Works

Chamber music

Llyn Cau
soprano, recorder, harp, piano
1'36
for John Turner in memory of Ian Parrott
14.3.2013
From Castle Hill
recorder, string quartet
10'
for John Turner
29.11.2009

Choral music, sacred

Gosod fi megis sêl
text Caniad Solomon, 8.6-7
choir SSAATB
4
Côr ABC
12.5.2017
Duo seraphim clamabant
text Anon.
choir SSSSSSSAATTBBBB
9'
30.12.2016
Alleluia
text n.a.
choir SS
1'
for Concanenda
21.8.2014
Iesu rex admirabilis
text Bernard de Clairvaux
choir SAB
2'30
for AMA
17.6.2014
Of a rose
text Anon.
double choir SATB
5'
for Concanenda
3.11.2013
My soul waits
text from the book of Psalms
double choir SATB
3'
11.4.2012
Ave maris stella
text Anon.
choir SS, organ
6'30
Commissioned by Choir & Organ Magazine for The Salisbury Cathedral Girl Choir
18.11.2011
Adam lay ibounden
text Anon.
choir SAB or SAATB
2'
26.9.2011
Give ear, O ye heavens
text from the Book of Deuteronomy
double choir SATB
4'
Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible
31.1.2011
Drop down, ye heavens
text from the Book of Isaiah
choir SAATB
3'
3.12.2010
There is no rose
text Anon.
choir SAATB
4'
for Rhinegold Singers
7.11.2010
Factum est silentium
text Anon.
double choir SATB, organ
4'
for the Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, London
15.9.2010
Set me as a seal
text from the Song of Songs
choir SAB or ATB
1'
.8.2009
Prayer for light
text Andrew Cusworth
choir SSAATTBB, violin
2'30
Ancient and Modern, and JH
31.8.2002
Prayer for a new day
text Andrew Cusworth
choir SSAATTBB, clarinet
2'30
Ancient and Modern, and LH
..2000

Choral music, secular

Cofio
text Waldo Williams
choir SATB, piano or harp
7'
for the fiftieth anniversary of Côr Dyfed Choir
.7.2016
Gosber
text Dafydd John Pritchard
choir SATB
2'30
i Côr ABC
11.7.2014
Returning we hear larks
text Isaac Rosenberg
choir SATB
5'30
for Patrick Allies and Khoros
2.2.2014
Composed upon Westminster Bridge
text William Wordsworth
double choir SATB
4'30
for Concanenda
5.1.2013
i carry your heart with me
text e. e. cummings
choir SAB
4'30
for Keith & Edna, and AMA
21.9.2012
On music
text Emily Dickinson
solo alto, choir SATB, two solo violins
4'30
for MA and the Griffon Choir
10.11.2009

Orchestral

Prelude, fugue, and adagio
string orchestra (Vln I, Vln II, Vla, Vc, Cb, with simplified parts)
10'
27.7.2017

Songs

Never doubt
alto, piano
2'
for MA, 2013
14.2.2013
Phases of desolation
high voice, piano
8'
10.5.2005

Reviews

Jonathan Wikeley interview, Rhinegold Education, December 2013 about There is no rose
... a fantastic new carol that's a little bit different. It's easy to sing - in fact I conducted it with my choir last night, and it went down a storm.
Alan Spedding, Organist's Review about There is no rose
... with the lower voices leading the way as the music melts away. The whole piece is well paced and telling use is made of rests and silences which would suit a generous acoustic. Most effective.
Jeremy Summerly, Choir & Organ about There is no rose
This is a piece whose effect greatly exceeds its simple means and it would be welcome in any serious carol service.
Andrew Mayes, The Recorder Magazine about From Castle Hill
... very effective scoring for the recorder with quartet - an entirely engaging work.
Kevin O'Brien, D.M.A., reproduced by permission from an email about Ave maris stella
... an excellent example of a responsible, learned composer whose work is at once of our own time and of the great continuum of composers ...
Paul Conway, MusicWeb International about From Castle Hill
Spicy dissonances ... lyrical melodies ... baleful phrases ... Cusworth makes highly effective use of his four stringed instruments as well as challenging his soloist.

Copies

Adam lay ibounden
available in The new Novello book of easy anthems, Novello, 2014
There is no rose
available in Noël! 3, Novello, 2013
There is no rose
available in There is no rose, Novello, 2011

Most other copies can be obtained by contacting the Andrew directly.

Recordings

Some of the works listed here can be heard on the Media page.

From Castle Hill has been recorded by John Turner and the Manchester Chamber Ensemble on their album The Nostalgic Recorder on the Prima Facie label. The album is available both physically and digitally from the usual outlets.

There is no rose, Drop down, ye heavens and Composed upon Westminster Bridge are available on Concanenda’s album Bright Shadows which is available digitally from Amazon, BandCamp, and the iTunes Store.

There is no rose is also available on Noël! 3, sung by RSVP Singers under David Hill. Available from iTunes.

Other recordings will be listed as they become available.