John Whittaker

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Born: 1952


John Whittaker was born in Liverpool and currently lives in Reading, Berkshire, UK. He has written many songs and song-cycles for voice and piano, some short choral pieces, several cantatas for children's choir, some short orchestral pieces and two one-act chamber operas. His most ambitious work is probably his opera of 50 mins. duration, based on the Thomas Hardy play, 'The Three Wayfarers'. A notable piece written during the covid pandemic of 2020-2 is his powerful string quartet 'In Our Times'. His music is strongly influenced by both folk music and some of the 20th Century English composers such as Finzi, Walton and Vaughan Williams. {{}}

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