Mike Stubbs

Composer and Organist

Mike Stubbs initially studied composition with John Moseley at St. Edward’s College and organ with Richard Lea and Terence Duffy at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. He then went on to study Music as Organ Scholar at The City University in London, where he studied composition with Simon Holt and organ with Catherine Ennis.

In the late nineties, he began working as a teacher at Sacred Heart RC Primary School in Bolton, for whom he has written – amongst other things – a number of small-scale musicals such as ‘The Curious Case of Le Fleur Perdue’. During his time there, the choir have performed at local events around Bolton, and occasionally at national events such as the National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN) conference and World Class Schools awards ceremony in Oxford.

Since 2010, Mike has sung with Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Cantata Choir, directing them on a number of occasions. He has also written several works for them in that time, including such diverse compositions as ones to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the cathedral (My Beloved Spake, O Emmanuel) through to those to commemorate the First and Second World Wars (For Valour…, Doric Star).

He is also organist at St Paul of the Cross RC Church, Burtonwood, and has written a variety of mass and psalm settings for liturgical use over the years.

‘Today, Tonight And Forever’ sung by the Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge (director – Sarah Mcdonald) conducted by Michael Bawtree, accompanied on the organ by Simon Hogan.
This performance was recorded at JAM’s Music Of Our Time concert on 17th March, 2016 at St. Bride’s Church, Fleet Street.
‘Today, Tonight And Forever’ is the third movement of the choral suite, ‘Many Rooms’, inspired by the different chapels and features of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, and premiered at a concert there on June 13th 2015.

List of Compositions

Most works listed have their own page, with details about the piece and a recording or MIDI performance to listen to. Simply click the title to be taken to the relevant page.

Click here for a chronological list of compositions

Title – Forces – 1st Performance (where relevant)

For Orchestra

For Chamber Ensemble

For Choir

For Children

***with MIDI backing track

For Church

  • Mass of St Paul of the Cross (2023)Congregation and Accompaniment
  • Islay Mass – 3 arrangements  
    • Original ICEL translation (2003) – Congregation and Accompaniment – St Paul of the Cross RC Church, Oct 2003
    • Revised ICEL translation (2012) – Congregation and Accompaniment – St Paul of the Cross RC Church, Dec 2012
    • Choral Edition (2016) – SATB and Organ – Liverpool University Singers, Feb 2017
  • Sacred Heart Acclamations (2013)Cantor, Congregation and Accompaniment – Sacred Heart RC Church, Dec 2013
  • Hymn ‘Come, Holy Spirit, Lord Of Light’ (2012)
    • Simple 4 part setting – St Paul of the Cross, May 2016
    • Extended setting for congregation, SATB and Accompaniment (Orchestra or Organ) – Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Concerts Society, June 2017
  • And a variety of psalm and antiphon settings for use in church (1998 – present)

For Solo Instrument

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