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David Bevan and Neil Wright

DAVID BEVAN was born in 1951 and was educated at Westminster Cathedral Choir School and Downside from where he won an open scholarship to The Queen's College, Oxford.  In 1972 he was appointed assistant Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral under Colin Mawby and remained in that post until 1976.  In 1973 he won a French government scholarship to study organ with Gaston Litaize and Jean Langlais in Paris.  Between 1976 adn 1979 he was organist of St Agnes Church in St Paul, Minnesota.  Since 1980 he has worked as a singer, organist, composer and sixth form music teacher.  In addition he has been Director of Music at the Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer and St Thomas More, Chelsea for the past 25 years.  Published music includes two woodwind sonatas and the Missa Brevis for 8 voices performed on this recording.  Other unpublished works include an oratorio, numerous organ works, chamber music, and choral music including a well known Magnificat for 8 voices broadcast live by Westminster Cathedral Choir on BBC Radio Three.  David Bevan gained the B Mus degree in composition from Oxford University in 1997.