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 Music Publications, The Royal School of Church Music and Stainer & Bell. He has a number of works pending with the American publisher Paraclete.
Chris's music is performed in countries around the world. It has been broadcast on BBC radio, featured in music festivals, and performed in such prestigious venues as cathedrals and major churches, 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 Andrew Wilson on the Regent label, Michael Stairs on the Stentor label and Dr John Kitchen on the Delphian label. 'Here be Dragons!' for clarinet in B flat and piano is also published by Stainer & Bell.
Chris welcomes commissions. Examples of commissioned works that are 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 choral pieces on this site are priced at between $20 and $30 because the purchaser is given permission to make multiple photocopies for his/her choir. Chris's hymn arrangements (descants and organ parts), original hymn tunes and psalm chants are downloadable FREE of charge.
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]