Recordings & Publications


With the choir of King's College, Cambridge:
works by Bach, Britten, Handel, Carols, Hymns & Psalms.
EMI 1968 - 72
(reissued 2000 onwards)
English Organ Music Priory Records 1987/2012
Haydn & Schubert Masses (Clare College, Cambridge) Meridian 1989
Praise to the Holiest in the Height (Carlisle Cathedral) 1994
The Abbey Singers: A Portrait Alpha 1995
The Abbey Singers: In Every Corner Sing 1999
In Pastures Green (Organ of Crosthwaite Church)
Listen to Sheep May Safely Graze from Cantata no. 208 by JS Bach.
Sounding Recording 2003
Spirit of the North (Organ of Burnley Parish Church)
Listen to Spanish Dance by Ian Hare.
Harold Barnes 2006
Organs of the Lake District (Organs of Crosthwaite, Grasmere and Patterdale Churches and Lancaster Cathedral)
Listen to Folk Song by Armstrong Gibbs.
Priory Records 2016


Ian studied composition at Cambridge with Alan Ridout and Robin Orr, and subsequently with Nadia Boulanger in France. He continues to write music; published works include an anthem for the centenary of Hymers College and choral works for Cumbria Rural Choirs, the Abbey Singers and the Carliol Choir. Recent commissions have included a cantata in five movements for 2020 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wordsworth.


Anthem Thou, O God, art Praised in Sion Oxford 1973
Organ arrangement Beethoven - Hymn to Joy Oxford 1974
Anthem A Child is Born Lorenz 1987
Anthem O God, Thou art my God Animus 2005
Organ piece Triptych for Organ Banks 1993
Anthem Sing Praises unto the Lord Banks 1993
Chants Included in Cantica Nova Kirklees 1997
Service 'Cartmel' Communion Service Animus 1997
Cantata Sing to us you hills and valleys Animus 1998
Carol Joy to the world Lorenz 1998
Cantata The Vale of Keswick Animus 2000
Anthem Except the Lord build the house Animus 2002
Carol Before the paling of the stars Banks 2004
Organ Three Dances Animus 2005
Anthem I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills Banks 2006
Organ Three Hymn Preludes Banks 2010
Anthem Christ be with me Animus 2010
Carol The Oxen Animus 2013
Carol Sing with Joy Banks 2016
Carol Love came down at Christmas Banks 2019