Ian King was a multi-genre composer
with a particular love for sacred choral music


Read an in-depth article on Ian's choral work  
by music journalist John Quinn on the Biography page


"I say without hesitation that Ian King's
St. John Passion is a masterpiece"

"I believe that in time he will be recognised as a
significant composer of Anglican Church Music"

Adrian Partington, Director of Music, Gloucester Cathedral 


Gloucester Cathedral Choir performing 'The Gloucester Service'



For more details on these pieces see the Works page


Away in a Manger
Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir - 2020

Christmas Hath a Darkness
A carol, words by Christina Rossetti - Hereford Cathedral Choir - 2019 

The Christmas Truce 
Music to Carol Ann Duffy's poem - Gloucester Cathedral Choir  - 2018 

The Infant King 
A carol - Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir - 2018 

Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir - 2017 

The Gloucester Girls' Service
Gloucester Cathedral Girl Choristers - 2017 

A Worcester Fantasy for Organ 
Three Choirs Festival - 2017 

Psalm 150 for Choir and Mixed Instruments 
King's School, Worcester - 2017 

From heaven Above to Earth I Come 
A carol - Worcester Cathedral Choir - 2016 

To the Eternal Father 
Worcester Cathedral Girl Choristers, with organ and handbells -2016 

The Gloucester Service 
Three Choirs Festival - 2016 

The St. John Passion 
Gloucester Cathedral Choir - 2014 

 A Worcestershire Song Cycle 
Three Choirs Festival - 2011


Ian sadly passed away
16th December 2020



Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir recorded Ian's new setting of 'Away in a Manger' just 2 days after he died

Listen to it here on 
BBC Hereford & Worcester
with an interview about his musical legacy



Gloucester Cathedral Choir
are to record an entire CD of Ian's choral music
in Spring 2021.
It will be released by

SOMM Recordings