Timothy Craig Harrison 



The Great Charter
Durham Cathedral, June 2015

“Every page of this score has something interesting and inventive on it. That it is also approachable, engaging and perfectly suited to the commission makes one 
suspect that it may be a masterpiece.” 

(Thomas Hyde on The Great Charter in Musical Opinion, September 2015)

Timothy Craig Harrison has composed music for a wide variety of instruments and ensembles. His music ranges from solo songs and solo instrumental works to opera. His most recent work, The Great Charter, a community opera, was commissioned by Durham Cathedral. His music has been performed in the UK, USA and Germany, and has been broadcast on BBC radio and television.

Tim is Director of Music for the Cathedral and Diocese of Middlesbrough and juggles his life between his work as a composer, conductor and teacher, and his family 

To find out more please follow the various links on this page 

You can also find out about forthcoming performances of Tim's music here and by visiting the external site Composition Today.

Please take a moment to listen to this small selection of Tim's music  


"The Risen Christ"

For further information about the music of  Timothy Craig Harrison, please email  through this link: email timothy craig harrison

Links to my pages

The Crucifixion - A Durham Mystery Play

The Risen Christ              Christe qui Lux es et Dies 


Selected Compositions                Biography               cds  










Listen to the music of Timothy Craig Harrison

Four soundbites from The Great Charter

1.Processional Hymn

2. Taxes, Good for the Soul  Recitative and song; Barons, Mercenaries with Fitzwalter(Clare Tunney, Soprano) and King John (Deryck Webb) 

4. Nameless I  Children's Chorus with Clare Tunney, Soprano and Harriet Beckham, Mezzo Soprano

3. This can't go on   Children's Chorus with Clare Tunney, Soprano and Harriet Beckham, Mezzo Soprano

The Risen Christ pt. 1

The Risen Christ Pt. 2

The Risen Christ Pt. 3

Christe qui Lux es pt.1

Christe qui Lux es pt.2

Anthem: With Christ They Reign Forever  (South Tyneside Deanery Choir)

The face that launched a thousand ships - (Jonathan Richards - guitar)

Meditation on Now Thank We all our God played by Richard Martin on the organ of Ushaw College

Mine eyes for beauty pine (Sheffield Cathedral Girls Choir conducted by Simon Lole, Christopher Betts - organ)

Carillon de Matin - extract (Norman Harper- organ)

Contact me

email timothy craig harrison


Links to other sites

Middlesbrough Cathedral Music

St George's Cathedral, Southwark

Ripon Cathedral Music

South Tyneside Deanery Choir

Composers and Organists:

Thomas Hyde

Robert Fokkens

Norman Harper organ recitals

Tim Harper organ recitals

Martin Stacey


Northern Music Centre

Piano tuning:

Kelvin Nettleship Piano Services