Welcome to the new online home of Malcolm Archer, Composer, Conductor, Organist.
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Commission a New Choral or Organ Work?
Would you like a new choral work specially composed for your choir, or organ work for your organist?
Malcolm is accepting commissions for new anthems, introits, carols, masses and organ works. This could be a perfect way to celebrate a church anniversary or special anniversary of a beloved choir member.
The work can be tailored to your own choral resources and your own budget. Please get in touch via the contact form if you would like to discuss further.
New Grand Piano – Centre-Stage in the Studio
A lovely 1984 Steinway Model D concert grand piano, recently restored, now has pride-of-place in the Studio. This instrument is superb and in top playing condition. It is ideal for solo piano recordings, solo vocal and instrumental accompaniment and chamber music.
Bach: Goldberg Variations – New Recording Now Available
In late 2020 Malcolm recorded Bach’s Goldberg Variations for Convivium Records. This is a very exciting project and has been a long time in the plannning and the practising. Malcolm has always felt a great affinity for this masterpiece of the keyboard repertoire and has looked forward hugely to the recording which took place in the converted church where he lives. This new recording features Malcolm’s own Alan Gotto harpsichord.
Funding for this project was made possible by the generosity of numerous crowdfunding supporters; Malcolm is, of course, immensely grateful to all who have contributed.
Malcolm Archer’s Goldberg Variations is now available directly from Convivium Records, both as a physical CD, and in a variety of high definition downloadable file formats. It is also available on popular music streaming services.
Once again, thank you to all our supporters!
St Paul’s Church Music Studio now available for hire
Malcolm’s newly converted church home, located in the village of Staverton, near Trowbridge in Wiltshire, is now available for hire as a recording or rehearsal venue. The former St Paul’s Church boasts a lovely acoustic in a quiet location, well away from the main road, and a range of quality and historic harpsichords, pianos and chamber organs are available for use as part of the hire.
“Malcolm’s church has a fabulous acoustic with a warm and natural sound. It is a very flexible space and is particularly ideal for solo instrumental and chamber ensemble recordings and it was a real pleasure working in the space recording Malcolm’s Goldberg Variations CD.” Adaq Khan, Recording Engineer
For further information about this new and exciting facility, please click HERE, or use the main site menu above, clicking on the STUDIO item.
“Make We Joy” – a promotional collection of recordings from OUP
Malcolm’s catalogue of choral compositions is extensive, and a substantial body of his work has been published over the years by Oxford University Press. OUP, in association with Bob Chilcott, The Oxford Choir, John Rutter, and Convivium Records, has produced a promotional compilation of recordings of Malcolm’s works from their catalogue, and over the next few weeks, we will be showcasing these recordings, making them available to you to audition. Visit the Blog page by clicking here, where the recordings are posted.
Main Photo © Jacqui Marie Photography