Matthew Coleridge

Music Workshops

BALULALOW - SATB choir a cappella

A gentle lullaby to the Christ-child, BALULALOW is a setting of words by the 16th century Scottish poets James, John and Robert Wedderburn.

The music has a restless, dreamlike quality; the unresolved cadences and gentle dissonances suggestive of a not-quite-sleeping infant.

* PDF download includes a licence to print an unlimited number of copies for the purchasing choir only.
Score info

Balulalow score info

Scored for SATB choir a cappella
Duration: 2 minutes


 A writer of brilliant melodies!    David Price, Master of the Choristers, Portsmouth Cathedral

Choral workshops

Requiem in a Day workshops

Come and sing Matthew Coleridge's Requiem in some of the country's most inspiring cathedrals, abbeys and churches. All events are directed by the composer.

"Matthew Coleridge is a great force for good in the choral world" - Alexander Armstrong, Classic FM

Shrewsbury Abbey

Shrewsbury Abbey
September 9th 2023

Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6BS

Truro Cathedral

Truro Cathedral
September 23rd 2023

St Mary's St, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2AF


September 30th 2023

workshop in the Lake District with Cumbria Festival Chorus

Tewkesbury Abbey

Tewkesbury Abbey
October 7th 2023

Church Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 5RZ

Great Malvern Priory

Great Malvern Priory
April 20th 2024

Church St, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 2AY

Llandaff Cathedral

Llandaff Cathedral
May 11th 2024

Cathedral Cl, Cardiff CF5 2LA

Lancing College Chapel

Lancing College Chapel
June 29th 2024

Lancing College Chapel, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 0RW