Andrew Carter

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Life

Born: 1939

Andrew Carter is an English composer, conductor and arranger.

Born in Leicester, Carter studied music at the University of Leeds, before moving to York and joining the choir at the Minster as a bass. Whilst there, in 1965 he founded the Chapter House Choir, a mixed voice ensemble that achieved national renown under his direction of seventeen years. After spending a year conducting and adjudicating in New Zealand (1984), he returned to England to focus on composition.

The Oxford University Press have published more than fifty of his compositions over a period of association spanning twenty-five years. The famous Nine Lessons and Carols service broadcast annually on the BBC by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge has included several of his carols, including A maiden most gentle and Mary's Magnificat.

A notable moment in Carter's musical career was a commission in 1997 to write a mass (Missa Sancti Pauli) for the tercentenary celebration of St Paul's Cathedral in London. He composed a 22-variation Passacaglia for organ to mark the 90th birthday of prominent York organist Francis Jackson in 2007.

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List of choral works

  • Benedicite
  • Horizons
  • Laudate Dominum
  • Musick’s Jubilee
  • Song of Stillness
  • Te Deum
  • A Blake Triptych
  • Bless the Lord
  • Deep peace
  • Everyone sang
  • Galloping Godiva
  • The Holly and the Ivy
  • Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
  • Lullay my liking
  • A maiden most gentle (arr.)
  • Maria Walks amid the Thorn
  • Missa Brevis
  • Mistletoe Carol
  • Music Comes
  • Sweet was the song the virgin sang
  • Te Deum: Children’s Choir


  • An Affirmation
  • Christ is the morning starRobin is saying his prayers (arr.)
  • Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
  • Deep peace
  • Dives and Lazarus (arr.)
  • Easter Alleluya
  • Go before us, O Lord
  • God be in my head
  • God be merciful unto us and bless us
  • God is Love
  • Good Day, Sir Cristemas
  • Hodie Christus natus est
  • Holy spirit, truth divine
  • I do like to be beside the seaside
  • I saw three ships (arr.)
  • Joy is come! (arr.)
  • The lark in the clear air (arr.)
  • The light of the world
  • The Lord is my shepherd
  • Love one another
  • Mary’s Magnificat
  • A maiden most gentle (arr.)
  • May the mystery of God
  • Mirabile misterium
  • Missa Sancti Pauli
  • The Morning Star (An Advent Carol)
  • Nightingale carol (arr.)
  • No man is an island
  • Nomen eius Emmanuel
  • O come, O come, Emmanuel (arr.)
  • O how joyfully
  • O Lord, open thou our lips
  • O Mistress Mine
  • O praise God in his holiness
  • Praise the Lord, O my soul
  • Prayer of peace
  • Rejoice in the Lord alway
  • The Teddy Bears’ Picnic (arr.)
  • They that go down to the sea in ships
  • Two Spanish carols (arr.)
  • Venezuelan Carol
  • Wakefield Service (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis)
  • When, in our music, God is glorified
  • Where shall wisdom be found?


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