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'''Born:''' 21 March 1955  
 
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'F L Dunkin Wedd was born at Chiddingstone Castle, Kent in 1955. He studied piano and cello at school, and sang in the choir; as a teenager he played guitar and wrote material for folk and jazz groups; in adulthood he plays viola.
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F. L. Dunkin Wedd was born at Chiddingstone Castle, Kent in 1955. He studied piano and cello at school, and sang in the choir; as a teenager he played guitar and wrote material for folk and jazz groups; in adulthood he plays viola.
  
 
Composition came naturally; even before he could read music he was writing it - with his elder sister as reluctant amanuensis! But he did not settle down to serious composition until the 1980s, when he studied with Peter Aviss and Barry Seaman.  
 
Composition came naturally; even before he could read music he was writing it - with his elder sister as reluctant amanuensis! But he did not settle down to serious composition until the 1980s, when he studied with Peter Aviss and Barry Seaman.  
  
His piece Dimitri’s Train won first prize in its category in the London Chamber Group Piece of the Year competition of 2003, winning best piece for string quartet and wind solo.
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His piece ''Dimitri’s Train'' won first prize in its category in the London Chamber Group Piece of the Year competition of 2003, winning best piece for string quartet and wind solo.
  
 
His works include symphonic and choral music; songs; chamber music for piano, wind, brass and strings, and music for a film.
 
His works include symphonic and choral music; songs; chamber music for piano, wind, brass and strings, and music for a film.
  
F L Dunkin Wedd is a member of the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters.
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F. L. Dunkin Wedd is a member of the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters.
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==List of choral works==
 
==List of choral works==
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'''Mass''' (1998) - Latin Mass for unaccompanied choir SATB, 18’.
 
First performance: 4 February 2001, Sporgersi Singers & Robin Morrish, Tonbridge, Kent.
 
  
'''Devotions''' (1998) - BCP texts SATB, soprano solo, & organ or piano, 10’.
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*''Mass'' (1998) - Latin Mass for unaccompanied choir SATB, 18’
First performance: 15 October 2005, The Occasional Choir & Adrian Pitts, Yalding, Kent.
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::First performance: 4 February 2001, Sporgersi Singers & Robin Morrish, Tonbridge, Kent.
  
'''And was there a lamb?''' (2003) - Christmas carol, SATB, 3’.
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*''Devotions'' (1998) - BCP texts SATB, soprano solo, & organ or piano, 10’
First performance:  
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::First performance: 15 October 2005, The Occasional Choir & Adrian Pitts, Yalding, Kent.
5 Dec 2008, The Baroque Singers, Mark Mortimer, Tudeley, Kent.
 
  
'''Vir Dolorum''' (2004) - setting of Isaiah ch53 and original text, SATB, 5’.
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*''And was there a lamb?'' (2003) - Christmas carol, SATB, 3’
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::First performance: 5 Dec 2008, The Baroque Singers, Mark Mortimer, Tudeley, Kent.
  
'''At a Lunar Eclipse''' (2004) - setting of Hardy poem, SATB, 2’.
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*''Vir Dolorum'' (2004) - setting of Isaiah ch53 and original text, SATB, 5’
  
'''Modern Madrigals Book One''' (2004) - Six humorous partsongs, SATB, 6’.
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*''At a Lunar Eclipse'' (2004) - setting of Hardy poem, SATB, 2’
First performance:
 
2004, The Occasional Choir, Peter Westley, Tonbridge, Kent.
 
*''[[Modern Madrigals Book One (F L Dunkin Wedd)|Modern Madrigals Book One]]''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(&nbsp;[{{filepath:Mod_mads_1_a4.pdf}} {{pdf}}]&nbsp;)
 
  
'''Miserere Nobis''' (2005) - For upper voices, in six parts, SSSAAA, 6’.
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*{{NoCo|Modern Madrigals Book One}} (2004) - Six humorous partsongs, SATB, 6’
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::First performance: 2004, The Occasional Choir, Peter Westley, Tonbridge, Kent.
  
'''Abraham & Isaac''' (2005) - Setting of Wilfred Owen, SATB & piano, 6’.
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*''Miserere Nobis'' (2005) - For upper voices, in six parts, SSSAAA, 6’
  
'''Quia Ventum''' (2005) - Setting of Hosea 8:7, SATB & organ 3½’.
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*''Abraham & Isaac'' (2005) - Setting of Wilfred Owen, SATB & piano, 6’
  
'''Love Conquers All''' (2006) - a choral piece in popular style, SATB & organ 3’.
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*''Quia Ventum'' (2005) - Setting of Hosea 8:7, SATB & organ 3½’
First performance: 2006, St Luke’s Choir, Nancy Wolfe, Sevenoaks, Kent.
 
  
'''RUAH - Meditations on the Breath of God''' (2006) - sacred texts, SATB & organ 8’.
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*''Love Conquers All'' (2006) - a choral piece in popular style, SATB & organ 3’
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::First performance: 2006, St Luke’s Choir, Nancy Wolfe, Sevenoaks, Kent.
  
'''Love, 1916''' (2006) - Setting of May W Cannan. SSA & harp, soprano solo, 4’.
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*''RUAH - Meditations on the Breath of God'' (2006) - sacred texts, SATB & organ 8’
First performance:
 
31 March 2007, The Thursday Choir, Sue Wight, Danielle Perrett, Fiona Wight, Tudeley, Kent.
 
  
'''Modern Madrigals Book Two''' (2007) - Six MORE humorous partsongs, SATB, 6’.
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*''Love, 1916'' (2006) - Setting of May W Cannan. SSA & harp, soprano solo, 4’
First performance:  
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::First performance: 31 March 2007, The Thursday Choir, Sue Wight, Danielle Perrett, Fiona Wight, Tudeley, Kent.
13 Oct 2007, Occasional Choir, Adrian Pitts, Sevenoaks, Kent.
 
  
*''[[Modern Madrigals Book Two (F L Dunkin Wedd)|Modern Madrigals Book Two]]''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(&nbsp;[{{filepath:Mod_mads_2_a4.pdf}} {{pdf}}]&nbsp;)
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*{{NoCo|Modern madrigals book two|Modern Madrigals Book Two}} (2007) - Six MORE humorous partsongs, SATB, 6
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::First performance: 13 Oct 2007, Occasional Choir, Adrian Pitts, Sevenoaks, Kent.
  
'''Psalm 139''' (2007) - Setting from Tanakh, Koran and King James Bible. SATB, with soprano and baritone solos, 4’.
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*''Psalm 139'' (2007) - Setting from Tanakh, Koran and King James Bible. SATB, with soprano and baritone solos, 4’
First performance:  
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::First performance: 29 Sep 2007, Tudeley Choir, Sandra Graham, Philip French, Tudeley, Kent.
29 Sep 2007, Tudeley Choir, Sandra Graham, Philip French, Tudeley, Kent.
 
  
'''Introit''' (Psalm 23) (2008) - Introit using text from Psalm 23. SATB 2’.
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*''Introit'' (Psalm 23) (2008) - Introit using text from Psalm 23. SATB 2’
First performance:  
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::First performance: 22 Jun 2008, St Luke’s Choir, St Luke’s Church, Sevenoaks.
22 Jun 2008, St Luke’s Choir, St Luke’s Church, Sevenoaks.
 
  
'''Big Hit Single''' (2009) - About a choir who want crossover success. SATB & piano 3’.
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*''Big Hit Single'' (2009) - About a choir who want crossover success. SATB & piano 3’
First performance:  
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::First performance: 23 May 2009, Brighton City Singers/South London Choir, MJ Paranzino, Hove Town Hall.
23 May 2009, Brighton City Singers/South London Choir, MJ Paranzino, Hove Town Hall.
 
  
'''Ave Maris Stella''' (2009) - SATB 6’.
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*''Ave Maris Stella'' (2009) - SATB 6’
First performance:  
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::First performance: 19 September 2009, Choir of St Martin in the Fields, dir Andrew Earis, Tudeley, Kent.
19 September 2009, Choir of St Martin in the Fields, dir Andrew Earis, Tudeley, Kent.
 
  
'''Introit: Psalm 65''' (2009) - SATB 3’.
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*''Introit: Psalm 65'' (2009) - SATB 3’
First performance:  
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::First performance: 11 October 2009, Choir of St Luke’s Sevenoaks, dir Nancy Wolfe, Sevenoaks, Kent.
11 October 2009, Choir of St Luke’s Sevenoaks, dir Nancy Wolfe, Sevenoaks, Kent.
 
  
 
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==Publications==  
 
==Publications==  
  
 
==External links==
 
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[http://www.dunkinwedd.com Official website of F L Dunkin Wedd]
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Latest revision as of 23:38, 25 October 2019

Life

Born: 21 March 1955

Biography

F. L. Dunkin Wedd was born at Chiddingstone Castle, Kent in 1955. He studied piano and cello at school, and sang in the choir; as a teenager he played guitar and wrote material for folk and jazz groups; in adulthood he plays viola.

Composition came naturally; even before he could read music he was writing it - with his elder sister as reluctant amanuensis! But he did not settle down to serious composition until the 1980s, when he studied with Peter Aviss and Barry Seaman.

His piece Dimitri’s Train won first prize in its category in the London Chamber Group Piece of the Year competition of 2003, winning best piece for string quartet and wind solo.

His works include symphonic and choral music; songs; chamber music for piano, wind, brass and strings, and music for a film.

F. L. Dunkin Wedd is a member of the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters.

See also: F. L. Dunkin Wedd's editor page.

List of choral works

  • Mass (1998) - Latin Mass for unaccompanied choir SATB, 18’
First performance: 4 February 2001, Sporgersi Singers & Robin Morrish, Tonbridge, Kent.
  • Devotions (1998) - BCP texts SATB, soprano solo, & organ or piano, 10’
First performance: 15 October 2005, The Occasional Choir & Adrian Pitts, Yalding, Kent.
  • And was there a lamb? (2003) - Christmas carol, SATB, 3’
First performance: 5 Dec 2008, The Baroque Singers, Mark Mortimer, Tudeley, Kent.
  • Vir Dolorum (2004) - setting of Isaiah ch53 and original text, SATB, 5’
  • At a Lunar Eclipse (2004) - setting of Hardy poem, SATB, 2’
First performance: 2004, The Occasional Choir, Peter Westley, Tonbridge, Kent.
  • Miserere Nobis (2005) - For upper voices, in six parts, SSSAAA, 6’
  • Abraham & Isaac (2005) - Setting of Wilfred Owen, SATB & piano, 6’
  • Quia Ventum (2005) - Setting of Hosea 8:7, SATB & organ 3½’
  • Love Conquers All (2006) - a choral piece in popular style, SATB & organ 3’
First performance: 2006, St Luke’s Choir, Nancy Wolfe, Sevenoaks, Kent.
  • RUAH - Meditations on the Breath of God (2006) - sacred texts, SATB & organ 8’
  • Love, 1916 (2006) - Setting of May W Cannan. SSA & harp, soprano solo, 4’
First performance: 31 March 2007, The Thursday Choir, Sue Wight, Danielle Perrett, Fiona Wight, Tudeley, Kent.
First performance: 13 Oct 2007, Occasional Choir, Adrian Pitts, Sevenoaks, Kent.
  • Psalm 139 (2007) - Setting from Tanakh, Koran and King James Bible. SATB, with soprano and baritone solos, 4’
First performance: 29 Sep 2007, Tudeley Choir, Sandra Graham, Philip French, Tudeley, Kent.
  • Introit (Psalm 23) (2008) - Introit using text from Psalm 23. SATB 2’
First performance: 22 Jun 2008, St Luke’s Choir, St Luke’s Church, Sevenoaks.
  • Big Hit Single (2009) - About a choir who want crossover success. SATB & piano 3’
First performance: 23 May 2009, Brighton City Singers/South London Choir, MJ Paranzino, Hove Town Hall.
  • Ave Maris Stella (2009) - SATB 6’
First performance: 19 September 2009, Choir of St Martin in the Fields, dir Andrew Earis, Tudeley, Kent.
  • Introit: Psalm 65 (2009) - SATB 3’
First performance: 11 October 2009, Choir of St Luke’s Sevenoaks, dir Nancy Wolfe, Sevenoaks, Kent.


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Publications

External links

Official website of F L Dunkin Wedd