John Earwaker (1936-2007)                Link to John Kilpatrick's Music Page          Link to Percy Snowdon's Music Page

John Earwaker was an Anglican priest, spending many years working in higher education at Sheffield Hallam University. He had a wide experience of choral music, and played piano, organ, double-bass and cello. He sang in the Sheffield Motet Singers and then in the Sheffield Lydian Singers. Some of the church music he wrote is for all-age worship. His work includes a full-length musical, 'Cousin John', about John the Baptist, for which he wrote the script and lyrics as well as the music. All of John Earwaker's music is available free, including the whole of 'Cousin John'.

John Kilpatrick writes: John Earwaker's show Cousin John is highly recommended, and received considerable acclaim when premiered in Sheffield. It is now publicly available - see below.

Pronunciation: e - re - ker   (first e short as in bet; others neutral as butter)

John Earwaker's Music (free choral music in the public domain)
John Earwaker's music page [top of page] 

Carols by John Earwaker
Joseph's Young Bride
What Sweeter Music (accompanied)
What Sweeter Music (unaccompanied)
Sweet was the Song the Virgin Sang
Three carols in one compilation
PDF (49KB 4 pages)
PDF (74KB 6 pages) 
PDF (54KB 4 pages)
PDF (27KB 2 pages)
PDF (110KB 12 pages)
Midi
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SATB with optional keyboard accompaniment.
SATB with organ accompaniment
SATB unaccompanied
SATB unaccompanied
with unacc. version of What Sweeter Music 

with the exception of a few of bass notes of little consequence, all the above are 4-part non-divisi
all are A4 size but in a large typeface suitable for reduction 

John Earwaker's music page [top of page] 

Folk Song Arrangements by John Earwaker
The Oak and the Ash
Scarborough Fair

Both pieces 

Midi         MP3
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PDF (85KB 8 pages)

SATB unaccompanied
SSATB unaccompanied

Complete with front and back cover sheets, suitable for printing as an A3/A4 booklet. 
Or the pieces can be printed individually:   3 pages each.

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All-Age Anthems by John Earwaker
Born of the Father's Love
Wonderful World
Is it Time Yet, Lord?
I Know There's God
Donkey-Riding Jesus
   D-R J congregation sheet 
PDF (87KB 8 pages)
PDF (94KB 8 pages)
PDF (49KB 4 pages)
PDF (67KB 5 pages)
PDF (54KB 4 pages) 
PDF (12KB 1 page)
Midi
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Midi
Children, Adult choir in unison, Congregation, Organ or Piano
Children, Adult choir SATB, Congregation, Organ
Children, Adult choir SATB, Congregation, Organ (inc. Pedals)
Children, Adult choir SATB, Congregation, Organ
Children, Adult choir SATB, Congregation, Organ or Piano

 All the above anthems could be sung with a unison choir instead of SATB, though with some loss of effect; 
the SATB parts are duplicated by the accompaniment.

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Hymns & Worship Songs by John Earwaker

Compiled in a single collection:     PDF (150KB 20 pages)

Individual contents:   (all PDFs are 1 page except no.16 which is 2 pages)
   1. My Lord and Saviour is my friend
   2. Gracious Spirit, dwell with me
   3. O love that will not let me go
   4. Thought-provoking Holy Spirit
   5. To thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise
   6. It is a thing most wonderful 
   7. Holy Spirit, storm of love
   8. We pause at each year's ending
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    9. You are on earth, Lord Jesus Christ
  10. Father who in Christ (doxology)
  11. We believe in God the Father (credal hymn)
  12. At this table all are fed (communion hymn)
  13. When light looked down
  14. Father in your holiness (prayer of Jesus)
  15. In the mercy of God
  16. Blessed be God
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Music composed or arranged by John Earwaker; words by John Earwaker and others.
 Free for use, but please read the copyright notices, especially the one  under the Credal Hymn.

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Choral Mass by John Earwaker

Missa Inita Aestate

PDF (98KB 12 pages)

An English Mass for Church use
For Organ and Choir (SATB), with 
some congregational sections. 

The mass includes:
   1. Kyrie (Lord, have mercy)
   2. Gloria (Glory to God)
   3. Credal Hymn (We believe)
          Unison version
          SATB version
   4. Sanctus (Holy, holy, holy)
   5. Benedictus (Blessed is he)
   6. Agnus Dei (Lamb of God)   

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 Free for use, but please observe the copyright 
notice under the Credal Hymn

John Earwaker's music page [top of page] 

Cousin John - a Musical by John Earwaker 

"Cousin John" is a full-length musical about the life of John the Baptist. It can be presented as a concert performance, or a fully acted musical. A cast of 12 is supplemented by choruses of adults (SATB) and children. The orchestration is for flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, percussion, keyboard and string quintet, though performance with keyboard only would be possible. The show explores John Earwaker's interesting insights into John the Baptist and other characters in the story, and can hold the interest regardless of religious persuasion.

Available as PDF files.
(warning: these files are large)
Script (204 KB, 52 pages) 
Full score of Act 1 (1092 KB, 107 pages)
Full score of Act 2 (1176 KB, 110 pages) 
Vocal/piano score (1187 KB, 85 pages) 
String Parts (968 Kb, 162 pages) [see below]
Wind & Percussion Parts (668 Kb, 118 pages) [see below]
A synopsis of the work is given at the beginning of the Script. The full work lasts over 2 hours, and could be cut in places - some suggestions for a reduced version may be posted here in due course. For any queries, please email John Kilpatrick.

The instrumental parts are each split into the two Acts, and packaged into holding PDFs. The PDFs contain printing instructions on the second page.