Johnny Herford (baritone) and William Vann (piano)
Song and Pain from Four Songs to Texts by Ivor Gurney on
Quickening: Songs by Robert Hugill to texts by English & Welsh poets
Welcome to the Spherical Editions catalogue of music by Robert Hugill. Robert is a London-based contemporary classical composer and our catalogue contains the full range of his music. You can read more about Robert by visiting his web site, reading his blog and visiting his MySpace Page. Robert's web site has full details of future performances of his music. Robert's

Some pieces have samples of the printed music for you to down load in PDF format or sample audio files. The Music Samples page lists all the PDFs available, audio samples are avaible on SoundCloud.


The CD Quickening: Song by Robert Hugill to texts by English and Welsh poets is released in September 2017 on the Navona Records label.

The disc features of four of Robert's song cycles, and an extra song performed by baritone Johnny Herford, mezzo-soprano Anna Huntley, viola player Rosalind Ventris and pianist William Vann. Read more about Quickening at the Navona Records website. The works on the disc are:

For those not available on-line, specimen copies are available for perusal, please contact us.


Volume 3 of Tempus per Annum is now available, this volume covers the first 18 Sundays in Ordinary time, setting the Latin introits for 5-part choir (varying between SSATB, SAATB, SATTB, SATBB). Some of the motets are rather more substantial than in the previous volume and nos. 10 and 11 can be sung together as a single two-part motet.

Tempus per Annum consists of 72 motets covering all the Sundays and major feasts of the Church's year. Volumes 1 and 2 are already available and cover Advent, Christmastide, Lent and Passiontide through to Ascension. The four Advent motets were recorded by Paul Brough and the eight:fifteen vocal ensemble on their disc of Robert's music on the Divine Art label.

Further information

Clicking on the links on the left will enable you to explore our full range of all types of Robert's music. Many pieces have programme notes and reviews attached, so that you can learn more about the music. All vocal and choral music should have the full words available. Each piece is allocated a cost code, you can learn details of the cost codes by clicking on the cost codes link to the left or on the cost code letter itself.

All the music is available for purchase, please contact us. If you would like to see a specimen copy of the music we will happily send you one.

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