Christopher Maxim (b.1971) composes in a variety of genres, including choral music, instrumental music and songs. His publishers include Banks, Fagus, Paraclete Press, The Royal School of Church Music and Stainer & Bell.
A growing number of his organ and choral pieces formerly available on this site are now published by Paraclete Press: https://paracletesheetmusic.com/composer/maxim-christopher/
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) has been recorded commercially four times (in England, Scotland, the USA and Germany) and is on the diploma syllabus of the London College of Music. 'There is sweet music' (available on this site) was performed by Roderick Williams (baritone) in the 2019 Gloucester Three Choirs Festival . Chris's jingles for the BBC Music Magazine Podcasts have been used since April 2018 http://www.classical-music.com/podcasts
Chris welcomes commissions. Examples of commissioned works available on this site include:
- '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
- 'I have loved you' (SATB) 2015
- a setting of the Benedictus to the Roman Catholic version of the text (SATB+organ) 2017
- 'Two Doves' (SATB, with/without wind quintet) 2018
- 'Altar Prayer at Petertide' (SATB) 2019
To commission a composition or arrangement, please contact Chris 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]