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The Peter Tranchell Centenary Musical Soirée and Reception

26 November 2022, 18:30, St. Paul's Knightsbridge, London SW1X 8SH

It's all over!

The evening was a great success, both musically (thanks to the performers, who pulled out all the stops either literally or figuratively) and socially, with old Caian colleagues meeting for the first time in 50 or more years. We were also delighted to welcome a number of musicians with no direct links to Peter, and we hope they enjoyed the evening as much as those who were already familiar with Peter’s music.

A magnificent concert and I hope the Foundation continues to thrive and encourage composers and performers.

Robert Fielding.

A very special  evening with varied musical content including a beautiful new piece from Cheryl Frances Hoad, engaging prize-winning entries from the Organ Composition Competition and a varied selection of Peter Tranchell’s own music, all performed to a very high standard. Let’s hope this helps to get Peter’s music more widely known and appreciated. Congratulations, too, to all who made this such an outstanding occasion, both musically and socially.  Peter would have been thrilled.

Martin Neary.

Souvenir programme booklet

We have a few copies of the souvenir programme booklet available. If you would like one, please contact us and provide your address. We'd be very grateful for a small donation in return, to cover costs and support the work of the Peter Tranchell Foundation.

Peter Tranchell centenary concert programme cover

Musical Scores

We've been asked to set out how to obtain scores for the musical works performed, so the links are included below where possible. If you make use of any free score we publish on this site, please consider making a donation to support the work of the Peter Tranchell Foundation.

Main concert

Festive Overture, Peter Tranchell (1966, for orchestra) arranged for organ by Tim Harper

A free typeset score is available on this website. Organ arrangement score (A3) here. Orchestral score here.

Bread of the World, Peter Tranchell (1970, arr. Geoffrey Webber)

Published by the Church Music Society and is available to purchase from (for example) Oxford University Press here.

Psalm 121, Peter Tranchell (1962).

A free typeset score is available on this website.

Psalm 133, Peter Tranchell (1962)

Published by the Church Music Society and is available to purchase from (for example) Oxford University Press here.

The Peace of God, Cheryl Frances-Hoad (2022)

Coming soon, from Wise Music Group Ltd.

Thackeray Ditties: The Chaplet, Peter Tranchell(1962)

A free typeset score is available on this website.

Thackeray Ditties: A Credo, Peter Tranchell (1962)

A free typeset score is available on this website - see link above.

Five Portraits of Peter, Sarah Cattley (2022) - 1st prize in the Peter Tranchell Centenary Composition Competition

A free typeset score is available on this website, by kind permission of Robert Fielding.

Partita Petrus, Robert Fielding (2022) - 2nd prize in the Peter Tranchell Centenary Composition Competition

A free typeset score is available on this website, by kind permission of Robert Fielding.

Organ Sonata (3rd Mvmt), Peter Tranchell (1958)

A free typeset score is available on this website.

Sonatina for Piano, Peter Tranchell (1949)

A free typeset score is available on this website.

If ye would hear the angels sing, Peter Tranchell (1965)

Published by the Church Music Society and is available to purchase from (for example) Oxford University Press here.

People, look East, Peter Tranchell (1982)

A free typeset score is available on this website.

Now Thank We All Our God - last verse harmonisation, Peter Tranchell (1988)

A free typeset score is available on this website.

Light songs

The Dog That Sat, Peter Tranchell (1967 for TTBrBB, then arr. 1976 for AATBrBBB plus whistling), words from a newspaper cutting.

A free typeset score is available on this website.

Bullocks Terrorize Household, chants by Oakeley and Foster, arr. Peter Tranchell (196?), arr. Flower for SATB (2018), words from a newspaper cutting.

A free typeset score is available on this website.

His way of taming a shrew, Peter Tranchell (1977), words from a newspaper cutting.

A free typeset score is available on this website.

A day in the garden, words & music Peter Tranchell (1979).

A free typeset score is available on this website.

Programme

The full programme booklet including biographical notes is available here as a PDF document.

Peter Tranchell centenary concert programme cover