I work as a freelance singer, editor and teacher based in London. I read Music and was a choral scholar at Jesus College, Cambridge under Mark Williams where my interest in early music was kindled. My tutors in Cambridge included Edward Wickham and David Skinner and I took papers in Early English Polyphony and Notation, as well as a study of the Sadler Partbooks (Oxford, Bodleian Library: Mus.e.1-5). Since Graduating in 2013, I have pursued professional singing, first with The Choir of Hereford Cathedral and now as a freelance singer in London, working with choirs such as Tenebrae, BBC Singers, The Hanover Band, The Erebus Ensemble, Chamber Choir of London and Collegium Vocale Ghent. I also work with Dame Emma Kirkby’s Lute song collective “Dowland Works” and am a regular member of the choir of St Peter’s Church, Eaton Square.
I began to edit music professionally during my time in Hereford, preparing performing editions for consort recitals and typesetting compositions. Upon moving to London in 2014, I worked part-time in the Music department of Harrow School where my duties included typesetting a capella arrangements and transposing orchestral parts. As a leaving gift, I was presented with facsimiles of Cantiones quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur (1575) and I founded Gareth Thomas Music shortly afterwards with the aim of making high quality editions of early music readily available at reasonable prices.
About my scores
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Drawing on my experience as a singer, my scores aim to be both performer friendly and academically informed. Editions are thoroughly researched, suitably scored for mixed voice and/or low voice choirs (as of January 2020, new editions include vocal ranges) and appropriate editorial interventions are clearly marked as such. Suitable Musica ficta is provided above the stave (though Directors need not feel bound to my decisions if they prefer alternatives) and translations are provided where necessary. Click here to see a sample of an editorial note.
These scores are designed by a performer for performers and are used by groups such as The Gesualdo Six, The Marian Consort, Stile Antico, Voces8, ORA Singers, Recordare Chamber Choir, Ceruleo and the choirs of Magdalen College, Oxford, Trinity College, Cambridge, Hereford Cathedral, Wells Cathedral, St Peter’s Eaton Square, All Saints Margaret Street and St Martin in the Fields.