ANDREW WELLS


  COMPOSITIONS & EDITIONS

2017
 
 




THIS WEBSITE GIVES DETAILS OF ANDREW’S MANY COMPOSITIONS WHICH ARE ARRANGED BY INSTRUMENT, STYLE OR VOICE ON EACH PAGE.


CONCERT DETAILS ARE POSTED FROM TIME TO TIME ON THIS HOME PAGE, BELOW.

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INTRODUCTION


Andrew Wells was born in Plymouth in 1962 and educated in Truro and St. Austell.  In 1981 he started a three-year course at the London College of Music, studying the organ with Gordon Phillips and the violin with Peter Turton. He won a prize in General Musicianship and gained the GLCM, LRAM and ARCO diplomas. After graduating with distinction he studied piano accompaniment with Christine Croshaw and harpsichord with Valda Aveling at Trinity College London on a one-year post-graduate course.  He now works as a professional organist, piano accompanist, private teacher and theory of music examiner. As an accompanist he plays for several choral societies and has worked with the BBC Singers and Symphony Chorus.  He has played throughout the country and abroad as both organist and harpsichordist. 


From 1987 to 1995 Andrew was Organist at St. Peter’s, Hammersmith W6 where he maintained a strong musical tradition and established the St. Peter’s Festival.  He is currently Organist at St. George’s, Campden Hill W8 and has released a CD of the organ under the title ‘Music of London and Paris’.


His compositions to date cover orchestral, choral, vocal, chamber and instrumental music in many diverse styles.  He says, 'The way a composition unfolds, its conception, substance and style, is predetermined by the circumstances of the eventual performance.  The musicians who play it, the audience who listen to it, and the space, setting and context into which it is performed, all contribute to the nature of the work.'


Many of Andrew's works have been performed in London and, in the case of his Suite for Harpsichord,  as far away as Moscow.  His percussion pieces have been used for the LCM and GSMD syllabus, and his organ tutors utilised in a teaching environment. 


He is also known as an editor, and has recently discovered and edited previously unknown early 19th-century piano works of the so-called ‘London Piano School’. His settings of ‘Heaven’ and ‘Tu es Petrus’ are included in The New Novello Book of Short & Easy Anthems for mixed-voice choirs selected and edited by David Hill.



LINKS TO OTHER SITES


Fulham and Hammersmith Choral Society: www.fhcs.org.uk

   

Hogarth Singers: www.hogarthsingers.org


Redcliffe Edition http://www.francisrouth.net/redcliffe/wordpress/?cat=28


Petros Singers: www.petrossingers.com


St George’s Campden Hill: www.stgeorgescampdenhill.com



CONTACT


To contact Andrew, please send an email to andrew.wellsw8@gmail.com or send for your music now to Andrew Wells, 52 Prebend Gardens, London W6 0XU.

      

Note - prices on application.                                      


Website created by Michael Woods in September 2005.

Last updated on 13 February 2017.