Select Publications

Large Ensemble

  • Leitourgia - for orchestra and choir.  A choral symphony setting texts that reflect the profundity of everyday life.  Easily doable by good collegiate group or strong choral societies etc. 
  • Close Hauled to the Wind - for Symphonic Band. A 4-5 minute flourish for band, cinematic in nature. Grade 5+
  • A Ghost Story of Christmas - orchestra An orchestral depiction of the classic Dickens story 'A Christmas Carol'. Excellent for community or collegiate orchestras Christmas/Holiday programming.
  • Little Tree - orchestra and narrator An orchestral soundscape behind a narration of the e.e. cummings poem 'little tree' Excellent for community or collegiate orchestras, for Christmas or Holiday programming, especially with a guest narrator.
  • Sagittarius Rising - orchestra Written for a youth orchestra in Kansas City.  Suitable for high quality youth orchestra or community orchestra.
  • Dance and Sunrise - orchestra Written for the New Plymouth Symphony in New Zealand. Suitable for community orchestra or higher.  Makes a great concert opener or to close the first half of a concert. 

Small Ensemble/Solo

  • Rocks, Paper Bones - organ Written for David Goode.  Challenging organ solo based on a theme of Bach and the sculpture of Henry Moore. 
  • A Classic Triptych - woodwind quartet Three short moments, each reflecting a classic British car.   
  • Restoration - flute, clarinet, cello and soprano  A setting of an original poem by Ruth Williams.  This is particularly effective for programs centered around WW I, or conflict in general 
  • Epitaphs of War - clarinet, piano, soprano  A setting a five short Kipling Epitaphs.  Suitable for program about WWI, conflict, remembrance, struggle.  
  • Toward the Unknown Region - brass quintet A celebratory three moment work written for the 175th anniversary of the City of Liberty, Missouri.
  • A Christmas Triptych - string orchestra  A three moment setting of various Christmas related melodies.  Pitched at high school and community orchestras. Published by Wingert Jones (see below) 
  • Northumbrian Suite - string orchestra A setting in three movements of folk songs from the Northumbrian region of England.  Pitched at high school or community orchestras. Published by Wingert Jones (see below) 


  • The Trumpet Sounds Within-a My Soul SATB  A setting of the spiritual Steal Away for trumpet and SATB choir. Available through Alliance (see below)
  • The Trumpet Sounds Within-a My Soul TTBB A setting of the spiritual 'Steal Away' for trumpet and TTBB choir adapted from the SATB version.  Available (forthcoming) through Alliance (see below)
  • Crossing Over SATB A blending of Deep River and Amazing Grace.  Available through Alliance (see below) More information on this projected set of five spirituals available on my blog.
  • There is no Rose of Such Virtue SATB A setting of the mystical medieval poem of the same name. Available through Alliance (see below)   
  • Hold Fast To Dreams - SATB A setting of the Langston Hughes poem Dreams. Available through Alliance (see below)
  • Love Divine - SATB, organ A setting of the Wesley text to a newly composed tune. Festive and full.  
  • Venite Exaultimus - SATB A festive setting of Psalm 96 (Come Let Us Sing) with a reflective middle section.
  • 'Tis You That Are The Music -SATB A festive setting of this well known Amy Lowell text. 
  • Cardinal Benediction - SATB A short setting of Philippians 4 vv 8-9.  Suitable for farewell or graduation ceremonies.   

Publisher Contacts

How do I get this music?

All commercially published music by Ian David Coleman is available through the following publishing houses 

Alliance Publishing

Personal Publications

Music that is self published by Ian David Coleman can be bought or rented from him directly.  Contact him at the following email address for details

Commissions or Questions

If you want to explore the possibility of commissioning Ian, or have questions about the pieces he has available, please feel free to email him directly at the above email address.