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Tim
Knight

 
C ompletely immersed in the field of music, composer Tim Knight fills his spare time with his young son. Recalling his own school days, where his first performed composition was a grace for school dinners, he admits to having begun composing at the age of eight.

His music education began as a chorister of York Minster under Dr. Francis Jackson. He studied conducting in Leeds (UK) with John Coates, and holds an Associateship of the Faculty of Church Music, a Fellowship of the National College of Music and a Fellowship of the Guild of Musicians and Singers.

His compositional output includes choral, vocal, instrumental and orchestral works, in which he strives for "melodic music that will appeal to performers and musicians." He has earned composition awards from the Royal School of Church Music and the Oare International Composers Competition. Knight's works have been performed in most British cathedrals and by orchestras throughout the UK.

He has been Director of Music for various Northern Choral Societies and has served as Music Director/Organist for several parishes in the West Yorkshire area. He holds regular choral workshops and is singing tutor to the Yorkshire College of Music. He founded and directs the Heritage Singers [see http://www.heritage,singers.20m.com].

Knight was Director of the Wakefield Festival Chorus for five years, and spent a year as guest conductor of the Burnley Choir and Symphony Orchestra. He founded and is Artistic Director of the Yorkshire Composers Festival, introducing over fifty new works to the concert-going public in the last few years.

He is interested in the music of Tudor England, as well as Gershwin and more contemporary music. Committed to promotion of quality music within the Church, he writes, "I am a firm believer in a performance practice that presents not only the words, but also the meaning behind the words." He has written many pieces for smaller choirs with limited vocal resources, offering them an effective means to "praise God in song."

CanticaNOVA Publications is pleased to offer "A Little Knight Music" in this and future catalogues: Tim Knight's website may be found at: http://www.tim-knight.20m.com


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