Music of Clifford Boyd

Clifford Boyd was an Australian Anglican choir director, organist, and composer of sacred music who died in 2002.  Several years ago, I used one of his simpler pieces as an anthem with a small choir quite successfully.  Yesterday I heard by email from his widow who remembered my contact with her and was happy to report that, thanks to the Internet, she knows that her late husband’s music is performed around the world.

If you’re looking for something in the way of an anthem, why not check out these works?  You can find them listed under the composer’s name on or by going directly to The site is not easy to navigate, but it’s worth the trouble.

When I heard from Merle Boyd, I was reminded what a wide and wonderful world of music this is – and I was very grateful.  Memory Eternal for Clifford Boyd.

7 Replies to “Music of Clifford Boyd”

  1. I stumbled across Boyd's Magnificat years ago and emailed his widow permission to use it in our church service. I have since re-engraved it in Sibelius so if there is anyone who would be interested in replacing their low-res GIF with a nice high-quality PDF or *.sib file I would be glad to share. I would like to get it uploaded on ChoralWiki but I'm not sure how.

  2. If you are using ChoralWiki, you can look in the left column for the link "Add scores to CPDL".

  3. Probably a bit late for a request but I would dearly love to have a copy of you Boyd's Magnificat pdf.

  4. Thank you! I was able to find that site a while back and grab all of the music I needed. Such a treasure!

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