Choral and Vocal

Trinity Sunday

SATB Chamber Choir
4 mins. (pub. Music Shop Europe)

First Performance: Norwich Cathedral – Royal Academy of Music Chamber Choir cond. Christopher Robinson
6th July 2002

Wedding Breakfast

For Soprano/mezzo solo with tambourine
4 mins. (pub. Music Shop Europe)

First Performance: Amanda Dean, British Music Information Centre
4th March 1993

Michael and All Angels

For Chamber Choir, Horn and Organ
Commissioned by St. Marylebone Church
7 mins. (pub. Music Shop Europe)

First Performance: Choir of St. Marylebone Church cond. Peter Barley
1st October 1995

“The transformation of one theme into a triumphant hymn of praise is thrilling…”
Edward Wickham, Church Times, Oct. 1995

Magnification x

Soprano, Sopranino Recorder,
Cello and Harpsichord
4 mins. (pub. Awayday)

First Performance: Barbirolli Room, Bridgewater Hall Manchester
16th October 2004

“The composer noted that he hoped the exoticism of the text was reflected in the scoring, the most exotic he has composed for to date – he need not have had any anxiety as the music vividly captured the depiction of microscopic nature evoked in Sarah Day’s poem.”
Andrew Mayes, BMS News March 2005

Thoughts Scribbled on a Blank Wall


Bass solo. SATB Choir, Brass Quintet, Organ
Words by Ben Kaye and John McCarthy

Commissioned by the John Armitage Memorial Trust
23 mins. (pub. Edition Peters)

First Performance: St. Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, London
Giles Underwood, Selwyn College Choir, ONYX Brass conducted by Nicholas Cleobury
22nd March 2007

“It was a truly extraordinary evening for me at St Bride’s. I was completely bowled over by Thoughts Scribbled on a Blank Wall. I had never ever imagined I’d have my words included in a musical setting such as that – and such a powerful one. Thank you so much.”
John McCarthy

Miss Gee

Mezzo Soprano and Piano

Commissioned by Eleanor Meynell
7 mins. (pub. Awayday)

First Performance: St Margarets Church, York.
Eleanor Meynell, Mezzo Soprano,
Christopher Glynn, piano
3rd June 2007

Everyone Sang

Adam Gorb and The King’s School Junior Choir

Everyone Sang

Children’s Choir with piano

Commissioned by King’s School, Macclesfield
3 mins. 30secs. (pub. Awayday)

First Performance: King’s School, Macclesfield – King’s School Junior Choir conducted by Alison Lea,
8th July 2008

Eternal Voices

Eternal Voices

Eternal Voices

Commissioned by the Royal Marines Band Service with funds from the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund

2(picc), 2 (cor ang), E flat Cl. 3, Bcl, Bsn, Cbsn, 3 sax, 4, 4, 3, Euph, 2, Pno, DB,
3 perc. Narrator, Boy treble, mezzo soprano, SATB choir
34 mins. (pub. Maecenas)
First Performance: Exeter Cathedral – Sir Trevor McDonald, Narrator, Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, Exeter Festival Chorus conducted by Lt.Col. Nicholas Grace
November 20th 2010

“Adam Gorb interweaves the Band’s bold brass, woodwind and percussion with the spine-tingling a capella singing of the chorus… It was a haunted, sobering and beautiful piece.”
Georgina Foss

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