Franklin D. Ashdown (b. 1942) — Pastorale on “Kremser” (2009) for organ
Franklin D. Ashdown (b. 1942) is a composer and retired physician, having pursued dual careers for three decades. Born in 1942, he studied piano for 12 years. At the age of 13, he was recruited to play the organ for a local congregation. He later studied organ with Judson Maynard and James Drake, and was privately coached in composition by Fred Tulan in San Francisco and Leonard Raver of The Juilliard School.
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