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ALUN GRAFTON

Composer of contemporary music

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Two performances of the carol "Alleluia! A new work is come on hand" concluded 2018 which overall saw a varied number of performances. An excellent performance by Thames Voyces in Bracknell was followed by an enthusiastic one the following evening down in Otford, Kent.

Late January 2019 saw a spirited and enthusiastic performance on " Noel!" by the choir of St Michael's church, Sandhurst. Hopefully this piece may find a place for itself in the repertoire of the church choir there.

A couple of performances are in the pipeline already for the new year, details of which are to follow. The new communion anthem "For you have tasted......" has been short listed for a possible performance at this year's London Festival of Contemporary Church Music held in May 2019. Also planned for 2019 is a revision of this website which is now beginning to show its age.

Over the winter time will be spent on the choral cantata on the theme of St Michael for performance in 2020. It is scored for a bass soloist, SATB choir with organ, string quartet and percussion. At the moment only four of the planned nine sections have been fully completed, though the rest have already been sketched and are in the progress of being edited and computer set. In between work on the new cantata, work will start on a new chamber orchestra work for the LCCO as well as the on going of revision and new editions of existing pieces.

FUTURE PERFORMANCES

29th June 2019. Workshop performance of new chamber orchestra piece by LCCO.

RECENT PERFORMANCES

27th January 2019. "Noel!" op 81. St Michael's Church choir, Sandhurst.

15th December 2018. "Alleluia ! A new work is come on hand" op 82. Thames Voyces.  St Joseph's Bracknell.

16th December 2018. "Alleluia! A new work is come on hand" op 82. St Bartholomew's, Otford, Kent.

30th November 2018. Piano prelude no 3, op 27. Martin Jones. St Mary Magdalene Church, London.

29th September 2018. "....with immortal fire." op 78. LCCO. St George The Martyr, Borough, London.

27th March 2018. "Save us O Lord" op 80. Lay Clerks. Ripon Cathedral.

24th March 2018. Workshop performance of ".......with immortal fire" op 87 for chamber orchestra. London.