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Aston, Peter (George)

Aston, Peter (George) (b Edgbaston, 1938). Eng. composer, conductor, and teacher. Lect., York Univ. 1964–74. Prof. of music, Univ. of E. Anglia, from 1974. Cond. Aldeburgh Fest. Singers from 1975. Ed. complete works of George Jeffreys. Works incl. Sacrapane the Sorcerer, children's opera (1969); My Dancing Day, cantata (1969); 5 Songs of Crazy Jane (Yeats), for sop. solo (1960); Haec Dies, mixed vv. and org. (1971); 3 Pieces for ob. (1968); and many choral works and part-songs.

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