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Peter Aston

Born: 1938

Nationality: American

Publisher: Novello & Co

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 Cathedral. 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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