Timothy Raymond (BMus MA PhD ARCM ARCO) was born in 1953 in Luton and studied at the Royal College of Music (joint first studies) with John Lambert (Composition) and Ralph Downes (Organ), and at the Universities of London, Keele, Reading (School of Education) and Aberdeen. He was, from 1994 to 2009 a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where he held the post of Head of Composition and Contemporary Music, designing and establishing a highly successful new department and course of study. He subsequently taught at the University of Aberdeen and is currently focussing solely on his work as a composer and as Director of Music at the Priory Church of Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire.
His music ranges widely from solo, vocal and chamber instrumental works to full orchestral scores (‘Dreaming of Easter’ was broadcast in 2010 by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Jac van Steen). His style has been described as encompassing an ‘expressive and colourful modernism’, and his musical sympathies lie firmly with the imaginative, adventurous and challenging.
Venues and organisations as diverse as De Ijsbreker (Amsterdam), Scotland’s ‘sound’ festival, York Late Music Festival, the cathedrals of Ghent (Belgium), Hartford (USA) and Uppsala (Sweden), Wales Millennium Centre, Cheltenham International Festival and London’s Borough New Music Festival have featured his work. A substantial organ piece was toured through major churches in Sweden and Denmark, starting at the Sankta Maria Kyrka, Helsingborg, during Summer 2019.
Tim’s music is published by Edition HH Ltd.
Early Music, Contemporary Music, Commissions, Contemporary Classical