Composing music is Lee’s great passion
A number of his earliest instrumental compositions were performed in workshops led by composers including; Gavin Bryars, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Brian
Ferneyhough, and Robert Saxton, and he was awarded a Britten-Pears Scholarship to study with the current Master of the Queen’s Music, Judith Weir. These
works have been performed at many of Britain’s major concert halls, and other venues both nationally and internationally.
As his career as a choral conductor and organist grew, so did the number of works composed for choirs and organists. Many of these were written for his own choirs during his time in Oxford, London, Cambridge, and York, but commissions from further afield quickly followed. These works are tailor-made for the singers in question, ranging from a set of Responses for a festival chorus of over 300 and a congregational Communion Service for a parish church with an accomplished choir, to a virtuoso a cappella fanfare setting of the National Anthem first performed in the presence of HM The Queen.
Lee is always happy to discuss writing new works for choirs of any standard, to mark an event or anniversary, and fees for commissioning a new work are comparable to buying a new set of music for an already-composed work, offering excellent value for money. Lee takes pride in following the specific requirements of your commission, taking into account the unique needs of your choir, and of course, the pleasure of the listener. Please contact Lee to find out more about how he can help you bring new music into life.