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  Church Music Composers
ARCHER, Malcolm (b.1952). English organist, conductor and composer. Formerly Organist and Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral, and now Director of Chapel Music at Winchester College. As a composer, he has a unique gift for composing for parish choirs with over  published compositions, including My song is love unknown, Rejoice the Lord is King and Prayer of St Richard of Chichester. In  he was awarded an honorary Fellowship of the .
ASTON, Peter (1938–2013). University lecturer and composer. He held senior academic posts at the University of York and University of East Anglia, where he taught for twenty five years. His best known choral works include the Evening Service in F and the anthem The true glory.
ATTWOOD, Thomas (1765–1838). Pupil of Mozart; Organist of St Paul’s Cathedral and composer to the Chapel Royal. His many anthems include Come Holy Ghost (suitable for Whitsun) and Turn thy face from my sins.
BACH, Johann Sebastian (1685–1750). Regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time, Bach’s church music includes Passions (St Matthew & St John), the Mass in B minor and the Christmas Oratorio, as well as over  Cantatas for the Church’s year. Jesu, joy of man’s desiring is sung by most church choirs. His organ works provide the basis for every organist’s repertory.

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