumn Day

Solo Female Voice and Piano

A popular ballad for solo female voice (alto) and piano accompaniment.

Duration:

4'

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Credo

SATB Choir and Piano

A powerful professional of the rich mysteries of the Creed in Latin. 

Duration:

6'

Be Merciful Unto Me

SATB Choir, a cappella

A reflective unaccompanied choral work setting the text of Psalm 56.

Duration:

5'

Madonna and Child

Ave Maris Stella

SATB Choir, a cappella

A vocal arrangement of Ave Maris Stella originally written for strings and voice.

Duration:

5'

Gloria

Chorus (3 parts) and Piano

A bright and easy choral setting of the Gloria in English for SAB choir and piano. 

Duration:

2'40

Church Interior

Agnus Dei

SATB Choir and Piano

A gentle and affectionate choral setting of the Lamb of God in Latin.

Duration:

3.5'

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My Voice

SSA (min. 6 voices) and Piano

Exploring gender, voice and authority. Written for Women and the Canon Conference'.

Duration:

7.5'

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O Good Jesus, Hear Me

SATB Choir, a cappella

A melodic setting of the 14th century prayer Anima Christi (in English).

Duration:

2'45

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Sanctus

SATB Choir, a cappella

A setting of the Sanctus in Latin.

Duration:

1'20

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Born of Love

Female voice and piano

A reflection on the Christmas Story of two thousand and some years ago.

Duration:

4'30

Snowy Mountain Sunset

Wings of the Morning

SATB Choir and Piano

A lyrical song for solo female or chorus setting the beautiful text of Psalm 139. 

Duration:

3'

Sunrise

Kyrie

SATB Choir and Piano

An contemplative choral setting of Kyrie Eleison in Latin. 

Duration:

4'

Wood

May the Road Rise Up!

SATB Choir and Piano

An uplifting choral anthem setting the traditional Irish Blessing. 

Duration:

4'4

Clothed in Love

SATB Choir and Piano

Written during COVID-19, this lyrical song reflects on St Paul's letter to the Colossians.

Duration:

3.5'

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Believe in the Music

Youth Choir (2-part) & Piano

A short upbeat song celebrating the joy of music and singing together. 

Duration:

2'15

Colored Space

Heavensgate

SATB Choir and Piano

Two movements based on modern African poetry.

Duration:

10'15

Cracked Earth

Umhlaba (Earth)

SSAA Choir, a cappella

A modern piece about climate change for women's choir.

Duration:

10'15

Orchestral and Chamber Music

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The Rinns of Islay

Symphony Orchestra

A musical journey around the Scottish island of Islay in five short movements. 

Duration:

17'30

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The Road to Calvary

Strings, Timpani & Choir

Based on the Stations of the Cross, a new work depicting Christ's passion.

Duration:

45'

Trees in the Wind

Zephyr

Quintet

'A gentle breeze', Zephyr is a light work for flute, clarinet, violin, piano and vibraphone.

Duration:

10'

Train Station

Caledonian Tracks

Wind Ensemble (6-parts)

Fl, Ob, C.A./Alt.Sax, Cl/ Alt.Sax, Cl, B.Cl/ Bsn. Commissioned by Caledonian Winds.

Duration:

6'45

Madonna and Child

Ave Maris Stella

String Orchestra and Soprano

A heavenly setting of the Latin prayer Ave Maris Stellfor strings and solo soprano.

Duration:

6.5'

Foggy Mountains

Crossing the Domain

Percussion & Female Voices

A contemporary work setting Edwin Morgan's From the Domain or Arnheim.

Duration:

13'30

Desert Nature

Fata Morgana 'Mirage'

Duet for Clarinet and Violin

Premiered by the Scott/ Miko Duo at GoMA. Dreaming of rusty desert landscapes.

Duration:

3'40

Table Setting

Cutlery, Napkins, Salt and Pepper

Trio for Flute, Horn and 'Cello

A single movement Trio.

Duration:

8'

Piano B&W

The Beginning

Piano Solo

A solo piano work combining melodies composed in Helen's early years.

Duration:

5'15

Violin Trio

Skin and Bone

String Quartet

A single movement work for strings exploring the intensity of mental illness.

Duration:

10'45

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Two Little Ducks

Piano Duet

An easy, bluesy duet for two players (one piano).

Duration:

1'30