Christopher Maxim (b.1971) composes in a variety of genres, including choral music (sacred and secular), instrumental music and songs. His music is in the catalogues of several notable publishing houses, including Banks, Fagus, Paraclete, The Royal School of Church Music and Stainer & Bell.
Chris's music is performed around the world. It has been broadcast on BBC and American radio, featured in music festivals, and performed in such prestigious venues as St Paul's Cathedral, Edinburgh's Usher Hall, and the Wanamaker Store in Philadelphia, USA. His popular organ piece 'Toccata Nuptiale' (Stainer & Bell) is on the diploma syllabus of the London College of Music. It has been recorded by the late Andrew Wilson on the Regent label, Michael Stairs (Stentor), and Dr John Kitchen (Delphian). 'Here be Dragons!' for clarinet and piano is also published by Stainer & Bell.
Chris was recently commissioned to compose a set of jingles for the BBC Music Magazine Podcasts and these can be heard on the website from April 2018 [http://www.classical-music.com/podcasts].
Chris welcomes commissions. Examples of commissioned works available on this site include:
- 'The Peace of God' (SATB) 2009
- 'The Jolly Shepherd' (SATB+organ) 2009
- 'To God who gives our Daily Bread' (SATB) 2010
- 'O how Amiable are Thy Dwellings' (SATB+organ) 2011
- 'As Long as Your Eyes are Blue' (piano) 2013
- 'A Breath of Kindness' (piano) 2014
- 'I have loved you' (SATB) 2015
- 'Love is…' (SATB) 2016
- a setting of the Benedictus to the Roman Catholic version of the text (SATB+organ) 2017
To commission a composition or arrangement, or to purchase bound copies of any of Chris's music, please contact him via email.
Please note that anthems, motets and his other larger choral pieces on this site are priced at between $20 and $30 because the purchaser is given permission to make multiple copies for their choir.
If you perform Chris's music, please email him to let him know. He is very grateful to musicians who have contacted him from as far away as Australia, Canada, South Africa and the USA.
YouTube site: [http://www.youtube.com/user/chrismaxim1]