PETER ASTON: Composer
1. CDE 84444 THE TRUE VINE, Choral Music by
Peter Aston(CDE 84444)
£11.75 / €17.16
English composer, Peter Aston, was born in Birmingham in 1938 and studied at
Birmingham School of Music and University of York.
His career has
subsequently combined teaching and lecturing whilst working as a composer,
conductor and musicologist. He has held senior academic posts at the University
of York and University of East Anglia, where he taught for twenty five years and
is now Professor Emeritus.
His compositions include songs, chamber works
for voices and instruments, choral and orchestral works and a children’s opera.
However he is best known as a composer of church music and was a founder of the
Norwich Festival of Contemporary Church Music and is a Lay Canon of Norwich
As a conductor he has worked with leading British orchestras
and various international choirs. Positions held include conductor of the
Aldeburgh Festival Singers and Principal Conductor of the Sacramento Bach
Festival Choir and Orchestra in the US. He also founded the Tudor Consort and
English Baroque Ensemble.
Peter Aston also works as an editor of Baroque
music and has written extensively on music of that period.
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