Songs of Solace

Songs of Solace – “Softly As I Leave You”

This recording, the choir’s 34th and made in conjunction with The Co-operative Funeralcare Band, was inspired by the sensitive work of Co-op Funeralcare in seeking to source a CD of music that could bring solace and comfort to many. The choir would like to acknowledge the input, support and encouragement of the staff at Co-op Funeralcare who made this CD possible. Co-op Funeralcare uniquely sponsors both band and choir and is dedicated to serving communities throughout the United Kingdom.



  1. Abide With Me music W Monk, lyrics H Lyte, arr Salvation Army Hymn Book
  2. You’ll Never Walk Alone R Rogers & O Hammerstein arr Cameron Murdoch
  3. Softly as I leave You A de Vita & H Shaper arr Alan Sommons (Edizioni Curci)
  4. Amazing Grace J Newton Arr Cameron Murdoch (Tenor William Hillan)
  5. The Lord is My Shepherd Crimond
  6. Ave Maria F Schubert (Schirmer) (Soprano Elaine McIlree)
  7. “Largo”, Symphony No. 9 “New World” A Dvořák arr G Langford (Chandos Music)
  8. Fields of Gold G M Sumner arr Roger Emmerson (Hal Leonard Corp.)
  9. My Heart Will Go On Music J Horner, Lyrics W Jennings arr A Billingsley (Hal Leonard Corp.)
  10. Pie Jesu A Lloyd Webber (Sopranos Elizabeth Dingwall & Elaine McIlree) (Hal Leonard Corp.)
  11. Nimrod (Enigma Variations) E Elgar arr Eric Ball (Novello)
  12. You Raise Me Up R Loveland & B Graham arr Teena Chinn (Belwin/Universal)
  13. Wind Beneath My Wings L Henley & J Silbar arr Cameron Murdoch
  14. Pie Jesu G Fauré (Soprano Elizabeth Dingwall) (United Music)
  15. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring J S Bach arr W G Whittaker (Oxford University Press)
  16. Jerusalem Music H Parry Lyrics W Blake arr L A Hughes (Wild Woods Music)