The Peter Tranchell Foundation
Peter Andrew Tranchell (aka "P.A.T."), 1922-1993, was a composer, Precentor of Gonville and Caius College, and Lecturer in Music at the University of Cambridge.
This website is authored and managed by The Peter Tranchell Foundation, and will be enhanced continually as material becomes available. Our aims are to make Peter Tranchell's music and writings available to a wide audience free or at minimal cost, to provide accurate information about his life and works, both musical and literary, and to maintain the site as a sustainable on-line resource for the future. Find out more about the website and the Peter Tranchell Foundation.
Making PAT's music available is time-consuming work, involving finding and researching the manuscripts, copying/scanning, transcribing into digital notation, proofreading and publishing. We have limited time and resources available, and would welcome contributions of all kinds from anyone who knew PAT or who appreciates his music - find out how to donate. Or if you can contribute scores, recordings, anecdotes, writings, or time and expertise in any area, please contact us here.
2024 Peter Tranchell Foundation Composition Prize
Coming soon! In the meantime, find out about the results of the Peter Tranchell Composition Prize 2023.
Tranchell's music, composed over a period of almost 60 years, covered many genres, from song cycles to psalms, and from organ sonatas to "detective cantatas". Find out more...
The Tranchell archive is held by Cambridge University Library, and may be searched using their "iDiscover" system. Find out more...
Tranchell was a prolific writer of letters, reviews, verse etc. Find out more...