An exciting collection of easy voluntaries written specifically for the busy parish organist who has little time to practice. These pieces will add greatly to the joy and excitement of the Sunday celebration. Congregations will love them!
Rosalie Bonighton (b.1946) is a composer, part-time teacher, and Organist and Music Director at St John the Evangelist Church, Ballarat, Australia. She writes for both professional and amateur performers, and has a special interest in music for liturgical needs.
Simon Clark (b. 1975) is assistant Organist at Farm Street Church, Mayfair. Having studied composition at the Royal Academy of music, he now divides his time between organ playing, teaching and composition. He continues to receive commissions from music festivals, orchestras and ensembles, both at home and abroad.
Andrew Fletcher (b.1950) is a Midlands-based church musician, choral director, teacher, composer, arranger and concert organist who regularly gives recitals, masterclasses and choral workshops both in England and the USA.
Michael Higgins (b. 1981) studied music at the Birmingham Conservatoire and is now a postgraduate accompanist at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
Robert Jones lives in Monmouth. Having taught for over thirty years he is now retired, but, in addition to composing, continues to be active as an organist, accompanist and examiner.
John Jordan (b.1941), was for many years Master of the Music at Chelmsford Cathedral. He now combines being Music Director at St Margaret's Priory Church, King's Lynn, and Director of Music at the national shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.
Richard Lloyd (b.1933) was Assistant Organist of Salisbury Cathedral and successively Organist of Hereford and Durham Cathedrals. He now divides his time between examining and composing.
Colin Mawby (b.1936) has achieved an international reputation as a composer. His vocal writing is widely acknowledged to be masterly and his music "inspirational". He was for many years Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral.
Andrew Moore studied at the Royal Academy of Music and at Cambridge University. He is currently parish priest at the church of St Francis in Ascot.
June Nixon is one of Australias best-known organists, choir trainers and composers. She is Organist and Director of Music at St Pauls Cathedral, Melbourne, and teaches at the Music Faculty of Melbourne University.
Alan Rees (b. 1941) graduated with honours in music from the University College, Cardiff, in 1962 and also obtained the ARCM and ARCO diplomas there. A teacher from 1963, he eventually became Director of music at Heathfield House High School and was Director of Music at the Metropolitan RC Cathedral. In 1968, Alan Rees became a monk at Belmont Abbey where he continued writing for the liturgy. He was elected Abbot in 1986, but stepped down after seven years for health reasons and has been busy with music and retreat work since.
Betty Roe (b.1930) Studied music at the Royal Academy of Music and composition with Lennox Berkeley. Best known for her music in the community, her works include many musicals for all ages, and four operas.
Stanley Vann (b.1910) was Assistant Organist at Leicester Cathedral and Chorus Master of Leicester Philharmonic for Sir Henry Wood and Sir Malcolm Sargent; later successively Organist at Chelmsford and Peterborough Cathedrals. Composer of eight Masses, fourteen Evening Services, and many motets, anthems and organ pieces.
Alan Viner (b. 1951) was formerly Director of Music at the Priory Boy's Grammar School, and the Wakeman School, Shrewsbury. He now devotes his time to private teaching, composing and accompanying.
Andrew Wright (b.1955) studied music at Worcester College, Oxford under Robert Sherlaw Johnson and was a former Assistant Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral. He has been Master of Music and Diocesan Director of Music for the Diocese of Brentwood since 1982 and is very active as a conductor, teacher, performer and composer.