A Sampling of Compositions,
Arrangements & Publications by
Dr. Lindsay A. Lafford

Lindsay has composed over 300 works
for chorus, orchestra, organ, piano, and combinations thereof.
  • Alleluia! The Lord is Risen Indeed. An Easter Invitary (S.A.T.B.), Lindsay Lafford. Duration 1 minute. Published by J. Fischer & Bro., Glen Rock, N.J. Part of "Easter Anthems of Different Periods", Number 9699. © 1966.
  • A Cantata of Psalms A concert-length work for soloists, choir, chamber orchestra and organ, the piece is a setting for 21 of the Psalms of David. Includes: Praise ye the Lord; By the waters of Babylon; Happy are they; How long, 0 Lord?; Lord, who may dwell; I lift my eyes to the hills; The Lord is my Shepherd; He shall come down like rain; The fool has said in his heart; When the Lord restored; As the deer longs; God spoke from his holy place; Hallelujah! Give thanks to the Lord; I will bless the Lord at all times; Out of the deep have I called; The Lord is King!; O give thanks unto the Lord; Oh, how good and pleasant; I lift my eyes to the mountains; Praise ye the Lord; I was glad;
    Audio and Video Recordings from the première in Phoenix, 2007
  • Christ is Risen from the Dead, Traditional, Easter, 1976, Geneva, NY,
  • Christmas Cantata, For Chorus and Organ, A potpourri of carols, Christmas, 1991, Coral Gables, FL.
  • Christmas Song, For S.A.T.B. and Organ, Piae Cantiones 1582; tr. Jane M. Joseph (1894-1929), 1987, 11/23/87. For the Rev. Kenneth Treat. Duration 3 minutes.
  • Christus Factus Est, Palm Sunday Anthem for SATB and Organ. Philippians 2, Palm Sunday, 1984. For the Rev. George Six and the Choir of St. Philip's, Coral Gables, FL.
  • Come, Holy Spirit, Anthem for S.A.T.B. and Organ. Isaac Watts, 1707. May 29, 1981, Choir of St. Philip's, Coral Gables, FL.
  • Come, Tune Your Heart, Christian Gellert, 1757; tr. Frances E. Cox. Duration 2 minutes, 45 seconds.
  • Descant and Free Accompaniment for R. Vaughan Williams' "Down Ampney", Hymn 51, Stanza 3. May 28, 1986.
  • Descants and Free Accompaniments to Twenty-Nine Hymn Tunes. ©1993, Lindsay A. Lafford. Alleluia, alleluia! Hearts and voices heaven-ward raise; Alleluia, sing to Jesus; Angels from the realms of glory; Angels we have heard on high; As with gladness men of old; At the Lamb's high feast we sing; Come down, O Love divine; Come, ye faithful, raise the strain; For all the saints; Glorious things of thee are spoken; God of our fathers whose almighty hand; Good Christians all, rejoice and sing; Hark! the herald angels sing; He is risen, he is risen! Jesus Christ is risen today; Joyful, joyful, we adore thee; Joy to the world the Lord is come; Noel novelet (Now the green blade riseth); O come, all ye faithful; O day of rest and gladness; O little town of Bethlehem; Once in Royal David's city; Onward, Christian soldiers; Praise to the Lord; The day of resurrection; The first Nowell; Welcome, happy morning; What child is this?; Ye watchers and ye holy ones.
  • Ding Dong! Merrily on High, Words by G.R. Woodward. August 28, 1979, For the Choir of St. Philip's; Rev. Ronald W. Forsyth, Rector. 16th Century French. Coral Gables, FL.
  • Easter Carol for SATB and Organ, by Martin Shaw, Arr. Lindsay Lafford. Christina Rossetti (by perm. Macmillan & Co), Easter, 1988. February 23, 1988, For Pearl Walker.
  • Eight Elizabethan Songs, with homage to the memory of Peter Warlock. ©Lindsay A. Lafford, 1990. "There is a Lady Sweet and Kind (Thomas Ford); Come Heavy Sleepe (Anonymous); Cornelia's Song (John Webster); Sigh no more, Ladies (William Shakespeare); Blow, blow, thou Winter Wind (William Shakespeare); It was a Lover and his Lass (William Shakespeare); O Mistress Mine (William Shakespeare); When that I was and a Little Tiny Boy (William Shakespeare)."
  • The Eternal Gifts of Christ the King, Anthem for SATB and Organ. St. Ambrose 340-397, (on a Medieval Melody), 1983. For the Rev. George McCullough; Choir of St. Philip's, Coral Gables, FL.
  • Fantasia on Two English Carols, Trad, Christmas, 1943, rev. 1983, Williamsburg, VA; Miami FL,
  • A Farewell Ditty (So dear Friends, I'll be on my way), by Lindsay A. Lafford. With homage to Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. April 7, 1994. "For my friends of the AGO."
  • The First Nowell, Hymn 109, St. 3&6, Christmas,
  • Forth in Thy Name, Charles Wesley, 1749. For Handel Manuel and the Madras Philharmonic Chorus, Miami, FL, 1983.
  • God's Grandeur, Anthem for Chorus and Organ. The poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins, 1985, November 11, 1985. Performance time 4 min., 32 secs,
  • God Himself is With Us, Trombone, Sigfrid Karg-Elert.
  • Hark! The Herald Angels, Hymn 87, Stanza 3. Sop. Descant and Free Accomp.
  • He is Risen!, Hymn 180, St. 1-4. Trumpet in Bb.
  • He is Risen!, Hymn 90, St. 2&4. Trombones. Joachim Neander, 1680.
  • He is Risen!, Stanza 4. Descant for Sopranos and Free Accompaniment for Organ.
  • High O'er the Lonely Hills, Jan Struther, 1931, (by permission, Oxford University Press). Anthem for Choir and Organ. Duration 4':07" September 28, 1984, Coral Gables, FL.
  • The Holy Eucharist: Rite One, Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church, 10/27/83, To the Rev. Geoffrey Butcher, Coral Gables, FL.
  • The Holy Eucharist: Rite Two, Text from the Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church, For the Rev. David Butts III and the members of St. Philip's, Coral Gables, FL.
  • Hosanna to the Son of David, Antiphon for Palm Sunday, for SATB and Organ. Psalm 118, Palm Sunday, February 14, 1989. For the Singers of St. Philip's, Coral Gables, FL.
  • How Firm a Foundation, Hymn-Anthem for S.A.T.B. and Organ on the tune "Foundation," from The Sacred Harp, 1844. Words: K. in John Rippon's "Selection", 1787. Melody, 1844. For Richard Warner.
  • I Love to Think That Jesus Saw, Words by Ada Skemp, 1980, Ludwig Music Publishing #C-1188, Unison. Ludwig Children's Choir Series. (Winning Anthem in the Kent Ministerial Association Children's Unison Anthem Competition.)
  • I was Glad, Anthem for SATB and Organ. Text from Psalm 122. Performance time: ca. 4':45"
  • In Memoriam—Hong Kong for orchestra. Composed in 1943 by Lafford for his Hong Kong colleagues, friends, and former students killed in defense of the Colony during the Japanese invasion of 1939. Full story, illustrations & recording.
  • In Memoriam, Maurice Dilley, October 20, 1999. For Chorus and Orchestra. Lindsay A. Lafford, Lord of Ridley, ©1999. "For the Huntingdonshire Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra in memory of Maurice Dilley, d. October 20, 1999.
  • In Praise of Music, for Celebration of Distinguished Faculty Awards, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY Sept 22, 2000, Shakespeare Merchant of Venice, 2000, 3/17/00, Tempe, AZ,
  • A Little Suite for Organ published January 2009 by Paraclete Press. Available online.
  • Magnificat, Lindsay A. Lafford, ©1996. For Geraint Bowen, St. David's Cathedral, and the Walbrook Singers. "Composed for the Walbrook Singers to perform in St. David's Cathedral in 1996, this setting contains quotations from the following Welsh melodies: Ar Hyd Y Nos; Bryn Calfaria (William Owen, 1814-1893); Hyfrydol (Rowland H. Prichard, 1811-1887); Llansanna; Men of Harlech; Rhuddlan; St. Denio; The Ash Grove."
  • Minuetto Volcae, Lindsay Lafford, ©1995. "For my good friend Andrew Newberry." "Volcae is a Celtic tribal name, the probable origin of the adjective Welsh. This piece was written for performance in St. David's Cathedral, Dyfed, Wales, and pays homage to this location by being based principally on three Welsh melodies: St. Denio, The Ash Grove, and Hyfrydol (Rowland H. Prichard, 1811-1887)." Duration 3':11"
  • O Father Give the Spirit Power, Anthem for Female Voices and Organ. ©Lindsay A. Lafford, 1996. Text by Boethius, Music by Lindsay Lafford. For Paul Nancekievill and the Girls Choir of Meldorf (Germany).
  • Prometheus, A Celebration, for Soloists, Clarinet, Chorus and Organ. Commissioned for the 175th anniversary of the founding of Hobart College, 1997. In memory of John Henry Hobart, Bishop -- our Benefactor.
  • A Psalm of Praise, Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones. Melody: the Kölner Gesangbuch, 1623; Text by Athelstan Riley. Duration 7':29". ©1975 by Lindsay Lafford.
  • Requiem, For Chorus, Soloists, Viola and Organ. In memory of Julia and Arthur Lafford, Anna and Karl Pohl, and Anna Pohl Lafford. Text from The Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church and 13th cent. Latin, Tr. Wm. J. Irons, 1849. ©1986.
  • The Seven Last Words of Christ, A Cantata for Lent. Commissioned by, and dedicated to, Professor Duncan Haynes. © 1992. Audio Recording
  • There is a Green Hill Far Away, Cecil F. Alexander, 1818-1895. Arranged by Lindsay A. Lafford, ©February 18, 1993.
  • To Laffords and Shearings, A Pæan Updated. A Tribute to Ann and Edwin Shearing and A Salute to the Laffords they have united. ©1995
  • Twelve Chorale ImprovisationsTwelve Chorale Improvisations, Lindsay Lafford, © 1996. Edited by Dale Tucker. Organ collection. Level: upper intermediate. 60 pages. Published by Warner Brothers. (GB9603) "A collection of familiar hymn tunes arrangements by Lindsay Lafford. In this book, organists will find music for the entire church year, and can master these arrangements with little work. This will be an invaluable book, especially to those in liturgical churches, and each piece will make a nice addition to any recital program." Included in this collection: Dithyramb on "Paderborn"; Fancy on Two English Carols; Gräfenberg; Jesu, Meine Freude; Meditation of "Pocardy"; O Dass ich Tausend Zugen Hätte; The "Old 113th"; Palm Sunday Prelude; Schmücke Dich, O Liebe Seele; THat Easter Day; Unser Herrscher; Veni Sancte Spiritus. Available online.
  • Twelve Organ TranscriptionsTwelve Organ Transcriptions of Famous Classical Works. Arranged by Lindsay Lafford. Edited by Dale Tucker. Classical and sacred organ. Level: intermediate. 60 pages. Published by Warner Brothers. (GB9802) "This is a wonderful collection of intermediate level organ transcriptions for weddings, recitals and general church use. All twelve pieces are familiar, and are transcribed most tastefully for organ by respected composer/arranger, Lindsay Lafford. These pieces are playable on most any size instrument. Titles include: "Gavotte" and "Bourree" by Handel, "Sicilienne" and "Loure" by J.S. Bach, "Aria" by Pergolesi, "Slumber Song" by Schumann, "Rigaudon" by Alkan and others."
    Available online.
Special Thanks to Rev. Jennie Lou Reid, for her labor of love in collecting and organizing Lindsay Lafford's work from his time at St. Philip's in Coral Gables, Florida (1979–1994).