Dr Tim Raymond has been the Priory’s Director of Music since 2012. A graduate of the Royal College of Music, studying composition under John Lambert and organ under Ralph Downes, he was awarded the Stanton and Jefferies Prizes for Composition for two years in succession. He gained an MA in American Music from the University of Keele followed by a PhD in Music Composition from the University of Aberdeen.
Tim has held a number of teaching positions, including that of Head of Composition and Contemporary Music at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, and is a Specialist Associate Examiner for Composition at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Tim is a practising composer. His latest work, Memorare, for flute, viola and harp, received its first performance on May 3rd, 2014, given by La Mer Trio as part of the York Late Music Festival.
Since 2000, the following works by Tim have been completed and/or performed:
Chiming, pno solo (2000, Wales Millennium Centre) – Score ISMN: M 708041 13 9
Hymn Tune Harmonies, fl, cl, vn, vc, pno (2002, PM Music Ensemble) – Full score and parts ISMN: M 708041 16 0
Ave Regina Caelorum, for orchestral woodwind, brass and percussion commissioned by BASBWE (2004 Cheltenham Festival of Music) – Study score ISMN: M 708041 43 6
String Quartet (2006, Mavron Quartet, Weston Gallery, RWCMD) – Full score and parts ISMN: 989 0 708092 29 2
Dreaming of Easter (2007, University of Aberdeen Chamber Orchestra) – Revised version for full orchestra (2010, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor: Jac van Steen – Welsh Composers’ Showcase, Wales Millennium Centre, BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff; broadcast on Radio Cymru) – Full score ISMN: 989 0 708092 20 9
Shine, Perishing Republic, song-cycle, sop, pno (2008, RWCMD)
Quince Blossom in Rain, mixed ensemble(2008,London Contemporary Music Group, University of Cardiff Concert Hall and Holywell Music Room, Oxford)
Caritas Pater Est for organ (2009, St. Bavo’s Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium, organist: George Chittenden) – Score ISMN: 979 0 708092 53 7
Alleluia on the pipes for organ (sound festival, 2011, King’s College Chapel, University of Aberdeen, organist: Roger B. Williams)
The specification of the Priory’s organ can be seen below (click to enlarge).