Peter Aston (1938–2013) — Petit hommage à Gabriel Fauré (2005) for organ
Peter Aston (1938–2013) was a composer, academic and conductor. His compositions include chamber music, choral and orchestral works, and a children’s opera, but he was best known as a composer of choral music, much of which is performed regularly throughout the English-speaking world. He was educated at the Birmingham School of Music and at York University. In 1964, Aston became a lecturer in music at the York University and, in 1974, he was appointed professor of music at the University of East Anglia, where he was later the Emeritus Professor of composition. He founded the Norwich Festival of Contemporary Music, and for 14 years he was the conductor of the Aldeburgh Festival Singers.