Paul Carr (b.1961)
Paul Carr was born in Cornwall, England in 1961 to Anglo-Australian nationality and has been writing music since the age of 15. From 1984 to 1998 his main career was in opera stage management and he has worked with some of the worlds leading companies including English National Opera, The Australian Opera, The New Israeli Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Garsington Opera, as well as various free-lance contracts including the annual Raymond Gubbay Opera at The Royal Albert Hall. In 2004 he retired from stage management, and in April of that year moved to Mallorca to concentrate more fully on composition as well as developing his interest in abstract painting. In 2009 he returned to live in the UK, and now mixes his time between composing, painting and opera stage management.Paul has written scores for several British films and TV work includes the childrens series "Girls in Love" for Granada. Pauls concert work is varied. His "Requiem for an Angel" for 2 soloists, choir & orchestra, was premiered in June 2006 and an excellent CD recording, coupled with three shorter choral works, was released in November 2010 and was immediately Classic FM's "CD of the week".More recent works include "Ave Maria" (first performed March 2013 by Nottingham Trent University Choir & CBSO), "Seven Last Words from the Cross" for soloist, choir and orchestra (first performed in Bath Abbey in April 2013) and "The Beatitudes of Jesus" for choir and strings. All of these works (and more) appear on a CD released in November 2013 on the Stone Records label.
Thirty Fingers Beethoven 5 Allegro
by Peter Wildman
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Thirty Fingers Intermediate Baroque
by Peter Wildman