Janet Jennings

Janet Jennings currently lives in Hamilton, New Zealand. She studied at the Universities of Auckland (organ, harpsichord) and Waikato (PhD in composition). She gained her formative choral experience singing in the choir of Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland. She is one of New Zealand’s best known writers for voice.  Her particular interest in setting the work of NZ poets is shown in such works as Magnificat from a Garden in the Antipodes which combines the Latin Magnificat text with poetry by Ursula Bethell.  Her compositions include choral works, song cycles, solo instrumental works, chamber music, and operas.

Watch a video of Janet’s latest major work “Anzacs: A Generation Lost in Legend“, performed in Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland.

On this page you will find new works created exclusively for Firehead Editions by Janet Jennings. This collection of works will continually expand and will typically include works for organ solo, choral ensembles, handbell choirs, and selected chamber works.

Click on a title to see sample pages.  If you have any questions about the music or want to see more pages of a particular score, please contact the composer directly.


Echo Mass
(text from the Roman Missal)
Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus & Benedictus, Agnus Dei
SATB, unaccompanied

Ring Out, Wild Bells
(text by Alfred, Lord Tennyson)
SSA & Piano
Anthem for concert or liturgy

Three Miniatures
(Psalm 23, The Lord’s Prayer, Psalm 150)
Mixed Treble Voices & Organ
Music for general use, excellent for youth choirs

Two Latin Motets
(Ave Verum Corpus & Salvator Mundi)
Tenors, Basses & Organ
Music for general use, and especially for Holy Week