Last Minute – Free Music

Due to some technical difficulties, this offer has come a little later than intended.

Anyway, here is a hymn for the last Sunday of the liturgical year (Christ the King). Feel free to download it and give it a go – its written out for guitar with an instrumental line at the beginning and the end.

If you do end up using it, please let us know what you think of it. Either leave a comment on this page, or email

Click here for the pdf:  Glory to Christ our King final print version


Coming Soon

There has been plenty going on in recent months, despite the lack of updates on the website.

James has completed an instrumental piece for string ensemble (either a string orchestra or a quartet), which will be suitable for players of an intermediate standard or above. It is in its final edit before being launched soon after Easter. Look our for updates in the next few weeks.

James has also been into a recording studio with some family and friends. We recorded 4 choral pieces. There is a little post-production work that needs to be completed (there is a date in the diary). Look out for snippets becoming avaiable on the website in the near future…

Free Music available

We were recently contacted by someone on behalf of Patrick Appleford, the composer of the hymn “Living Lord”. Patrick has continued writing music for many years since and is keen on making his more recent work available to a wider audience. It is available via the Chelmsford Cathedral website, but here is a link directly to the page. There are 12 hymns that are free to download, and here is one as an example, a Christmas Carol. a-christmas-carol-full-score

We’re happy to oblige and help to make Patrick’s more recent work a bit more accessible.

The Song of Creation

Frank Morgan Music and Publishing is very proud to announce the publication of a new piece of music for unaccompanied 4-part chorus entitled “The Song of Creation”.

The words were written by Sue Allerton and published in a book by CAFOD in 2009. Sue’s son James has now set the words to music.

The Song of Creation is available in 2 versions, full score and short score (which can also be used as a keyboard part for rehearsal purposes)

The short score is available at £1.50, the full score for £2.50.

Full details are available on the catalogue page




Today was the day to use the new setting of the Reproaches (or Improperia) written by James Allerton. It featured in at least three Good Friday services in different parts of the country. If you would like to get a copy for next year, don’t hesitate to ask! Just email and we will be happy to help!

Special Offer

As Lent is fast approaching, Frank Morgan is happy to announce a very special offer.
There is a new setting of the Reproaches now available. It is for voices and keyboard accompaniment. And until Good Friday this year, we are offering this free of charge!

The main arrangement is for 4-part choir, but if you have a particular combination of voices, we will even arrange the music for your specific requirements, whether that be unison singing or any combination of up to 4 parts.

There are two versions available, one for keyboard accompaniment, the other for voices only. As a taster, the first page of the full keyboard version is available in PDF format below.

The Reproaches keyboard edition one page taster

If you would like to take advantage of this very special offer, please contact: sales@frankmorganmusicandpublishing

or contact James on 07522 341909.
As this music is intended for use on Good Friday, this special offer will run out on Thursday 24th March 2016.

Coming Soon…

Frank Morgan Music and Publishing are proud to announce the imminent publication of a brand new choral motet written by James Allerton, entitled “The Song of Creation”. The text is from a prayer written by Sue Allerton, James’s mother, which was published in 2009 in a book entitled “Seeds of Hope” (published by CAFOD). Sue has kindly given permission for her words to be put to music.

The motet is for 4 part unaccompanied chorus (or 4 soloists) and will be available in Full Score as well as with a piano reduction.

Look out for news about a publication date.

Testament Mass – new publication

Frank Morgan Music and Publishing are very pleased to announce the publication of a new Mass setting, the Testament Mass, written by Fran Fitton and Nick Bennett, two musicians from the music group at Our Lady and the Apostles parish in Stockport. The setting consists of a Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Memorial Acclamations, Great Amen and Agnus Dei.

It is available in two versions, an A4 guitar/melody edition and an A5 booklet assembly edition.

The guitar edition is available for £3.75, while the assembly edition costs 50p.

To order, contact or call 07522 341909



New publication – A Book Of Common Psalms – available to order now

Frank Morgan Music and Publishing is proud to announce the imminent publication of a Book of Common Psalms, a collection of the Common Psalms that can be used in place of the psalm in the Lectionary for any appropriate Sunday. These psalms have been set to music by James Allerton and Nick Bennett and have guitar accompaniment. There is also a handy table that indicates on which Sundays each of the psalms occurs in the Lectionary.

There are 22 psalms in total, covering Sundays in Ordinary time as well as all the major seasons in the Church’s year.

A Book of Common Psalms is now available to order – please contact

Here is a preview of the front cover


The selling price is £7.00

The publication features artwork by a talented local artist, Annette Cobley. Here is a sample of her work and a link to her website

Lyre by Annette

Coming very soon

Coming very soon, a new Mass setting written by Fran Fitton and Nick Bennett, entitled the Testament Mass. It will be available in two versions, for guitar (with melody) and an assembly edition.

All the relevant permissions, including from the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and the copyright holders, have been granted. For more information, please contact

We hope it will be ready for publication in early September. Further details to follow.

Recent updates to the website

Three short extracts have now been uploaded to the website. One is a keyboard arrangement of the “Lamb of God” from the Apostle’s Mass, which is available on a separate page.

There are two extracts from the Ave Verum Corpus, arranged for piano, to give an idea of how the piece sounds. These are both available to listen to on the Ave Verum page. You can use the menu buttons at the top of this page to find them.

I hope you like them!

Exciting new developments

There’s a lot in the pipeline here at Frank Morgan Music and Publishing.

James has sent a version of his Ave Verum, arranged for 4 celli, to an old friend in Seattle, and the first look seems to have gone down well – they may even look to record it over the summer!

We are also looking to publish a booklet of Common Psalms, written for guitar accompaniment, which will give music groups who might struggle to find an easy version of a psalm to sing at Mass access to a version of a range of psalms that can be used in place of the psalm of the day. More details to follow…

and finally, there is the possibility of another Mass setting – written by more members of the music group at Our Lady’s in Stockport – negotiations are ongoing, and permission to publish will be sought as soon as possible…

So, keep your eyes open for news of more music becoming available soon!

Apostles’ Mass CD – Now Available

A CD of the Apostles’ Mass is now available from Frank Morgan Music and Publishing.

The CD is mu11083833_1571836156406791_7294629325849649259_nsic-only, with the not yet published keyboard setting together with the harmony line being played on the flute.

The CD is a useful tool to help congregations, schools and music groups to learn the Mass setting, but could also be used for liturgical purposes if there are no musicians available.

The CD costs £4.00 plus postage and packing.

For more information, please contact

To order, please contact

New Music

Frank Morgan Music and Publishing is proud to confirm the publication of a 4 part motet, Ave Verum Corpus. The whole piece lasts for about 4 1/2 minutes, and is available for unaccompanied SATB choir, with optional piano reduction for rehearsal (and performance if desired).

Please see the Ave Verum Corpus page on this website for further details, including cost and how to order.

Singing workshops for Catholic Schools

Do you find yourself using the same hymns for every liturgical celebration?

Do you struggle to get your children to sing during Mass?

Would you like to find a Mass setting that is easy to learn and easy for children to sing?

Do you need new ideas and resources to freshen up your liturgies?


I am delighted to be able to offer half day singing workshops introducing

  • a new Mass setting which has been approved by the Department for Christian Life and Worship, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales,
  • some more new material that has been tried and tested in parish and school,
  • material from other liturgical sources

For more information, see the latest page added to the website, which helpfully has the same title as this post: Singing Workshops for Catholic Schools