Explore the works of Scottish composer Helen MacKinnon. Highlights of Helen's music are listed below. Sheet music for most works, particularly Helen's sacred choral music, is available for purchase. New works are listed regularly.

Choral Music and Solo Songs by Helen MacKinnon

Gloria in excelsis Deo

SATB choir

A cappella, 4'50''

Purchase track

Remember Me

SATB choir

A cappella, 3'15''

Words by Christina Rossetti

Mass for the Spirit

SATB choir and Piano,  20'00''. 5 movements: Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus & Agnus Dei.

Kyrie Eleison

SATB choir and piano, 4'00''

Umhlaba (Earth)

SSAA choir,

A cappella, 5'30''

Credo (I believe)

SATB choir and Piano, 6'00''

The Wings of the

Solo female voice and piano, 3'00''

Be Merciful unto Me

SATB choir,

A cappella, 5'00''

My Voice

SSA choir and Piano, A cappella, 7'30'',

The University of Oxford, 'Women and the Canon'

Believe in the Music

Upbeat number for SATB choir and Piano, 2'15''

This Autumn Day

Solo female voice and piano, 4'00''

May the Road Rise

SATB choir and Piano, 4'35''. Words from the traditional Irish Blessing

I'll Carry You Through 

SATB choir and Piano,  4'35''

Born of Love

Solo female voice and piano,  4'25''


SATB choir

A cappella, 1'20''

Agnus Dei

SATB choir and Piano, 3'35''

One Voice holds the World as One

SATB choir and piano, 3'10''

Sing to the Lord
a New Song

SATB choir and Piano, 6'15''

Commissioned by Perth Festival of the Arts

O Good Jesus
Hear Me

SATB choir and Piano, 2'45'' Setting of 14th c. prayer Anima Christi


SATB choir and Piano,

10'15'' Two movements based on modern African poetry

Orchestral and Chamber Music

Ave Maris Stella

String Orchestra and Soprano, 6'30''

Single Movement

Skin and Bone

String Quartet10'00''

Single Movement

The Rinns of Islay

Full Orchestra,


Cutlery, Napkins, Salt and Pepper

Trio for Flute, Horn and Cello, 8'00''

The Beginning

Piano Solo

Caledonian Tracks

Wind Ensemble 6'45''

Flute, Oboe, Cor Anglais/ Alto Sax, Clarinet/Alto Sax, Clarinet, Bs Clarinet/ Bassoon

Crossing the Domain

2 Percussion and 8 Female Voices, 13'25''

Text from Edwin Morgan's From the Domain of Arnheim


Quintet for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Piano & Vibraphone, 10'00''

Two Little Ducks

Easy, jazzy Piano Duet, 1'30''

Fata Morgana 'Mirage'

Duet for Clarinet and Violin, 3'35''. Performed in GoMA, Glasgow


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