Choral Music

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me 2009 5''
Editions BIM, Switzerland

A Motet for Stephen Holmes.
Words from the Bible
SATB and organ

1st perf: The Choir of St Michael and All Angels, Bassett, Southampton, UK, conducted by its organist and choirmaster, Colin Davey, 16 January 2010.

Send us Angels 2007 5'
Gonzaga Music Ltd

A Christmas carol. Words by Stephen Holmes.
1st perf: Combined schools choirs, 60th anniversary of the Bournemouth Schools Music Festival, Pavillion Theatre, Bournemouth, 27 & 28 November 2007.

The Passionate Shepherd to his Love 1992 4'
Stainer & Bell Ltd. London

Commissioned by the New London Children's Choir with funds from the RVW Trust and the Michael Tippett Foundation.
1st perf: New London Children's Choir, Alexander Wells (pf), Ronald Corp (cond),
St James's, Piccadilly, London, 10 July 1992.

Life's Unquiet Dream 1992 25'
Stainer & Bell Ltd. London

Words by Percy Bysshe Shelley
solo bar, SATB, orch:,, timp, hp, strings.
Commissioned by the Fishguard Festival with funds made available by the Welsh Arts Council.
1st perf: Martin Higgins (bar), John Davies Singers and Orchestra, John Davies (cond), Fishguard Festival, 22 July 1992.

''Beauty created in musical thought...''
Western Mail, August 1992

''The superfine control of harmonic rhythm lies at the heart of Steptoe's latest major work...; stands firmly in the English choral tradition of Vaughan Williams and Howells, renewed and enriched from within by Steptoe's highly personal brand of melody and harmony. It should prove a valuable addition to the repertoire of choral societies....''
The Musical Times, July 1992.

Two Introits 1985 3'
Stainer & Bell Ltd. London
SATB and organ
In Winter's Cold Embraces Dye 1985 20'
Stainer & Bell Ltd. London
Cantata for mezzo, tenor, SATB chorus, orch:,, hp, strings.
Words by William Congreve.
Commissioned by the Harrow Philharmonic Choir with funds made available by the Greater London Arts Association.
1st perf: Suzanne Higgins (mezzo), David Johnston (ten), Harrow Philharmonic Choir, David Robinson (cond), St John's Church, Greenhill, Harrow, 7 March 1987.
Winter 1976 2'30"
Stainer & Bell Ltd. London
Words by Shakespeare
Sweet Neglect 1976 2'
Stainer & Bell Ltd. London
Words by Ben Jonson