An opera (or dramatic cantata) in one act, to a libretto by Roger Harcourt, for a chorus of young voices, soprano, tenor and baritone solos and small orchestra.

  • 1993
  • 45 minutes
  • Click here for the libretto


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I like this work very much, dare I say it’s my favourite! I’m just a simple tunes man at heart!

It hits you from the word go and keeps your attention all the way through. There are some truly beautiful moments.

Malcolm Crane


‘Beowulf’ is available from Richard Lambert Music.


Recording (edited from first production) available to aid chorus preparation – Prism Sound Ltd


  1. 8 and 9 May 1993 (three performances) at Royston Parish Church (Herts, UK), Joanne Bibbey (soprano), Anthony Tootal (tenor), Frank Wright (baritone), choirs from Ralph Sadleir Middle School, Puckeridge, Greneway School, (now part of King James Academy) Royston and Edwinstree Middle School, Buntingford, invited orchestra, leader Janet Hicks. Richard Lambert (conductor).

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